Montebello

Tuscany, Siena, Montalcino

    • Sleeps 8 Guests
    • Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 280 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Airport distance:
      Florence 110 km
      Rome 170 km

    € 2650 - 4350 per week

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    Overview

    A farmhouse with stunning views

    Montebello is located at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level. It stands on its own and benefits of complete privacy. The house is reached by a 4 km country gravel road. This beautiful valley is a nature preserve located in the southernmost part of Tuscany with magnificent views 360 degrees around. Shimmering olive groves, stone paths dotted with cypress trees, endless vineyards and centuries-old chestnut trees surround the immediate vicinity, and the nearby villages of Colle Sant’Angelo (10 km) and Montalcino (17 km) can be seen from the property’s altitude.

    The old stone farmhouse dates back to the 18th century, having evolved over the centuries to what it is today, a charming building with many hooks and corners. The large living room with open fireplace lies on the first floor of the house and leads onto 3 of the 4 bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. The decoration of the house is full of taste; mostly using textiles from a Tuscan weavery located near Arezzo. In front of the kitchen door a vine-covered pergola with table and chairs for outdoor meals looks out over the wide and open valley. 

    The pool measures 4 x 15 metres and is equipped with deck chairs and sun beds. An outdoor shower, as well as a pergola for shade will make this area the centre of your outdoor life.

    In Montalcino (20 minutes by car) a good choice of excellent restaurants can be found and there are all kind of shops - supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bank. In the nearer village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate (10 minutes by car) there is a small Cappuccino bar and a small grocery shop.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Liebe Frau Roehrig,
    We are just returned from our holiday in Tuscany, and a hugely happy stay in Montebello, and I would like to thank you and your staff for your help in making this possible.
    The villa is just perfect, and exceeded all of our expectations. We were overwhelmed too by the warmth and kindness of Alessandro, who proved to be the most generous and solicitous of hosts. Stupidly, in the anxiety of our departing with time enough for the drive back to the airport, I neglected to ask Alessandro for either his home or his e-mail address, as I very much would like to write and thank him again for all that he did to make our stay so memorable.
    Therefore, I would be grateful if you could please approach him on my behalf and ask for his permission for you to let me have his contact details. I could, of course, send him a text message, but prefer not to as I do not belong to the generation for whom that is the most favoured means of communication! I hope to hear from you.
    R. Balyuzi, September 2007

    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 4 x 15m / salt water pool 
    • Pool can be gated on request
    • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite TV
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Large fridge with freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Electric kettle
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hair dryer
    • Loggia
    • Garden
    • Barbecue grill
    • Parking
    Touring ideas

    Abbazia di S. Antimo 9 km
    Castelnuovo dell'Abate 9 km
    Bagno Vignoni 17 km
    Montalcino 17 km
    Bagno San Filippo 18 km
    San Quirico d’Orcia 20 km
    Pienza 30 km
    Montepulciano 36 km
    Abbazia di Monte Oliveto 35 km
    Siena 60 km
    Cortona 80 km
    Castiglione della Pescaia (coast) 85 km
    San Gimignano 92 km
    Orvieto 95 km
    Arezzo 90 km
    Monte Argentario (coast) 85 km
    Volterra 100 km
    Perugia 100 km
    Florence 127 km
    Assisi 130 km
    Rome 170 km

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  • Activities

    Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino.

    Montepulciano is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy’s best today. The many churches and handsome palazzi, the steep cobbled alleys and vine-trailing stone bastions are essential viewing for anyone venturing south of Siena. On a clear day from the top of the town you have tremendous panoramic views across the countryside, stretching towards Assisi’s Monte Subasio, Monte Amiata, the Val d’Orcia, Pienza, and even the towers of Siena.

    Pienza, the unfinished “utopian” city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. In just three years the cathedral, the papal and bishop’s palaces and the central part of the town were completed, but the extensive project ended abruptly when Pius died only two years after the consacration of the cathedral.

    The Val d’Orcia is a wide valley south of Siena through which the old Via Francigena (the chief route linking Rome with the north) used to lead, passing castles and fortified towns, some of them dating back as far as the eighth century.

    In San Quirico make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church).

