Montorio is a truly magical place. This was our fourth consecutive visit and each time we leave, we promise to return again.
Picture this. A beautifully restored ancient building situated on its own little knoll just outside the hilltop town of Montepulciano. Stunning panoramic views of the southern Tuscan countryside. Simple and well maintained gardens and terrace overlooking the renaissance church of San Biagio. Mature cypress trees to keep you cool and plenty of room and sunbeds to laze about in the sun. Even on the hottest of days at the height of summer, a cooling breeze seems to create a natural outdoor AC system. Very tastefully designed apartments with Italian furniture and all the facilities one needs for a self catering holiday. Montorio really is a truly magical place.
If you can drag yourself away from Montorio, there are plenty of picturesque hilltop towns to visit nearby, for example, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza and Montichello (go there in the evening time to see the sunset). Along the way, you will meander through the rolling Tuscan hills, a treat in itself. Florence is 90 minutes away and San Gimignano, Siena, Cortona etc are also within easy reach. You can even go to Rome by train on a day trip from nearby Chiusi station – about 20 minutes away by car - cars can be hired at the station also if you are coming from Rome or other cities and don’t relish the thought of driving on the A1.
The owner of Montorio, Stefania, is extremely helpful and friendly. She has excellent English and always has good suggestions for trips and restaurants.
A stay in Montorio will be unforgettable and no matter how long you spend there it won’t be long enough!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Montorio is an ancient residence constructed in 1300. The story goes that perhaps it was originally a convent inhabited by brothers who chose this suggestive and contemplative position in front of the parish Church of Santa Maria, in whose place today rises the Tempio di San Biagio, a work of Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, built in the 1500’s. At the end of the ’90’s, the property was in a complete state of abandon and decay, when my family bought this beautiful ruin, and which today has become a fascinating and elegant holiday house. Your unique locationSitting on a hill at the foot of Montepulciano, it has in front of it the imposing Church of San Biagio, behind it you see the gentle Sienese hills , with their beautiful vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields. Art, history, nature meet at Montorio, which with its exclusive position offers you the privilege of a stay in a country house on a step from the town. Today Montorio is subdivided into apartments, each one with an independent entrance, furnished in a Tuscan style, restrained and elegant. Each one has been given a name of an illustrious personality that has given prestige and splendor to this jewel of the Renaissance today called the ‘Pearl of the 1500’s’.To ensure privacy to our guests, at the entrance of the property there is a gate that we keep closed and at the time of check in we will provide our guests of a remote control ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Montorio Hotel Montepulciano