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Frequently Asked Questions

Cooling / Heating

How is my accommodation cooled?
  • Monte Casone has been renovated recently with green technologies which have brought the buildings to the highest level of energy performance. Its geothermal system uses the under-floor piping equipment for cooling purposes. This technology is healthier and more comfortable than flowing cold air. The temperature inside the accommodation is typically kept around 8°C cooler than peak outside temperature. During summer, the temperature will be maintained at approximately 24°C. Also, all bedrooms windows are equipped with mosquito nets, so as to take maximum advantage of night coolness. It is however recommended to keep all windows and doors shut during hot days, as the geothermal system works best with sealed buildings.
 
How is my accommodation heated?
  • Monte Casone can welcome you all year-round with the highest level of comfort and respect for the environment, even in winter. The buildings have been recently restored and have been awarded the much sought after energy performance certificate A+. In order to achieve this, a number of green technologies were used during the renovation, such as a closed loop geothermal well system, pyramid shaped under-floor heating and cooling, polarized low emissivity windows, wood fibreboard insulation and dual-flow ventilation. The use of these technologies, which is extremely rare in this region of Italy, delivers an unrivalled level of comfort. Constant temperature up to 24°C can be easily maintained in all rooms.

 

 

Services included

What’s included in the rental?
  • WI-FI with broadband Internet connection;
  • Weekly and end of stay cleaning;
  • Reasonable consumption of water and electricity;
  • Geothermal heating or cooling;
  • Bed linen;
  • House linen (kitchen, bathroom, swimming pool);
  • Loan of Blu-ray’s (available in French, English, Italian, and German);
  • Shared swimming pool (open from early May to end of September only);
  • Car park equipped with CCTV video surveillance.

 

 

Driving directions

!!! Do not drive trough the small fragment of the road "Via Poggetta" leading to Monte Casone, as asphalt ends 50m down the track and heavy mud is likely to be encountered !!!
Also, please be advised that the local portion of the road “Via di Monti” leading to Monte Casone is partly asphalted and partly in gravel. Although this is very common in Italy - and although the road is in excellent condition - it may surprise citizens of countries that have a fully asphalted road network.
 
What are the GPS coordinates of Monte Casone? Depending of the format:
  • 43°31'40.1"N 10°49'19.6"E
  • 43.527812, 10.822112
 
What is the address of Monte Casone?
  • Via di Monti, 58
    56037 Ghizzano (PI)
 
Where is Monte Casone located?
  • In the countryside of Ghizzano, in the commune of Peccioli.
 
How to reach us by car?
  • Cross the village of Gizzano in direction of Castelfalfi. When out of Ghizzano, drive for about 1,5km through a wooden area. On your right, you will see a white sign with "Via di Monti 50-58" written on it. Take the gravel road. After another 1,5km, you will reach a "T". Take on your left. The agritourism stands on the top of the hill.

 

 

Check-in / Check-out

What time is earliest check-in?
  • 16.00
 
What time is latest checkout?
  • 10.00
 
Would it be possible to arrive early / depart late?
  • Unfortunately not. For logistical reasons, check-in and check-out times are not amendable;
  • Also, please advise us in case of late check-in so we can make appropriate arrangements. Thank you.

 

 

What to pack

What document do I need to bring?
  • Upon arrival, you will be asked to produce a valid ID.

 

 

Pets

Are pets allowed?
  • Pets are not permitted. Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Smoking policy

May I smoke inside the accommodation?
  • All our accommodations are strictly non-smoking. Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Swimming pool

Is the swimming pool private or shared with other guests?
  • The large swimming pool of 14m x 7m is shared with all other guests of Monte Casone. Its constant depth of 1.25m allows swimming comfortably.
 
When is the swimming pool open?
  • Minimum temperature of the water is a legal requirement in Italy. Therefore, the shared swimming pool is open from early May to end of September only.
 
What are the swimming pool rules?
  • Use pool at your own risk. Owners and Monte Casone are not responsible for accidents or injuries;
  • Opening hours 09:00 - 20:00;
  • Shower before entering pool;
  • Children 14yrs. & under must be accompanied by an adult;
  • Access to pool for authorised guests only;
  • No glass containers;
  • No alcohol or food;
  • No diving, no jumping. Caution: pool depth 1,25m only;
  • No running, pushing, rough play, etc;
  • Access to infinity edge forbidden (no step over, sliding, etc);
  • Bathing cap mandatory;
  • Rubber or wooden clog mandatory in deck area;
  • Swim nappies mandatory for babies;
  • Access to pool forbidden in bad weather conditions;
  • Use of sun umbrella forbidden in windy weather conditions;
  • Wait 3 hours after eating before swimming;
  • Maximum pool capacity: 20 people;
  • Obey pool manager at all times;
  • Rule breakers will be asked to leave the pool.

 

 

Supermarkets

Which are the nearest supermarkets?
  • Coop Valdera (19 Via Boccioni, Peccioli): 15’ drive;
  • Supermercato CONAD (26 Largo Giovanni Boccaccio, Capannoli): 15’ drive;
  • Simply Market (24 Via 30 Novembre, Forcoli , Palaia): 15’ drive;
  • Coop (1/3 Via Terracini, Pontedera): large supermarket at 25’ drive.

 

 

Restaurants

Which nearby restaurants are recommended?
  • La Rocca di Castelfalfi (Via Castelfalfi Castello, Castelfalfi): 10’ drive;
  • Il Rosmarino (Via Castelfalfi, Monteione, Castelfalfi): 10’ drive;
  • Pasticceria Ferretti (1 Via Carraia, Peccioli): 15’ drive;
  • Osteria del Sole (117 Via Volterrana, Capannoli): 15’ drive;
  • Villa la Torre (31 Via Torre, Capannoli): 15’ drive;
  • Osteria Ristorante San Vivaldo (21 Via San Vivaldo, Montaione): 20’ drive;
  • Casa Masi (53 Via Collerucci, Montaione): 25’ drive;
  • Agriturismo la Vallata (55 Strada Provinciale per Laiatico, Lajatico): 25' drive;
  • Ristorante Enoteca Del Duca (2 Via di Castello, Volterra): 35’ drive.

 

 

Wine tasting

Where can I do wine tasting?
  • Tenuta di Ghizzano: in the village where Monte Casone is located, 5’ drive;
  • Podere la Chiesa: 20’ drive;
  • Tenuta San Guido: their “Sassicaia” is one of the most expensive and sought-after wines in the world, 1.30’ drive.

 

 

Golf

Where can I play golf?
  • Monte Casone is direct neighbour with the splendid 27-hole golf course of Castelfalfi.

 

 

Contact info

How can I contact Monte Casone?
  • Please send us an e-mail for any query you could have. We will reply as quickly as possible.