LocationIn the heart of one of the most famous medieval villages in Tuscany, where the allure of history blends with a rich culture of food and wine and in a central position relative to other important historical towns in Tuscany and Umbria, Palazzo del Conte majestically overlooks the valley below.
We are located in the historic town centre of Montepulciano and at an equal distance from Siena (67 km) and Perugia (69 km), which can both be reached in about 1 hour.
The charming villages of Pienza (13), San Quirico d'Orcia (23 km), Cortona (31 km) and Lake Trasimeno are less than a half hour's drive away, while, thanks to the convenient A1 motorway connection (16 km), it is possible to reach Florence (113 km) and Rome (170 km) in about an hour and a half.
The nearest airport is that of Florence, 122 km away, while Rome Ciampino and Rome Fiumicino are respectively 189 and 207 km away.
Description of buildingsWith its entrance in one of the main streets of Montepulciano and its panoramic views of the Valdichiana valley, Palazzo del Conte extends majestically over three floors above ground and one basement floor.
Built presumably in 1500 on the foundations of pre-existing buildings and restructured over the centuries, today it still preserves the discreet charm of a noble residence with 19th century décor and finishes.
A monumental entrance provides access to the main apartment and, thanks to a large flight of steps, to the main floor and the second floor.
The main apartment consists of a large living room with a fireplace and an area destined for use as a small private theatre complete with a stage curtain, a lounge, a kitchen, a study, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, several storage rooms and a beautiful terrace of about 80 sqm overlooking the private garden and the valley. On this floor, again with access from the main entrance, there are some large rooms intended as archives.
The private garden can be reached both from the outside and also from this floor, thanks to a nice long staircase along which you will also find the entrance to the cellars, large vaulted roof rooms, with a direct connection also to the garden and to the main street.
On the main floor and the second floor, each with a gross floor area of approximately 580 sqm, there are numerous rooms currently intended for use as offices. If necessary, a variation in intended use can be requested, changing it to residential use or tourist accommodation. On the main floor there is a terrace of approximately 18 sqm and a little balcony. On the upper floor there are three more small balconies, all overlooking the valley.
Energy efficiency class: G.
EPI: 154.ConditionPalazzo del Conte is in good general condition.
All the rooms have preserved their historical architectural features: the ground floor and second floor have beautiful coffered ceilings, decorated with ornamental or geometric designs, while the main floor features exquisitely frescoed vaults with figurative scenes.Outdoor spaceIn addition to the large terrace on the ground floor and those on the first floor, the property is complemented by a beautiful 18th century Italian-style garden, on three levels, connected by symmetrical steps, with three goldfish pools and a nymphaeum.
Of the town's stately homes, Palazzo del Conte is the only one with a garden.Usage and potentialThanks to its central position with respect to some of the most famous historical towns in Tuscany and Umbria and its large size, Palazzo del Conte would be perfect as a high level tourist accommodation business.
In fact, according to the terms of the town planning regulations, in addition to the current intended uses as a residence or as offices, other uses are also provided for, including accommodation,