2 bedroom/2 bath townhouse conceived by renowned Italian designer, Illaria Miani.
Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia Villa 4
The Monteverdi Estate sits high on a hill close to some of the Val d'Orcia's most fascinating towns and villages such as Pienza and Montepulciano, within easy reach of Siena and equidistant between Rome and Florence. It's an area that rivals Chianti for its wealth of exploring possibilities.
San Pietro is a townhouse in the hilltop village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro. From the village there are spoectacular views over one of the world's most impressive landscapes, the Val d'Orcia.
World-famous wine estates such as the Brunellos are here and others such as Tenuta di Trinoro are right on the doorstep. This isn't the manicured farmland of Chianti, the skies seem bigger and the landscape is bold and dramatically beautiful. San Pietro is one of the charming villas set within the Monteverdi estate offering the best of both worlds: peace and tranquility as well as the convenience of the estate facilities.
Set over two floors, San Pietro is wired for sound and vision with Wi-Fi and flat screen TV. There are 2 beautifully designed bedrooms with the privacy of being on separate floors, with extremely comfortable matresses, beamed ceilings, wooden floors and grand scale bathrooms with rain shower. The property has its own 1,000 bottle wine cellar with table and chairs for intimate dining experiences. Upstairs the ultra modern kitchen is equipped well enough for the most technical of chefs to weave their magic. This flows into the living room, a lovely relaxing space with handcrafted bookshelves filled with plenty of books. San Pietro's interiors have been created by famous Italian designer Ilaria Miani. Old beams, natural wood and local stone combine with contemporary four poster beds, angle-poise lamps, beautiful colours and fabrics.
In summer the Estate invites scholars and artists and puts on exhibitions, concerts and operas in the local church of Santa Andrea and its little piazza. Guests eat al fresco, are invited to enjoy the festivities, chat to the artists from all over the world, or keep to themselves. Guests have the support of Monteverdi's excellent concierge, daily breakfast is included and the estates private chef is available to cook meals, or you can dine at the estate's renowned little café.
Food and wine at Monteverdi are an important part of the experience. The Estate has its own Executive Chef, Paolo Colucci, who's philosophy is to use the finest of fresh local ingredients and pair them to perfection to create true Tuscan cooking. One of Paolo's signature dishes is a lavender risotto where the lavender is harvested literally seconds before its introduction to the dish. Monteverdi's private wine cellars include many highly sought after local appelations from elegant Brunellos to sweet Vin Santos.
2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
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- Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia
- Special Selection
- Deluxe World Class Property
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- Within walking distance of a village
Bedroom suite one, with ensuite bathroom, Living area
Recommended Local Restaurants
Monteverdi-Via di Mezzo Castiglioncello del Trinoro Tel. 0578 268 146 http://monteverdituscany.com/dining/ In this little village, there is a fine dining restaurant, Ormea, and a wine bar featuring lighter meals and 32 wines by the glass. All in a beutiful location with great views. The room is beautiful, designed by Illaria Miani. Moderate prices.
10 minutes drive:
Santa Chiara-Via costa Santa Chiara 30 - 53047 Sarteano Tel. 0578/265412 www.conventosantachiara.it Regional food in a 15th century convent in the country. Moderate prices.
Within 20 minutes:
Osteria Da Gagliano-Via Roma 5, 53047 Sarteano Tel. 0578268022 Nice regional specialities. Inexpensive to Moderate prices.
Hostaria Il Buco-via Della Pace 39 53042 Chianciano Terme Tel. 057830230 Just below the old town centre in the upper part of the town stands this small establishment with a warm, family atmosphere. The menu offers typical Tuscan recipes, homemade pasta, mushrooms and truffles. Inexpensive to moderate prices.
I Salotti-località Querce al Pino, strada statale 146 53043 Chiusi Tel. 0578274407 One Michelin star. Creative. This excellent restaurant with an elegant ambience and just a few tables offers two tasting menus. One that focuses on Tuscan traditions (meat only) and another that is equally balanced between meat and fish dishes. Expensive.
La Frateria di Padre Eligio-Convento St. Francesco, Cetona Tel. 0578/238261 - 0578/238015 www.lafrateria.com/pagina.asp?num=6 In a park, a medieval Franciscan monastery, managed by a community of former drug users, creative cuisine: mystical influences and tempting "sins" such as wine. Truly, one of the most beautiful, peaceful, and uplifting places that I have ever visited, and the food is exceptional. too. Expensive.
Castello Di Fighine-Localita Fighine 53040 San Casciano dei Bagni Tel. 0578 56158 One Michelin star. A dirt track leads to this magical spot, where a medieval castle offers views of the surrounding hills. Meals are served either in the attractive dining rooms or on the romantic wisteria covered terrace.
Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.
2016 Prices from $6700 per week. Villa may be rented for as short a period as three days.
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