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Piazza

Attractive 2-bedroom apartment on Montalcino's main piazza

Stay in Tuscany

Stay in the center of town, on Montalcino's main square! This bright, attractive vacation apartment rental offers comfortable living in town. It features a quiet, private terrace in back and front windows that look out onto Piazza del Popolo, with its cafes and historic clock tower, the heart of Montalcino's civic life. This vacation rental apartment puts all of Montalcino at your doorstep.

The apartment entrance opens into a wide hallway from which you can enter the private bathroom and laundry room. Six steps lead up into an open, bright living area. The living room, dining room and kitchen are combined in this space, with a comfortable sofa on one wall and a well-outfitted kitchen on the other. A dining table separates the two. A door leads from this living space out onto a lovely private terrace. Here you will find a table and chairs for outdoor dining, overlooking the rooftops of Montalcino and the surrounding countryside.

The bedrooms are in the front of the apartment, with double-paned windows fronting the piazza. (The apartment also has AC to keep things quiet in summer.) One bedroom has an Italian queen bed. The second bedroom is small, with a bunk bed.

This apartment does not have adjacent parking. Guests use a reserved spot in a garage about a 5-minute walk away. Guests will also have special permission to drive into the piazza on arrival and departure days to load and unload luggage. Restaurants, shops, cafés and a supermarket are all within easy walking distance.

WiFi speed as of 4/19/22: 30 Mbps Down/10 Mbps Up


What's included

  • One week (or more) in a farmhouse apartment, often on a working vineyard with stunning countryside views.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Florence, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Airport meeting upon your arrival (set arrival time only) and assistance with your rental car pick-up and transfer to your apartment. (Or detailed instructions that allow you to reach your apartment independently with ease.)
  • Car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your UnTour. (Other city drop off fee applies.)
  • An orientation with our acclaimed local staff person, who is full of excellent recommendations for your sight seeing, practical advice on driving and parking, and a listing of local events happening during your stay.
  • Exclusive local information on our UnTours travel app for your mobile phone to have all of our recommendations at your fingertips before and throughout your trip - researched and written by UnTours staff on the ground in Italy and full of the best restaurants, sightseeing options, and other suggestions.
  • A local cultural activity, like a luncheon and a guided tour of a local abbey.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Montalcino, Italy - Tuscany, Home of Piazza

Montalcino is a beautiful hill town, sporadically populated in Etruscan times and permanently settled around 1000 AD. The town was important in medieval times and its thirteenth-century walls are still largely intact. Today Montalcino is known for the Brunello wine made in its surrounding farmlands. Its center is pedestrian-friendly and walkable. Its narrow streets are lined with shops, good restaurants, lively cafés and wine bars. It hosts an open-air market on Fridays and offers a museum of sacred art. Visitors to the town’s fourteenth-century fortress can climb its tower for a spectacular view of the countryside or sample local wines in its basement cantina. The town offers banks, ATMs, coffee bars, a grocery store and a good bakery.

Staying in the countryside outside Montalcino puts you in the heart of the Tuscan wine belt, in the shadow of countless wineries and an easy drive to Chianti country. Traditional farm life continues in Montalcino and the many beautiful hill towns that surround it. Here, artisans sell pottery, small restaurants create traditional Tuscan meals, and old parish churches hide stunning frescoes.

Montalcino is about 40 minutes south of Siena and an 90 minutes south of Florence. Other day trips from UnTours’ Tuscany vacation rental apartments include the historic hill towns of San Gimignano, Pienza, Montepulciano, and San Galgano; the Etruscan sites of Volterra, Chiusi, and Cortona; the natural beauty of Mt. Amiata and the coast; and the monasteries of Monte Oliveto and Sant’Antimo.


Location


Landlord

Your host does not live in the building but she and her family live only five minutes away; she is very friendly and speaks English. And our staff person is just a phone call away.


Property details

Here's some important details about this property.

Occupancy

This property sleeps 1-3 people

Sleeping

1 bedroom with an Italian queen, 1 smaller bedroom with a bunk bed.

Bathrooms

1 with shower stall, located down 5 steps from the living room/bedroom area..

Kitchen

Full kitchen facilities, with dishwasher, microwave and even an American-style drip coffeemaker!

Laundry

Washing machine in apartment. Iron available.

Level

Second floor walk-up, no elevator. (about 30 steps up); also note there are stairs from the garage up to street level.

Accessibility

Second floor walk-up, no elevator. (about 30 steps up), bathroom is 5 steps down from the living room /bedroom area, reserved parking is off-site in a garage, a 5-minute walk from the apartment (except on arrival and departure day when you will have special permission to drive into the Piazza to load and unload) .

Transportation

In town. (Parking is off site, about a 5-minute walk from the apartment.) From Montalcino, Siena is a 35-minute drive, and Florence is just over 90 minutes away.

Pluses

Located in the heart of Montalcino, attractive and bright, terrace with table and chairs, beautiful views, TV with cable, AC, located on Piazza del Popolo, WiFi

Special Features

Terrace with table and chairs and beautiful views, cable TV, microwave, stereo, AC, located on Piazza del Popolo (bedroom windows look out onto the piazza), WiFi


Reviews

Here's what our guests have to say

Joseph Bailey

★★★★★

Breathtaking view from the balcony and a perfect location in town. Garage parking was SO nice.

Ken Ritchie

★★★★★

The location was fantastic. It was a perfect spot to observe village life in a relatively small commune. The apartment had every amenity you could hope for. But be warned- The apartment is virtually under the bell tower which rings 24 hours a day. Angela and Marco were very gracious and helpful.

Charles Lower

★★★★★

Everything in your description of apartment was reliable, as we would have expected from UnTours. As noted there, the Piazza could be noisy at times--and we wanted that--it was the centerpiece of a community. Reserved parking--distance noted but not the steep climb! But that's part of Montalcino. Our hostess was friendly and helpful, far beyond anything reasonable; for example, we had forgotten handicap parking sticker; son mailed it to her, and we met her. Charming, such that Martha (portrait painter) will be doing soon a sepia one of the daughter.

Mari Reyes

★★★★★

The apartment was very clean and comfortable. The owner and her family are wonderful people - very attentive and kind.

Richard & Ardeth Hines

★★★★★

The apt. took us by surprise: It was much nicer than the pictures show. It has been thoroughly 'modernized'. And the view from the terrace was the best in all Tuscany!

Amy DeGirolomo

★★★★★

Great apartment. I felt very at home. It was much better than I ever expected but summer evenings on the piazza can be loud.

Ed & Kathy Patience

★★★★★

We liked being able to be part of the village life in Montalcino and observe firsthand the day to day activities of the villagers.

Mr and Mrs Gerald Wait

★★★★★

The best thing about the UnTour was the apartment - it's views and location.

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Disclaimer

Our staff have inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.


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Enhanced Clean

  • Rooms are ventilated thoroughly.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant.
  • Soft, porous surfaces like sofas and rugs are cleaned before each arrival.
  • Linens are washed at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.