Like many others, we have become regular visitors to Monticchio and have now experienced it in all the seasons over the last few years, as a couple and in larger groups. Each season has its own special magic. During the summer, the pool is the obvious focal point and it is hard to drag oneself away to the local attractions. In winter, spending hours in front of the fire, reading without interruption from phones or television is bliss. The shoulder seasons are perfect for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, quaint hill-top towns and villages, and the treasure troves of Italian art. The pictures on the web site say it all! It is a little remote, but that is part of its charm. Like other contributors, I must mention the warm and friendly hospitality of Andrew and Hugues, the hosts. It is hard not to become very good friends with them, also with some of the locals. We recommend Monticchio very highly and hope to continue visiting for many years to come.