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Monte Vista
Monte Vista
Downloadable World · Featured in: The Sims 3 Store
Monte Vista
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A bright sun-kissed world with rolling hills, cypress trees, and an amazing view awaits. Peacefully spend the day visiting museums, strolling across the piazza or learning the culinary arts on an authentic wood-fire oven. Will your Sims find the inspiration to fuel their culinary fires?
Name Monte Vista
Game TS3Shop Icon.png The Sims 3 Store
Cost (in SimPoints) N/A
Official Item Official item
Store item Store item
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Monte Vista is the seventh world from The Sims 3 Store, released for purchase in The Sims 3 Store on December 6, 2012. Monte Vista is an Italian-themed world, with hills surrounding the world and a coast which leads to an open sea.

The world is available for purchase through retail stores, or through The Sims 3 Store. In The Sims 3 Store, it can only be purchased in cash and not with SimPoints. However, part of the purchase price of the world is a bundle of SimPoints for use in The Sims 3 Store. Currently the two bundles are:

  • Monte Vista, plus 100 SimPoints, at US$25[1]
  • Monte Vista, plus 1900 SimPoints, at US$35[2]

Description[edit | edit source]

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At Monte Vista you can discover a landscape rich with charm and money, where villas featuring sweeping views dot the gently rolling hills. Explore the vibrant community by visiting renowned museums, taking a stroll across the piazza, or learning the culinary arts on an authentic wood-fire oven. Fill your Sims’ homes with the smell of fresh-baked pizzas, calzones, lasagnas and breads. Will your Sims find the inspiration to fuel their culinary fires?

Backstory[edit | edit source]

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Recipes from the Beyond

Vol. 1

I know what you’re thinking. What does a dead guy know about baking? This dead guy knows it all. I’m Valentine Monty and the Montys have been a part of Monte Vista for as long as anyone can remember. Now that I’ve gotten my second chance I’m giving you all of the “to die for” Monty dishes in my new series: Recipes from the Beyond!

Now here’s the recipe for my world famous Pizza Margherita and it all starts with a fresh lump of dough and a wood fire oven:

1. Pull a lump of lightly-oiled dough from your refrigerator.
2.Lay the dough on the counter and knead it carefully and thoroughly until fairly flat
3.Toss the dough in the air to achieve perfect flatness and perfect lift.

Now for the hard part:

4. When the dough is flat, sprinkle it with “Monte Vista Magic Seasonings”. This invisible magic seasoning is a MUST for any wood fire oven recipe.
5. Once properly sprinkled use the paddle to place the pizza in the Wood Fire Oven. Safety First!
6. Cook until nice and toasty.

What about the cheese and tomatoes you ask? What did you think we were doing with all of that sprinkling? When your pizza comes out of the oven, the toppings will be perfectly arranged making for a *perfect* pizza margherita. That’s it from me. Until next time, Buonasera!

Features[edit | edit source]

  • The Wood Fire Oven - Expand your Sims' culinary world with new recipes! Make a variety of Breads, Calzones, Lasagnas and Pizzas!
  • A Whole New World Awaits - Meet new Sims, explore new locations, and experience the gorgeous views of Monte Vista!
  • Exclusive New Items - Customize your game with dozens of all-new exclusive objects and clothing that are only available in Monte Vista.
  • The Sims 2 Legacy Family – Meet the Monty Family from Veronaville! Before they started their dire feud with the Capps, the Monty family spent their time whiling away their days peacefully in Monte Vista.

Lots[edit | edit source]

Residential[edit | edit source]

