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 independant entrance and all facilities.
The apartment is a part of old tuscan famhouse, with independant entrance and recently restored. You will find some unique and design pieces of furniture together with tuscan caracteristic general caracter including wooden beans and stone floors. The apartment is ideal for 2 but can host also 3 persons, there is a sofa-bed in the living room. Starting from March 2015 we will make available on request another bedroom with 2 single beds making the whole apartment suitable also for 4 or 5 person. The second bedroom is of course linked to the apartment and is perfect to host 2 children.
Beautiful park of almost 2 hectars with ancient cypress, olive and fruit trees surrounds the property. You can enjoy a morning jogging 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 perfums of our lavender and rose flowers.
Interaction with Guests
We are always happy to advice 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 Val d'Orcia was recognised by UNESCO as a World Patrimony for its outstanding beauty. Montalcino is also worldly known 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 medioeval gem and offers restaurants, wine bars, music and theater festivals all over the year. There are also hot springs available in many places within a short drive distance. The cities of Pianza, Siena and Florence are all close by and worth visiting.
Alexandra was the perfect host in the perfect location! She was very helpful and went out of her way to make sure our questions were answered in order for us to enjoy the beautiful area around Montalcino.
The suite was a perfect little oasis - rustic design with modern furnishings and was always a pleasure to come back to after a day's exploration. It's less than a five minute drive to Montalcino - Alexandra told us about the walking route, but unfortunately we didn't have enough time to try it - we gather it's about a 20 minute walk.
We would love to return in the summer.
What a joy to spend 4 days in Alexandra's beautiful apartment. Yes, this is the view from the bedroom window. Great shower, comfortable bed (we thought it was a bit soft at first, but our (older) backs were fine with it). The farm is lovely and in a beautiful location. What makes this rental absolutely extraordinary is Alexandra. She was so helpful when we wanted advice -- she sent us to an amazing wine merchant and to an incredible vineyard, on a drive that showcased the extraordinary scenery in this beautiful area, and to a fantastic restaurant. We are so, so happy that we spent this time in the Tuscan countryside -- Montalcino is wonderful and the area is more beautiful than we had imagined. We can't wait to come back!
We had a fantastic time staying at Alexandra's property. The suite was beautiful, with lovely antiques and decor, and attached to a beautiful 12th century villa. We had access to the pool and a lovely outdoor dining area, which I imagine would have been amazing if we weren't there in winter. Still, we brought a couple of glasses of Brunello out to the garden area to look at the stars. The views are absolutely perfect even in winter. It was less than 5 minutes to downtown Montalcino, which is a classic Tuscan hill town. Most importantly, I can't say enough about Alexandra. She gave some great restaurant and winery recommendations, and showed us a great hike into town. In January, many wineries are closed for the month, which we learned the hard way. We also didn't reach out to vineyards far enough in advance for private tastings (ALWAYS call for an appointment, it's not like Napa/Sonoma!) We told Alexandra about this and she made a call to a great local winery (Poggio Antico) and got us an appointment. She is a wonderful host! I cannot say enough about our experience.
Lovely tuscan home; amazing views! Alexandra is the perfect host, she had great recommendations on wineries and restaurants to visit in Montalcino and Montepulciano.
Thanks for a great holiday break Alexandra!
Fonte Aulente is a magical place in pristine surroundings right outside of Montalcino. It's secluded and the appartment is very cozy. My girlfriend and I loved the place and Alexandra is a wonderful hostess. She gave us plenty of advice and was quick to respond questions prior to our arrival. I can highly recommend Fonte Aulente, in particular for couples. I know we will be back :)
I am going to be repeating what other reviewers have said here. Alexandra's place is a perfect place to stay. The photographs of the views, the garden, and the interiors are completely true to life, and I would have loved to stay for a couple of extra days purely to sit around in the garden. Alexandra was a good host, available to provide advice and help, and was patient when our check out was a little delayed. If and when I find myself in this part of Tuscany again, I will definitely try to stay here.
Alexandra welcomed us to her beautiful Villa in Montalcino. She graciously gave us recommendations for the local wineries, and restaurants to try. Her recommendations were fantastic and the property was very serine and relaxing. Although we only stayed 2 nights we had a wonderful time, and would recommend staying here to anyone. The home is conveniently located to town, and the countryside. Thanks Alexandra!!
I am a cultural anthropologist who worked in 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.