by Flavia Massimi
The ideal stay amongst the Chianti hills
At Montespertoli, in the heart of Tuscany, 20km from the centre of Florence, on the hills of Montagnana Val di Pesa, lies Villa Le Calvane, a true vintage dwelling immersed amongst rows of century-old cypress trees and hills full of olive trees and vineyards
The resort features 12 of the most spacious suites in the Chianti area as well as an independent residence with all amenities made up of 3 bedrooms, a living room and fully-equipped kitchen. Guests can find all kinds of comforts and services to relax and regain well-being such as a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a gym area for some regenerating physical exercise. Villa le Calvane is the perfect destination for those who look for the peace of the lush countryside without giving up on modern day comforts and amenities, an ad hoc blend for all kinds of clientele, from the eldest to the youngest.
Its restuarant “La Terrazza” offers traditional dishes of typical Tuscan cuisine, reinterpreted in an innovative key. The refined menu, of the highest quality, preserves the tastes of times gone by and has been created from the deep bond with the land of Chianti. With the first mouthful, elaborate dishes reveal all the goodness of the raw materials, from the extra-virgin olive oil, to the vegetables and to the genuine wine from the estate’s vineyards.
The early historical mention of Villa Le Calvane dates back to 1135 when the Florentines destroyed the Castle of Montefugoni e took hold of the surrounding property including the estate of Le Calvane. The name originates in 1427 when Calvano di Luca Calvanese became owner, dedicating himself to the production of wine and olive oil. The property remained with the Calvanesi until 1569; following that it was passed down various Tuscan families until it became a brand of refined products and experiences inspired by the history, heart and spirit of Tuscany. Innovation, simplicity, authenticity and tradition are the values which inspire it.
Even the Le Calvane wines reflect this spirit and that of the wine-maker Vittorio Fiore, one of the major international wine experts working for the estate who perfectly embodies the search for the most excellent quality.
Via Castiglioni, 1, 50025 - Montespertoli (FI) – Italy
Telephone: 39 0571 601913