Placed in the 16th Century Historical Centre, next to the most beautiful and oldest wine cellar in Montepulciano (Cantina del Redi dè Ricci) , recently renovated, the spacious one-room
apartment, is warmly comfortable and it’s provided of every comfort. 50 square meters , sleeps 2, 1 bathroom
with shower, 55mq, bed and kitchen linen, towels, bathrobes provided. Water, electricity, and final cleaning included in the price ( extra linen and extra toilet paper: on payment)
Located at the ground floor, its position is excellent: central but at the same time quiet, you can reach walking in just a few minutes the best and most important historic and cultural
sites in Montepulciano: The Cathedral in Piazza Grande, the numerous Churches, the magnificient San Biagio Temple, and the many typical restaurants, shops, and cafès.
At your disposal in the apartment: detailed local maps with hiking routes; descriptions of suggested daily itineraries in the surrounding areas; bus/train schedules; information regarding local shops, bars, restaurants, museum, banks, post office etc., to make your stay easier and more enjoyable; small library of guide books for your use while my guests.
And for something truly bizarre and wonderful, there is the Bravio delle Botti - every year in late August, eight neighborhoods compete in a barrel-rolling contest (yes, that's right, barrel-rolling) in the town of Montepulciano. They roll empty wine barrels down the streets to the Piazza Grande and the winning neighborhood gets a cloth with the image of San Giovanni Decollato, and of course the bragging rights until the next year.
Actually they push barrels UP to Piazza Grande; these barrels weight less or more 80 kg., the race is 1800 meters long, and the spingitori (men that push barrel), 2 each barrel, do this in a bit more than 9 minutes. There are a lot of events connected to the race (it takes part every last Sunday of August) during the all week before and all along the Sunday such as: historical parades on Thursday night and Sunday afternoon, flags throwing, medieval shows and dinner in the contrade (the neighborhoods) almost every evening
LOCAL AREA DETAILS:
Montepulciano enjoys a particular strategic position from which set off towards the most important and interesting excursion in the Tuscany Land. Only a few kilometres away, you can discover the splendid Towns: Pienza, Monticchiello, San Quirico, Montalcino, Montefollonico,etc., easily to get to the main artistic Italian Cities: Siena, Firenze, Assisi, Arezzo, Perugia, Cortona, Roma, etc. In addiction at the previous places, you can visit the many Thermal Springs: Montepulciano, Chianciano, and the charming hot water in Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo, San Casciano dei Bagni.
Interaction with Guests
I live close the studio, so I'm always at your disposal (except when I'm at work!!)
Extra toilet paper: not provided.
For stays longer than 1 week: change linen provided.
Cinzia picked us up at the local bus stop, and had a home-made fruit tart waiting for us on our arrival. She had a map ready and gave us directions to the small market that was the best for food and other supplies. She continued to be helpful with public transportation schedules during our stay.
The apartment has new appliances and storage, the lighting is nice, the location is ideal, and the hooded robes were an unexpected treat.
Cinzia is a genuine and warm person and has made this apartment for two an ideal choice for a visit to Montepulciano.
We had an amazing stay in Montepulciano! Cinzia made us feel very welcome even baking a cake for our arrival. Her apartment was great and in a perfect location just steps away from the center of town. She went out of her way to make us feel at home and give us the information we needed about the town. I highly, highly recommend staying with Cinzia!
The flat was exactly as described and really worth it if you plan to stay in the historic center of Montipulciano. Cinzia is an amazing host, very friendly and helpful. I would certainly book it again next time I'm coming there.
Thanks for the wonderful Montepulciano experience, Cinzia!
Cinzia was a very welcoming host, the house was beautiful and very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much. Thankyou Cinzia for the cake, a lovely touch.
The hosts was very helpful. Everything was as advertised. The location was great , close to the upper part of town and easy to get to.
Cinzia è fantastico - una donna molte gentile e la casa sia molto molto bello. Grazie Cinzia!!!
Cinzia is a beautiful host and has a delightful house. It's central, clean & tastefully decorated.
My greatest passion is traveling and meet new people. I love reading, cooking, hiking in my beautiful Tuscany, scuba diving in warm seas and much, much more !!!!!!