Our stay at the Relais Ortaglia was outstanding! The grounds are well-kept, peaceful and beautiful with a gorgeous pool and fantastic views. The rooms have all the necessary amenities while still maintaining all of the old world charm we were looking for, but most importantly they are very clean. Ours had its own private balcony on which we could sit to watch the gorgeous sunsets.There was also a lovely terrace overlooking the rolling hills and vineyards, which was a perfect place to end the night with a glass of wine in hand.
The villa is situated very close to the town of Montepulciano - just a five minute drive - which is a very picturesque, quaint and charming town perched on the edge of a hill. The is plenty to do and see there, and the restaurants we ate at were superb. Not to miss is a wine cellar located about three stories down below street level (in a cave). The owner gives free wine tastings, too!
Terenzio and Mara are friendly, speak English well, and are very helpful. Every morning Terenzio took time to give us detailed directions for us to tour the region, and had many great suggestions for what to see and do, and even where to eat when we got there. We took a cooking class the last evening we were there, with wines served from Terenzio's own vineyards. The food was fresh and delicious, and I highly recomend the cooking class if you are at all interested in good, fresh food cooked in a true Tuscan kitchen with awesome hosts.
I would stay there again in a heartbeat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “Between Arts and Paridise”. This certainly is the most appropriate way to describe the location of our farmhouse.In fact ORTAGLIA is casted towards the art of Montepulciano, with its roofs which show all the shades of garnet red, and the dome of San Biagio, third in the word for wideness and significance.On the same time the hill where the farmhouse stands out is plunged into the tranquillity and the charm of the tuscan countryside, muse of famous artists and poets.On the top of this hill, between art and paradise, in the middle of seventeen century have been laid the foundations of the ORTAGLIA farmhouse. ... more less
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