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Holidays In The Village : Experience A Different Way To Discover Tuscany.

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Holidays In The Village : Experience A Different Way To Discover Tuscany.

Why Montemassi?

Tuscany, Maremma above all, represents My Soul Nest: the cradle where I used and use to shield, now and then, taking a breath from the stressing paces of my life.

Here I meet and live my passions: enchanting atmospheres, my lovely horses, a “sweet” wild untouched nature and surrounding, the History end the Arts and again swimming in cristal clear waters in the most beautiful creeks and coves of the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian sun of August and my book under my Orange tree in the garden.

The friends, though-rough-gentle people, nailed to their land who love sharing the best of food, superior wines and popular after the hard work with land and cattles!

I arrived at Montemassi 30 years ago, riding a motorcycle, a little bit like Guidoriccio da Fogliano in the famous 13th c. painting by Simone Martini, and could not stop coming and coming over again, as often as I could.

I was fascinated by the Medieval atmosphere, the mild climate, by the number of different things to do and adventures to live one can enjoy in such a magic place.

I ended up to buy a house here, right in the center of the Medieval village, which I passionately restored.

Renting part of my property is a way to share my sensations, a way to let people, who love unique experiences away from mass tourism and routine, explore this very special world.

Enjoy a holiday away from mass tourism, in contact with history, nature and full relax in a fairy atmosphere.

deally located, my independent studio lies exactly in the centre of Montemassi, the Medieval hamlet painted in the famous fresco of 1330 by Simone Martini, entitled “Gudoriccio da Fogliano conquering Montemassi” and preserved in the town hall of Siena.

This picturesque village is in the heart of the most stunning area of Tuscan Maremma, in a privileged position, 300 meters height above sea level, mild climate all over the year, only few kilometres far from important art Cities, archeological sites, Natural Parks and the crystal sea of the Tuscan archipelago, which you can see from the house. Out of the gate you can choose among hiking, horse trekking, bike itineraries in the middle of a splendid nature. Wine-touring and Gourmet tastings are just few kilometers drive.

The studio, in the 13th century house, is finely restored, with all original materials, stone, bricks, wooden beams. Nicely decorated with a cocktail of antiques and design accessories.

Fully equipped Kitchenette, WiFI, books. A romantic accommodation for two.

Courtesy breakfast and linen included.

Breakfasts and Aperitfs in the garden on demand.

We provide any kind of assistance during your stay, to make you enjoy your holiday at best.

Montemassi is surrounded by a wild and unspoilt landscape, a real paradise for trekking lovers and for those who enjoy riding horses or bikes.

Other environmental heritage lies in the surroundings:

Uccellina Nature Reserve, Monterotondo Geothermal Park, Amiata, just to mention a few.

Art Cities: Massa Marittima, Siena, PIenza, Pitigliano….

Archeology: Etruscan sites: Roselle, Populonia, Vetulonia

Wine-touring and shopping? the famous Wine Cathedrals are just few kilometers drive: namely Cellars in important vineyards designed by famous architectures, such as Frassinello fortress by Renzo Piano, Petra by Mario Botta, Le Mortelle by Antinori etc… .
Everywhere you can taste the excellent Mediterranean cuisine, inspired by the olive oil and the sheep milk cheeses. From mushrooms and truffles to fowl and fish, many are the restaurants and the agritourisms around the area.
And then you can relax to the spa: Petriolo, Saturnia, Sorano or you can have a swim in the Accesa lake, which is mysterious, fairy-like and inexplicably turquoise.
You just have to decide on how to spend an unforgettable holiday.

The "Fondo" Self catering accomodation:

The apartments and rooms are part of a 13th century medieval house in Montemassi: the legendary Village at the heart of Maremma.

“Il Fondo” : 50 sq. meters, private entrance.

The nice apartment is completely restored, with original stone walls, 14th century floors and exposed wooden beams at the ceilings.

Romantic accomodation for 2 people,

antique furniture and design accessories,

fully equipped kitchenette,

bathroom with shower,

indipendent heating,

Free WiFi,

Cd reader, radio, stereo

TV on request: we suggest to enjoy a different holiday with more music, reading, and outdoor activities than TV watching, but we are pleased to set it for you if you wish.


Coordinates GPS

Latitude : 42.9925

Longitude : 11.0641

From Milan/Parma/Genova: take the highway A12 until SS1 Aurelia highway. Go ahead on SS1 direction Grosseto-Roma until 214th km, exit Gavorrano Scalo. Proceed to Ribolla, than follow the driving directions to Montemassi: after 4 km the village will be visible on your left.

From Bologna/Firenze: drive on the highway A1 until the exit Firenze Impruneta, proceede  direction  Siena and then go ahead to Grosseto on SS 223 hayway until 31th km, exit Civitella Marittima. Follow direction to Civitella Marittima and then to Roccastrada; go on the long straight way and reached the first intersection, don't turn right to Roccastrada, but go straight direction  Ribolla. At the intersection of Ribolla, go to Montemassi.


