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.
Great apartment. Great host. Great views. Alexandra was kind and welcoming, and we absolutely loved the apartment. We cooked our meals. We drank wine. We drove around the countryside. Paradise.
Alexandra was excellent at communicating before and during our stay. She explained every part of the apartment in detail and gave us great advice about the area (like what winery and restaurants to visit) and we were very happy with her suggestions. We were able to have a wonderful lunch outside at the table in the middle of nature. The house is in a very peaceful location and it's even possible to walk over the mountain, between the olive groves and vineyards into the town of Montalcino. The house was impeccably clean and she gave us all the amenities we could have hoped for. We had a large van and had some difficulty sometimes making it up the driveway, but she said they will be working on fixing that soon. As a group of 5, it was a little bit tight for us (because 1 room is just behind a curtain), but for 4 or less, it's really a wonderful getaway. Thanks Alexandra!
Alexandra's apartment was absolutely amazing. There were a lot of really nice personal touches to the apartment, it felt very homey. Great views and great yard/property. We also did a wine tour with Alexandra, which was lovely as well. She is very knowledgeable about wine and, specifically, Montalcino wines and the production process. We had a great time!
Would definitely stay here again!
Alexandra and Michelangelo were lovely hosts. They made us feel incredibly welcome, inviting us to a local dinner event in town on our first night, which was really special. We've used AirBnB many times and this was the friendliest experience so far! Alexandra even gave us an impromptu wine tasting session in the garden one afternoon.
We absolutely loved staying in Alexandra's suite in Montalcino! The property is amazing - breathtaking views, exactly as shown in her photos, with the most charming stone farmhouse suite we've ever seen. Like stepping into a postcard! The suite was very comfortable, spacious, spotless and beautifully furnished. Alexandra and Michaelangelo were wonderful hosts - they welcomed us to their property and made us feel at home right away. Alexandra also provided many tips and suggestions for sight-seeing, restaurants and wineries to visit. Our only regret is that we were not able to join her on one of her wine tours...maybe next time! Thank you so much for a very memorable stay!
Das Appartement ist sehr schön, die Einrichtung noch fast neu und sehr geschmackvoll. Die Küche ist ausreichend ausgestattet.
Toller Garten mit vielen Obstbäumen, wo wir uns bedienen durften.
Schöner privater Essplatz im Garten mit Panoramablick.
Alexandra und Michelangelo waren sehr nett und hilfsbereit und hießen uns herzlich willkommen.
We had a wonderful stay with Alexandra. The house is just amazing. Perfect Tuscan experience. She is very helpful and gave us lots of tips about where to go and what to do. Thank you for having us
About the Host, Alexandra
I am a cultural anthropologist who worked mostly in Himalayan areas for humanitarian help and research. 15 years ago I have fallen 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 am a wine educator at Select Tasting Montalcino. I am also interested by organic and sustainable agriculture.
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.