Welcome to
Il podere di nonna Olga

  • Florence km 40; min 35 (airport)
  • Pisa km 45; min 40 (airport)
  • Siena km 90; min 90
The property is less than 10 minutes from the Montecatini exit on the A11 highway.
How to get there

Leave the highway A11 at the Montecatini Terme exit and take the first to the right and then to the right again in the direction of Monsummano Terme.
Pass a set of traffic lights and after 300 mt turn left into Via Fonda.
Proceed to a stop sign.
There is the bridge over the higway on your right but turn left. At the next stop sign turn right and where the road widens take the road to your left uphill called Via de' Gobbi.
Follow this for 2 km and at the T junction turn left (there is a wayside chapel on the left).
Go straight on After 1500 mts.
You can see a road sign via del vaticano n. 1363 , Il pOdere di Nonna Olga is at the end of the street (about 200 m) etc
If, on arrival, you prefer to go trough the town of Monsummano we suggest another route,a little longer but with a better and not so steep road.
Follow the directions as far as via Fonda of route n. 1 where, instead fo turning left, you will continue straight ahead, passing under the "autostrada".
Continue for km 1,1 mt and pass the traffic lights.
After 50 mts you are obliged to follow the road round to the right (via Mazzini).
Aftre 100 mt ake the first to the left  into via  Boninsegni and then to the left again.
You should have the Banca Toscana in front of you before turning left.
Go straight ahead for about 400 mts and turn right into via Marconi.
At the top of the rise turn left into via Gragnano and follow for about 500 mts untill you reach a stop sign.
Turn right up the hill (Monsummano Alto) for km1,8 until you arrive at a junction, turn left into via del Vaticano (there is a wayside chapel on the left).
Go straight on After 1500 mts. You can see a road sign via del vaticano n. 1363 , Il podere di Nonna Olga is at the end of the street (about 200 m) etc
The surronding area

Il Podere di Nonna Olga is in an area called the Valdinevole, as yet unruined by mass tourism, and presenting all the characteristic natural and artistic aspects of the Tuscan countryside.
The house is most strategically placed: away from the chaos of the cities but with easy access to Tuscan "musts". In fact, 95% of the symbolic Tuscan landmarks can be reached within an hour and a half by car.
Montecatini Terme (5km.) is 50 mins. to Pisa and 50 mins. to Florence by train.
Monsummano Terme (2km.) is the nearest town and has 20.000 inhabitants and all necessary facilities and shops etc.
Within a range of 15/20 mins. by car there are many places of interest to visit - the Giusti Grottos with their hot thermal baths, the Monsummano caves, the Pistoia hills and mountains (skiing in the Winter), the Svizzera Pesciatina, innumerable Romanic churches, the Fucecchio swamplands (of great interest for the local flora and fauna).
Attractions in the area

  • horseriding (7 km)
  • three 18 hole golf courses - La Pievaccia (9 km), Le Pavoniere (25 km), l’Ugolino (45 km)
  • tennis (6 km)
  • sandy beach (50 km)
  • ten-pin bowling (5 km)
  • parapendio (1 km)
  • clay-pigeon shooting
  • numerous tracks for trekking and mountain bikes
  • vineyards: there are many within a range of 15/20 km, with the possibility of wine and food tasting
  • Spa Grotta Giusti: Grotta Giusti SPA in Monsummano Terme, 10 minutes by car. The antique thermal grotto, already famous for its curative and benefic effects from the middle of the C19th, was the object of extensive restauration six years ago and the number of services increased. As well as the natural cures of the grotto it is possible to enjoy diverse treatments such as massages for health and beauty, oriental disciplines, energetic and ostheopatic techniques, massotherapy etc. It is also equipped with a big thermal swimming-pool. Grotta Giusti Natural SPA resort. “The eighth wonder of the world”, as described by Giuseppe Verdi during his frequent visits, never ceases to amaze you. GOLF: three 18 hole golf courses - La Pievaccia (9 km), Le Pavoniere (25 km), l’Ugolino (45 km)