Podere I Monti | Self-catering apartments in Tuscany | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Podere I Monti - Self-catering apartments in Tuscany

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Località i Monti, 58026 Montieri, Grosseto
Tuscany, Italy

Lucia Minocci

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+39 335 5487777(mobile)

Simple, traditional and generous - go walking, help friendly hosts with haymaking, relax with a view - the coast and Siena an hour away

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Between Siena and the sea, on a high grassy knoll with stupendous views, this handsome old farm is approached up a white road twisting steeply through chestnut woods. Its position is ideal for capturing solar energy and environmentalists Lucia and Emilio set out to make it zero-impact. Water is either spring or rain and the garden produces masses of organic vegetables – guests can take their pick. Recycling is high on the agenda so reclaimed beams, stone and other local materials were used in the renovation, and to build the large swimming pool. Three of the apartments are on the ground floor of the house (Val di Merse is the biggest with the best kitchen). On the first floor of the old hay barn is Il Fienile apartment. The style is simple, traditional and unfussy with white walls, modern floor tiles, some bare stone and open fires. Kind Lucia's welcome basket is a treat; ask about oil and wine and helping with the haymaking or chestnut harvest. Great for children who can run around safely, for walkers and geologists fascinated by this Colline Metallifere area; its mines worked since Etruscan times.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Lucia Minocci:

Local points of interest from
Lucia Minocci:

  • Guests can take advantage of our vegetable garden.
  • on request, every morning fresh bread
  • We are 10 minutes from 'Abbey of San Galgano" famous for the Sword in the Stone. Also ideal for civil weddings and religious
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Lucia and Emilio have created a wonderful place to stay - we went for our honeymoon, and enjoyed every minute. They are warm and welcoming, and we felt at home straight away. A really lovely place to spend a week. The local villages are beautiful, and if you want to drive it is easy to get to Siena, or to the coast - there are so many places to visit and things to do, but I would recommend making time just to relax at I Monti and enjoy the surroundings - and the fantastic pool!"
September 2014
"I Monti is superb, standing in an attractive clearing, but is surrounded by woods with a network of pretty paths. At 500 metres above sea level you look out at the surrounding wooded hills and you can believe you are in the middle of nowhere, particularly when you come across a wild deer staring at you on the access road to the property. Lucia and Emilio have converted their farm buildings carefully and tastefully for visitors, while preserving a rustic feel; they seem to have thought of everything. Nothing is too much trouble for them: you come as a guest; you leave as a friend."
June 2014

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  • 3 Apartments for 2 - 4
Price:(i) 490 to980 per week

An extra suite for 2, let with one of the apartments: €80 per night.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 4 nights in high season. Short breaks available.


Restaurants 4km.




Località i Monti, 58026 Montieri, Grosseto

Self-catering Il Fienile (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 2 doubles; 2 bathrooms
Price: (i) 770 to 980 per week
Self-catering Vallebuia (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) 490 to 581 per week
Self-catering Val di Merse (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 2 doubles; 1 bathroom.
Price: (i) 630 to 756 per week

Lucia Minocci

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+39 335 5487777(mobile)