A vacation in Tuscany

Ilaria Miani, a prestigious Roman designer, is the author of the design of this peculiar hotel located in Castiglioncello del Trinoro, in the Val d'Orcia, province of Siena, Italy. The careful restoration process started in 2004 with the acquisition of a unique building has revived an entire town. The restoration works culminated this summer with the opening of the highly anticipated Monteverdi Hotel, a group of three independent villas, a 12th century chapel, a farm to cover the gastronomic needs of the clients and an interesting program of cultural events.

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Following the current trend in these central regions of Italy, Tuscany and Umbria, it is intended to attract an elitist tourism, with great purchasing power through these rural hotels located in places with great historical burden. Recovering old buildings that have been restored by important architects and designers, even sometimes complete populations until recently abandoned and almost deserted.

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Located between some of the most famous wineries in the world and next to the famous Villa La Foce, of the Origo family, known for its exquisite gardens. Michael Cioffi, lawyer and professor of American law, fell in love with this almost abandoned place and has not stopped until he gets it back to life. The classic houses of Tuscany, with their prototypical materials, stone, wood, marble, have thus rescued their usefulness for new uses more in keeping with the times.

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In collaboration with interior designer Ilaria Miani and architect Ernesto Bartolini, the property has brought together local artisans, bricklayers and local builders and really gave Monteverdi a new life to turn it into an "intellectual and cultural sanctuary". The use of indigenous materials and reclaimed wood were essential for the meticulous and authentic reconstruction of this former guest house.

Photos: homedsgn.com

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