Stay at Monteverdi
Let the cobbled streets of this village-hotel complex transport you to the pleasures of a bygone time. Monteverdi celebrates the spirit of Tuscany, and it does this in several distinct ways. From iron-wrought lanterns and stone floors, to rustic wood-beamed ceilings, suites retain authenticity and evoke enchantingly dreamy nights.Exteriors, too, maintain their original façades. They are elevated by terraced tables, lavender bushes and an enticing lap pool. Relish a quiet afternoon reading, beneath the sweet shade of fig and olive trees. Dine al fresco with a glass of local vintage or in the Library Bar, where private chefs wait to create exclusive treats. Prepare for private vineyard tastings, Etruscan ruins visits and Florence shopping trips. Alternative bespoke tours are also on the cards.
Sat almost in between Florence and Rome, you can choose to fly into whichever city suits most. Either drive should be no more than a couple of hours, and from the hotel, the Sarteano commune is conveniently closeby.
Stays at this boutique property number just 20. A classical ode to the charms of Tuscan life, they marry modernity with traditional decor. Lovingly reimagined from former Medieval homes, villas feature sleek kitchens with either a private garden or terrace space.
Who is it for
The vibe is rural and romantic, making this an idyllic spot for couples. The private village houses on-site range 2-6 bedrooms, so families and larger groups will also find all they need for a cherished escape.
Facilities & activities
Facilities are great, and comprise an intriguing spa, restaurant and multiple bars. Culinary offerings are plentiful, ranging from small plates and wine in the enoteca to delightful breakfasts out on the terrace. The hotel even has its own gallery, and is known to host events in the fields of music, art and film.