The Montalla farmhouse was probably built by the noble Bandinelli family from Sienna at the beginning of the 16th century. According to some scholars, it was likely built in the vicinity of an ancient roman villa which gave its name to Contignano. Over the years it has been enlarged several times, but the original structure, which was recently restored, still remains. It is situated on the slope of a hill about 100 meters from the village of Contignano and offers a magnificent panoramic view of vineyards and olive trees Today it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (History courtesy Giuseppe )
Montalla has been in Giuseppe’s family since his maternal great grandfather’s time. It has 12 ensuite bedrooms, each large and charming. The villa is separated into various apartments, each with a sitting area and kitchen and usually a fireplace. There is a pool outside surrounded by a gorgeous territorial view.