This accomodation was the most comfortable of everywhere we stayed during our 3 weeks in Italy. Julian was such a wonderful host and organised discounted meals at a lovely restaurant around the corner as well as free tickets to a wine tasting event which happened to be on in the nearby castle.
The location is absolutely perfect. Opposite the cathedral, our apartment was the highest in the palazzo and looked out directly on to the cathedral bells. It felt very safe, renovated beautifully, you get to walk up the steps of the internal courtyard with full lighting at a switch of a button at any time of day or night. When we arrived Julian carried the heaviest of our suitcases all the way up with ease, unlike yours truly who struggled to carry our munchkin up initially - however you become quite used to the stairs and in the end I really enjoyed scaling them!
The apartment was huge, even bigger than our 3 bed house back in Australia, which was rare for Italy in our experience. It was immaculate in terms of facilities, cleanliness and comfort of the king size bed. Our 15 month old was doted on everywhere we went in Montepulciano and especially loved all the room in the apartment to run about. It was minimalistic and very easy to baby proof compared to other accommodation we stayed in, and it was great to be all on one level.
Montepulciano was our favourite place in Italy. I think this was in part due to the graciousness of the people we met and of course the amazing scenery everywhere you look - truly you feel as if you are in a painting.
However it was the mystical experience I had on our last evening here which will stay with me forever. I woke up in the early hours of the morning and saw the outline of a huge angel on the other side of the bed beside my husband. The ceilings are very high and it's wings were clearly outlined against the large wardrobe behind it. I am not a religious person, so this was a truly amazing experience and completely shocked me. The angel emitted a very loving energy and I sensed it was performing healing on my husband, so I didn't feel scared but grateful for having witnessed this.
The bathroom window of the apartment looks out directly onto several floors of nuns in their habits going about their daily work so perhaps it is all this praying which attracts angels to the area!
In any case we are grateful and I hope other people may have as special time here as we did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A historic house located in the city center of Montepulciano Palazzo Bellarmino offers spacious apartments for couples and families.Located on 2 floors offers spectacular views over the coutryside or over the town of Montepulciano.Each apartment has a seperate bedroom , bathroom,fully equiped kitchen and a living room.As a location is perfect to explore nearby towns, enjoy wine tasting in many wine cellars located just few steps away and fantastic restaurants with great tuscan kitchen. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Bellarmino Hotel Montepulciano