About this listing
rooms in an ancient 13th century tower, with peaceful garden and plenty of artworks, it's home of a sculptor: you can see him at work in his atelier. Surrounded by olive trees and vineyards it's strategically located to explore Tuscany
I Palazzi is an ancient country residence, with 4 double rooms available for guests, located on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, at about 20 km from Cortona and Montepulciano and 10 km from lake Trasimeno, easily connected to the best itineraries of this wonderful part of Italy.
Its oldest part comes from the Middle Age, and it is known that Santa Margherita lived here in the XIII century. The little chapel is still a holy place. The owner is a sculptor, so that I Palazzi is an art workshop amongst the Tuscan hills, surrounded by the most enchanting Tuscan landscape, with olive groves and vineyards, just a short drive to the beautiful towns of Cortona, Montepulciano and Castiglione del lago by lake Trasimeno. A small village is just one km away, for local shopping and ice-cream.
The family will be pleased to show you the amazing view from the tower and will help you to find the typical trattoria which is not on the guide books yet or the small local producer where to buy the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano or the best pecorino cheese.
On the first floor, 4 double rooms (one with twin beds) all with en suite bathrooms, can accommodate 8 guests. A sitting room is for exclusive use of the guests where breakfast can be served on request.
A baby cot can be added.
On the ground floor there is a large hall with a piano and a peaceful garden open for the guests to sit and relax.
Daily cleaning, laundry, breakfast.
The room "suite" is a large room with a double bed and a single bed, large bathroom with a tub.
Interaction with Guests
The family lives in the house and Antonella will be glad to give you information about the area, suggest the best itineraries and excursions, help you book restaurants, wine tastings or any other activities. Massimo is a sculptor and you can see him working in his workshop and have a talk about art.
This is a very strategic location, exactly halfway between Cortona and Montepulciano,
at a short drive from lake Trasimeno. Very easy to reach (18 km from the Rome Florence motorway exit) can be a perfect starting point for daily excursions as well as a relaxing stop when driving around this area.
A car (or a bicycle) is needed as there is no public transport.
Other Things to Note
no air conditioning, only fans. Open from March 1 till October 31
wifi in the common area
Our guests will be given the key and will be welcome to act as in their own house.
We have cats. No smoking rooms.
B&b Palazzi è un luogo meraviglioso, siamo arrivati in un giorno di pioggia ma il brutto tempo non ha tolto neppure un po di fascino a questo luogo immerso nella natura. La stanza è davvero bella, il bagno grande e curato si respira aria di un altro tempo. La casa è ricca di sculture in legno intagliate dal marito di Antonella, il che rende tutto ancora più affascinante. Antonella e il marito sono stati molto ospitali e gentili , ci hanno non solo consigliato una trattoria ottima ma hanno prenotato per noi il tavolo. Meglio di così è davvero impossibile!!!
My partner and I had a most wonderful experience in our two nights in I Palazzi Arte. Antonella is the penultimate host. Prior to arriving she made reservations for us in a nearby outstanding restaurant. To top it off we were greeted to a tour of the palazzo tower by Antonella and her husband Massimo , a leisurely chat over a bottle of Proseco and a glorious sunset. Our room was spacious and with artistic flourishes of Massimo's woodwork and artistic handiwork. For the 2 days that we stayed at I Palazzi we felt like we were surrounded history (parts of the B& B date back to the 13th century), art (Massimo is a passionate sculptor) and pristine beauty. Breakfast in the garden, with Antonella periodically poking her head in to chat, was another part of our stay that was just magical. And as luck would have it, we were just a stone's throw away from our exquisite wine tour at the biodynamic/organic vineyards of Avignonesi. In addition we were perched between the lovely hill towns of Montepuliano, Pienza and Cortona.
If you want a Tuscan experience that will surpass your dreams then you need not look any further than the B & B lovingly run by Antonella.
Antonella is a great hostess. The meeting was organized perfectly, beautiful apartments with a wonderful view. The castel is amazing Thanks a lot
I travel a lot and Antonella's house was one of the most beautiful locations I have ever stayed in. We only stayed for one night but Antonella was so sweet and we immediately knew we wanted to come back. The house was gorgeous, unique, and yet typical of the area. I felt like I had traveled back in time. It was so beautiful. And a great place to take day trips from. Massimo and Antonella were amazing hosts. I would recommend this bnb to any friend.
What a wonderful property. What a wonderful and caring host.
Antonella is so kind and caring - I can't express it by words.
It is a privilege to stay at her home. She made me so welcome.
Let me use her pool and left me alone to enjoy the unbelievable view of Tuscany. This was the best airbnb I stayed at, all because of the host, Antonella!, location, cleanness, everything you ask for....will make a memorable vacation for anyone.
This gem of Italian style is set amongst some of the most beautiful countryside. Antonella and Massimo are amazing, open and friendly hosts. The whole experience of being here is one we will not forget.
Antonella is a rare find. She takes hosting to a whole new level. When we first arrived, she invited us to a local dinner at a friend's house where we met so many different people traveling from far away places. It can't go without mentioning that her husband Massimo is an amazing sculptor as well and you are surrounded by his creations that are obviously his life's calling. Another amazing feature is that Santa Margherita lived in the house in the 13th century and you can visit her body in the church in Montepulciano. It's an incredibly warm and magical place. If you're lucky enough to go, stay with Antonella.
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About the Host, Antonella
Hallo, i'm Antonella, I've been living in this wonderful part of Tuscany since 1985, moving from Rome and never wanting to go back: this house is not just a big house, it's our home, a piece of history (Santa Margaret of Cortona lived here in the 13th century) and an atelier: my husband is a sculptor and his work of art is spread all around: this is a place for art lovers.