Pape Touna

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

Pape Touna is an 11th century Cistercian monastery, respectfully restored into six luxury apartments in a traditional Tuscan style. The rustic finish incorporates exposed brick work and wooden beams to create a sense of history which is inescapably affective as you embrace the landscape of the Val di Merse from the same hilltop as the monks did 1000 years ago.

Within this charming restoration each apartment offers a cosy living room complete with a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchenette and a bathroom with shower facilities. All rooms intentionally have no TV or air conditioning to maintain the traditional theme, but the thick walls maintain a pleasantly cool temperature all year round. Outside there is a beautiful stone courtyard with BBQ facilities, and a large private swimming pool offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Whether guests are lazing by the pool, tucked away in the cosy apartments or exploring the rich cultural history of Tuscany these apartments will be at the centre of an unforgettable holiday experience.

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What you should know…

  • No TV, as this property offers a step back in time where guests can forget the harsh pace and technology of the modern world.
  • No air conditioning, the monks built very thick walls so rooms stay naturally cool.
  • May be a little quiet for some as these apartments are way out in the real country!

Property Features

Private Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Working Fireplace Heating

The granary, the bakery room, the stables and all the buildings of our farmhouse in Tuscany have been fully restored so that you can experience authentic Tuscan tradition.

Basilico Apartment
- The Basilico is the perfect apartment for a romantic retreat featuring a living area with kitchen and wood burning fireplace, a brick archway and wooden beams, a romantic double bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
- An array of Garden furniture and a selection of bath towels are included.
- Fully equipped kitchen with utensils and crockery, a kettle, microwave, and a Moka fridge-freezer. hair dryer.

Rosmarino Apartment

- The Rosmarino apartment is built within the old stables on the ground floor and holds a unique charm.
- Features a living area with kitchen and wood burning fireplace.
- Overlooks the hamlet square
- Holds a cosy double bedroom bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
- Outdoor area for exclusive use with table and chairs and parasol on the hamlet square.
- Bath towels and hairdryer included.
- Fully equipped kitchen with utensils and crockery, a kettle, microwave, and Moka fridge-freezer.

Salvia Apartment
- The Salvia apartment is ideal for families with a child or a group of friends, the Salvia apartment offers warmth, elegance and every convenience for a relaxing holiday.
- Also located in the old stables, it features beautiful views of the hamlet square.
- Outdoor area for exclusive use with table and chairs and parasol on the hamlet square.
- Tiled floors, rustic furniture and a wood burning fireplace.
- Bath towels and hairdryer included.
- Kitchen Fully equipped kitchen with utensils and crockery, a kettle, microwave Moka fridge-freezer.

The Timo Apartment
- The Timo apartment is ideal for those traveling with family or a group of friends.
- Set on two levels, spacious and equipped, keeps the Tuscany of the past alive thanks to the fireplace, the exposed beams and the brick arch.
- From its outdoor space with table and chairs, you can enjoy every day with friends or with your children the beauty of the hamlet.
- Outdoor area for exclusive use with table and chairs and parasol on the hamlet square.
- Bath towels and hairdryer included.
- Fully equipped kitchen with utensils and crockery, a kettle, microwave and a Moka fridge-freezer.

The Impetella Apartment
- The brightness, the soft colors and the rustic, create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the Impetella apartment.
- Located on the first floor of the old church of the convent overlooking the pool.
- Outdoor area for exclusive use with table and chairs and parasol on the hamlet square.
- Wood Burning Fireplace.
- Bath towels and hairdryer included.
- Fully equipped kitchen with utensils and crockery, a kettle, microwave, Moka fridge-freezer.

The Girasole Apartment
- The Girasole apartment sits on a private terrace with views over the surrounding countryside makes the Girasole a unique apartment.
- Located on the ground floor, housed in what was once the church of the Cistercian convent.
- Outdoor area for exclusive use with table and chairs and umbrella overlooking the village square.
-Wood Burning Fireplace
-Bath towels and hairdryer included.
- Fully equipped kitchen with utensils and crockery, a kettle, microwave and Moka fridge-freezer.

Additional Amenities
- Barbecue
- High chair, cot and stair gate
- Private infinity pool, Dimensions: 8x16 metres

Location

About the surrounding area of Pape Touna
Outstanding Landscapes Tourist Towns & Villages
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The location of this property makes it ideal for cultural excursions, sitting about an hours drive from the medieval city of Siena, home to one of the biggest piazzas in Italy and host of the famous biannual Il Palio horse race. Equally accessible is the regional capital Florence, the architecturally and historically significant commune of Monteriggioni, and the fascinating ancient walled town of San Gimignano.

The journey to any one of these destinations is eased by the breath taking scenery that is a constant throughout Tuscany. Closer still are the golden beaches of Tuscany's Parco Naturale della Maremma; a protected rural landscape along an unspoilt section of Italian coastline.

