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Tuscan Dreams of Montestigliano

Tuscany is synonymous to endless wine tastings, small hill top towns and tall cypress trees. But there’s so much more to it. Tuscan Dreams of Montestigliano was born out of the love and hospitality of the people of Montestigliano- a tiny hamlet in the region. 

Tuscan Dreams of Montestigliano

In the past years of my travel in Italy, I had visited the most popular tourist destinations in Tuscany namely- Florence, Fiesole, Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. To be honest, I had not really spent enough time in the countryside so it was difficult to describe the oomph factor about staying there. Everyone raved about it, so I was only curious.

Where is Montestigliano??

So I stayed in Montestigliano for 3 nights to remedy this and also visited their adjoining luxury property, Villa Pipistrelli. 

Montestigliano is a little hamlet on top of a hill with a view of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside. The hamlet is owned by the Donati family and divided into different homes and apartments, each named after a family member. This hill top luxury farm also offers swimming pools and recreation areas. The hamlet includes a private chapel, an olive oil brand and a personal vineyard. In addition, the property is located at a strategic location from Siena, Florence and Pienza and is therefore very popular, even for weddings!

Montestigliano is a relaxing place away from the hustle and bustle of bigger towns. It is also a perfect base for trips to parts of Val d’Orcia and Siena!

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The property of Montestigliano

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Montestigliano

 

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Chapel in Montestigliano

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Beautiful light in Montestigliano

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Winter Mornings in Montestigliano

 

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Dreaming of Montestigliano

Why Should You Book Montestigliano??

Apart from the points I mentioned above, Montestigliano is DREAMY and SPECTACULAR! There are no words that could do justice to describe this area of Tuscany. Even in the foggy winter, I felt there was a different charm to the property. But what makes it different from the other Tuscan villas?? It is the warmth of the service and the inviting family.

Luisa Donati along with her entire family were excellent hosts. A special mention to Francesco 🙂

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All photo credits to Moontestigliano

If you are dreaming of Tuscany and looking for a place to stay, Montestigliano should be on your list as it is par excellence!! You can directly email the owners and use my Promo Code “ItalophiliaTuscany” to get a 10% discount on your booking! info@montestigliano.it

Related Reading on Montestigliano:

A Luxury Villa in Tuscany by Margie Miklas

Disclosure: I was a guest at Montestigliano but as always all opinions are my own.

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33 Comments

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  • frejatravels
    August 13, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Beautiful photos. Thanks to take me around Tuscan:)

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    • Italophilia
      August 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      Happy to dear!! Thanks for stopping by..

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  • stellalucentellc
    June 19, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    How absolutely charming your photos make these towns seem! Can’t wait to visit myself soon!

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    • Ishita
      June 20, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you dear 🙂

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  • […] I stayed in Montestigliano and couldn’t have had a better base to be in the centre of it all yet a little far from city life. If you are looking for a place to stay in Siena, check these fabulous Airbnb apartments and Grand Hotel Siena. […]

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  • Stacy di Anna Pollard
    June 8, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Most lovely! Looks like a very peaceful and beautiful three nights! I will definitely put this in my notes for the future. xo

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    • Ishita
      June 8, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Buongiorno e grazie Stacy! I really hope you can go there. Even if for a night.

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  • synchronicityoftheheart
    June 7, 2018 at 2:05 am

    When I run away, I’m going to Tuscany first!

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    • Ishita
      June 7, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Hahahaha!! Well said 😉 Me too I think

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  • Tony Staffaroni
    June 6, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Wow, wow, wow!! Absolutely amazing photos and views! Is there any wonder why we are so enamored with all of Italy??!! Makes me long for a return to the hills of Tuscany for sure. So much to see and do, and so little time and money. Some day I will be back in Tuscany! 🙂

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    • Ishita
      June 6, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      See?? I knew you would LOVE it!! Makes me long too. I know it’s been a year for you so I can understand. Hope it’s next spring x

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  • Tanja
    June 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    such a beautiful place

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    • Ishita
      June 5, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      I hope you can visit it someday. Perfect for family vacations

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  • karenincalabria
    June 5, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Love that faded red paint – beautiful photos – and the interiors are to die for!

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    • Ishita
      June 5, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Thanks for reading, Karen. I have a special spot for this property now. These are a handful of pictures, they have 9 such homes and I can’t begin to tell you how tasteful everything is.

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  • anyone4curryandotherthings
    June 4, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    love Tuscany – but sadly never have been to Montestigliano – something we have to do on our next visit.

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    • Ishita
      June 4, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      I hope you can!:)

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  • Debbie's Traveler Wows
    June 4, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Every time I read your blogs I end up adding another place to visit in Italy. I guess I’ll have to rent a villa instead of staying in a hotel and extend my stay for longer. Great places and great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Ishita
      June 4, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks Debbie, I am happy to share different places with all my readers. Thank you! It’s a great idea. x

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  • […] via Tuscan Dreams of Montestigliano — Italophilia […]

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  • Lynette d'Arty-Cross
    June 3, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I forgot a bit how much I love Tuscany – thanks for the reminder. 🙂

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    • Ishita
      June 4, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      🙂 Haha happy to

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  • Marina Mexploring
    June 2, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    A real place for dreamers! Especially that garden house with books and lemon water… I hope to explore Tuscany once for myself too! 🙂

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    • Ishita
      June 2, 2018 at 11:27 pm

      Truly appreciate the hospitality. They have excellent reviews!

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  • foodinbooks
    June 2, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    What a beautiful place. I remember Tuscany being such an amazingly beautiful location to drive through and to stay. We were fortunate to stay in a town called Cortana, which was made famous by the book and movie Under the Tuscan Sun. Not a huge amount of tourists though, and incredibly beautiful. I do love your posts, they always transport me.

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    • Ishita
      June 2, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Cortona is a very popular place now. I hear also a little too crowded …. I would love to visit nevertheless. Italy is special!! Your comment made my day <3

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  • elignora
    June 2, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    I liked to read this! If you want to read something about Kos or Brussel visit my blog: https://elignora.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/my-4-day-adventure-in-kos/

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    • Ishita
      June 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks for sharing. I’ll have a look:)

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  • lifeinkarolingston
    June 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Definitely looks like a dream! 😊

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    • Ishita
      June 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Truly is 🇮🇹😍

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  • Lyn Douglas
    June 2, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    This place is stunning Ishita and your photos are beautiful. I am so much happier in the regional areas rather than the cities. Living the local life

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    • Ishita
      June 2, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      Truly and I think after you’ve been to Italy a few times, you realize you want a mix of both. I love big cities too! and thanks Lyn.

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