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.
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!
We really enjoyed our brief stay at this beautiful place, the swimming pool looked so inviting I just wish we had come a few weeks before, when it was hotter! Alessandro kindly gave us a bottle of his own lovely wine from his vineyard, and recommended some good local places to eat.
Every time I think an airbnb property cannot get any better I am shocked by the next and this place has the wow factor! Amazing setting in a vineyard, beautiful house and pool, full of old world charm, it takes your breath away. The host is a true gentleman and he arranged for the local restaurant to do us a late lunch , he recommended a great evening restaurant and even arranged the taxi as we wanted to drink a little wine! We even bought some of the wine from the vineyard the house is set on! If you want peace and quiet with all the amenities this is the place! Make sure you get good directions as sat nav will only get you close! That's why we had late lunch! Give the cat some milk!
Alessandro has such a beautiful villa. Unfortunately we were only able to stay one night. We were saved when Alessandro accepted our request the morning of the day that we needed to stay. We had been staying at another location in Montepulciano the previous three nights and needed to escape. The villa is in a wonderful location, close to the "town". The accommodations are superb - wonderful linens, comfortable bedding, great bath towels and a hair dryer too! We would love to come back when we can stay much longer. Thank you Alessandro!
Tip: It is a short distance from the right turn with all the signs with arrows. Il Molinaccio will be on your right. The sign is wooden with engraved red lettering. We missed it the first time.
This is the best b&b in our 22 days' honeymoon trip in EU. You should try Alessandro's Tuscany cooking, it is awesome and you could watch enjoy the cooking process as well. Swimming pool is impeccable,and after a good swim you could just walk up to the hill in Alessandro's grape garden. Alessandro is very passionate and lovely host. If you want to get rid of the urban life, it is your best choice.
We can't say enough good things about our three night stay at Il Molinaccio. It was the highlight of our 2 week vacation through France and Italy. Marco was very helpful during the booking process and even provided us with a lengthy list of recommendations in preparation for our trip.
We were greeted by the very friendly Alessandro. He showed us around the property and offered us a glass of his delicious wine. He even made us a reservation for our first evening at one of his favorite restaurants up in town
We knew it would be a beautiful place from the pictures, but you can't truly appreciate it until you are actually there. The accommodations are comfortable and spacious. We loved wandering through the vineyards and relaxing around the gorgeous pool. Throughout the trip Alessandro stopped by the villa to offer his expertise in the area. One of the many highlights was cooking alongside his lovely wife, Edy. They prepared us our best meal in Italy! We also enjoyed the 3D archery course; something new for both of us.
I highly recommend Il Molinaccio. We hope to return with family and friends one day. Thank you so much for your generous and warm hospitality! Audrey and Steve
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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!