Name Size Address Household
Beautiful Barn 40 x 40 37 Bard Boulevard Taylor
Quiet Quarters 64 x 64 83 Chorus Court Giordano
Cozy Cottage 30 x 30 8 Via Veronaville GilsCarbo
Marvelous Mansion 40 x 40 80 Desdamona Drive Modena
Homey Haven 25 x 35 5 Via Veronaville Pantalone
Average Acreage 30 x 20 3 Via Veronaville Russo
Dramatic Digs 30 x 30 21 Verona Way Almeria
Fashionable Farm 64 x 64 23 Verona Way Moretti
Poetic Property 40 x 20 718 Bella Vista Drive Monty (first generation)
Picturesque Plot 35 x 35 719 Bella Vista Drive Toledo
Tuscan Tudor 30 x 30 31 Verona Way DeLuca
Deluxe Domicile 50 x 50 16 Via Veronaville Rasi
Lovely Lodging 30 x 20 33 Verona Way Valenci
Decent Dwelling 30 x 60 67 Stella Street Stefani
Villa Paradiso 25 x 35 33 Summer Street Monty (newer generation)
Rustic Den 20 x 30 723 Bella Vista Drive Seng
Lonely Lot 30 x 20 726 Bella Vista Drive Perry
Renaissance Retreat 40 x 20 727 Bella Vista Drive Romano
Happy Hive 30 x 15 729 Bella Vista Drive Lombardi
Reputable Residence 30 x 15 731 Bella Vista Drive James
Sunny Sanctum 20 x 15 6 Regalia Court Bianchi
Admirable Adobe 20 x 15 2 Regalia Court Mancini
Commendable Condo 20 x 30 12 Regalia Court Rivers
Historic House 30 x 30 13 Regalia Court Rossi
Honest Homestead 15 x 20 11 Regalia Court Costa
Terracotta Townhouse 20 x 20 14 Regalia Court Lin
Favorable Flat 20 x 30 16 Regalia Court Ferrari
Name Size Address
Sun-Kissed Starter 30 x 20 14 Via Veronaville
Ample Accomodations 60 x 60 35 Bard Boulevard
Unmarred Utopia 25 x 35 2 Via Veronaville
Attractive Tract 20 x 20 1 Via Veronaville
Exceptional Edifice 64 x 64 20 Via Veronaville
Cypress Retreat 30 x 30 31 Summer Street
Stylistic Shack 20 x 20 30 Stratford Street
Hidden House 15 x 30 732 Bella Vista Drive
Rustic Retreat 60 x 20 8 Regalia Court
Hilltop Heights 20 x 15 18 Regalia Court

Commercial[edit | edit source]

Name Size Address Type
Seafood Hideaway Fishing Park 64 x 64 35 Verona Way Fishing Spot
Doctor Simano's Sanatorium 40 x 64 18 Via Veronaville #F No Visitors Allowed
Slanciato Spa 40 x 30 18 Via Veronaville #D No Visitors Allowed
Siesta Community Pool 40 x 50 18 Via Veronaville #A Pool
Sunlit Stride Park 40 x 20 19 Via Veronaviile Small Park
Mucho Espresso Café 40 x 64 18 Via Veronaville #B Hangout
Etruscan Park / Monte Vista Festival Grounds[3] 40 x 40 17 Avon Avenue Visitors Allowed / Festival Grounds
Venice Beach 30 x 20 45 Olive Way Beach
Worries and Woes Country Pub 25 x 25 10 Via Veronaville Hangout
Coliseum 64 x 64 28 Stratford Street Stadium
Little Gipper Fishing Park 20 x 20 9 Via Veronaville Fishing Spot
Scuola Simatica 60 x 60 714 Bella Vista Drive No Visitors Allowed
Moonlit Stroll Park 40 x 40 713 Bella Vista Drive Big Park
Gynasium Ultima 50 x 40 716 Bella Vista Drive Gym
Palacial Pools 50 x 50 715 Bella Vista Drive Pool
Sunbather's Retreat 50 x 25 45 Verona Drive Beach
Graciella's Groceries and Delfina's Diner 30 x 20 725 Bella Vista Drive No Visitors Allowed
Restful Mausoleum 25 x 50 730 Bella Vista Drive Graveyard
City Hall 42 x 42 1 Regalia Court No Visitors Allowed
Museum D'Art 25 x 25 20 Regalia Court Art Gallery
Tasty Treats and Tomes 40 x 35 17 Regalia Court No Visitors Allowed
Good Guys Inc. 32 x 32 15 Regalia Court No Visitors Allowed
The Public Pizzeria 30 x 30 9 Regalia Court Visitors Allowed
Teatro Fantastico 25 x 35 7 Regalia Court No Visitors Allowed
Civic Center 30 x 32 4 Regalia Court No Visitors Allowed
The Bibliotech 20 x 20 3 Regalia Court Library
Piazza Regalia 25 x 25 5 Regalia Court Big Park
Simcatti Industries 25 x 30 10 Regalia Court No Visitors Allowed

Empty[edit | edit source]

