Hotel Monteverdi, Tuscany | Ilaria Miani

Hotel Monteverdi is a retreat in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Val d’Orcia, Tuscany.

Located in Castiglioncello del Trinoro, it is surrounded by the stunning Tuscan countryside
Its 7-bedroom interiors were renovated by interior designer Ilaria Miani and DA. Studio architects, making use of the rustic element of the exposed ceiling beams and craftsmanship of stone walls, combined with selected, minimalistic furniture.

Photos © courtesy of Hotel Monteverdi

 Description from Hotel Monteverdi:

Nestled in the historic heart of the Val d’Orcia region and lying dormant for the past few decades, the village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro has recently undergone a transformative restoration and re-emerged as a veritable destination, in its own right. Situated among some of the world’s most famous wineries and adjacent to the Origo Family’s remarkable La Foce Gardens, the project— simultaneously driven by a passion for preservation and a dedication to a buoyant and long-term future—is the labor of love of Michael Cioffi, an American lawyer and law professor who has dedicated himself to rebuilding the semi-abandoned, medieval village in a traditional and beautiful manner that is inherently sensitive to and pays homage to the Tuscan region. The painstaking restoration process, originally begun in 2004 with the acquisition of a singular building in desperate need of attention, has revived a whole village from previous neglect, culminating this summer with the highly-anticipated opening of The Hotel at Monteverdi, a collection of 3 completed villas, a newly-restored 12th Century chapel, a farm-to-table driven informal Caffè, and an exciting program of cultural events.

About The Hotel Monteverdi:
Having opened in August 2012, the 7-bedroom bijoux Hotel Monteverdi offers guests unmatched comfort, spectacular vistas of the verdant valley below, an adjoining outdoor swimming pool, and effortless guest services all within a stunning and charming cadre. In collaboration with Italian interior designer Ilaria Miani and Ernesto Bartolini of DA. Studio as principal architect, the property has brought together regional artisans utilizing craftsmanship on the brink of extinction, local stone masons and builders, and truly breathed new life into Monteverdi converting it into a "second-home getaway as an intellectual and cultural sanctuary." The use of indigenous materials and reclaimed wood were central to the meticulous and authentic reconstruction of this former pensione. Local woods, Tuscan flagstone, granite and Carrara marble give each room a distinct appearance that is authentically grounded in the spirit and humble origins of the Val d'Orcia. Working in tandem with her husband, Rome-based Ilaria Miani infused The Hotel at Monteverdi with her own tasteful and eclectic signature: a sensibility that embraces simplicity, unencumbered spaces, optimization of natural light and ubiquitously spectacular views. A restaurant will follow in early 2013.

About the Caffè Monteverdi:
Since its inception in late 2011, the Caffè Monteverdi has quickly become the village’s informal gathering spot, an anchor where guests—whether hotel, villa, or local residents—can mingle with acclaimed performers and visitors can enjoy alfresco concert performances, witness the beauty of Tuscan countryside with uninterrupted views of Mount Cetona, and of course, sample the best locally sourced wines and produce from the fertile region. Under the direction of Paolo Coluccio, a Locanda Locatelli-trained Italian chef, the Caffè Monteverdi offers a seasonally driven menu changing daily. A selection of prosciutti, salami, and other cuts from the immediate region is complemented by myriad varieties of pecorino cheeses. Guests can savor the richness of crostini combined with freshly picked off-the-vine tomatoes or chargrilled aubergines from the Caffè’s own vegetable patch. The Caffè Monteverdi’s wine bar does not leave guests for want: exceptional wines from local appellations such as Andrea Franchetti’s Tenuta di Trinoro (awarded a 97+ score by Robert Parker) is available by the glass. For the little ones, freshly squeezed orange juice is always available.

About the Villas at Monteverdi:
The Villas at Monteverdi, a collection of three villas available for rent on a weekly basis, bring together the comforts and facilities of the 21st Century while still paying homage to the buildings’ historical blueprint. Each villa is equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen where a private chef can prepare (and impart upon) guests the simplicity of Tuscan cuisine and its complexity of flavors. Ranging from the large 6 en-suite bedroom Villa Muri Antichi —perfect for a multigenerational family retreat and affording each guest the utmost privacy—to the more intimate 2-bedroom Villa San Pietro, the Villas at Monteverdi offer an ideal option for lengthier stays and excursionbased travels. The facilities of the Hotel Monteverdi will be available for all villa guests yearround.


Source: Hotel Monteverdi