Tuscany, Italy

Monteverdi Villa Muri Antichi

Rates per night from$3,793.75

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR3,409.09), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Renovated rustic retreat

Setting

Magical Monteverdi estate

Sleeps

12

Villa Muri Antichi’s 11th-century foundations might live up to it’s moniker – the name means ‘ancient walls’ – but this six-bedroom casa on the Monteverdi estate is far from dated. Hot-shot Italian architects Ilaria and Giorgio Miani have transformed Muri Antichi into a rustic villa with a healthy dose of contemporary gloss. Glide down rustic, weathered-stone steps to sweat it out in the state-of-the-art basement gym; or whip up Tuscan feasts in the modern, steel kitchen. On lazy days, pour a local tipple from the dining room’s ‘wine cellar’ shelves, choose a classic novel from the well-stocked library, and curl up in front of the living room’s wood-burning stove. Sunny climes will call for alfresco barbecues in your private, flower-filled garden, with its panoramic views of the surrounding Val d’Orcia.

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Welcome reception including a glass of prosecco and selection of local cheeses and meats.

First Glance

  • This rustic, family-size villa (437sq m) is spread over four floors and has wood-beamed ceilings, travertine floors and panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside. Please note, there's a minimum stay of three nights.
  • On the ground floor, there’s a fully-equipped gym with exercise machines and weights – this is open to all hotel guests.
  • Also on the ground floor is a well-stocked library with bookshelves full of Italian tomes; there are comfortable sofas to lounge on.
  • On the first floor is a large, scarlet-hued sitting room with wooden-beamed ceilings, contemporary furniture and bright red sofas.
  • The modern, cherry-painted kitchen is also situated on the first floor; steel counters, matching stools and shiny cookware line the walls. The kitchen is fitted with a hob, an oven, a dishwasher, a washing machine and an espresso machine; coffee and water will be stocked before you arrive.
  • Next to the kitchen is the dining room, which has a fireplace at one end.
  • At the other end of the kitchen is a ‘wine cellar’; a room with a table and chairs, and shelves stacked with sommelier-selected bottles.
  • Also on the first floor is a small powder room, which is located off the dining room.
  • On the second floor there’s another lounge-type space, known as the Hearth Room, which has a wood-burning fireplace and cosy armchairs.

Villa highlights

  • Peace and quiet
  • Stylish interiors
  • Friendly staff

Sleeping arrangements

  • On the second floor are three bedrooms. The first (15sq m) is an open loft space with a king-size bed, travertine floors and a wood-beamed ceiling. The bathroom (12sq m) has a Carrara-marble bath tub, a chromotherapy rainfall shower, a waterfall shower and locally-made bath products.
  • A cosy, 15sq m space, the second bedroom on the second floor has a king-size bed, bright green walls and parquet floors. The large ensuite bathroom (22sq m) has a shower and locally-made bath products.
  • The third bedroom (16sq m) on the second floor is painted a calming, pastel blue; the room has a king-size bed, parquet floors and wooden-beamed ceilings. The bathroom (9sq m) has a shower and locally-made bath products.
  • On the third floor are two master suites and one bedroom. The first master suite (32sq m) is the villa’s largest, and has travertine floors, original wooden beams and an independent entrance. The king-size bed is dressed in high-quality, handmade linens; the bathroom (21sq m) has a shower, a steam room and locally-made bath products.
  • The second master suite (27sq m) has wood-beamed ceilings and travertine floors; it’s decorated in muted, natural colours. The king-size bed is dressed in hand-stitched linens, and the ensuite bathroom (14sq m) has a shower, a Carrara-marble bath tub and locally-made bath products.
  • The high-ceilinged, wooden-beamed first bedroom (22sq m) on the third floor has stunning views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside, and is decorated in natural, earthy colours. The king-size bed has an iron frame, and the ensuite bathroom (15sq m) has a shower and locally-made bath products.

Key kit

  • Free breakfast is served in Oreade every morning.
  • Monteverdi’s chef can cater lunches and dinners in the villa on request.
  • Use of Monteverdi’s concierge service to organise shopping trips and private tours.
  • Flatscreen TV and DVD player with Sky channels.
  • WiFi-enabled speakers.
  • Free WiFi throughout.
  • Pre-loaded iPod and dock.
  • Sound-system with CD-player.
  • Espresso machine.
  • Library of books.
  • Coffee and bottled water in the kitchen.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Bathrobes and slippers.
  • Safe.
  • Portable air-conditioning units available on request.
  • Daily housekeeping.
  • Plug adaptors can be borrowed on request.

Poolside

  • The villa doesn’t have it’s own pool, but guests are welcome to use Monteverdi’s 32sq m pool in the hotel’s village.

Grounds

  • The villa has 389sq m of private gardens, including an alfresco dining terrace with a portable gas barbecue.
  • Guests can use Monteverdi’s plentiful on-site car park, which is around 100 metres from the villa. A free shuttle service runs to and fro.

Location

  • Muri Antichi is housed in one of the original buildings in the Monteverdi village estate, and is just a stone’s throw from the hotel’s pool and gardens.
  • Florence Airport is a 90-minute drive from Monteverdi.
  • The hotel’s village, Castiglioncello del Trinoro, is small but full of things to do: there’s an art gallery, an archaeological dig and the historic church Sant’Andrea, all within walking distance.

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