About this listing
Situated in the heart of the enchanting medieval village of Montemerano, in one of the most picturesque and little-known areas of Tuscany, this 15th-Century studio-apartment (listed in the national register of historic dwellings) offers a truly unique experience. The fully-renovated, 1st-floor apartment that boasts an original, oak-beamed ceiling, looks out onto the main square and bell-tower of the village. It has a well-equipped kitchen, bathroom and main living/dining area with a comfortable sofa-bed for two. There is a mezzanine above the kitchen with a double bed.
Montemerano is in the province of Grosseto in southern Tuscany. The historical centre is renowned for having one of the most beautiful squares in Tuscany, Piazza del Castello (where the apartment is located). The elegant Church of St. George is decorated with 15th-Century frescoes and valuable religious artworks.
The village has 5 excellent restaurants catering for all budgets, a pizzeria, an outdoor café (the village meeting place), as well as a butcher, bakery and two small supermarkets.
The village is situated in the heart of the Etruscan territory, just 150km from Rome. 3km from the village are the popular hot springs of Saturnia with its natural waterfall and rock pools (free access) with their mineral-rich, body-temperature water. At a similar distance you can find the River Albegna (into which the thermal waters flow) in a slightly wilder context. The unspoilt countryside is full of opportunities for walks, trekking and horse riding. Within a radius of 20km, there is a plethora of breathtaking towns and villages (Pitigliano, Sovana, Sorano, Manciano, Saturnia, Roccalbegna) and historical/archeological sites, which include impressive Etrusco-Roman ruins and tombs. In addition, lake, sea and mountain are not far away with Lake Bolsena, attractive beaches near the spectacular Argentario peninsular and Mount Amiata all within a 40-minute drive of Montemerano.
(We rent from Easter to All Saints long weekend every year)
Other Things to Note
Free parking is available 150m meters away from the apartment. The walk is up hill.
Un paese meraviglioso...perfetto per giri in campagna, al mare, a visitare, mangiare...Lorenzo e stato molto gentile i simpatico. Appartamento perfetto, carino, con tutto il necessario. Che dire di piu ? raccomando !
In brief: amazing location, brilliant apartment and fantastic host. Don't hesitate to go and spend a lot of time here.
In more detail: The apartment is superb and better than you could imagine. The kitchen is well equipped and great for cooking. Bathroom is very nice also. Bed is comfortable and all the furniture looks great. The view out onto the Piazza is spectacular and you will spend a lot of time just looking out the window.
As everyone else has said Lorenzo is the perfect host. He gave us a lot of his time which we are very grateful for. All the recommendations were great and made our holiday 100x easier.
There is a lot to do in the area. We spent 10 days here and could of easily filled twice as long. You do need to be prepared to drive a reasonable distance though. The Saturnia hot springs are very close (5-10 mins drive). Beaches are under an hour and are spectacular, as is the lake and mountains.
Lorenzo es un anfitrión encantador. En todo momento, se ocupó de que nos sintiéramos como en casa y lo consiguió! Montemerano es un escenario de película realmente. Lo mejor es descubrirlo, una pequeña joya en mitad de la Toscana.
We, a family of three, stayed at Lorenzo's beautiful apartment for two days. The town and the little square where the apt is, is beautiful, peaceful and perfectly authentic and Lorenzo was the perfect, helpful host. Comes highly recommended :-)
We had a fantastic 5 nights at Lorenzo's apartment, his Parents Francesco and Alison were there to meet us, and we're very welcoming, and offered us a lot of pointers about the best spots to see! 5 nights was just enough time to see everything we wanted, and a car is needed as there is a lot of driving.
Montemerano is a beautiful town with lots of character also. Asides from the amazing location, the apartment was the best I have stayed in yet, very spacious, comfy bed and clean!
The only thing to mention is the wifi connection is weak, however this was not an issue for us as we did not need a lot of an internet!
Overall I cannot recommend this AirBnB enough! You are missing out if you do not stay here!
L'appartamento si trova in una splendida posizione, affacciando proprio sulla deliziosa piazzetta di Montemerano. Dal paese si raggiungono facilmente gli innumerevoli luoghi di interesse che questa bellissima zona offre. Il signor Francesco e' stato gentilissimo e disponibile; sapendo che avevamo una bambina ci ha fatto trovare una scatola piena di giocattoli. Piccole accortezze che fanno la differenza. L'unico neo e' la mancanza di un armadio o un attacapanni. L'ho fatto presente al signor Francesco e sono certo che provvedera' al piu' presto. Grazie di tutto.
Staying at Lorenzo's place in Montemerano was wonderful. The house and the surroundings are even more charming then the pictures and Lorenzo was a very nice and warm host, who took time to give us lots of advices how to spent our time around. Thanks again!
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About the Host, Lorenzo
Hi! I'm an Italo-Australian born to this land but have lived in various countries and travelled extensively. Now I live to share my part of the world with others. I have the opportunity to welcome people into my childhood house and am only so happy to do so when I see the faces of my guests as they enter! I have a passion for history and the local territory with its captivating Etruscan ruins, astonishing medieval towns and pristine, wild countryside; and look forward to unravelling the local secrets and marvels with my guests.