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Villa Podere Pilar and Grotta Giusti Tuscany SPA

Villa Podere Pilar and Grotta Giusti Tuscany SPA Our farmhouse, located on the hills of Montalbano, in the municipality of Monsummano Terme, offers the view, towards the west, the perfect architecture of Montevettolini, where the villa that was the ancient residence of the Medici family of Florence stands out for its grandeur. The landscape widens towards the south on the plain where the vast area of ​​the Padule di Fucecchio stands out, a humid oasis that invites many species of […]

Agritourismus Podere Pilar and Montecatini Golf

  Agriturismous Podere Pilar and Montecatini Golf For golf enthusiasts, a good reason for accommodation in the Podere Pilar farmhouse in the coming months of April and May 2020 is the opportunity to participate in the numerous competitions organized by the Montecatini Golf club,  on the territory of Monsummano Terme  . Our property is located just 3 km away from the sports center, also visible from the garden of the Villa Pilar. The route of the 18-hole par 72 course […]

The Best of Opera

Appointment with the music

  Until next October 2019 every Wednesday at 21.15 in via Grocco n.2 at the  Hotel Esplanade Settentrionale in Montecatini Terme the concert “The best of Opera” is held. The events are organized by the “Opera Concerto” music promotion association and are open to the participation of those who love beautiful Italian opera music. In the welcoming hall with excellent acoustics the most famous opera pieces are played with piano accompaniment. From Verdi to Puccini, from Mascagni to Leoncacavallo romances, […]

Montevettolini Painting

a very special holiday house in Tuscany

Pilar is the name that the Argentine-Italian buyers gave to the farm in the early 1980s. When my wife and I bought it we liked to keep the name and also that statue of the Madonna del Pilar which is located in a central niche on the front of the house. When we started the farm activity it seemed nice to call it Agriturismo Podere Pilar. Maintaining that name seemed to us almost to continue the tradition of the old […]

The traditional procession on Montevettolini

 With the re-enactment in costume it is renewed the rite of the passion and death of Jesus On 19 April 2019, Easter Friday, in the ancient village of Montevettolini, the Festa Grossa will be renewed, every three years, alternating between Casalguidi and Quarrata.  According to popular tradition the devotion dates back to the mid-seventeenth century, when a great plague decimated the inhabitants of the village and stopped only by the intercession of the Crucifix, a wooden work of art of […]

An holiday house between nature and art in Montevettolini

The  tuscan farmhouse Podere Pilar is located in the hills of the southern ridge of Montalbano, in the Municipality of Monsummano Terme, in front of the medieval village of Montevettolini, at an altitude of about 200 meters. In this protected area nature and art meet in their peculiar beauties. The village keeps intact the atmosphere of other times not altered by the good restorations of the buildings. It can be accessed by car, except for the period from 30 April […]

The ultra panoramic swimming pool

Our guests at Podere Pilar, a holiday house in Tuscany, located on the southern slope of Montalbano, in the municipality of Monsummano Terme can use, from morning to sunset, a very privileged swimming pool. The pool is 12 meters long and 6 meters wide; has a maximum depth of 2.10 meters and a safety zone of 4×6 deep 1.20. This area allows the use even to people who can not swim or who have any physical problem. Around the pool there […]