is a superbly restored ancient palazzo, situated in the historical center of Montalcino.
"Il Barlanzone" has 4 guestrooms and one apartment, all furnished in Tuscan style.
All rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities and private facilities.
There is nearby parking and beautiful surrounding countryside, making this a great location for a relaxing holiday.
"Il Barlanzone" apartment is a treasure of our property, located just on the top of the building. Our homely apartment has its private marvelous terrace with unbelievable panoramic view to Montalcino and its gorgeous nature.
During summer sunny days you can use it taking tan or having a glass of wine with your friends, admiring amazing Tuscany sunsets.
This cosy apartment offers ample bedroom with king size bed for relaxation, a small living room with comfortable sofa, private bathroom, wide kitchen and all the essential equipment and accessories, that reinforces the sensation of private atmosphere. For your comfort all the amenities are offered: independent heating, TV, hairdryer, Wi-Fi connection, terrace with roof, outside table and chairs and deck chair for sunny baths.
Due to its strategically location you can book apartment for a week or two and start your discovery trip in Tuscany from here. Otherwise you can just plan the most relaxing vacation you ever can imagine, enjoying local color of Montalcino with its home made "pinci", gelato and definitely Brunello wines.
Home made cake adds some sweetness to your vacation in Tuscany and remains in your memory for ever.
Our apartment becomes your second home for these adventure days you plan to spend in Montalcino.
"Il Barlanzone" offers you 4 lovely rooms facing Medieval Fortress or historical Via Ricasoli 33.
You find yourself just in the beauty of ancient place, in the center of Montalcino with its tower and narrow side streets. Two steps down the Fortress you will cross Piazza del Popolo with its shops, wine stores, restaurants and bars, offering you day views for photo shouting and night wine tastings.
Queen or twin beds room furnished in Tuscany style with private bathroom and all the amenities:independent heating, TV, hair dryer, Wi-Fi connection and mini fridge will help to serve all your needs.
Each room carries the name of antique entrances of medieval wall which surrounds Montalcino: Porta Castellana, Porta Cerbaia, Porta al Cassero and Porta Gattoli.
Atmosphere of "affitacamere" gives you all independence and makes you feel home. In case you decide to have a sip of wine you have just to go down to our wine store and taste last vintages of Rosso or Brunello di Montalcino.
When in 2000 the reconstruction of "Il Barlanzone" was over, my mum Paola has decided, being in pension, try to rent some rooms in this ancient palace for tourists. It was the beginning of touristic activity, so I had to leave my work and follow this new adventure. I remember when my dad Enzo with his taft character left his dinner without finishing it, after we tried to tell him a few words about this new business and need to invest some important amount of Italian lires. The decision was taking a few weeks later without his approval.
Now with a distance of 19 years "Il Barlanzone" became beautiful touristic structure and well known through customers in different parts of the world. Numerous clients are arriving based on personal recommendations of their family and friends. Lately we started to collect all the hand writing messaged, which our clients leave in their room before departure, drawings and amazing comments. Special part of these messages is dedicated to my mum Paola, famous for her cakes, which she cooks for apartment guests. During all these years there were so many emotions and satisfaction given as an important gift from our clients to us. We thank all our guests who stimulate us to do always our best and go ahead.
Special memory to my father Enzo, who left us in 2006, the one, in spite of the cold beginning, was always around me and "Il Barlanzone" to give his help and support.
From the height of its hill Montalcino is watching its numerous green wineries famous all over the world for Brunello di Montalcino. Coming from Grosseto direction after crossing Maremma, the land of wines, horses and sea coast, take direction Monte Amiata, once arrived to famous wine maker Castello Banfi you find yourself just in 15 km from Montalcino. If you are travelling from autobahn A1 exit Chiusi - Chianciano you will be following Val D'Orcia roads, Unesco heritage, the road of famous car rally 1000 Miles. Our property "Il Barlanzone" you will find in one of the most ancient building in Montalcino, the point where years and years ago people, coming for battles from Siena and Florence, were staying. In the highest point you will find some remains of Etruscan settlement. If you are travelling from Florence after exit A1 Certosa you should follow direction Siena, continuing with Cassia road in direction of Rome.
Montalcino is located on the south of Siena, famous all over the world for its horse racing called Palio, organized twice a year in Piazza del Campo. Thanks to its prime location "Il Barlanzone" is an ideal base for travelers to explore Tuscany with its numerous castles, wineries and historical places. Your trip you can start exploring Pienza, which story is connected To Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who was born in this small place and became Papa Pio II. This example of Renaissance town design is famous for its architecture, as well as, for its delicious "Pecorino" cheese. The cheese has ancient origins and has probably been produced in the zone since man first settled here. Sometimes known as "Pecorino della Val d'Orcia" or "Cacio di Pienza", it is produced between October and July and seasoned for up to 2 months to give it its distinctive flavor. Following direction Castelnuovo dell'Abate just in 9 km you will find mysterious atmosphere of the Abbey of Sant'Antimo, surrounded by numerous olive trees. Once you decide to take road to Arezzo adore The Etruscan antiquity of the city Cortona, the one of the oldest hill towns in Tuscany. Cortona's medieval streets are pleasant to wonder and you'll be rewarded with fabulous views of the countryside along the medieval town walls. In less than one hour driving you will find the most famous sea coasts under Blue Flag (the most clean and transparent sea), through which Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala and Follonica. Next step you will find Piombino, the port from which you can easily reach beautiful Elba Island. If you are keen on thermal baths you definitely should try Bagno Vignoni, Rapolano Terme, San Filippo, Chianciano and Saturnia. Montalcino also can be your relaxing point passing Francigena Road following Rome.
Affitacamere "Il Barlanzone" was born in Montalcino under Nonna Amelia name, in memory of grandmother Amelia and grandfather Giuseppe, called Beppe, who bought this property in the beginning of 70th. After several reconstructions in 90th, "Il Barlanzone" becomes very special place for those, who wish to pass their vacation in our enchanting Montalcino.
Wherever you decide to spend your vacation with us you just need to make a call or send an email to the owner. We are opened all the year long, our touristic season follows just the mood of the Tuscan weather and starts from middle of March and lasts till the beginning of November.
Nearby you will find all prices for our property and various interesting offers. We will be pleased to assist you in any possible request and particular treatments you may require.