Apartmenti Palazzo Bellarmino is a hotel with apartment extras - or vice versa. And it is the bees knees.
Location in Montepulciano: Firstly the town is the real deal, a walled mediaeval hilltop town in Tuscany. While the streets are steep is great for walking as traffic is restricted inside the wall. Your journey up through the narrow streets culminates in a beautiful mediaeval square on the crest of the hill.
For authentic ambience and a great location you can’t beat Apartmenti Palazzo Bellarmino, a converted Palazzo. While the building including the courtyard, internal staircase and verandas are medieval, once you enter your apartment you will find a modern spacious, well equipped and e spotlessly clean digs. It has a bedroom, kitchen, living room & bathroom. The beds are very comfortable and linen & towels are provided.The towels are a bit thin but who’s complaining, the nightly rate is incredibly good. The location couldn’t be better as the building is about 50 metres down a side street that runs off the the grand piazza which is surrounded by the Duomo, the castellated town hall and some other mediaeval buildings. The apartment building and surrounds a very quiet and the staff are friendly and helpful. No lift but the stairs are not too steep. Small grocery stores are easily found further down the hill and there are plenty of good restaurants not far from the apartment.
We got “to Montepulciano by catching a bus from Chiusi (a stop on the main train line) and taking a bus from a stop that is 30 metres on the left as you exit the rail station. The bus takes you to a transfer station just outside the wall of Montepulciano. You need to change to a smaller bus that fits the narrow streets of the old town. After 10 or 15 minutes, it terminates at the grand piazza, the top of the hill. Warning: There is a railway station called Montepulciano but don’t be sucked in. That train station is still 40 or 50 minutes by road from the mediaeval town and buses from there are infrequent. Trust me, Chiusi is your jump off rail station for reaching Montepulciano. You buy your bus tickets from the newsstand inside the rail station and you buy another ticket at the transfer station for the smaller bus that goes inside the walled town.
Stewart & Debbie
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