A real art&culture oasis for mind, body and soul.
Monteverdi is what we call Albergo Diffuso, an hotel spread wide into a Tuscan small medieval village, still partially inhabited by locals, where you have to walk by their streets to reach the Spa or the restaurant from your room. It’s a small boutique hotel, 18 rooms and 3 villas overlooking a spectacular countryside landscape.
The owner Michael Cioffi is an American lawyer with Italian origins and he had the idea of creating something pretty new, a place with a combination of art and culture, hosting concerts and art exhibitions inside his property. The summer season of music concerts is pretty famous in the area and haunted by a group of loyal Guests, both leaving in the surroundings areas or guest of the hotel from all over the world.
Their Spa is a true little gem, not very big but intimate and extremely well decorated (like all the property) in a rustic but warm style. They feature a beautiful indoor pool with a huge window overlooking the Tuscan countryside, a sensory shower and cold plunge pool. You can enjoy a cup of herbal tea in the relaxation lounge and for the warm season bathe alfresco on a private terrace in their twin travertine tubs. For sure a true detox experience from which you will be regenerated after.
The executive chef Giancarla, leads a team in the direction of Tuscanity, tradition, seasonality of the ingredients. They offer different options for dining at Monteverdi, the Enoteca for wine tastings, light lunch and afternoon snack, the Oreade for dinner and the Culinary Academy for those who want to get their hands on it.
Dinner at Monteverdi was one of my best dining experiences in the area. The menu is traditional but with a completely different experience on the sight and on the palate. Pure emotion.
The rooms are pretty colorful decorated with a mix of elements both from the traditional Tuscan to the more contemporary taste.
If you are traveling in Val d’Orcia you cannot miss a visit there, it can be a daily experience, one of their musical events or a stay over but you have to see this views with your eyes in order to really understand the beauty of this place.