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Il Poderuccio

Just down the road from a hilltop medieval village in the heart of Brunello wine country.

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Il Poderuccio

  • Montalcino, Italy 
    011-39/0577-844-052

About this Hotel

Price From $109

Don't be alarmed if there's no one around when you stroll across the lawn to the check-in desk. Chances are owner Giorgio Girardi is in the back tinkering with the tractor, while his wife, Renate, is in the gardens.

Il Poderuccio lies just down the road from Sant'Angelo in Colle, a hilltop medieval village in the heart of Brunello wine country.

Giorgio is proud to have strung vines along only half of his available acreage. Locals think he's crazy to limit his production of one of Italy's most famous—and famously expensive—red wines, but Giorgio prefers keeping the operation small enough to run single-handedly.

Renate has filled six large guest rooms with thoughtful touches, such as mosquito screens (rare in Italy), plenty of towels (rare everywhere), and garlands of dried lavender perched on windowsills.

There are pretty nooks throughout the property—benches under shade trees, a swimming pool in the olive grove, perfect stacks of wood.

Breakfast is served in the sunny front porch in cool weather and during the summer shifts to the back patio with views straight out of a Renaissance painting—distant mountains above green and gold fields striped with vines and spiked with cypress trees.

Rate includes breakfast. Open EasterNovember.

Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
 

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