ADA TERESA, MONTALCINO, ITALY - TUSCANY
Located on one of our favorite vacation rental properties in Tuscany, the Ada Teresa is a lovely, spacious farmhouse apartment. It stands in its own building, formerly the farm caretaker’s house. Guests enter into a large entry/dining room with a fireplace and well-furnished, attractively tiled kitchen. A separate parlor is filled with comfortable furniture and provides a cozy place to relax. The 2 double bedrooms are attractively decorated with Tuscan flair and pretty, handmade details. The apartment has 2 large, brightly tiled bathrooms. One is very large.
The apartment is located in a vineyard near Montalcino, an easy drive to Siena, the Chianti Valley and many pretty Tuscan hill towns beyond. There are lovely views from the farm grounds. Your host, Anna, is a retired teacher who speaks good English. She and her family are very friendly. Wine is available for guest purchase, including the family’s own Brunello. The property is a perennial favorite. Other vacation rental apartments on the farm include the Coppia, the Famiglia and the Pergola.
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SLEEPING2 bedrooms, 1 with 2 separate twin beds and 1 with Italian queen-sized bed
BATHROOMS2 bathrooms, both with shower stall. One is very large.
KITCHENLarge eat-in kitchen (including microwave and countertop oven)
LAUNDRYWasher on site, fee for use. Iron and ironing board available.
ACCESSIBILITYGround floor, one step down into the apartment entrance
TRANSPORTATION5-minute drive to the main road, 10 minutes to Montalcino, 40 minutes to Siena, and 90 minutes to Florence
PLUSESWarm English-speaking host family offers great hospitality, attractive décor, the farm’s own wine is available for guest purchase, common room nearby for all guests to use, free WiFi hot spot in common room
SPECIAL FEATURESWindow screens, between mid-June and September, landlady includes guest passes for multiple visits to nearby public pool, free WiFi hot spot in common room
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What's included with the Italy - Tuscany Untour?
- One or two weeks 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. (Click for more information on 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.
- A regional map, local information, plus our own Untouring Tuscany guidebook, researched and written by Untours staff, full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions.
- A local cultural activity, like a luncheon and a guided tour of a local abbey.
- Use of an Untours cell phone while on location.
- 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.
Landlord or Host for Ada Teresa, Montalcino, Italy - Tuscany
The apartments on this farm are among our most popular, due largely to the owners. Anna is one of our most beloved landladies. She and her husband, Lodovico, recently moved from their Siena home to the farm. Anna is a retired teacher who speaks English and is incredibly warm and friendly. She and Lodovico treat their guests like members of the family, offering warm hospitality without being intrusive. Our Tuscany Untour staff person is always available by cell phone if guests have problems or concerns.
Montalcino, Italy - Tuscany, Home of Ada Teresa
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.
Customer comments about Ada Teresa, Montalcino, Italy - Tuscany
"Beautiful setting and wonderful owners. Felt very comfortable and had a picnic there one day. Very cozy villa." Drinda Zimmerman
"Absolutely, unequivocally, loved it. Without exception. Not a negative thing to say about the Ada Teresa apartment or Anna, our most wonderful host." Joseph Scorzoni
"We enjoyed our Brunello on a beautiful patio, and in a stone guest house on the property overlooking the very green hills. No TV, which was a positive--a complete getaway! And the Brunello is fantastic. " Mary Ellen Natale
"We enjoyed EVERY aspect of our stay at Ada Teresa in Tuscany. It was all we dreamed and hoped for and more. Anna and Ludovic were so very special. It was a true Tuscany experience in every aspect." Joni Carstens
"Alex and I were extremely happy with the accomodations the Ada Teresa offered. We lacked for nothing. It was like a dream waking up each morning in such beautiful surroundings." Alex Marmolejo
"Beautiful setting. Well stocked with dishes, pots, pans, comfortable beds, windows with screeens, washing machine and best of all a delightful, helpful host family!" Nancy & Andy Mactavish
"Spacious apartment. Plenty of room for 2 couples. New kitchen appliances, dishes, pans. Clean, comfortable. Use of enclosed patio was lovely and unexpected. Anna was lovely and very helpful." Joh & Corales Gausman
"We loved our hosts, the vineyard, our apartment, Ada Teresa and the high quality of everything - beds, appliances, linens, welcome foods, etc. It was wonderfully situated for touring the whole region." Ian & Sylvia Stuchbery
"This was a great, very private, spacious farmhouse. Loved the views. Our hosts were lovely, lovely, lovely! Felt like this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." Amy McFarland
"We loved the place where we stayed. It was comfortable and homey and our hosts were wonderful. Both bathrooms were very nice. It was roomy and looked just like a home in Tuscany should." Norm & Louise Van Tilburg
"This apartment was perfect for us, homey, spacious, comfortable and a great functional kitchen for cooking and dining. Every night we relaxed with a great meal and soaked up the views of the countryside. The reading room was perfect for those who stayed up late and just read with great glass of Brunello. If I could bring home a piece of Tuscany, it would be our landlady's warm and endearing smile and most importantly her zest for living." Frank & Francesca D'Angelo
"The Ada Teresa was charming. We felt at home immediately. Anna and Lodovico were delightful hosts" Mike and Nancy Hallada
"Great apartment and wonderful people - central location" Joe Brazil
"We feel as if Anna's family are our family! We felt as if we had been long-lost friends who finally found our way home. In the evenings we would sit on our little patio where we enjoyed many bottles of wine and watch the kazillion firelies swarming around the shrubbery. They actually reminded us of little twinlking Christmas lights." Connie & Mel Reifschneider
Ratings for Ada Teresa, Montalcino, Italy - Tuscany
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||6|
|Phone (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||1||0|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||6||6|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||6||5|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||6||5|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||1||1|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||4||4|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||8||8|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||10||10|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||10||10|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||6||6|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||10|
An Explanation of the Ratings: The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.