Alta 12

Striking villa in a Tuscan hilltop castle : Monsummano Alto, Pistoia

Nice little touches

  • The position of these house feels very privileged indeed, set in the walls of this medieval fortified village.

Good to know

  • The house can sleep up to 12, with 5 double bedrooms, one twin attached to a double, best suited for children.

Villa Alta is an striking stone building set in the ruins of a Tuscan castle that once protected the entrance to the higher Arno valley, on the road between Pisa and Florence. The walls, towers and some internal buildings remain of the castle, including the church of San Nicolau, and a restaurant with fabulous views over the Arno valley.

The building of Villa Alta was once a welcoming pilgrims' hostal and has today been transformed into a beautiful holiday villa, placed in prime position at the edge of the fortified hamlet with amazing panoramic views. The views, the pool and jacuzzi, and the excellent restaurant just a short walk away make this the perfect spot for a very relaxing holiday

The swimming pool is an out-of-ground one because of the delicacy of this archeological site, but is easily accessed on the flat because of the ground's terracing. Closer the the house a jacuzzi is surrounded by lush trees.


Villa Alta is a medieval stone building but the interior has been deliberately converted with a modern style and one is aware of the difference between the original fabric and the conversion.

Ground Floor

You enter into a living room, with exposed stairs leading up to the first floor and with two ensuite doubles to your right, both of which enjoy wonderful views. Beyond the living/dining room you will find a well-equipped kitchen with amenities such as a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, stove top, oven, Italian coffee machine, washing machine.

First Floor

The first floor has three ensuite doubles, one of which has two single beds in a communicating room between the double and its ensuite bathroom, making is best suited to children - but sized for adults too should you choose.


Villa Details

  • Swimming Pool
  • All ensuite
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Insect Screens
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fenced Pool

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 5 Ensuite Double Bedrooms
  • 2 Additional Singles Are In A Corridor Bedroom Between A Double And The Ensuite Bedroom, Suitable For Children.
  • Hairdryers In All Bathrooms

Kitchen equipment

  • Coffee Machines (Moka)
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge With Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • American Coffee Maker


  • Air Conditioning (Extra)
  • Washing Machine
  • Insect Screens
  • Dryer
  • Iron And Ironing Table
  • Central Heating

What's included

  • Pool Towels


  • Meals Can Be Ordered From The Restaurant
  • Extra Maid Service On Request
  • Additional Linen Change On Request
  • Baby Sitter Available On Request
  • Tours, Drivers And Guides Can Be Arranged
  • Security Deposit 800€
  • Final Cleaning 250€ To Be Paid On Arrival
  • Heating Gpl Based On Consumption (1€ Per Litre)
  • Possibility Of Heating The Swimming Pool And The Jacuzzi, Even Out Of Season.
  • A/C Included Up To 300Kw. Above 300Kw Cost As Per Market Conditions (At Present 0,75€ Per Kw)


  • Swimming Pool 6 M X 3.90 M, Depth 112 Cm
  • Jacuzzi In The Garden

Nearby Activities


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Where is Alta ?

Getting here

  • Pisa Airport 50 mins
  • Florence Airport 40 minutes
  • Bologna Airport 2 hrs
  • Rome Airport 4 hrs
  • Nearest Train Station Montecatini Centro 15 mins

Around Alta

Villa Alta is within Monsummano Alto, the remains of the ancient castle on the hill still with nearly with intact elliptical walls. Within the castle there is also a beautiful church, a few other buildings and an excellent restaurant that you can easily walk to from the house.

Montecatini Terme and Montecatini Alto are a just a short drive away, including "Grotta Giusti", a luxury spa centered around a cave with thermal waters bubbling up inside. The historic cities of Pistoia, Florence, Lucca and Pisa are all under an hour's drive away.

If you head north you can easily reach the Apennine mountains, beautiful valleys with villages and restaurants to explore.

Nearby Activities

  • Closest Restaurant a very short walk away
  • Closest Supermarket 8 mins drive in Monsummano
  • Golf Course 20 mins drive
  • Horse Riding 20 mins drive
  • Pistoia Zoo 20 mins

Sleeps: 12
From € 471 ($509 or £400) per day


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How to book

Is Alta perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

Any more questions?

Please ring us with any queries - there are a lot of answers in our FAQ page too. If you want to keep searching, have a look at our suggestions below!

Booking Notes

  • Security deposit 800€
  • Final cleaning 250€ to be paid on arrival
  • Heating GPL based on consumption (1€ per litre)
  • Possibility of heating the swimming pool and the Jacuzzi, even out of season.
  • A/C Included up to 300kW. Above 300kW cost as per market conditions (at present 0,75€ per kW)