Accommodation at the Tuscan Country Resort
Sant'Antonio Country Resort, originally a Franciscan Monastery dating back to the 12th century. Over the past 800 years the Monastery has experienced the odd transformation done by the monks and farmers who over the centuries lived and worked the land, however the beauty of the property still remains and has been treasured.
In 1976, the property was placed into the hands of my business partner & adviser, but most of all, friend, the late Franco Sorbini who initiated the complex restoration of Sant' Antonio which as he taught me, shall never end. There is always more to do to satisfy the requirements our guests!
The Monastery consisting of farmland and forests, was deliberately built on the foot hill of an ancient Etruscan sacred mountain called Totona allowing for cool breezes to keep the olives and farmland cool, even during the hottest hours of the day.
Sant'Antonio Country Resort is divided into 5 separate buildings, surrounded by 4 hectares of gardens on different levels, over a kilometer of bay leaf hedges, olives groves and centenarian trees with spacious terra cotta terraces allowing for privacy and wonderful views of the Valdichiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno on one side of the property and the famous rolling hills of Tuscany on the other, allowing you to spend your vacation with us in total relaxation and to experience a real country life feeling in Tuscany.
Artists of the Renaissance:
Cottages and apartments at Sant' Antonio have been dedicated to some of the greatest artists from the Renaissance period.
Why? Apart from personal interest, we have some of these masters to thank for changing our art world and architecture locally in Montepulciano and to greater cities such as Florence, Rome and others across Italy and Europe.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors fly from across the globe to get a glimpse of their masterpieces. From Sant' Antonio Country Resort a large number of these creations of art can be experienced from as close as a 2 minute to 2 hour drive.
We look forward sharing these experiences with you in Sant'Antonio Country Resort.