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... find a parking space (sigh.), we finally located one, parked, and headed towards a big hill. While we walked, Becky and I quizzed mum and dad on where we were going because we had no idea (apart from that it was in Gubbio.). It turns out that we were taking a gondola up a really big hill! I was excited, because I love heights. We bought tickets, and waited for a gondola carriage. The 'carriage' turned out to be a bird ...
... we only needed to go about about 10 feet... but we found it and it was so nice! I have never stayed in a hostel and it was a very nice first experience! After settling in and changing we went back into the center for dinner and to walk around for the evening. We ended up getting dinner in Piazza del Campo, it was the best food I've had since I've been abroad (asparagus risotto)! We took a taxi back to hostel, which was the first time since being in the Italy we were in ...
Today we were planning on hanging around the villa. It was really hot, so after all the regular things we do after waking up (breakfast, getting dressed, you know what I mean.), we got in our togs, and went up to the pool. At the pool we met up with the kiwis staying upstairs. 10 year old twins called Lily and Ellie, and 2 parents. After a quick swim, we ...
... university town and it is really trendy. It is pretty big, and the community outside the walls is also really large. It feels vibrant, busy and alive. There was the usual narrow, windy streets with the most amazing architecture. The buildings, duomo, museums and fountains were awesome. Many of these being built out of a pink and white stone. Just beautiful. I would love to have had more time to go to the museum as they had some ...
I was really nervous starting the Italian Course at Il Sasso today. I had to sit a written test and then a verbal test. There was about 10 new students and they had to test us to place us in the right group. After I had done the verbal test I was then put in a class that had already been going for a week. Scary….. however, I survived and got into it fairly quickly. Once again it is a lovely group of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sant' Antonio Montepulciano
Have just returned from a two week holiday in Italy. Spent the first week just outside of Rome and the second week in Tuscany at the Sant Antonio Resort, very close to Montepulciano. We loved it at Sant Antonio, which far exceeded our expectations - it is a very beautiful place in the perfect setting, very peaceful (best weeks sleep we had) and Nico, the owner, and his staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. Nico recommended some great places to visit and we had a brilliant week exploring some of the nearby towns and monasteries. We also visited Siena, which was only about an hours car drive away. Would also highly recommend eating at Nico's restaurant in Bagno Vignoni, cos as well as the food being extremely good, the scenery blew us away!
Ich hatte das Sant Antonio Country Resort als Ausgangsbasis für meine Erfahrungen der echten Toskana gewählt.Es liegt in der Nähe von Montepulciano, aber immer noch weit genug entfernt, dass man genügen Ruhe und Privatsphäre hat. Diese Ferienhäuser bieten den perfekten Ausgangspunkt für Fahrten nach Florence, Siena, Pienza und viele andere, schöne und berühmte Städte. Das Sant Antonio bietet viel Komfort und Luxus, die man für einen angenehmen Aufenthalt benötigt sowie einen Pool mit wunderschönen Blick auf den Trasimeno See. Lake. Für ein privates "al fresco" Abendessen stehen außerdem genügend Terrassen und Gärten zur Verfügung. Außerdem gibt es eine Tiefgarage, einen Internetzugang und, und, und! Alles was Sie hier vermissen werden, sind die nicht stillstehenden Telefone - und das wars. Ich hatte eine klasse Zeit im Sant Antonio und obwohl ich die ganzen Ausflüge in die nahe gelegenen historischen Städte, Museen und die wunderschöne toskanische Landschaft unternommen habe, habe ich mich immer auf meine Veranda an meinem Ferienhaus und ein Gläschen des leckeren Vino Nobile di Montepulciano gefreut, umgeben vom Aroma des Lavendel, Rosmarin, Zypressen und eine frische Brise aus dem angrenzenden Eichwald. Ich fahre auf jeden Fall wieder hin!
