What it is
A medieval hilltop village transformed into an art-stocked wellness retreat, complete with an organic locavore restaurant, cooking classes, and recently revamped spa.
What it isn't
Boring. The hotel hosts events like string concerts, highbrow lectures, and art exhibits across the grounds throughout the year (including in their on-site 700 year old church).
What we think
The cinematic version of Tuscany—rolling fields, stone walled farmhouses, and no paved roads in sight—is alive and well at Monteverdi. Here, even the introductory room category is an Italian fever dream with its exposed beam ceilings, billowing curtains on your handmade wood canopy bed, carefully curated antique furniture, and locally hand-dyed bed linens from C&C Milano. The larger Village Suites (from 280 square feet to 415 square feet) come with heated floors and panoramas of the centuries-old hamlet out the windows. Don’t miss the Culinary Academy—set in a centuries-old former school house—where you can learn how to whip up thoroughly locavore fare like hand-rolled, pillowy pici pasta and boar ragu.
You're here because
The spa and wellness center is brand new, but parts of it look like it was designed for Cleopatra herself—thanks to ancient-looking stone tubs with overlooks of the countryside. Treatments, however, are decidedly high-tech, including chemical peels and anti-aging IV therapy.
Settled in the stone walled restaurant under the flickering candle sconces, you opt for an Only in Tuscany dinner you’ll never forget: porcini filled ravioli with an amaranth crusted venison sirloin with dolceforte sauce and crispy salsify.
Restaurants & Bars
Oreade - fine-dining restaurant offering local cuisine and a wine list featuring rare wines of surrounding regions
Enoteca - wine bar with a casual menu for lunch and dinner
Lobby Lounge & Terrace Bar - cocktail lounge area
Library Bar - cozy and comfortable space featuring cocktails by an accomplished mixologist
Its own hilltop perch in Tuscany, an hour and 40 minute drive from Florence. It’s worth stopping at the Quercia delle Checche, a 300-year-old old oak tree about a 20 minute drive from the hotel.