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.
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!
Montemerano è un borgo medievale davvero "incantato". Abbiamo trascorso alcuni giorni in completo relax, visitando alcune belle località vicine e soprattutto godendoci a pieno le famose acque termali. Non abbiamo conosciuto personalmente Lorenzo, ma il babbo Francesco è stato un host "super" per consigli e per disponibilità ! Appartamento davvero ok nel pieno centro del borgo medievale, completamente ristrutturato e dotato di diversi servizi ! Davvero una bella vacanza in terra Toscana non dimenticandoci bere e mangiare veramente ottimi !
What a wonderful experience. Our hosts, Lorenzo and his father Francesco made us welcome from the start. Francesco met us when we arrived, then took us on a short drive to see the nearby sites. He suggested day trips and restaurants he thought we may enjoy (and we did) and even drew maps. Lorenzo went the extra mile by translating an accident report when I had a fender-bender.
The apartment was located in the most picturesque part of an enchanting hill village recently chosen as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy.
I would recommend Lorenzo and Francesco's place to anyone who wants to get away. It was perfect.
Lorenzo was very helpful and everything in the house & outside was like in pictures (or even better). Such a beautiful village and nice host, I recommend it to everyone ! :)
Incredible apartment in the heart of Montemerano!! It is even better than shown on the pictures. Lorenzo and his dad were warm and helpful hosts. We can definitely recommend staying there and would be glad to come back one time..
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.