The building materials with which Podere Lo Spadino is built were taken from an old country house previously demolished and within the Municipality of Barberino Val d'Elsa, close to Ponte di Spada (on the state road n.429). The beginning of the works dates back to 1992 on a piece of land surrounded by olive trees and vineyards producing Chianti and Vernaccia wine. The great passion and determination of my family saw us all working together to finish the construction of the farmhouse using a particular method of wall-building, common to the area of San Gimignano called "a faccia vista", handed down for centuries in our territory. It is a type of wall built, reusing old materials (often small”fragments” of the Tuscan culture) and, placed with a creative eye, it renders the construction both harmonious and pleasant to look at.
The management of Podere Lo Spadino is carried out with great care and passion by the enitre Montagnani family: my son Roberto, my daughter Barbara and my wife Antonella.
Podere Lo Spadino has a surface of 630 sqm. and it is built on three levels (basement floor, ground floor and first floor) plus an attic where we will soon built another room. The peculiar cover of the ceiling built with what is called a "pavilion" structure is composed of 37 white oak beams coming from Jugoslavia and of other century-old beams, where the traditional Tuscan flat roof tiles lie.
La Villa, is only 5 km from the historic center of San Gimignano, is located in an isolated position and is immersed in the fresh well-kept garden, flowered, with lawn, an ideal place to spend time in total relaxation with the own family or friends.