OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Monteverdi
Hotel Monteverdi is the Tuscan dream come true, located in the hilltop village Castiglioncell del Trinoro. Consisting of 3 villas and a 10 room boutique hotel this rustic beauty, once a semi deserted cluster of homes, has been reinvented into a lavish collection of guesthouses.
Perched up high in the countryside, Hotel Monteverdi boasts bountiful vistas as far as the eye can roam. Earthy and honest, these rustic bones are reminders of the simple art of living. Big timber beams with their irregular surfaces shoulder the load of terracotta roofs and sit proudly against handcrafted walls. Everywhere you look it’s a lesson in local ingenuity and rudimentary building techniques that create lovingly crafted abodes.
It’s not just the bare bones that make this such a special hideaway, but the respect in which the old and new relate. New timber panelled walls stop short of the ceiling, art plinths extend across walls, and luxurious contemporary furniture – classic in its styling – rests easily in their surrounds. Two concrete pedestals accompany a generous copper bath, and copper rings accommodate your clothes whilst candlelit niches softly illuminate this sublime bathing experience.
This is a place of ultimate luxury where the simple pleasures of life are celebrated. With an on site garden and plenty of local produce and regional wines this is the kind of holiday that is full of soul.