Rachael's Visit To Tuscany

On this trip, Rachael stayed at the Villas at Monteverdi
All photos courtesy of John Kernick

Atop a lofty hillside in the heart of Tuscany sits Castiglioncello del Trinoro- a 900-year old medieval town that has seen the ages unfold before it. But nearly as compelling as its ancient history is its contemporary rebirth. Nearly a decade ago, an American businessman and his three children set about a beautiful, meticulous, and faithfully authentic restoration project that has not only revitalized the tiny hilltop town, but has given new life to the surrounding region. Now, the stunning Villas at Monteverdi, with sweeping views of the Val d'Orcia below, are available for rent. Set against the backdrop of the storied Toscana are Monteverdi's modern amenities like luxurious waterfall showers, spa services, private chefs, a vibrant cafe, summer concerts, state-of-the-art technology, and and of course, fully equipped kitchens.

Just a short drive away from some of Italy's most well-traveled locales (Siena, Florence, and Rome), as well as some of its lesser-known enclaves (Pienza, Montalcino, and Montepulciano), Monteverdi is located at the crossroads of the worlds of fine art, wine, history, and the culinary arts.

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