My husband and I spent just over four months exploring all of Italy last fall (2012). We chose Montorio as a base for spending 5 magical weeks in Tuscany, from early November until mid-December. We rented the largest unit, and were very, very comfortable there. In fact, it was the nicest of all our rentals in Italy (and we had seen a lot!). Stefania was warm and gracious as our host, and helped us in every way, including tips on finding wonderful walking routes through the countryside. Our apartment was very tastefully decorated with two comfortable sofas, a large dining table, two spacious bedrooms and great beds. The bathroom was beautiful, especially the hand painted tiles. We were sad that the fireplace did not work, but the unit was cozy on all but the most cold and windy days, and afforded views of beautiful Tuscan country from all sides. We liked that we had outdoor space and a quiet, natural setting, but super-easy convenience of walking (OK, the walk is steep, but we are pretty athletic) or driving up to Montepulciano and other nearby hill towns. There were also two very good restaurants, a coffee bar, and a grocery within easy (no hills) walking distance from the property.
- 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