Placed in the 16th Century Historical Centre, next to the most beautiful and oldest wine cellar in Montepulciano (Cantina del Redi dè Ricci) , recently renovated, the spacious one-room
apartment, is warmly comfortable and it’s provided of every comfort. 50 square meters , sleeps 2, 1 bathroom
with shower, 55mq, bed and kitchen linen, towels, bathrobes provided. Water, electricity, and final cleaning included in the price ( extra linen and extra toilet paper: on payment)
Located at the ground floor, its position is excellent: central but at the same time quiet, you can reach walking in just a few minutes the best and most important historic and cultural
sites in Montepulciano: The Cathedral in Piazza Grande, the numerous Churches, the magnificient San Biagio Temple, and the many typical restaurants, shops, and cafès.
At your disposal in the apartment: detailed local maps with hiking routes; descriptions of suggested daily itineraries in the surrounding areas; bus/train schedules; information regarding local shops, bars, restaurants, museum, banks, post office etc., to make your stay easier and more enjoyable; small library of guide books for your use while my guests.
And for something truly bizarre and wonderful, there is the Bravio delle Botti - every year in late August, eight neighborhoods compete in a barrel-rolling contest (yes, that's right, barrel-rolling) in the town of Montepulciano. They roll empty wine barrels down the streets to the Piazza Grande and the winning neighborhood gets a cloth with the image of San Giovanni Decollato, and of course the bragging rights until the next year.
Actually they push barrels UP to Piazza Grande; these barrels weight less or more 80 kg., the race is 1800 meters long, and the spingitori (men that push barrel), 2 each barrel, do this in a bit more than 9 minutes. There are a lot of events connected to the race (it takes part every last Sunday of August) during the all week before and all along the Sunday such as: historical parades on Thursday night and Sunday afternoon, flags throwing, medieval shows and dinner in the contrade (the neighborhoods) almost every evening
LOCAL AREA DETAILS:
Montepulciano enjoys a particular strategic position from which set off towards the most important and interesting excursion in the Tuscany Land. Only a few kilometres away, you can discover the splendid Towns: Pienza, Monticchiello, San Quirico, Montalcino, Montefollonico,etc., easily to get to the main artistic Italian Cities: Siena, Firenze, Assisi, Arezzo, Perugia, Cortona, Roma, etc. In addiction at the previous places, you can visit the many Thermal Springs: Montepulciano, Chianciano, and the charming hot water in Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo, San Casciano dei Bagni.