This six-bedroom villa spread over four floors is an idyllic Tuscan bolthole. A classic Renaissance house meticulously restored with local stone and wood, it’s a sprawling retreat with welcoming wood-burning fireplaces, a living and dining room, kitchenette (with an oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and coffee machine), wine cellar, library, gym, and spacious outdoor terraces for those long alfresco meals. Each room has a king-size bed and ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower and locally made toiletries (two have Carrara-marble bath tubs). The villa is equipped with flatscreen TVs, free WiFi, and an iPod dock. Within this stunning and sprawling villa, a state-of-the-art kitchen and large marble baths bring an ultra-modern counterpart to the ancient and the indigenous. It is a contrast that is perfectly in keeping with a place like Monteverdi, designed to bring the past vividly to life. This ancient stone dwelling has been made compellingly contemporary through the addition of everything from state-of-the-art sound systems to the latest European style appliances. A comprehensive and eclectic library, large and welcoming wood-burning fireplaces, and spacious outdoor terraces for dining and relaxation all add to the creature comforts.