CASA PORTA DEL BORGO
Come and stay at “Porta del Borgo”, a cosy holiday home in the picturesque village of Montecatini Alto. The house is built on the site of the original gate, or porta, which provided access to the village.
Montecatini Alto is an enchanting historic village which dates back to medieval times and is remarkably well preserved.
The holiday home provides the perfect spot for enjoying views and spectacular sunsets across the valley.
The historic centre of Montecatini Alto, an old haunt of composer Giuseppe Verdi, is just 10 minutes away on foot. Here you can find restaurants, osterias and bars around a traditional piazza.
“Porta del Borgo” lies on the hillside, just a stone’s throw from our olive groves, and is part of the “Podere Cavozzoli” farm, which produces organic extra virgin olive oil of the finest quality.
The stone walls, wooden beamed ceilings and exposed brickwork of this traditional home offer an authentic experience of Tuscany.
There is a garden with a barbecue area where you can enjoy al fresco dining.
A parking space is available next to the house.
You can visit the farm and take part in our olive oil production.
There are lots of options for walking, hiking and mountain biking on the country lanes and marked footpaths in the local area.
Visit Montecatini Terme by bus, on foot, or on the historic funicular. The town has numerous thermal baths and open-air public swimming pools where you can relax.
The house provides an ideal base for exploring Tuscany. Visit the main art cities by car, bus or train: Lucca is just 34 km away, Pisa 48 km and Florence 50 km. Enjoy the seaside resort of Viareggio (50 km) or hit the ski slopes at Abetone (50 km).
The nearby quarry at Monsummano Terme offers great rock climbing routes for all levels, with stunning views to boot!
The house: kitchen diner, bedroom (1 double bed and 1 bunk bed), bathroom and utility room. Maximum number of guests: 4 + 1 small child/baby. Pets are welcome. The house is non-smoking. All kitchen utensils are provided.
GARDEN WITH BARBECUE AREA
KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM
OLIVE OIL PRODUCTION VISITS
HOW TO GET HERE
Leave the A11 motorway at Montecatini Terme and follow the signs for Montecatini Alto. Montecatini Alto is also connected to Montecatini Terme by Europe’s oldest working funicular railway.
The closest station is Montecatini Terme. From there, take the bus to Montecatini Alto.
The closest airports are Florence (32 minutes by car) and Pisa (45 minutes by car). From these, follow the signs for Montecatini Terme.
The perfect way to give you a genuine taste of our extra virgin olive oil production: Oleotourism, also known as Olive Oil Tourism.
Oleotourism is the most delicious way to stay in Montecatini Alto, with its panoramic views and ideal location for visiting the seaside, the mountains and Tuscany’s famous cities of art
We provide accommodation in our traditional Tuscan-style holiday home. Instead of paying the usual rental fee, we invite our guests to purchase a pre-agreed quantity of our extra virgin olive oil for each night of their stay.
This is a great way for guests to discover our olive oil and, at the same time, helps to ensure that the value and importance of the land and its products are recognised.
Oleotourism gives more value to the land and its farming than to bricks and mortar, with more respect for Mother Earth and our daily efforts to protect and nurture the land.
As a guest, you are invited to visit the farm and learn about its various aspects: the fields, the equipment, the olive oil cellars and the animals.
We will explain the work and commitment necessary for the production of high quality, organic extra virgin olive oil.
By request, you can also enjoy delicious vegetarian meals produced using the edible plants and herbs foraged on our land.
Payment method available: Oleotourism
Between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m.
By 10.00 a.m.
Breakfast is included
Cancellations up to 2 days before arrival will not be charged. Late cancellations and non-arrivals will be charged the cost of the first night’s stay.
The cost of the room excludes tourist tax of € 2.50 per person per night (not applicable for children up to 12 years of age).