Our journey from Pienza to Montepozzo took a little longer than anticipated. The route selected by the satnav came to an abrupt end with, what appeared to be, a missing bridge.
A quick re-programming found a suitable detour and we arrived at the farmhouse late afternoon. I have previously published a post on Podere Montepozzo but it is so beautiful, I am sharing it again. We received directions and information weeks before we left from host, Jacque, and had no trouble finding the gate. Although close to a town, the rural setting is very private and peaceful.
Arriving at the property,
we followed the instructions and drove around to the back of the house where we tooted the horn loudly.
We were greeted by Molly the dog and host, John, who kindly helped us with our bags.
After an introductory tour, we were left to unpack and wonder at the magnificent surroundings we were to enjoy for the next ten days. The living area was light and spacious, capturing the sun at every angle throughout the day.
Just off the dining area, the well equipped kitchen was a pleasure to work in.
The bedrooms were inviting, the main has an ensuite
and down the hallway
are two further bedrooms and a bathroom.
Once we had settled in, Jacque welcomed us with fresh flowers and a bottle of Prosecco, we wasted no time opening it to share. We really felt at home, surrounded by family treasures and beautiful furnishings.
The afternoon sun filled the loggia, the perfect venue to partake of aperitivo.
Come for a walk around the garden.
There was so much to explore, a cave with spectacular phosphorescent lichen, I admired from the outside.
The shed was a work in progress, a fabulous project for the future perhaps,
to complement the finishing touches on the exterior of the house.
We didn’t get the opportunity to dine under the vines, perhaps next time?
Let me introduce you to Molly, a delightful bundle of energy who was a very welcome addition to the package.
Thank you Jacque, John, Alex & Molly for the very special memories, we hope to meet again…..Salute!