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Fonte Aulente Montalcino

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum 
Farmhouse
Fonte Aulente is a Tuscan farmhouse from the 12th century recently restored and surrounded by beautiful garden-park, 2 km from the center of Montalcino, in a panoramic position with amazing views over the Tuscan hills. The apartment is a part of the old farmhouse, with its own entrance. The apartment can accommodate from two to four guests. The suite is self-contained and consists of a bedroom with panoramic views, ensuite bathroom with shower, and a living/dining area with kitchenette which opens onto the beautiful garden. A further twin bedroom is available on request. The apartment is characteristically Tuscan, with wooden beams and flagstone floors, and is also furnished with some unique design pieces. A beautiful park of almost 2 hectares with ancient cypress, olive and fruit tr...Fonte Aulente is a Tuscan farmhouse from the 12th century recently restored and surrounded by beautiful garden-park, 2 km from the center of Montalcino, in a panoramic position with amazing views over the Tuscan hills. The apartment is a part of the old farmhouse, with its own entrance. The apartment can accommodate from two to four guests. The suite is self-contained and consists of a bedroom with panoramic views, ensuite bathroom with shower, and a living/dining area with kitchenette which opens onto the beautiful garden. A further twin bedroom is available on request. The apartment is characteristically Tuscan, with wooden beams and flagstone floors, and is also furnished with some unique design pieces. A beautiful park of almost 2 hectares with ancient cypress, olive and fruit trees surrounds the property. You are welcome to pick any fruits that you find in the garden or to collect and try our aromatic herbs in your cuisine. You will also enjoy the scent of our lavender and rose flowers.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Bunk
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Alexandra A
Hosting since August 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (29)
mandy506
mandy506
Eugene, OR5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful rental in Tuscan Countryside
We are left with such happy memories from our stay at this rental. Alexandra was a great host. We enjoyed dinners outside with beautiful views. My children LOVED the natural pool, which was a great way to beat the heat. The location was perfect for day trips to neighboring towns, Siena, the coast. The apartment was bigger than I thought from the pictures. Would recommend to other travelers looking for a unique place to stay in rural Tuscany.
Visited July 2019
Written August 4, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Alexandra Adamek
Alexandra Adamek
Thank you so much for your visit and for the beautiful review! It was really nice to meet you all! Best wishes from Tuscany, Alexandra
Written August 15, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

michiemap
michiemap
Yorkshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place
This is a really gorgeous place to stay. The views could not be better, the garden is eclectic and the pool is warm and inviting. We were slightly unsure whether to book based on the slightly unusual pool especially as our children would want to be in it a lot. However it turned out to be one if the best parts of the accommodation. If one thing was wanting, it was a fan. However, we were perhaps a little unlucky with the weather as the area was suffering the worst heatwave in 15 years. Normally, I'm sure the stone walls would keep the apartment cool. If you want a really authentic Tuscan experience, this is it. I will be recommending it to friends and family.
Visited August 2017
Written August 14, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Traveling_ML_Mama
Traveling_ML_Mama
Charlotte, NC14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Tuscan Escape!!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed this stay in Tuscany. My husband and I have been to Italy many times, but this is the first time we brought the kids with us. (Ages 3 and 6). This apartment was perfect for our family. It was clean, well located, and very reasonably priced. Also, it felt very Tuscan, which we loved!! The owners were super friendly and helpful. The kids loved having a little space to run around. And best of all, we were located only 5 minutes from some of the best wine bars in the world!! Montalcino is the best!!
Visited June 2016
Written November 9, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Guide520638
Guide520638
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Location
We can only reiterate the excellent reviews that have gone before. Fonte Aulente is in a great location, quiet and secluded with amazing views of the Tuscan countryside and close to the beautiful town of Montalcino. The accommodation, including the extensive garden with its large fresh water pool, offered everything our family of four needed. We were close enough to visit Siena, Florence, Pisa and the beach on day trips. Our hostess Alexandra was welcoming and helpful throughout the stay without ever being intrusive, suggesting local drives and sharing her passion for the local wines. We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay at Fonte Aulente and look forward to returning in the future.
Visited August 2016
Written September 3, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MikeJohnpatrick
MikeJohnpatrick
Kennesaw, GA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A true Tuscan experience
My wife and I could not have been more pleased with our recent stay at Fonte Aulente Montalcino. The property was exactly as described in it its listing and was perfect in every way. Alexandra was a great hostess hostess, taking particularly good care of us as I was stricken with an unfortunate illness. We could not have been in better hands. We continued our trip but will remember our say here as the best of our Italian experience. ten stars if possible...........
Visited April 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written April 26, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Alexandra Adamek
Alexandra Adamek
Dear Michael, Thank you for a wonderful review and your recent letter! I hope you are both doing great and we can have a chance to see you back at Fonte Aulente soon. Warm greetings from Montalcino, Alexandra
Written May 24, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