Address Size Type
47 Olive Way[4] 20 x 30
37 Verona Way 64 x 64
18 Veronaville #E[5] 30 x 20 No Visitors Allowed
18 Veronaville #C[6] 30 x 20 No Visitors Allowed
54 Poet Place 35 x 35
12 Via Veronaville[7] 40 x 40
44 Via Morena 20 x 30 No Visitors Allowed
43 Via Morena 20 x 30 No Visitors Allowed
6 Via Veronaville 30 x 30
4 Via Veronaville[8] 40 x 30
57 Globe Street[9] 30 x 30
25 Verona Way[10] 50 x 50
27 Verona Way 60 x 60
29 Verona Way[11] 40 x 40
31 Verona Way[12] 35 x 35
40 Toscana Drive[13] 40 x 40
717 Bella Vista Drive 35 x 35
724 Bella Vista Drive 20 x 30
721 Bella Vista Drive 20 x 20
19 Regalia Court 20 x 20

Families[edit | edit source]

There are 27 families in Monte Vista.

New families[edit | edit source]

Difficulty: 3
Adora Almeria, Diego Almeria, Marta Almeria
Adora and Diego Almeria came to town looking for a fresh start. They've always had trouble fitting in, but want more for their perfect baby girl Marta. Can Marta's bright future compete with her parent's awkward past?
Difficulty: 3
Franco Bianchi, Kaela Bianchi, Beppe Bianchi
Franco Blanchi had a dream of being a sports star, but when his whirlwind romance brought a new wife and a son, he realized that it may be time to leave his dreams to support his family. He thinks a life of crime can bring the quick money he needs, but can he keep his family safe?
Difficulty: 4
Dante Costa, Giovanna Costa, Cipriana Costa, Victoria Costa
Costa is the name to fear in town. If you see a Costa, make room. If you cross a Costa, you'll pay. Dante Costa is the king of crime and he's heavily devoted to his family and his people. Your best chance is to get on his good side...and fast.
Difficulty: 3
Teresa DeLuca, Dario DeLuca, Veronica DeLuca
The DeLuca family has a lot of love. Dario is a sweet, sloppy scientist married to the love of his wife Veronica, the smart, sharp squad leader, with their daughter a stylish, self-confident student named Teresa. What's not to love?
Difficulty: 1
Gino Ferrari
Gino Ferrari isn't just a world famous chef, he's a household name! Between the photoshoots, television appearances, and a demanding relationship with the most beautiful girl in town, he spends all of his time working out instead of enjoying his food! Will this foodie get out of gym long enough to enjoy life?
Difficulty: 3
Georgia Giordano, Paloma Giordano, Alessandra Giordano
The Giordano Sisters couldn't be any different. Though all pretty and smart, their personalities clash. Georgia is rude, Paloma is shy, and Alessandra is just trying to find her place in the world. Without their parents to guide them, can the Giordano Sisters stay together?
Difficulty: 2
Jayden James, David Haynes
Jayden and David are the hottest men to walk the catwalk in years. Every fashion designer wants to book them and every girl wants to be with them. All they want is to live a normal life. In town for work, they still do their best to blend in with the crowd in the hopes that the only photos taken of them will be the ones they get paid for.
Difficulty: 1
Erika Lin
Erika couldn't believe her luck when she was offered a position at the hospital in town. Goodbye snow drifts and hello sun-kissed hills! Though she did technically have to take a demotion and leave behind all of her family and friends. But it will all be worth it...right?
Difficulty: 1
Nicoletta Lombardi
Nicoletta likes the Rossi family, but remembers the stories her grandmother used to tell her about the Lombardi royalty before they were shamed and their fortunes lost. As the last in the Lombardi line, she wants to restore the name of Lombardi in town, but she's going to have to work her way up the political ladder, one rung at a time.
Difficulty: 2
Camillo Mancini, Carlo Mancini
Carlo Mancini is used to calling the shots and from an early age he was prepped to take over the family business. But when his father suddenly passed away he was left with more responsibility than he could handle, including the happiness of his younger brother. Can Carlo keep it all together?
Difficulty: 1
Giacomo Modena
Giacomo likes to steal...a lot. He can't help himself! When he finds something he's interested in, he has to have it! When he saw Florence Taylor he knew he had to steal her heart. Can she ever love him and his thieving ways?
Difficulty: 1
Pepe Moretti
For Pepe Moretti sports is life. Wife? Kids? Hobbies? No time! The game is his family now. Who needs balance when you have sports?! His fit figure will last forever, right?
Difficulty: 2
Noel Perry, Emma Perry
Noel and Emma knew living together would be fun! Sisters who just reached adulthood, in a beautiful town, living the good life! Both girls loves to party and have fun, but Emma wants to be responsible too. Can she convince her sister that it's time to grow up?
Difficulty: 1
Lia Rasi
After retiring last year from a successful opera career, Lia has spent her time gardening and collecting fine art. By all accounts, she has a wonderful life, but she can't help but wonder what life would be like with a partner. Can there be a romantic ending to Lia's aria?
Difficulty: 1
Jalissa Rivers
Jalissa Rivers is the toast of the town and she knows it. If there is an event, she's on the list. If there is a new style, she's had it first. Her confidence is clear but she wonders if her talented colleagues can take her seriously at her new position at the symphony?
Difficulty: 3
Paola Romano, Orlando Romano, Luigi Ricardo
Paola was living a good life when her husband suddenly passed away. Very quickly her life turned from comfortable to barely making ends meet. Luckily her brother offered to move in to help with bills and providing a male role model to her young son Orlando. Orlando hasn't smiled in months and she can't help but wonder if her family can ever recover.
Difficulty: 2
Constanzo Rossi, Adalina Rossi
As the mayor of the town, Constanzo Rossi believes he has it all: love from his beautiful wife, respect and friendship from the townspeople, and all the money he could need. When he finds out that his lovely wife Adalina is pregnant he can't help but wonder, can any one man really be this lucky?
Difficulty: 1
Sebastiana Russo
Whatever it is, Sebastiana hates it. Cookies from small children? Gross! Sweet smelling roses? Ugly! Visitors? Never! Sebastiana has no friends, has no family and that's the way she likes it.
Difficulty: 3
Vanna Seng, Kannitha Seng, Chan Seng, Khang Seng
Kannitha feels like the odd girl out. She excels in school, has plenty of friends, and is heading towards a bright future, but to her fitness buff she might as well be invisible. Her parents and brother are the pinnacle of health and in her family longer sprints are far more exciting than chess awards. Can Kannitha stand out in a family of winners?
Difficulty: 3
Su Lin Chang, Marcello Stefani, Rosaria Stefani
Su Lin Chang always gets what she wants. A husband? Done. A child? Done. A corporate reputation that makes everyone fears the name Chang? Done! She's smart and ruthless but will her lack of consideration for others catch up to her?
Difficulty: 1
Florence Taylor
Florence has always been a hopeless romantic. When Giacomo Modena asked to go steady she thought she'd found the one, but she's been hearing some nasty rumors about his sticky fingers. Is Giacomo really her perfect prince?
Difficulty: 1
Luis Toledo
Luis was happy to pass on his restaurant to Gino Ferrari and spend his spare time out on the water fishing. All of his time is his own now and all the food he cooks, he enjoy. He recently started thinking that maybe it would be a little more fun cooking for two?
Difficulty: 1
Simona Valenci
Simona doesn't have much money or a very big home but you'd never know it by looking at her. She keeps her money woes to herself, always dresses her best, and eats well from her home grown garden. Having to cook from her garden gave her a few skills in cooking, so she's trying her hand at the culinary career. Can she cook her way to a new life?

