Category Archives: blog

Monteverdi and Sir John Eliot Gardiner

April is always a special month at Monteverdi.  This year, beyond celebrating the return of spring to the Val d’Orcia,  our guests will be interacting with a dear friend and neighbor of Monteverdi: Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the famed British … Continue reading

Posted in blog, LIFE AT MONTEVERDI | Leave a comment

MONTEVERDI 2013: A YEAR IN REVIEW

The year began with the village of Castiglioncello being buried in a beautiful snowfall that exceeded anything in recorded history. Over a meter fell in a 24 hour period. As the snow melted and Primavera thawed the earth, an amazing … Continue reading

Posted in blog | Leave a comment

Bagni San Filippo: hot springs and cool woods

  As if there wasn’t enough to do in Tuscany already with its outstanding history, architecture, art, food and wine to amaze and delight you, the region also has areas of unbelievable natural beauty. A half hour drive from Monteverdi … Continue reading

Posted in blog | Leave a comment

Orvieto: a city of caves and a unique capella

A short day trip that you simply must make when you are staying at Monteverdi is a visit to Orvieto in the province of Umbria. This mid-sized hill town, just off the A-1 on the way to Rome, is about … Continue reading

Posted in blog | Leave a comment

Monteverdi as Featured in Architectural Digest, Spain, July 2013

Read About Monteverdi.

Posted in blog | Leave a comment

Monteverdi as Featured by Marnie Black, 2013

For those of you who love history, Monteverdi offers something few, if any,  luxury resorts can match: an historically significant and on-going archaeological dig just steps from your villa and the hotel. Monteverdi founder, Michael L. Cioffi, recognized the importance … Continue reading

Posted in blog | Leave a comment

Monteverdi as featured in Connoisseur, Sweden, June 2013

Italiens kanske mest kända landskap, Toscana, är födelseplatsen för Dante, da Vinci, och renässansen själv. Det är hemmet för den legendariska maten och vinet, som pecorinoost från Pienza och Brunello från Montalcino. I Toscana ligger också Italiensk vackraste stad – Florens. Här frossar … Continue reading

Posted in blog | Leave a comment

Monteverdi as Featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Arabia, June 2013

The views of rolling countryside and the golden hilltop towns of Tuscany are dense with a familiar sense of honeyed beauty, loaded with a collective memory shared be everyone from Boccaccio to EM Forster. This is partly what makes the … Continue reading

Posted in blog | Leave a comment

Monteverdi as Featured in National Geographic, USA, June 2013

Tuscany is blessed, even by Italy’s high standards. In Florence, it has Europe’s greatest Renaissance city, and in Siena, its most perfect medieval town. Hilltop villages look much as they have for centuries, and the timeless landscapes  are a tapestry … Continue reading

Posted in blog | Leave a comment

Monteverdi as Featured in Conde’ Nast Traveler, Spain, June 2013

Es el sueño de todo urbanita de la segunda década del siglo XX. Todos fantaseamos con  arrancar un tomate de su mata, lavarlo, abrirlo sobre una mesa de madera cruda, aliñarlo y comerlo. Y contarlo. La fantasía puede sofisticarse. Imaginamos … Continue reading

Posted in blog | Leave a comment