About This Listing
Il Molinaccio, an old watermill along the Salcheto river has 7 confortable rooms . The big swimming pool is cleaned using salt, a relief for the skin and eyes of our guests. A 3D Archery range is available. Enjoy our Wine,Grappa and Finocchiaccio
The watermill “Il Molinaccio”, near the renaissance town of Montepulciano, was already present in the old maps of the Granduchy of Tuscany . The original building, duly and let me say passionately restored, now reopens as a luxury country house where the guests may spend their time, in absolute quietness, surrounded by a colorful garden, bordered by century old oaks, our fruit grove and the vineyard.
In front of the villa, positioned among the walls of the old trench where the water was collected and, via a channel, sent to the watermill, there is the new infinity swimming pool.
It is not a normal pool chlorine, but a swimming pool cleaned with salt, that of Volterra Salt mines , the same used by the Etruscans . This disinfection system is a lot more healthy, no chemicals added. Among the advantages : less red eyes , the tan is better maintained and of course it is easier to swim. The water taste slightly and pleasantly salty.
The small forest is crossed by the river Salcheto, along which we have realized a walking footpath with natural bridges, good for plenty of exercise or relax, on the wooden handmade benches, enjoying the natural landscape. 3D targets, representing local animals, have been positioned along the river, upgrading it to a fully fledged Field Archery Range, where professional and amateurs may try their capabilities or learn this ancient sport with the help of a skilled trainer.
Il Molinaccio is by and far its 3.6 ha vineyard, whose grapes are used for our Rosso di Montepulciano DOC , named Il Golo, and for La Spinosa, our Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG.
Our marc is distilled into Grappa di Vino Nobile ( by the prestigious Nannoni distilleries) and we produce Il Finocchiaccio, alcoholic infusion of wild fennel harvested at our estate ( by Capalbio Liquori).
In order to fulfill our green spirit we have decided to start the certified transition to organic farming, which will be completed in the next years, we purify the water of our well, making us auto sufficient, and we have installed a photovoltaic plant that covers all our energy needs and let us offer free recharge for their electric vehicle to our guests.
Dinner is on request but have a try. Edy and Alessandro will surprise you with good local dishes full of the produces of our orchard. Our fruit is transformed in jam, good for breakfast or as filling in our pies.
On request we may organize Truffle search & find walks
Last but not least have a look to the fine posters, printed between WWI and II, placed on the walls of the spacious dining room.
Take it easy
Alessandro e Marco
Interaction with Guests
limited but available if needed
Other Things to Note
Montepulciano is placed in a way that you may do daily trips to Siena, Assisi and Orvieto as well as Rome and Florence.
Allesandro and Edy were great hosts and made us feel incredibly welcome upon arriving. The property and surrounding area is beautiful and were already planning our next trip back with friends. You have to try the home cooked Tuscan dinner as Edy and Allesandro are wonderful cooks. Allesandro also provided us directions and recommendations for local restaurants and each one was amazing. We've been recommending it to all of our friends since returning.
Ola Alessandro e Edy,
Adoramos a estadia. A Casa vale a pena se hospedar. Linda e aconchegante.
Paula e Henri (Brasil)
Alessandro was very welcoming when we arrived, answering all of our questions and even letting us sample some of his own wine he produced. Marco was really helpful when booking the room, making sure we had all the information we needed. The property and the whole surrounding area were very beautiful and would not hesitate to stay there again if we were ever in Montepulciano again.
Alessandro is an amazing host and Il Molinaccio is by far the best place we have stayed with airbnb. From the moment we arrived he went above and beyond what is required of a host. He was so warm, welcoming, and helpful. He took care of everything for us from dinner both nights (you must try his wife's cooking, it is fantastic) to helping us with our car troubles. The property is beautiful and we were able to sample both wines produced there, the grappa, a liquor made with fennel, and the olive oil and all were delicious. Can't wait to come back!
We had a lovely stay at Alessandro's residence. The room was extremely well presented with a very comfortable bed. The location is very peaceful and quiet. The property is beautiful and we very much enjoyed walking around the winery. Both Alessandro and Marco were very welcoming and we would certainly recommend this property to anyone travelling in this part of Italy.
Il Molinaccio è una struttura splendida, immersa nella natura e fedele allo stile della zona. La camera in cui eravamo alloggiata era confortevole e dotata di tutto il necessario, lo stesso dicasi per il bagno privato. Il salone in cui si fa colazione è accogliente e spazioso, oltre che molto bello, con il grande camino e la cucina attrezzata. La posizione dell'agriturismo è ottima, circondata dal verde ma ad una decina di minuti d'auto da Montepulciano. Alessandro è stato un ospite disponibile ed affabile, senza mai essere invadente, i suoi consigli sui ristoranti della zona si sono rivelati preziosi!
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About the Host, Alessandro
Nato a Sina ma residente a Montepulciano quasi da sempre, Alessandro sarà lieto di accogliervi presso il nostro agriturismo ed oltre ad essere un ottima guida per scoprire gli scorci nascosti di Montepulciano e dei paesi limitrofi , può prepararvi gustosi piatti locali come i Pici e le carni alla brace o, accompagnarvi a visitare i vigneti ed ad assaggiare il vino che producono oppure portarvi nel nostro bosco a tirare con l’arco nel percorso con sagome 3D, in ogni caso sarà lieto di coccolarvi durante il vostro soggiorno al Molinaccio.
I have been living in Montepulciano all my life and be sure I will be able to show you what Tuscany means. My friends consider me a good Chef and I will be delighted to propose you good local dishes for dinner , using our produce and local food when available. Il Molinaccio has been my Home till last year and I do consider it an incredible place for anybody willing to plug off and recharge its batteries.
By the way if you have an electric car you can recharge it at Il Molinaccio for free!