    Monte Oliveto Maggiore: This abbey was founded by three Sienese noblemen who left the city to live a life dedicated to prayer, religion, etc. and who founded the Olivetan order – an off-shoot of the Benedictines. The most important thing to see at this still active and working Monastery is the cycle of frescoes that decorate the monumental cloister. They describe the live of Saint Benedict and were painted by Signorelli and Sodoma. There are also some beautiful marquetry stalls in the church itself.  It is a very magical and serene place set in the midst of exceptionally beautiful countryside. It is home to a dozen monks who specialize in restoring old books, and make wine, honey and olive oil.

    Sant’Anna in Camprena is a rambling monastery on the road between Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia. A very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. In the refectory there is a fresco by the renaissance painter Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, known as Il Sodoma.

    Sant’Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Originally founded by Charlemagne in 800, the abbey was once home to a prominent Benedictine community. Creamy stone bricks, luminous Volterran alabaster, playful carvings and frescoes of animals give it a peculiarly sunny air. A group of French Cistercian monks now runs the abbey, celebrating Mass with Gregorian chants several times a day.

    Tuscany is famous for its hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Close to Vivo d’Orcia is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its therapeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool – a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkovsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nostalgia. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world’s smallest thermal spa – a telephone booth, a few old houses, an outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations, and one small hotel with a public pool.

    Fashion addicts can splurge out at the famous Prada factory outlet, which lies on to road to Florence.

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    Montebello

    Ground floor:
    1 living kitchen with French windows onto front of house and the garden with pergola
    1 family room with TV, comfortable sofas, table for games
    1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (bathtub)
    First floor:
    Loggia
    1 large living room with fireplace
    1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (bathtub)
    2 twin bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (shower)

    Grounds:
    Landscaped garden with oak trees, lavender, roses, broom, rosemary and sage
    Wine covered pergola with table and chairs for outdoor meals
    Saltwater pool 4 x 15 m, 1.40 m deep with second pergola for shade
    Outdoor shower

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    01 Jan 2020 - 04 Apr 2020
    31 Oct 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
    2650 EUR
    04 Apr 2020 - 16 May 2020
    26 Sep 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
    3050 EUR
    16 May 2020 - 27 Jun 2020
    29 Aug 2020 - 26 Sep 2020
    3650 EUR
    27 Jun 2020 - 29 Aug 2020
    4350 EUR

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    RENT INCLUDES

    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Electricity
    • Air conditioning 
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning 
    • Should you have rented Montebello for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.

    EXTRAS

    • Heating (if required): metered. The cost is EUR 5/m2 (there is a gas meter and every unit costs EUR 5). Please be aware that central heating is very expensive in Italy. The average cost for one week in winter varies from EUR 200 to EUR 300 according to the outdoor temperature and the amount of time the heating is turned on. This is an estimate, for 4 - 5 hours heating per day. In mid season the cost is accordingly lower.
    • Wood for fireplace: EUR 15 per basket
    • Baby bed with linen and high chair available. Baby bed: EUR 15 per week. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 4th birthday. 
    • Pets allowed: EUR 50 domestic pet supplement per week

    SECURITY DEPOSIT

    EUR 500 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): EUR 15 per hour
    • Typical Tuscan meal on your first evening, after a long trip, and during the week (from Monday to Friday): EUR 35 per adult, EUR 18 per child (up to 12 years of age). No cost for children up to the age of 5. The dinner is delivered to your house at 7.30 pm on the evening of your arrival. The dinner consists of an antipasto, a pasta dish, a main course, vegetables and salad, dessert. Included in the price is water plus bread. A minimum of 4 meals is required.
    • First shopping: EUR 150 (expenses for a few basics and shopping time included). The shopping list includes: 2 kg bread, butter, jam, eggs, cheese, milk, 1 packet Earl Grey tea, 1 packet coffee, natural yoghurt, orange juice, fruit of the season, 2 kg pasta (noodles), tomato sauce, 1 salami, 1 piece of delicious pecorino (local sheep cheese), 1 piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and tomatoes, extra vergin olive oil, mineral water, beer.

    NOTES

    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday during high and low season
    • During both mid seasons the house can be booked for a minimum stay of 5 nights: prices on request. 
    • Pool opening dates: mid of May - end of September

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