In the Beautiful Tuscan countryside, in Siena province, 800 meters far from Montepulciano's old town walls, San Martino organic farm carries on its biodynamic/homeopathic agriculture (inspired by the founder of Anthroposophy Dott. Rudolf Steiner) activities together with its farmhouse Bed and Breakfast service. San Martino's Farm and Villa are placed in a privileged location for its landscape that embraces the whole valley, the surrounding hills and a breathtaking view of the town.
Actually San Martino's Farm produces saffron, extra virgin olive oil, honey, cereals and grass.
Montepulciano is in the south of Tuscany, on the border with Umbria and Lazio and is thus the ideal starting point for excursions to both places of great natural interest or to the many medieval villages and romanic churches the area is famous for (such as Assisi, Gubbio, San Galgano, Sant’Antimo etc.) Many other places can also be reached by public transport (the bus stop is only 500 mt away from the villa):Pienza, Montalcino, Bagno Vignoni, Chianciano terme, Cortona (10 /15 km), Siena (75 km.), Perugia, Arezzo e Orvieto (50 Km), Florence and Rome (110 km.).
It is also possible to rent bycicles or take part in organized biketours.
Can the hotel have actual signs so it does not take 2 hours to locate it once you ar in Montepulciano. Also bathroom, specifically the shower needs to be updated.
This is a charming bed & breakfast that completely lives up to its description. Our room was very big and so was the bathroom. It had some very nice individual touches as well. We loved the view of Montepulciano, and we loved the peace and quiet after a busy day of sight-seeing.
If you understand the principles of environmental sustainment and friendliness you will be happy here. The comfort is excellent but the amenities are not what you may expect at a similarly priced hotel, which this is not. The owners and staff are wonderful and their commitment to ecological and organiv principles are exemplary. Plus, the farm to table breakfasts (and dinners on request) are excellent.
Although you can walk, it is doubtful you will - especially at night after dinner. The city is quite a hike uphill. Parking is easy and close by, though and made it simple to get in and out. There is no air conditioning (for environmental reasons?) whicj would have been a huge problem for me if it was hot.
Every morning, my husband received a very nice, home made gluten-free breakfast, that was very delicious.
We stayed for one night at the end of May 2010. Really beautiful lodging, simple yet elegant, friendly people, a place with 'character'. Fantastic gardens, flowers and greenery surrounding all buldings, very nice views towards Montepulciano. The concept of natural and ecological living is conveyed in a charming way. The only people for whom this hotel would probably not be fit would be those valuing comforts in the room such as mini-fridge, television and telephone, as such facilities do not come with the package. Apart from this, the hotel is lovely and recommendable in every way.