Pape Touna is also perfectly located for wedding parties thanks to the immediate proximity of the San Galgano Abbey, an enchanting gothic ruin and a perfect venue for the ceremony.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence

(61-70 km )

Nearest Ferry port Piombino

(61-70 km )

Nearest Train Station Siena
Nearest Village Monticiano

(8 km)

Nearest Town/City Siena

(21-25 km )

Nearest Restaurant Pian di Feccia

(Under 1 km )

Nearest Bar/Pub Pian di Feccia

(Under 1 km )

Nearest Shop Monticiano
Nearest Supermarket Monticiano
Nearest Beach Follonica

(51-60 km )

Nearest Golf La Bagnaia

(16-20 km )

Nearest Tennis Sant'Andrea
Nearest Piste Abetone

(Over 100 km )

Region

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids

Pape Touna is the perfect place for a family wanting to visit Tuscany and have enough fun to keep the kids happy whilst relaxing at the same time. While you are enjoying a good bottle of wine or reading a book, finally having a little time for yourself, your children will be splashing in the water or running around the hamlet square and you will always be able keep an eye on them.

BABY AND TODDLER EQUIPMENT

Baby bath: X2

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery (at an additional cost)

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Set in the heart of Chianti countryside this 11C monastery provides the perfect rural retreat and rustic setting for your special celebration.

With its panoramic views across the idyllic Tuscan landscape it’s easy to create a truly memorable event with every aspect of the occasion catered for within this peaceful hamlet.

There is a chapel in the vicinity for religious ceremonies or the nearby charming Gothic ruin of San Galgano Abbey might be the perfect venue for your ceremony. It is one of the most atmospheric settings in Tuscany and makes a magical backdrop for a wedding.

Wedding Reception
Up to 120 people can be hosted for the reception at the villa, starting in the area by the pool and moving onto the courtyard. For smaller groups, a reception of up to 55 people is possible in the two internal rooms in the courtyard.

Dancing and music can continue outside by the pool, on the porch or in the courtyard until midnight, or until 2am inside the villa.

Wedding Ceremony
A symbolic ceremony is possible on-site at any of the above locations.

There is a chapel nearby that is available for religious ceremonies. A civil ceremony could be held at the abbey 6km from the venue.

The owners are able to provide the details for an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 20 people can sleep at the property.

Accommodation could be found for up to 50 guests nearby, within 8km of the property.

The owners are able to supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The owner would be the event planner t taking care of all necessary planning in-house.

The venue is able to supply anything that you might need for the event.

Catering
The venue can provide external caterers or the client may provide their own.

Other information

Outdoor music hours can be extended until 2am with an extra fee.

Events can be held from April until October.

Groups of over 60 people will need to hire a marquee.

Events to end by 2am.

Extra event final cleaning fee.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €800 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200, paid locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 2 - 3 nights during high season
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 19th 2019 - Mar 30th 2020 £3,190 £4,005 £4,819 £5,124 £5,124
Mar 30th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 £3,190 £4,005 £4,819 £5,124 £5,124
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £3,384 £4,259 £5,135 £5,510 £5,510
May 30th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 £3,384 £4,259 £5,135 £5,510 £5,510
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 - £4,834 £5,909 £6,767 £6,767
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 £3,384 £4,259 £5,135 £5,510 £5,510
Sep 29th 2020 - Mar 29th 2021 £3,190 £4,005 £4,819 £5,124 £5,124
Mar 29th 2021 - Apr 21st 2021 £3,190 £4,005 £4,819 £5,124 £5,124

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 19th 2019 - Mar 30th 2020 €3,548 €4,362 €5,176 €5,698 €5,698
Mar 30th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €3,548 €4,362 €5,176 €5,698 €5,698
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €3,763 €4,639 €5,514 €6,128 €6,128
May 30th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 €3,763 €4,639 €5,514 €6,128 €6,128
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 - €5,375 €6,451 €7,525 €7,525
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 €3,763 €4,639 €5,514 €6,128 €6,128
Sep 29th 2020 - Mar 29th 2021 €3,548 €4,362 €5,176 €5,698 €5,698
Mar 29th 2021 - Apr 21st 2021 €3,548 €4,362 €5,176 €5,698 €5,698

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 19th 2019 - Mar 30th 2020 $3,963 $4,777 $5,591 $6,365 $6,365
Mar 30th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $3,963 $4,777 $5,591 $6,365 $6,365
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $4,203 $5,079 $5,954 $6,830 $6,845
May 30th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 $4,203 $5,079 $5,954 $6,830 $6,845
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 - $6,004 $7,080 $8,155 $8,406
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 $4,203 $5,079 $5,954 $6,830 $6,845
Sep 29th 2020 - Mar 29th 2021 $3,963 $4,777 $5,591 $6,365 $6,365
Mar 29th 2021 - Apr 21st 2021 $3,963 $4,777 $5,591 $6,365 $6,365

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
24 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
the unique atmosphere

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
it used to be a cistercensian monastery

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