Podere I Monti

Montieri, Grosseto

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


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4


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. Some 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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner or tasting dinners available by prior arrangement. Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €90
Weekly price
from €500
Cleaning fees €30-€50.
1 Apartment for 2
From €901 bed1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 4
From €1202 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 4
From €1404 beds2 bedrooms


My son and I had a wonderful stay at Imonti. The location is breathtaking, very peaceful and lovely being able to relax and be in nature. Very very safe kids can roam around without any worry. Lucia and Emilio are superb hosts very kind and full of interesting facts and sites to visit. We will return...


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!


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.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lucia Minocci

  • Guests can take advantage of our vegetable garden and fresh eggs
  • 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
  • cooking class and tastings and small on-site restaurant on request
  • Amazing location for a wedding party or for anniversary or for honeymoon