The vision for Monteverdi is unlike anything else that has ever existed in modern-day Tuscany. Here you will discover a home for the “life of the mind” as well as the physical senses. A place where intellectual curiosity, cultural exploration, and social interaction are nourished – and modern comforts and amenities embrace you throughout. No other destination integrates past and present with body and mind so harmoniously.
Castiglioncello del Trinoro, a 900-year-old village that happens to be the site of the only privately sponsored archaeological dig in Tuscany, is home to Monteverdi. The painstaking renovation of this ageless, wondrous place – where every day is a Renaissance – will echo your own rebirth. Your senses will be awakened and your curiosity nourished here.
Tuscany is the birthplace of Dante, da Vinci, and of the Renaissance itself. It is the home of legendary food and wine, like pecorino cheese from Pienza and Brunello from Montalcino. And Tuscany is, of course, home to Italy’s most beautiful city – Florence. Here, art lovers come to revel in the genius of Ghiberti and Brunelleschi and Michelangelo. There’s no other place on earth with such astonishing associations, or with such a cultural pedigree. Life at Monteverdi is about taking full advantage of these cultural opportunities.
During the 15th and 16th centuries, Tuscany was at the epicenter of the tremendous flourishing of intellectual and artistic life in Italy. The gathering of leading artists, scientists, poets, and philosophers throughout Europe was coined the Renaissance in Jacob Burckhardt’s seminal book, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy. New ways of understanding the world and what it means to be human are themes that grew out of this profound period – and provide the ultimate inspiration for Monteverdi today.