Returning families[edit | edit source]

Difficulty: 3
Eduardo GilsCarbo, Carlotta GilsCarbo, Goopy GilsCarbo
The GilsCarbo family lives the simple life. Eduardo expresses his passion for music and Carlotta joyfully cares for her family. They love their happy baby, Goopy, and find his early obsession with cowboys and plaid endearing.
Difficulty: 2
Valentine Monty, Silvia Monty
Silvia lived a full life with a loving husband and a perfect son. After her son left to start a family and her husband passed away she was worried about spending her final years alone. But with grandchildren nearby, topped with the fact that she's starting to see her husband around again lately; Silvia knows that she won't be alone for long.
Difficulty: 4
Patrizio Monty, Isabella Monty, Bianca Monty, Antonio Monty
The Monty's are everything that a family should be: happy, successful (sic), loved. They have a rich and wonderful life with a large family and tons of friends. There is no way they could one day meet another family who would become their ultimate rivals...
Difficulty: 2
Francisca Pantalone, Vincentio Pantalone
Vincentio and Francisca Pantalone had one beautiful daughter and their one beautiful daughter got married and gave them MANY beautiful grandchildren. Will they be able to keep up with the multiple bundles of joy.

Deceased Sims[edit | edit source]

One Sim is already deceased at the start of the game, but still playable as a ghost:

In the Monte Vista cemetery, there are five Sims already deceased. Unlike Valentine Monty, they are not playable at the start of the game.