Wir kommen gerade aus unserem Italienurlaub zurück. Unsere letzten 5 Tage haben wir im wunderbaren Agriturismo am Montepulciano verbracht. Sant' Antonio ist ein restauriertes Kloster mit 13 Apartments, unter denen man wählen kann. Es ist ruhig und friedlich, genau das, was wir nach unseren aufregenden Erlebnissen in Italien gebraucht haben. Der Besitzer lebt mir seiner Familie auf dem Grundstück und ist zu jeder Zeit erreichbar. Nico gehört sogar ein Restaurant im nahe gelegenen Vignoni, was wirklich klasse ist! Montepulciano ist die perfekte Stadt in den Bergen mit genügend Annehmlichkeiten und einem tollen Markt jeden Donnerstagmorgen. Überall kann man Weinbauern besichtigen, auch das berühmte Avignonesi Weingut, indem Nico und seine Familie den leckeren Vino Nobile und andere Weine herstellen. Obwohl es in der südlichen Toskana liegt, ist Florenz nur 1-1/2 Stunden auf der Autostrada entfernt. Auf dem Weg dorthin gibt es noch so viele andere Plätze zu entdecken, auch Richtung Süden nach Val d'Orcia.
We had read the usual books about how wonderful this area was, and to be honest went with some scepticism after visiting the Disney world that is Venice.
I chose the Sant Antonio Country Resort for my base to experience the true Tuscan countryside. Situated very close to Montepulciano but just far enough away to have absolute privacy and peace I needed to relax, these holiday villas offer the perfect starting point for excursions to Florence, Sienna, Pienza and many other beautiful and famous cities. Sant Antonio offers all the comfort and luxury for a pleasant stay including a great pool with view down to the Trasimeno Lake, plenty of terraces and gardens for private "al fresco" dining or bbq's, underground parking, 24 hours internet access and, and, and. The only thing you will miss at Sant Antonio is the sound of a ringing telephone - finally.
This was our second trip to Tuscany and, after a lot of searching on the web, we found Sant' Antonio Country Resort, near Montepulciano. Sant' Antonio was the perfect place for our two-week stay in Tuscany. It is beautiful, quiet, and very well kept. Our host, Nico Pannevis, who is the owner, and his staff were very hospitable and made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. It truly became our "home in Tuscany," as advertised.
My husband and I just returned from our first trip to Italy. The last five days were spent at a wonderful agriturismo at Montepulciano. Sant' Antonio is a restored monastery with 13 apartments to choose from. It is so quiet and peaceful, just what we needed after a whirlwind tour of Italy. The owner and his family live on the property and are available for any assistance needed. Nico also owns a restaurant in close-by Bagno Vignoni which is amazing! Montepulciano is the perfect little hill town with just enough conveniences and a great market on Thursday mornings. Wineries are everywhere, including the famous Avignonesi Winery where Nico's wife and her family make marvelous Vino Nobile and other wines.
I spent weeks doing my research (including TripAdvisor, of course) before our trip to Tuscany in December 2005. I knew we'd be in Firenze for half of the time and we wanted to explore the countryside for the other half. An overabundance of similar-sounding places to choose from! (Important note: my partner and I are VERY picky. We're both quite analytical and routinely define numerous parameters around our decision-making. My first trip to Italy saw me setting a new standard!) After considering and rejecting many places, I saw the listing for Sant' Antonio. This 800-year-old renovated monastery is an amazing find: it sits behind big, iron gates on almost 200 acres of olive groves and other trees, with the main buildings on the east (sunrise!) side of a lovely hill overlooking a postcard valley. A short hike takes you to the top of the hill where you have a view for miles across Tuscany, including the walled city of Montepulciano close by.
We stayed at Sant'Antonio for a week in September. This former monastery has been renovated to a high standard and enjoys breathtaking views over the Val d'Orcia, Lake Trasimeno and the surrounding countryside.
I can not give enough praise for the owners, Nico and his family, for our grand stay at Sant' Antonio in April, 2005. Friends flew in from the states and we picked them up at the Chiusi station for a 4 day stay. We arrived and Nico gave us a brief overview of the area and our second floor villa with amazing views. Our space had 2 bedrooms, a large sitting area with a dining room table, a HUGE kitchen with an old style fireplace and all the other amenities needed for our tuscany style dinners, and a large bathroom. All the rooms had windows which you could stare out for hours (if you weren't driving around sampling wine, cheese and olives of the region).