La Grancia Country Resort is a romantic and charming 14th century fortress used as a “Grancia”, a granary for the storage of the produce grown on the property. Perched next to the delightful hilltop village of Montisi, it overlooks the surrounding Tuscany countryside on a hill near Pienza, Montalcino and Monte Oliveto Maggiore, where the landscape and its colours change continuously year round. This is the heart of the Sienese countryside, a hilly area largely devoted to the cultivation of wine & olive-oil, known as the “Crete Senesi”.
Stretches of woods, vineyards, olive-groves, grain, sunflower, poppy fields and clay hills create an array of majestic colours, which reach their greatest beauty at twilight. The natural beauty of this area brings about a feeling of peace and tranquillity to all who visit. Ask any of the many artists that have come to make our village their home. We invite you visit us and become one of our many welcomed extended family members.
We have 4 apartments, one sleeping 4 people and three sleeping 2-3 people. All the apartments are elegantly furnished with Tuscan terracotta floors, beams and traditional furnishing. Our guests have the use of extensive gardens and a lovely private swimming pool with pergola and barbecue facilities with dramatic views over the valley and the countryside.
We are delighted to show guests around some of the private areas of the historic building. Of particular interest are the rooms used by the Grand Duke of Tuscany in the 1700’s, the tiny 1800’s theatre seating 52 people (one of the smallest active theatres in the world) and the ancient cantinas sculpted out of the bedrock, where the wine was made and stored.
La Grancia offers its guests, upon reservation, the possibility of participating in the following activities:
For hundreds of years we have produced the finest wine & “extra vergine” olive oil using organic methods. This tradition is continued today and it is possible to taste and purchase our products (extra-virgin olive oil, wine and vinsanto D.O.C.) directly from us during your stay.
Our beautiful area offers various activities including hot air balloon rides and horse riding and you can enjoy many pleasant walks and excursions by bicycle.
Festivals, concerts, historic re-enactments and traditional folk events animates Montisi and the nearby villages each year.
Our small old theatre offers performances throughout the year.
Our village is served with restaurants, bars, food-store, bakery, chemist and other small shops, all at a walking distance.
phone: +39 335 6609987 (Claudia Pollari)