Homeless Sims[edit | edit source]

NPCs[edit | edit source]

Townies[edit | edit source]

Pre-Release[edit | edit source]

Announcement[edit | edit source]

Monte Vista was announced on October 10, 2012 in the Maxis live broadcast. There were no rumors to the world before the announcement. It also features a premium content known as The Woodfire Oven, which Sims cook new recipes such as pizzas, calzones and lasagnes. On November 21, there was an announcement stating that Monte Vista would be available for purchase from the store in December 6, 2012 and from retail stores in January 8, 2013.

Live Chat[edit | edit source]

A live chat was announced on November 21, 2012 and broadcast on November 27 at 10am PST/6pm GMT. Lisa Smith and Sarah Holding, the producers of Monte Vista and the hosts for the chat, gave an in-depth walkthrough of the town and questions from the community were answered.[14]

According to the live chat:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Several street names are referenced to make Monte Vista Italian-themed.
    • Desdamona Drive - Desdemona (in a play Othello) is the name of a character who is Venetian, a person who lives in Venice, Italy.
    • Verona Way and Via Veronaville - Verona is a city in the Veneto region at northern Italy. Verona is famous for the play Romeo and Juliet and in The Sims 2, for Veronaville.
    • Toscana Drive - Toscana is Tuscany in Italian, a region in Italy.
    • Bella Vista Drive - Bella is "beautiful" in Italian. It may be referenced to Bella Goth as well, and "Bellavista" is also the Italian name for Pleasantview.
    • Stella Street - Stella is "star" in Italian.
    • Regalia Court - Regalia means the privileges (e.g. executive power) and the insignia (e.g. crowns and other symbols of office) characteristic of a sovereign, or ruler, in Latin.
  • A few street names are used from Veronaville.
    • Avon Avenue
    • Bard Boulevard
    • Chorus Court
    • Stratford Street
    • Via Veronaville
  • Due to the appearance of the Monty family, the numerous shared street names, some which directly mention Veronaville, the presence of Octavius Capp in the local graveyard as well the similar architecture, some players have theorized that Monte Vista in fact is Veronaville, or that the towns are close together, similar to the connection between Sunset Valley, Neighborhood 1 and Pleasantview. However, Monte Vista is entirely based on Italy, while Veronaville has a comparatively small "Italian" side, with the majority of it's buildings being in a decidedly Northern European style.
  • "Monte Vista" is a partial phonetic anagram of "Mona Lisa", a famous painting made by an Italian artist called Leonardo Da Vinci. The phrase itself roughly translates to "Mountain View".
16th Century Monte Vista Globe Bar.
  • Monte Vista is themed after a typical Italian hilltop town and resembles cities in the Tuscany region of Italy, including Volterra and Monteriggioni.
  • As noted by Rebecca Sherin, the town was based on San Gimignano [15]
  • Monte Vista is mentioned in the object description of the "16th Century Monte Vista Bar Globe" from The Sims 4: Vintage Glamour Stuff. It was created by a Sim named J. Marano.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

These photos are taken from Dotsim.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. It also costs SG$26 and AU$20.
  2. It also costs SG$42 and AU$33.
  3. If the player has The Sims 3: Seasons, the lot can be converted into a Festival Ground by download it from SimGuruSemedi page for free.
  4. If the player has The Sims 3: Ambitions, on the lot is placed junkyard Grady's Junkstop
  5. If the player has The Sims 3: Ambitions, on the lot is placed consignment store Landgraab Sell n' Swap
  6. If the player has The Sims 3: Ambitions, on the lot is placed salon Barney's Salon and Tattoo
  7. If the player has The Sims 3: Showtime, on the lot is placed live show venue Mick's Master Karaoke
  8. If the player has The Sims 3: Showtime, on the lot is placed coffeehouse Flying V's Coffeehouse
  9. If the player has The Sims 3: Showtime, on the lot is placed private venue Port-A-Party Mini Warehouse
  10. If the player has The Sims 3: Ambitions, on the lot is placed fire station Community Fire Department
  11. If the player has The Sims 3: Pets, on the lot is placed Petite Pony Equestrian Center
  12. If the player has The Sims 3: Supernatural, on the lot is placed elixir consignment store Aleister's Elixirs and Sundries
  13. If the player has The Sims 3: Supernatural, on the lot is placed supernatural hangout Varg's Tavern
  15. Rebecca Shearin Worlds

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Sunlit Tides
August 23, 2012
Worlds in The Sims 3 Followed by
Aurora Skies
February 21, 2013

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