Our stay at Montelandi was incredible in every way! I so miss the pace of life we experienced in Tuscany, from waking to the sound of the bells as the sheep crossed the fields to the sensible 1:00-4:00 daily siestas to the 2 hour meals out on the veranda. Not only was the place special, but the amazing people only added to the charm – Claudio and Monica took care of our every need and made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. Mariangela and Guido were absolute gems; after having them prepare a delicious meal for us, we just had to have them come back to give us a cooking class. I could tell from Mariangela's stories how special Montelandi is to all of you. We are looking forward to a delivery of Brunello wine from Santa Guilia -- this will give us a chance to sit down and reminisce over our trip (not that I am not already thinking about it every day). Thank you for making this all possible!
Elaine and Jeff Zullo
A group of 12, minus 1, loved our Italian holiday stay at Montelandi. It was a beautiful, RUSTIC TUSCAN VILLA. We would like to thank Michael and Claudio for a wonderful, authentic experience. It was a wonderful home base for a group of friends or family for a holiday get a way to explore the region of Tuscany and/or other close by regions. It was a bit hard to find at first, but once we found it, we realized it was a part of the remote experience. The breathtaking views around the villa and the fields were a perfect place to come home to, and the pictures did not do it justice. Exploring the local culture including the small quaint towns close by could never be duplictted. Some of the towns were Montalcino, Montepulciano, Buonconvento and Pirenza. Mariangela and Guido cooked two delicious meals for us and we were so grateful for the cultural indulgence of the local cuisine for two evenings. We also enjoyed nearby Buonconvento and found the food, "mysterious" setting (behind a fort) and service to be wonderful and reasonably priced. Villa Montelandi holds beautiful memories for all 11 of us. One day I will return, perhaps with other loved ones and friends. Thank you again for a lifechanging experience. I will and have recommended this Italian villa for future vacations to family and friends. KMP
When I started palnning a vacation to Tuscany for 12 women, I looked at many villas that would accomadate our group. When I found Montelandi, I knew this is where we had to go!
With the help of the owner, we planned to have a chef come the first night to prepare dinner since we would be traveling all day from Philadelphia, PA. We got lost driving from Rome. Not only did the chef wait hours for us to arrive, they came and to escort us in (well above and beyond their reposnsibilities!) The dinner was delicious and more than we had anticipated.Thank you Mariangela and Guido!
Claudio, the caretaker, also waited on our arrival. He explained where everything was. We were very lucky to have a natural born Italian with us to translate. He also agreed to do some food shoppong for us so we had coffee and food for the morning. He took care of what we needed for our stay.
When we woke up, we got our first experience of the beautiful views from the back deck and patio. You could see the rolling hills of Tuscany for miles. I could have stayed and just looked out for hours. It is a view I will remember for a lifetime.
Each day we day tripped to various towns in Tuscany. Everything was within driving distance...Siena, Florence, Piza, Assisi, San Gimignano.
The owner and Claudio helped us arrange a wine tour with Paola Cialdini. This was my favorite day! We explored 3 local vineyards and had a meal with the owners. Many cases of wine were sent back to the USA. We did not have to worry about driving, they picked us up and dropped us back to the villa.
When I think what we, here in USA, believe to be old, and I stayed at a villa dating
back to the 1500's, I am amazed and so truly grateful we choose Montelandi as our charming home away from home for our time in Tuscany. Old world charm and character... best describes this villa.
Thank you Michael for giving us the opportunity to experience your Montelandi!
I stayed in May with a group of 12 women and it was the perfect place for a crew of that size. We had plenty of space to gather in the kitchen for breakfast every morning and then again to end the day with fun stories in the large living room. The best part was the amazing views of the rolling hillside, meandering sheep and expansive blue sky that could be seen from any window or the lovely back veranda. A care taker checked on us daily and made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend this lovely place to those wanting to experience an authentic Tuscan getaway.
It has been just about a few weeks since we returned from Montelandi and my friends, a group of 12, loved our stay! (Except for one person that complained about everything and everyone, she never appreciated the beauty of the Villa or Tuscany) Thank you Michael for making your home available to us. Montelandi remains as beautiful in my memory as the perfect home base for us as we explored Tuscany. We enjoyed the truly stunning views overlooking Montalcino while having our morning coffee in the mornings, the breathtaking views all around the villa and the fields were a perfect place to come home to every night and a calming feel to unwind after each day of exploration and sightseeing. Claudio was a great help to us during our stay and was always interested to know if everything was okay, he was there every morning making sure we had "no problema" and he even did grocery shopping for our morning breakfast, amazing!!!!!!!. Mariangela and Guido cooked some delicious meals for us and we were so grateful for the experience. We also thoroughly enjoyed the nearby Buonconvento and found the food, setting and service to be delicious,
Villa Montelandi was the perfect place to bring together friends From the moment we arrived we knew we had made the right choice, we felt right at home.
Villa Montelandi will hold a very special place in the hearts of all 11 of us, in fact we all keep dreaming of being back there. Highly recommended to anyone looking for the perfect Tuscan base to bring family and friends.
Thanks for the Memories.....
Montelandi exceeded my expectations!!! A true Tuscan Villa with amazing views and everything you need to relax. Twelve of us stayed and used Montelandi as a home base for our day trips. The caretaker checked on us everyday to make sure we had what we needed and was very accommodating (and we weren't easy!). The two nights we had the chef come in and cook for us.....the food was delicious and the service was impeccable!!! We truly were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. I have already recommended Montelandi to several friends. This was a vacation I will treasure for the rest of my life....I have never enjoyed my stay anywhere as I did Montelandi!!! Pauline M