• Livingetc loves: Hotel Monteverdi, Tuscany

    by  • May 9, 2017 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This may be one of the most beautiful Italian resorts you’ll ever have the pleasure to visit, but it took good ol’ American gusto to get Monteverdi up and running. Lawyer Michael L. Cloffi came to the 900 year-old village of Castiglioncello to celebrate his birthday, staying at a restored villa. He fell instantly in love with the place and was so impressed by its molto authentico-meets-minimalist design that he commissioned its creator, Ilaria Miani, to remodel another one he bought nearby.

    Since then, he’s acquired much of the village, converting its buildings into rooms, villas, a spa and wine bar – the concept is a called a ‘diffused hotel’, with the different parts spread out around the postcard-perfect village. The hotel now has 12 rooms and three villas, each dressed in luxe, rustic style, while its spa is fed from thermal springs and has herb and flower–infused treatments.

    We enjoyed many a passeggiata around the village, taking in its award–winning Oreade restaurant, the wine bar in the piazza (the hotel hosts wine tastings every day at 5pm, offering a fabulous chance to try some delicious Brunello di Montalcino) and its church. Calling what’s been achieved here a renaissance doesn’t do it justice…

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