Il Molinaccio, an old watermill along the Salcheto river has 7 confortable rooms . The big swimming pool is cleaned using salt, a relief for the skin and eyes of our guests. A 3D Archery range is available. Enjoy our Wine,Grappa and Finocchiaccio
The watermill “Il Molinaccio”, near the renaissance town of Montepulciano, was already present in the old maps of the Granduchy of Tuscany . The original building, duly and let me say passionately restored, now reopens as a luxury country house where the guests may spend their time, in absolute quietness, surrounded by a colorful garden, bordered by century old oaks, our fruit grove and the vineyard.
In front of the villa, positioned among the walls of the old trench where the water was collected and, via a channel, sent to the watermill, there is the new infinity swimming pool.
It is not a normal pool chlorine, but a swimming pool cleaned with salt, that of Volterra Salt mines , the same used by the Etruscans . This disinfection system is a lot more healthy, no chemicals added. Among the advantages : less red eyes , the tan is better maintained and of course it is easier to swim. The water taste slightly and pleasantly salty.
The small forest is crossed by the river Salcheto, along which we have realized a walking footpath with natural bridges, good for plenty of exercise or relax, on the wooden handmade benches, enjoying the natural landscape. 3D targets, representing local animals, have been positioned along the river, upgrading it to a fully fledged Field Archery Range, where professional and amateurs may try their capabilities or learn this ancient sport with the help of a skilled trainer.
Il Molinaccio is by and far its 3.6 ha vineyard, whose grapes are used for our Rosso di Montepulciano DOC , named Il Golo, and for La Spinosa, our Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG.
Our marc is distilled into Grappa di Vino Nobile ( by the prestigious Nannoni distilleries) and we produce Il Finocchiaccio, alcoholic infusion of wild fennel harvested at our estate ( by Capalbio Liquori).
In order to fulfill our green spirit we have decided to start the certified transition to organic farming, which will be completed in the next years, we purify the water of our well, making us auto sufficient, and we have installed a photovoltaic plant that covers all our energy needs and let us offer free recharge for their electric vehicle to our guests.
Dinner is on request but have a try. Edy and Alessandro will surprise you with good local dishes full of the produces of our orchard. Our fruit is transformed in jam, good for breakfast or as filling in our pies.
On request we may organize Truffle search & find walks
Last but not least have a look to the fine posters, printed between WWI and II, placed on the walls of the spacious dining room.
Take it easy
Alessandro e Marco
Interaction with Guests
limited but we are available if needed
Other Things to Note
Montepulciano is placed in a way that you may do daily trips to Siena, Assisi and Orvieto as well as Rome and Florence.
From the moment we arrived at Il Molinaccio Alessandro and Edy made us feel incredibly welcome.
We had arranged for a 4 course meal on the evening of our arrival (for an additional payment) which was freshly made using local Tuscan ingredients including fresh home-made pasta by Edy and the most incredible ribs cooked on the open fire made by Alessandro. The meal was so spectacular that we immediately arranged for a meal the for following evening which included fresh local truffles foraged by a friend of Alessandro’s.
Both meals were accompanied by wines produced and grown at Il Molinaccio “Il Golo” (Rosso di Montepulciano DOC) and “La Spinosa” (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG) followed by a digestive of Grappa distilled from the skins of their Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG grapes. All were sublime and I recommend anyone staying at Il Molinacco to sample both Alessandro and Edy’s cooking and their wine!
The accommodation was both beautifully presented comfortable, exactly as described.
Our stay at Il Molinaccio was perfect in every way and I cannot wait to visit in the near future!
Grazie Mille Alessandro & Edy – See you soon ☺
We were warmly welcomed by Alessandro and had an incredible home cooked dinner. We loved the lodging and it's close proximity to Montepulciano. He was also very accommodating with our departure and arrival times. Communication was excellent as well. Thanks again for an incredible stay in Tuscany!
This is an amazing gem of a place. It is a bit trick to find but well worth persevering. On that note, the sign in front of the property is a bit hard to read so look out for a large, round, cream coloured mill stone on the right of the entrance way. That's the place. Also, one of signs on the road leading to the property is on a building in the nearby townand if you drive quickly you'll miss it.
We arrived in July on a hot day to this magnificent setting and pool. Thoroughly enjoyed swimming and relaxing on the lovely outdoor sofa and drinking the wine that is made on site.
We stayed the bedroom in the small out building. It looks old and simple from the outside, and inside is beautifully decorated with a modern, clean and first class bathroom. so peaceful and a great bed. No AC but didn't need it at all. Cool at night.
We had dinner in the main house with Alessandro and his wife prepared for us. Absoutely delicious and local. Coupled with their wine, it was a dinner to remember. We walked in the vineyard and saw the casks of their wine. The day we were there ithe wine was going out tob be bottled. Definitely try and buy some. Highly recommend.
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Nato a Sina ma residente a Montepulciano quasi da sempre, Alessandro sarà lieto di accogliervi presso il nostro agriturismo ed oltre ad essere un ottima guida per scoprire gli scorci nascosti di Montepulciano e dei paesi limitrofi , può prepararvi gustosi piatti locali come i Pici e le carni alla brace o, accompagnarvi a visitare i vigneti ed ad assaggiare il vino che producono oppure portarvi nel nostro bosco a tirare con l’arco nel percorso con sagome 3D, in ogni caso sarà lieto di coccolarvi durante il vostro soggiorno al Molinaccio.
I have been living in Montepulciano all my life and be sure I will be able to show you what Tuscany means. My friends consider me a good Chef and I will be delighted to propose you good local dishes for dinner , using our produce and local food when available. Il Molinaccio has been my Home till last year and I do consider it an incredible place for anybody willing to plug off and recharge its batteries.
By the way if you have an electric car you can recharge it at Il Molinaccio for free!