A dirt road leads through vineyards and olive groves to this ancient monastery. Already built in the Medieval period, it evolved into a country house some centuries later. In the year 2006, the estate has been totally restored. Casa Mercatale is located not far from florence in the heart of the Chianti region. Here one can find privacy and tranquility. Because of its position on the hillside, the house offers a fascinating view over olive groves and vineyards. The main house is flagged with terracotta tiles and is suitable for 10 persons. At the ground floor there is a double bedroom with air fans and a shower/WC ensuite. The whole first floor is airconditioned. Here one can find the masterbedroom, two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Every bedroom has a bathroom ensuite. The masterbedroom has a large bathroom with jacuzzitub. The fenced property is about 10.000 qm and contains a pool and a jacuzzi. At the pool terrace there are wooden deck chairs and sunshades. Next to the pool terrace there is a changing room with a shower/WC. A stone patio with a BBQ provides shadow for outdoor dining at a table for 12 persons. The air conditioned dependance is only a few meters from the main house. It can accomodate 2 persons. It is only rented on request. The lawn is bordered with rose bushes and olive trees. Casa Mercatale is perfect for large families or groups. By car Siena is reachable in about 50 minutes, Lucca ist approximately one hour away. In Mercatale Val di Pesa, which is 5 minutes away, there are shopping facilities and restaurants. Parking space is available at the property. The house is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.