A newly refurbished 400 year old apartment situated in the historic town of Montepulciano has been totally restored with great attention to detail respecting the original architecture with spacious rooms, ideal for a memorable vacation. The accommodation boasts all the modern amenities with high standards of comfort, proximity to local restaurants, bars and shops, a remarkable view over the Valdichiana Valley as well as the privacy and serenity that can only be offered by a private house.
This traditional 400 year old townhouse has been totally restored with great attention to details respecting the original architecture to present itself today as a modern, spacious 3-bedroom holiday house, ideal for families or groups of friends seeking a memorable vacation in the heart of the historic renaissance town of Montepulciano. The holiday house boasts all the modern amenities of a newly refurbished house with high standards of comfort, proximity to local restaurants, bars and shops, a remarkable view over the Valdichiana Valley as well as the privacy and serenity that can only be offered by a private house.
The Le Rughe attached house is built in the inner city walls where all the Noble families lived during the medieval and renaissance era and the accommodation has been reconstructed respecting the original architecture with all wooden beams and bricks re utilized where possible.
For your comfort, all modern amenities has been installed including a large flat screen TV, a computer and high-speed Internet access (WIFI should you wish to bring your own laptop). The townhouse Le Rughe stretches over 3 levels.
The entrance of Le Rughe leads into a spacious open plan fully equipped kitchen with all the original terracotta arches and a wooden antique table that comfortably sits 8 people. The kitchen has a 5 hob gas stove, oven, dish washer and washing machine; ideal for those with a passion for cooking and who wish to make full use of local Tuscan produce and recipes. On the same floor is a toilet with a hand basin.
On the 1st floor, up a flight of terracotta stairs is the living room/lounge with a wonderful view of lake Trasimeno and the Valdichiana Valley.
From the living room a door leads outside to the fortified walls that protected and surround the historic town of Montepulciano with a magnificent view of Tuscany and the country side. On the same floor is a single bedroom, decorated with hand painted original wooden furniture. The bedroom looks down onto Via Ruga di Fuori. Next to it, is a bathroom consisting of a toilet, shower, sink and bidet.
Up a second flight of stairs are 2 bedrooms, each with one double bed sharing a bathroom that consists of a toilet, shower, sink and bidet. One bedroom overlooks Via Le Ruge di Fouri and the second the Valdichiana valley.
On the same floor is a studio with a 20" touch screen computer and WIFI access to keep you in touch with family, friends and if necessary - work! The studio also sleep one single person on request and has a wonderful view of the Valdichiana valley.
Guests staying in Le Rughe apartment in Montepulciano have free access to the outdoor facilities of Sant’ Antonio including the swimming pool, gardens and walks in our forest situated 5 minutes drive from Le Rughe.
Interaction with guests
Our office is based at Sant' Antonio Country Resort, a short drive from Montepulciano but we are Always available for any questions, restaurant or wine tour reservations.
On arrival we register all guests and personally take them to the booked accommodation.
Other things to note
Accommodation prices include free 24 hours internet connection / WIFI.
As from the 1st January 2012 the Italian Government has placed a €1.00 tax per person per day (not applicable to children under 11 years) staying in any type of accommodation. This tax is not included in the accommodation rate and has to be paid in cash (Euros only) when settling the final account.
All the apartments of Sant’ Antonio are self catering and are fully furnished with linen, towels etc and all kitchen utensils.
Linen is changed twice a week; on your arrival and mid week.
Nico spent the 1st 18 years living in different countries, predominantly in Kenya and Tanzania where his father Jimmy was a hotelier and grandfather Angelo a coffee producer. This provided Nico at a young age with personal experience in the hospitality sector and learnt to speak 6 languages. In 1989 Nico left Africa to follow in his father’s footsteps and further his studies in England where he graduated in Guilford and worked for renown establishments such as The Savoy Hotel, The Ritz Hotel, Mandarin Oriental and The Capital Hotels Ltd. in London.
Nico has always embraced sport which has been part of his life since childhood. He founded and co-owns Purosangue Athletics Club promoting clean sportsmanship with a big NO to doping on an international level. The club scouts, coaches and manages elite athletes that compete internationally. He also assists in the coordination and international relations for the top athletes sector of the IAAF Gold Label Rome Marathon as well as other running competitions.
In 1997 he was awarded the Acorn Award as young entrepreneur in Great Britain in the restaurants and hospitality industry after which he moved back to his “Italian Roots” to start his own business and new journey with his wife Elena.
Elena, born in Rome, she spent the 1st part of her life living amongst the grapevines in Tuscany between Montepulciano and Cortona. Her father Ettore, a renowned wine producer; founder and former producer of Avignonesi winery taught her the ropes in viticulture.
A change in her career took her to the University of Perugia to study veterinary medicine however her passion for wine brought her back into viticulture and in 1994 she went to London to study at “The Wines and Spirit Education Trust". In London Elena became the wine buyer for The Ritz Hotel and furthered her career in wine marketing with Enotria Wine Cellars.
Both Nico & Elena’s common passion for wine, food, enjoyment and travel placed them on an inseparable path and they now live together with their 2 children - Sofia, Filippo and Boxer dog “Caio” at Sant’ Antonio. Elena’s colourful touch in interior decorating and green thumb for gardening has turned Sant’ Antonio into a Tuscan pearl for guests to enjoy.