The extras make the difference!
This was my fourth visit to Club Montecchio, and the villa was exceptional as always. Location is excellent - both for the stunning views, and proximity to Villa a Sesta, a local hamlet with several superb restaurants. I can't recommend the truffle pasta at Osteria Alla Villa enough! As per my headline, the added extras do make the difference - providing a concierge service as part of your package enables you to make the most of your trip. I look forward to returning for a fifth time!Becky McCarty
Visited on "September - 2017
A little piece of heaven!
This is our second time at Montechhio and it's our first ever repeat visit to a property - that for us says enough about the true quality of this villa. This is really and truly a spectacular villa in such an amazing location. That is on the vineyard, which has its own amazing wine and in the region where there are just so many places to see and experience. Needless to say there is the Palio in Sienna, which we were lucky enough to be able to soak up plus so many amazing places to see and if you wish to eat and drink in close proximity. We also ventured away and up to Luca this time and even popped in to the nearby waterpark as a down day from the cultural highlights, so something for all to do. The property itself is ,stealing James tag line, like a home from home. Amazing welcome hamper, anything you need, be that arranging a visit to the Florentine museums, to a local vineyard , to arranging bookings for you for the best places to eat (including recommendation for best wine and year!!) and you ask and it's sorted for you. You are made to feel such a valued guest! This year our most amazing experience was James arranging for one of his friends, a true Chianti chef, to come to the house. We all loved the experience of Chef Andrea teaching our children how to make pasta from scratch, as well as him showing them how to prepare Tuscan food and throwing in it's history and background. That and of course eating the fabulous meal that followed!! An experience that they've continued to talk about since we've returned home. So if you are looking for a luxurious break in an idyllic location close to Sienna and with easy reach of Florence and the other fantastic places in Tuscany you really couldn't do any better than James and Penny's property. We are going to return, which as mentioned earlier for us just says everything!!Michael S
Visited on "September - 2017
Dream Vacation with My Siblings!
From the time we arrived, my wife and I felt the stresses and responsibilities of our everyday lives evaporate. Along with my 2 brothers and their wives we spent 7 days in paradise. James and Penny have made their villa a welcome destination for all to enjoy. It felt like home. The views, the weather; perfect. Thank you both for sharing. We would go back in a heartbeat. And hopefully we will.Dennis M
Visited on "August - 2017