We spent a wonderful week in Villa Ampella la Torre. High spec accommodation with plenty of space and quality furnishings -the firm yet comfy mattress was just right for someone like me with a dodgy back! Views from all the bedrooms were wonderful particularly those from the tower bedroom.
The outside seating area had a view that took your breath away - perfect for early morning coffee or warm evenings with a glass of wine. Wildlife lovers will be delighted by views of bee eaters, hoopoes on the lawn,views of deer and the dusk song of the nightingales- amazing!
We spent our days visiting the hill top towns of Montalcino, Pienza , Montepulciano not forgetting Siena of course, We recommend a visit to La Foce a beautiful garden open for garden tours on Wednesday afternoons - close to Chianciano Terme. Take time to visit the abbey of Sant Antimo just south of Montalcino for its peaceful beauty and for those that like walking try a forest/river trail in the lower slopes of Mount Amiata.
This is the time of year when everything is lush and green, the poppy fields were just amazing as were the vast array of wild flowers. It is also a quiet time of year outside of the busy tourist season so the towns (apart from Siena) were relatively uncrowded.
We loved the nearby town of Montisi and highly recommend eating at Da Roberto (see our trip advisor review).
One week at Villa Ampella is not enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Podere Ampella is a collection of 11 houses and villas perched on a hill overlooking the val dorcia valley. Each home has a private garden and large dining and living area with fantastic views.All homes have access to the swimming pool and some have private swimming pools.We generally rent weekly but can also offer short stays in the off peak periods.The properties are self catering and are fully fitted for all your needs to make your holiday a truly home from home experience.Each home is equipped for al fresco dining with individual barbecuesand outdoor furniture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Podere Ampella Italy/San Giovanni D'Asso, Tuscany