gskeyser
gskeyser
Virginia Beach, VA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful Property!
Everything about our stay at Fonte Aulente exceeded our expectations. Lovely apartment, very comfortable bedroom, and an amazing property. Relaxing on the patio, sipping a glass of wine, enjoying the incredible views, is not an experience we will soon forget. Alexandra gave us great advice about restaurants, things to do, and is most knowledgeable about wine. When our rental car broke down, her husband Michelangelo treated us like we were family, picking us up, helping us with the logistics of getting the car towed, driving us to town and to the train station. Cottage is in a great location. Easy to find, a short ride into Montalcino, and a great base for exploring a truly beautiful part of Tuscany. One of the highlights of our trip!
Visited October 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written November 14, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sunflowii
sunflowii
Toronto, Canada154 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location. Make sure to confirm booking with owner.
Next time we book accommodations other than with a hotel, we will make sure to confirm our arrival time with the owner. We did not hear from Alexandra and assumed that because she also lived on the property that she would be there when we arrived. She was not. My husband then left a voicemail and she arrived in about 15 minutes. But we were not expected as the place had not been cleaned yet. Not a big deal since we just drove to Montalcino and visited the fort. Got great pictures as it was close to sunset. Came back, unpacked and prepared dinner only to find that the plates and pots inside the cabinet were not clean. There were crumbs or oil. Alexandra said that she has cleaners who clean for her. So it's either they didn't do a good job or previous renters were rude and left the dirty dishes in the cabinet. If it was the latter, c'mon people. How rude can you be? Then found out that the towels smelled like they didn't dry properly. Unfortunately at this point, I was now more embarrassed to complain as it was just too many things. On the plus side, the wifi signal is very strong and the bedroom was warm and cozy with the heater.
Visited October 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written November 7, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Alexandra Adamek
Alexandra Adamek
Dear guests, We are very sorry to hear that your experience was not perfect. As I explained upon your arrival our cleaner had a small accident on that day and she could not clean the room on time. I was very sorry on your arrival and proposed you a winery visit while we were going to arrange the cleaning. You said you preferred to visit Montalcino and I have asked one of the girls working for us to clean the apartment and I have checked it myself. I am sorry if she missed the plates in the cupboard. It is the firs time since we have opened our farmhouse to guests that our usual cleaner could not do her job. Alltogether I was very sorry for it, I have explained that it was very exceptional and I offered you a bottle of wonderful Brunello 2009 to apologise for any inconvenience. I am happy that you acknwledhe that the room was cosy and warm. We really put all possible efforts to keep our guests happy and the appartment cosy, warm and clean. And fortunately other feedbacks confirm that.
Written November 11, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fred-Alice
Fred-Alice
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfort & tranquility on Montalcino hillside
We had a wonderful week at Fonte Aulente. The house was very comfortable and decorated with care and sophistication. We made good use of the large picnic table with views of the rolling hills below. After a day of hiking the large natural pool was just the thing. Alexandra was a wonderful hostess. She is a sommelier and very knowledgeable about the Montalcino wine producers. She recommended top quality wineries that were not so well known which lead to some very interesting visits and tastings. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
Visited September 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written October 1, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

worlditraveler
worlditraveler
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Under the Tuscan sun…a gorgeous, tranquil stay!
Nestled in the seemingly endless and gorgeous UNESCO world heritage protected Tuscan hills of Val d’Orchia, you should definitely reach out and reserve this beautiful property rental, Fonte Aulente. It’s conveniently located just a few miles from town, this apartment is part of a converted 12 th century farmhouse. It is truly charming and comfortable, especially with a nice kitchen area to prepare a meal if you want to just stay in for the evening. It also has a beautiful garden setting, which features a swimming pool, hammocks and an outside table for dining. One of the owners, Alexandra, is also a sommelier, so this rental comes with an option to purchase some excellent Brunello wine selections for your own tasting/dining experience! (Note, if you are interested in wine tasting, ask Alexandra about her local wine tasting class, it was incredibly fun and informative!). We only stayed for 2 nights and wished we had spent more time there. Another impressive feature of Fonte Aulente was its amazing location. It was incredible to be outside in the quiet evenings and look up at such a clear and beautiful sky, full of bright stars. Then also be able to wake up in the morning and literally gaze across those rolling hills in the heart of Tuscany. If you are looking to truly experience Tuscany organically, minus a commercial or touristy feel, you should stay at Fonte Aulente. You won’t regret it.
Visited August 2015 Travelled with friends
Written August 29, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ian2005wine
ian2005wine
211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very well appointed apartment with beautiful views
Alexandra provides a warm welcome and friendly and knowledgeable advice when you stay at her delightful old farmhouse with stunning views across the world heritage listed Val D'Orcia. The extensive grounds with an amazing natural swimming pool, complete with attached lily pond and frog colony, provides a wonderful extension to the spacious and well appointed apartment. Being a professional sommelier living in the middle of Brunello wine country, there's very little that Alexandra doesn't know about the local wines and vineyards to help you make the most of the area.
Visited August 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written August 16, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location info
  • City getaway
Entertainment
  • Ping Pong table
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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About the neighbourhood
The little city of Montalcino, a short drive or twenty minute walk from the house, is a medieval gem and offers restaurants, wine bars, music and theater festivals all year round. There are also hot springs available in many places within a short drive distance. Tuscan art cities of Siena and Pienza are only 30 minutes away by car, and Florence is a 1,5 hour drive.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The best way fo find us is to use the kilometer markers situated on the side of the road : black numbers on a white background. From Montalcino, take SP45 towards Siena. At the 8 km marker take the first left and you will arrive at a juction with two sand roads. Take the one on the left, with an iron gate. This is Fonte Aulente's entrance. From Siena and Buonconvento, again take the SP45. After the 7,9 km marker, continue for 80 meters, then turn right. Fonte Aulente is through the iron gate on the left-hand track. Please be careful when using GPS as several guests have been directed to the wrong area completely. We are less than 1 km from Montalcino.
Activities nearby
Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fonte Aulente Montalcino

Fonte Aulente Montalcino is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Fonte Aulente Montalcino has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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