We stayed at Appartamenti al Poggiolo twice, in June 2012 and in June 2013, altogether four weeks, when we were studying Italian at Il Sasso, the nearby language school (5 minutes' walk). From the very beginning of our first contact by email we got the impression that these people weren't just doing their job but were really keen on arranging everything to suit us in the best possible way. The first time we had to put off the stay because of illness but everything turned out to be perfect once we'd arrived. During the four weeks we got to know the family, all five members, but mostly we were in contact with Margherita, Giorgio and their son Giacomo. They are most helpful and warm people, which was shown especially when I had to go to hospital this June and the family helped a lot with the arrangements.
We agree on all the superlatives the former writers have used when describing these apartments. We stayed in Borgo A, which is in a different building from the Giardino apartments. I fell in love with this small apartment at first sight online because of the beautiful furnishing and especially because of the loft with a skylight. We didn't really need the loft but I think it would be an ideal place for two teenagers to stay in. For small children the stairs may be a little dangerous. This apartment also has two luxurious bathrooms (with the best showers we've ever experienced). There is a view to the street only from this apartment but there is a nice narrow balcony on one side and you can just squeeze in two chairs and sit there in the evening and watch people walking down the street. The street has a "monument" just under the balcony: a very old red Fiat seems to be permanently stationed there.
We have the fondest memories from Montepulciano and the Borgo A apartment and hope to return one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An old house with garden in the historic centre of Montepulciano, restored and transformed into four holiday apartments - all equipped with every modern amenity and furnished with country style charm. ... more less