Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Tuscany, Italy
Review by Mila
Written on 07-05-2019
Luxurious and refined hotel with award-winning restaurant, spa and yoga studio in Tuscany
Monteverdi Tuscany is not just any hotel. This luxury hotel is part of the medieval village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro and is - without hesitation - the Tuscan dream. Expect a cozy and relaxed atmosphere, a picturesque landscape surrounding you, and an authentic, Italian feel. Not to forget the facilities and beautiful rooms in which to stay.
A decade ago, Castiglioncello del Trinoro, in the idyllic Italian region of Val d'Orcia, was a ghost town. This completely changed when American lawyer Michael Cioffi visited - fell in love with the fine atmosphere and the authentic buildings of this place - and decided to create a luxury refuge here.
Today, half the village consists of the beautiful hotel, Monteverdi Tuscany. Nestled in the hills are three stone Private Village Houses, a refined hotel with eighteen rooms, a 12th-century chapel, a restaurant, and a small enoteca. It feels like walking into a film set, only everything is real and you experience pure tranquility and unprecedented luxury.
At the infinity pool in the garden and at the full-service spa, you will enter complete relaxation mode. In your fantastic room, you can cocoon pleasantly and for culinary pleasure, this super-luxury hotel has different occasions where you can sit down. The Oreade restaurant is the place where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared with fresh ingredients from the area. Enoteca is the stylish wine bar with a selection of 32 wines, tasty hams, and fresh salads with seasonal vegetables. And then there is the Lobby Lounge & Terrace bar, where you can enjoy a good cocktail on the sunny terrace or by the open fireplace on colder days.
The architect duo Ilaria Miani and Ernesto Bartolini have stylishly renovated this rural getaway in collaboration with local craftsmen. Authentic details have been accented and custom-made furniture wonderfully combined with contemporary design. This, along with the Tuscan tiles, granite, and Carrara marble, gives every room such a special look that it sometimes almost feels like taking a few steps back in time.
The vision of Michael L. Cioffi
When American lawyer Michael L. Cioffi one day ventured to Tuscany and discovered Castiglioncello del Trinoro, he fell in love instantly. It immediately became clear to him: this was the place where he wanted to build his dream of the future. "My vision for Monteverdi was to create a place that is different from all others," explains Michael. "A place of unparalleled beauty, stunning architecture and design, all complemented by cultural amenities of art, music, and humanities." And so it happened. Monteverdi Tuscany has become that special place. Exactly as Michael had envisioned.
Luxury suites and villas
The countryside boutique hotel consists of four different types of accommodations that have been extremely stylishly renovated by the architects Ilaria Miani and Ernesto Bartolini. There are five 'Luxury Rooms', seven 'Village Suites', six 'Luxury View Suites' and three spacious Private Village Houses located atop the hills. Each room has a unique interior and consists of special elements. You never tire of the authentic details, the vintage furniture, the beautifully designed bathroom, the beautiful paintings on the wall, and the picturesque view of the landscape outside.
Relax, refresh and rejuvenate
To rebalance body and mind, you could wander off to the spa of Monteverdi Tuscany. This beautiful, serene space has a heated pool overlooking the Tuscan countryside and offers advanced treatments with luxury care products from "Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella" and "Charme D’Orient". Indulge yourself with an anti-aging treatment or enjoy a fine hammam treatment. In no time at all, you'll be completely zen!
From truffle hunting to cooking class
The great thing about a holiday in Monteverdi Tuscany is that you can not only relax wonderfully. You can also experience all kinds of unique travel experiences, such as a truffle hunt in a nearby forest area and a professional cooking class in the beautiful kitchen/cooking studio of chef Giancarla Bodoni. In addition, a stay in Monteverdi Tuscany is all about art and music, and various cultural events are organized throughout the year.
Monteverdi Tuscany is located in the middle of beautiful Tuscany between Florence and Rome. The towns of Montepulciano, Pienza and Cortona are all easily accessible by car.
Via di Mezzo, 53047, Castiglioncello del Trinorotravel@monteverdituscany.com 0039-578268146 https://monteverdituscany.com/
The nearest airport is Florence Amerigo Vespucci, the airport of Florence, which is approximately 144 km away. It is also possible to fly via the airport(s) of Rome or Pisa. From there, you can rent a car to the accommodation. You can also request a (paid) shuttle service at the accommodation.
Parking at the accommodation is possible. There are no additional charges associated with this.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 16:00
Check-out: Available until 10:00
- Pool bar
- Outdoor pool
- Family rooms
- Free WiFi
- Free parking
- Nanny services
- Bathroom with bath