About This Listing
Fonte Aulente is a Tuscan farmhouse from the 12th century recently restored surrounded by beautiful garden-park, 2 km from Montalcino with amazing views on Tuscan hills. We offer a beautiful apartment with independent entrance and all facilities.
The apartment is a part of an old tuscan farmhouse, with independent entrance and recently restored. You will find some unique and design pieces of furniture together with tuscan characteristic general character including wooden beams and stone floors.
The apartment can accommodate from two to five guests. The suite is self-contained and consists of a bedroom with panoramic views, ensuite bathroom with shower, and a living/dining area with kitchenette which opens onto the beautiful garden. A further twin bedroom is available on request, as well as a fold-out bed.
A beautiful park of almost 2 hectares with ancient cypress, olive and fruit trees surrounds the property. You can enjoy a morning jog or walk and a natural pool. You are welcome to pick any fruits that you find in the garden or to collect and try our aromatic herbs in your cuisine. You will also enjoy the scent of our lavender and rose flowers.
Interaction with Guests
We are always happy to advise you on restaurants, interesting activities to explore locally or visiting the great wineries in Montalcino territory.
Our neighborhood is famous for its breathtaking views and the whole valley of Val d'Orcia was recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its outstanding beauty. Montalcino is also known around the world for its excellent wine: Brunello di Montalcino, and you can visit one of the many wineries in the neighbourhood which offer tours and tastings. The little city of Montalcino is a medieval gem and offers restaurants, wine bars, music and theater festivals all year round. There are also hot springs available in many places within a short drive. The cities of Pienza, Siena and Florence are all close by and worth visiting.
In order to explore this part of Tuscany in the best way it is advisable to have your own car. The property is not served by public transportation.
Other Things to Note
Please let us know your arrival time at the property in advance.
We had a wonderful time in Montalcino and Alexandra's place was perfect. She also gave us excellent recommendations of wineries to visit, which was one of our main reasons for visiting the area. The town of Montalcino was a little sleepier than we imagined, but we enjoyed our trips to cities like Pienza and Montepulciano. Another not to miss experience is dinner at il Pozzo in Sant'Angelo in Colle, about a 15 minute drive from the apartment. The apartment would be perfect for someone looking to explore the region. Alexandra is a warm and knowledgeable hostess!
This is a lovely little spot just outside of Montalcino. The apartment is as described and the pictures represent it well. I would absolutely stay here again.
Though small, the apartment is very cute, clean, and well appointed. The bathroom is surprisingly large, which was a nice surprise in Italy. The real star for us though was the surrounding grounds - beautifully tended with large trees and fantastic views to the east. We at all our meals outside.
The place is conveniently located, just a few minutes drive to Montalcino.
Communication with Alexandra was very easy. She speaks English well and was prompt in responding to all of my questions prior to arrival. Alexandra and her husband both have a good familiarity with the area and can make recommendations on restaurants and wine tastings/tours.
My only complaint was temporary in nature - the WIFI was out while we were there. There was a router in the place, but it was not working. WIFI is somewhat of an essential for me so this is probably not as big a deal to others. And I'm sure it will be fixed soon.
If you're looking for a cute little cottage with beautiful and peaceful surrounds, but that is also close to town, I'm not sure you could find a place better than this.
Alexandra was one of the best hosts we have ever had at AirBNB. She is clearly dedicated to being a great host- every detail is considered. Her home is well decorated with a wonderful garden and natural pool - perfect for enjoying a bottle of wine she recommends you pick up in Montalcino up the road. She is a sommelier and can recommend good wine tours in the region. She also has a company called Select Tasting where she pairs food and wine. Unfortunately the schedule didnt work for us, otherwise, we would have loved to attend. We will definitely be back!
Alexandra is the perfect host. On arrival she told us about our lovely apartment - centuries old with a modern addition. It was clean and bright, everything was carefully chosen to blend with the antique surroundings and still be up to date. The views were amazing from every aspect of the large property with wonderful blooming trees and flowers. Alexandra explained the country path we took from the house to the top of Montalchino and suggested local trips we thoroughly enjoyed. All was capped off by a wine and food pairing lesson by Alexandra who is a professional sommelier. It was a perfect stay. Even the outdoor cats made us feel welcome.
This was a great experience and Alexandra was very responsive every time I emailed with a question. The photos are true and the view was incredible. The space was perfect with a remodeled bathroom, living space and bedroom. Alexandra made us feel very welcome and provided great local restaurants. With the kitchen we were able to purchase local groceries for breakfast and happy hour. In addition we spent an afternoon at a local winery where she provided an education and a fun way to taste the local wine. The farmhouse is slightly outside Montalcino and right in the heart of Brunello country! If you are a wine lover this is the place to stay and Alexandra would be the perfect host. I would highly recommend this AirBNB.
Fantastic experience - location (walking distance to Moltancino), host and suite. It was our first time not renting the whole house, but a part and have host near by and it added to the expereince. Alexandra and her family are very friendly, giving good tips on where to eat and drink (she is a somelier) and what to visit. The house had a lot of great details (creative, handmade and antique) that we appreciated.
We loved staying with Alexandra and her family! The apartment was immaculate and the views of the Tuscan hills were beyond our expectations. Alexandra was extremely knowledgeable about recommendations for local wineries, places to eat and riding stables. Our stay here was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!
About the Host, Alexandra
I am a cultural anthropologist who worked mostly in Himalayan areas for humanitarian help and research. 15 years ago I falled in love with Tuscany, its wine and its nature. I have become a professional sommelier and I love sharing my passion and wine knowledge with others. I have also a great interest in Tuscan herbs and vegetation, in my free time I produce plant's extracts and my own natural cosmetics from them.
I would be very happy to welcome you in Fonte Aulente - our property in Montalcino, and to introduce you, if you wish, in a wonderful word of Montalcino wines and nature.