PIAZZA, MONTALCINO, ITALY - 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 single 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.
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SLEEPING1 bedroom with an Italian queen, 1 smaller bedroom with a single bed.
BATHROOMS1 with shower stall, located down 5 steps from the living room/bedroom area..
KITCHENFull kitchen facilities, with dishwasher, microwave and even an American-style drip coffeemaker!
LAUNDRYWashing machine in apartment. Iron available.
LEVELSecond floor walk-up, no elevator. (about 30 steps up); also note there are stairs from the garage up to street level.
ACCESSIBILITYSecond 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) .
TRANSPORTATIONIn 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.
MINUSESNoise from the piazza when the windows are open, including the historic clock tower (but the windows are double-paned glass and the apartment has AC for summer), reserved parking is in a garage a 5-minute uphill walk away, 30 steps up to apartment.
PLUSESLocated in the heart of Montalcino, attractive and bright, terrace with table and chairs, beautiful views, TV with cable, AC, located on Piazza del Popolo, Pocket WiFi / Mobile Hotspot available for guest use, with fee for activation and data used
SPECIAL FEATURESTerrace with table and chairs and beautiful views, cable TV, microwave, stereo, AC, located on Piazza del Popolo (bedroom windows look out onto the piazza), Pocket WiFi / Mobile Hotspot available for guest use, with fee for activation and data used
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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.)
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- 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 Piazza, Montalcino, Italy - Tuscany
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.
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.
Customer comments about Piazza, Montalcino, Italy - Tuscany
"Breathtaking view from the balcony and a perfect location in town. Garage parking was SO nice." Joseph Bailey
"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." Ken Ritchie
"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." Charles Lower
"The apartment was very clean and comfortable. The owner and her family are wonderful people - very attentive and kind." Mari Reyes
"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!" Richard & Ardeth Hines
"Great apartment. I felt very at home. It was much better than I ever expected but summer evenings on the piazza can be loud." Amy DeGirolomo
"We liked being able to be part of the village life in Montalcino and observe firsthand the day to day activities of the villagers." Ed & Kathy Patience
"The best thing about the Untour was the apartment - it's views and location." Mr and Mrs Gerald Wait
Ratings for Piazza, 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||1|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||6||6|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||2|
|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||6|
|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||6|
|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.