FAQs

How do I get from the airport in Rome to Monteverdi?

There are three excellent options for traveling to Monteverdi:

  • Most guests find that renting a car at the airport is the easiest way to travel. There are several rental agencies to choose from and pick-up/drop-off is straightforward and efficient. It is approximately a 2-2.5-hour drive from Rome to Castiglioncello del Trinoro. Please see our driving directions for the best route.
  • It is possible to hire our car service for the trip from the Roma Airport to Monteverdi Tuscany. Your rental car can be available when you arrive in Castiglioncello, if you would prefer that option. All arrangements can be made by the Monteverdi concierges.
  • Many guests also choose to take the train from the Roma Termini station located at the Roma Airport to the Chiusi station where they are then picked up by a car service, arranged by the Monteverdi concierges.

Specific instructions for all three options are available by contacting the concierge directly at: concierge@monteverdituscany.com

Where do I check-in?

Upon entering the village, Monteverdi Reception is located on your right. Please stop your car temporarily in front of our reception area. Please use our driving directions to assist if arriving by car. Your luggage will be collected from your car by a member of our team and delivered to your villa. Our concierges will accompany you on a brief walk to introduce you to the amenities at Monteverdi Tuscany and familiarize you with the village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro and your private villa. Complimentary parking is provided.

Please ask at any time for a re-introduction to your villa, our amenities, or the village.

 

What is the best way to get around when I stay at Monteverdi?

Camminare! Your room is less than five minutes by foot from Monteverdi’s restaurant, Oreade, our Library Bar, and our Enoteca.  The parking lot, lavender and other gardens, reception, gym, archeological dig site and the historic Romanesque church of Sant’Andrea are also a short stroll from your room. The narrow village roads are bumpy and unpaved, so bring comfortable walking shoes!

Castiglioncello del Trinoro is a very small town on the peak of a mountain where public transportation to nearby towns is not an option. We recommend that you rent a car to make short day trips to the most desirable towns and cities in central Tuscany. Driving in the Val d’Orcia is not intimidating—the roads are well-marked and, armed with the excellent road maps or a GPS, you will find your way with minimal stress.

Should you wish to hire a private driver for the day, the Monteverdi concierge service can arrange that for you. The cost will depend on time and distance.

 

Where is the closest grocery store/pharmacy/restaurant/cafe/bar/bank/gas station/hair salon? Are credit cards accepted at most places?

The village of Sarteano is a ten-minute drive from Castiglioncello del Trinoro. It is a delightful little town with every modern convenience you might need or want.

Most restaurants and stores will take credit cards, but Euros are accepted everywhere! There are ATM machines in almost every town in the area.

 

What are my dining options?

Oreade, our fine dining restaurant, is open daily for dinner from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. When weather cooperates, our dining terraces are open and serve a stunning view of the valley. We also provide a complimentary, continental breakfast at Oreade from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Enoteca, an intimate and inviting wine bar, also offers a casual lunch and is open from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (closed Mondays).  It boasts 32 splendid Italian wines by the glass and many more by the bottle.  Our wines for tasting by the glass are perfectly preserved in state-of-the-art stainless steel Enomatic dispensers.

The Library Bar serves bespoke cocktails, local wines and beers, and is open daily from 4:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. With its outdoor terrace and glorious views of the Val d’Orcia and Monte Cetona, it is ideal for gathering with friends and family, to enjoy a book or conversation, or to plan your next Tuscan adventure.

 

What is the appropriate attire for activities at Monteverdi and in the surrounding towns?

Attire at Monteverdi is casual for almost all daytime activities. It is considered respectful for men and women to cover their legs and shoulders when touring churches throughout Italy.

 

What other activities are available and how do I schedule them?

While Castiglioncello del Trinoro is a quiet village, there are many activities to enjoy. The Monteverdi Gallery is home to an exciting collection of contemporary art by some of the world’s leading visual artists. The gallery’s exhibitions change throughout the year but the current exhibit will always be described on our website. In addition to the gallery, Monteverdi invites several accomplished men and women from the art world to visit and reside at Monteverdi Tuscany, as part of our Artists & Scholars-in-Residence program.  Click here to learn about what performance or seminar is occurring during your visit or simply ask the personal concierge.

Weekly wine tastings will take place during April through October at the Enoteca.  Leading winemakers in Tuscany host a wine tasting seminar featuring his or her best wines and, indeed, some of the finest wines in the world.  These wine tastings are true master classes in wine and the art of wine making.  The concierge will happily share the schedule for these seminars.

Our pool is hidden in Monteverdi’s gardened terraces and is open to all of our guests. The archeological park, a fascinating Etruscan dig funded and uncovered by Monteverdi founder, Michael Cioffi, is located at the highest peak of Castiglioncello del Trinoro. The village’s history begins here. In addition to these activities, our concierges arrange cooking classes with our chef and yoga sessions with a local instructor.

Outside of Castiglioncello, there are numerous paths that can be crossed by foot, bike or horse. Our concierge can assist you with a map, water and a backpack for your morning hike. There are also bikes at Monteverdi that can be borrowed free of charge.

Think of Castiglioncello as a remarkable base to discover Tuscany. Ask our concierge for help with planning a vineyard visit, an olive oil tasting or a garden tour. The famous Tuscan gardens of La Foce are only a few kilometers away and are a must-see. Castiglioncello is almost equidistant between Rome and Florence and a short drive to the many hilltop towns of Tuscany, including Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino – to name only a few. We have an entire menu of private day trips and excursions.

Please contact our concierge service at concierge@monteverdituscany.com prior to your visit, or stop in the office when you arrive.

Is there anything else I might need to know?

The water is safe to drink, the time zone is the same as Rome (GMT +1), and there is no need for air conditioning because we are 2,000 feet up and there’s always a cool breeze.