If you are thinking you might rent a luxury villa in Tuscany one day, you should take a look at the glorious Villa Montepulciano Tuscany. It has the most stunning views of rolling vineyards, nobly old olive trees and ancient hill top towns. You get to see the Tuscan sunrise and set every day from it’s beautiful lavender and white rose filled gardens. You can sip the boutique wines produced from the estate vineyards that surround the villa. Renting a Tuscan villa surrounded by vineyards was a dream come true. It’s possibly the most romantic villa in Italy!
Villa Montepulciano Tuscany sits just outside the town of Montepulciano and was built in the 1850s. The owner has recently restored the villa in a way that respects its rustic past but is also comfortably modern. There is air conditioning in the bedrooms, although we found the villa to be so beautifully airy, especially with the windows open that we didn’t need to use it.
There is a large driveway with incredible views of the hill top village of Montepulciano and the surrounding countryside. There is a huge oak barrel where you can sit at dusk and enjoy watching the sunset whilst sampling local wine.
The swimming pool and grounds, Villa Montepulciano Tuscany
The panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside absorbs you. It is famous beauty and finally I understand why. There is no bad or even average view from this villa. Only glorious.
The pool is fairly deep but perfectly fine for adults and great for a cooling dip or a swim if you fancied it. But my thighs had a daily workout by walking through many of the local hilltop towns!
When it gets too hot to sunbath, there is a welcome shaded area by the pool.
The pool is open from May to October. It isn’t heated, but after the initial heart stopping moment, it’s really rather refreshing.
The gardens are kept so beautifully with white roses and purple lavender featuring everywhere.
You could laze, read, doze or gaze for hours.
We enjoyed watching the neighbours comings and goings. It caused much excitement when a car arrived or left! Yes, that’s how much you leave your troubles behind you…
The lighting becomes most magical towards the end of the day.
It is the perfect time to take couples photos!
Love was in the air. But that’s how this villa makes you feel. Happy, and blessed to be sharing this experience with the ones you love.
The interior, Villa Montepulciano Tuscany
There are 6 large bedrooms, all with ensuites. I was a little surprised that they were stocked with teenie bottles of toiletries that didn’t quite fit the splendour of the bathrooms they were in. The quality of the toiletries is probably the only criticism I have of this fabulous villa.
The decor is neat, rustic and homely.
I went to bed with a breeze flowing through the open windows and awoke to the sound of bird song. I couldn’t wait to jump up, just to soak it all in.
All the bedrooms are a great size. The villa is huge and there is space for up to fifteen guests.
It has been designed to take in 3 sets of guests at one time although they are booking it as one property currently. There is the upstairs, that has its own glorious kitchen open to a living area and two double bedrooms (above). Andy and I took upstairs…
The other areas are downstairs and the guest house.
Downstairs has brick arches and more of those lovely terracotta floors, a nod to it traditional Tuscan past.
Guests are offered the chance to taste wines grown just outside. The villa owner Maurizio has made his wines available at a charge. He is a fantastic host and will spend time advising on excursions or explaining how quality wines are produced. We couldn’t fault him and that is another big reason you should book this villa!
There are another 3 bedrooms downstairs, including this one in the part of the house that was used to store food, grapes and other things. It allowed the air to flow through and keep everything dry and cool. Now it makes a bright and cool bedroom.
The huge kitchen is flooded with light. It has the traditional Tuscan ceilings and pasta making chests but also modern appliances including both Italian- and American-style coffee makers. We used both every morning.
We really enjoyed cooking and eating at the villa. Well, with a kitchen and views like these, it’s simply a joy.
The long dining table is settled in the airy kitchen and is also open to the garden.
We received a welcome basket of breakfast treats and basic supplies. Guests also get to taste wine with the villa’s owner. He’s a sommelier, a super nice guy and is happy to talk all things wine with passion and humour. We discovered somethings we thought we knew were just myths!
There are touches throughout including fresh looking plants and scented pockets of dried flowers and herbs.
The guest house, Villa Montepulciano Tuscany
This is the third ‘area’ and has one super room and ensuite. Charlotte and Matthew opted for this one.
The swing seat is a romantic touch for this newly engaged couple.
There is no doubt this is a romantic destination.
Inside is cavernous! There is an old wooden dining table, a desk, a huge wardrobe and a cot for a little extra one. They had a great big ensuite too. This room gets the sunrise flaming through the windows (if you have the shutters open + if you are a morning person!).
The Villa’s Orchard
Almost hidden from view is a large and varied fruit orchard. The fruits included figs, cherries, apricots, apples and pears. For us, the cherries were nearly ripe. Guests are encouraged to eat what ever is ripe.
It’s really good fun, plus you don’t get the pesky wasps and bees like you get in an English orchard!
The Villa’s Vineyard
The villa sits in an estate that still produces boutique wines and olive oils. A bottle of Maurizio’s tasty olive oil sits in the kitchen for your use. He offers to show you his vineyard. There are no insects (the vines are pollinated by the wind) but take a pair of flat shoes.
I enjoyed seeing work taking place on the vineyards. Maurizio explains there are challenges and chores all year round. The passion and graft is apparent.
A neighbours old dog turned up to see whats going on and proved rather distracting to my dog loving family.
It was fascinating to learn how the vines are treated throughout the year. Our new friend stayed on to listen…
Back at the villa we learnt how the ancient olive oil trade of this region has become uneconomical in the face of huge corporates. Today Tuscans still press their olives, but predominately for their own use. Just see how bottles of olive oil, covered in Italian flags, say in hidden small print that the oil is only ‘bottled in Italy’.
Sunrise and sunset from the Villa Montepulciano Tuscany
You will get both the Tuscan sunrise and sunset in all it’s splendour from the garden of this special villa.
It bursts over the mountains that skirt the horizon.
The back of Villa Montepulciano Tuscany lights up in the morning glow…
…until it turns golden.
The bench tables outside the kitchen make the perfect spot for an early breakfast.
Each morning I’d slip a lightweight summer jumper over my pjs and pad around the grounds soaking up the Tuscan sunrises. Taking photos and gapping. I now understand why the Tuscan sun is so notable.
The sun hit the hill top town of Montepulciano nearby.
The birds are singing with all their might as they wake up along with the sun.
After a day exploring vineyards, ancient villages and lazing round the pool we shower ready for the evening meal. Sometimes dressed up, sometimes dressed down we open a bottle of local wine and set to watch the sun settle.
We’d cook pasta dishes mainly. Well, you know. When in ‘Rome’.
Then as the sun begins to set we paired up in couples and just stood.
Stood and watched, as the sun showed off magnificent Tuscany.
Villa Montepulciano Tuscany and it’s stunning views have been an absolute wonder. A holiday of a life time and one we will never forget. I urge you to make this happen. By the way, it makes an incredible wedding venue! If you want to soak up the atmosphere and see some of our adventures in the Villa Montepulciano watch this little video:
It’s worth noting we also had a private chef – actually a delightful old Tuscan couple – who cooked us a fantastic meal. All we had to do was drink Tuscan wines, eat a homemade Tuscan meal and enjoy the Tuscan view!
Needless to say it was a wonderful night, especially as my daughter got engaged to her love Matthew during the sunrise that morning.
Note to everyone – She has stopped crying now!
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Villa Montepulciano Montepulciano Area, Tuscany, Italy