From Roma: From Roma: drive on SS1 direction  Livorno, cross Grosseto and take Braccagni second exit; procede to Montemassi. After the hangars turn right, always follow direction to Montemassi. At the end of the straight long way (circa 10 km), turn left direction Montemassi/Ribolla. At the intersection of Ribolla, go to Montemassi.

Main Cities distances:

Grosseto 30 km – Siena 60 km

Firenze 120 km – Roma 220 km

Massa Marittima 26 km

Places of interest:

Tuscan Archipelagus (Elba Island, Giglio, Giannutri)


Castiglione della Pescaia  35 km

Follonica 30 km

Etruscan sites: Populonia, Roselle, Vetulonia

The vip Wineries designed by the Stars of Architecture.

Terme di Petriolo 39 km

Parco dell'Uccellina 50 km

Monterotondo Parco Geotermico 35 km

And much more:

visit my site:

I decided to design a little site to give all the informations about the surroundings and the opportunities you we'll have in Maremma.


More Details
gabriella tallon
san marco 3659/a, 30124 venice
30124 Venice Italy Italy
VAT Reg No

via di corte
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About via di corte

I was lucky, I grew up in Venice and in the Venetian countryside. I studied art and history. Always had a passion for travels, nature and new projects. I had the opportunity of working in the field of art: galleries and art events, eventually I owned a my own gallery and I am also working coordinator and problem solver for events in Venice and abroad: just finished working for some settings at the Biennale of Art in Venice.

Whenever I can I try to be in touch with nature: swimming, horse riding, hiking or biking: it recharges my batteries.

I also like arts and music, both ancient and contemporary and friends, people to share my feelings and ideas.

via di corte purchased this apartment in 1994

Why via di corte chose Colline Metallifere- Costa nord

As I said before Montemassi happened to be my place of Soul:

here I can cradle my passions, all of them and everything is at hand.

Riding, swimming, hiking, touring or just sit and read in a magic atmosphere. And then, going for a stroll with the friends of the village and coming back with wild herbs, salads and flowers, mushrooms or chestnuts depending on the season.

I like share a prosecco and spritz in the garden with them or cook ..

simple things that are treasures for my heart


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Montemassi in Grosseto region

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Absolutely contemporary. Shower cabin. Walls on live rocks and Glass mosaics. Basin in white Carrara marble, desk in Black stone. All details from Italian design brands.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The studio is an openspaxce of 55 sq. meters. the sleeping area is divided from the rest by ancient olive cropping ladders that perform as a light screen
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Incredible accommodations.

  • 4 of 5

The room was everything the photos show it to be. Just a really beautiful and unique experience We did wish there was a bit more privacy and more to do closer to home base.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tracie, I am really sorry that you had these troubles....the first time I heard someone saying there is no privacy in the apartment. Of course it is not a private villa in the country, it is in the middle of the village, but it is written in the ad. You could help me if you say who disturbed you. For things to do in the surroundings, I am really sorry, but you were not interested: there are hundreds of things to do within 20 minutes from home: any kind of trekking, wine touring in the best and artistic wineries of Tuscany, Etruscan or Renaissance arts tours, natural reserves. You had your plan : in two days you wanted to visit cities 60 km far from home....like Siena. You could have visit it on your way to Venice. I am really sorry you did not enjoy and get the beauty of Maremma. All the best guys Gabriella
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A brilliant holiday at Via di Corte!

  • 5 of 5

Gabriella gave us a very warm welcome, then showed us our beautiful apartment next door to hers. It really had the 'wow' factor, with many original features but also well equipped with everything we needed. Gabriella couldn't have been more helpful, asking us about our interests then suggesting activities and places that she thought we might like. We visited many places during our nine day stay and got a real feel for Tuscany.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a holiday base in this beautiful part of Italy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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accommodation in the medieval village

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation in the medieval village with all the comforts.

We spent a few days in beautiful stone villages, amazing apartment with exceptional service owner Gabriele.We felt like home. We were impressed her friendly attitude and willingness. Nothing was a problem :). In its recommendations, we visited beautiful places in Southern Tuscany, beaches, small towns and perceive the beauty of the landscape. It was an unforgettable experience for us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to have Mira and Vlada as guests. Perfect attitude, such nice persons, for me a perfect feeling. I was happy to share my passion for this special land with them and hope to meet them soon again.
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Fantastic, Sublime, True Tuscany.

  • 5 of 5

The appartment the little old town of Montemassi and the host Gabriella are simply gorgeous, a dream come true. Appartment is refined, it has got style and there is care in every detail, it is fully serviced with all you could ever think of using from the kitchen to the bathroom.

I travel a lot, visit many hotels and appartments, what Gabriella is offering here is unique, a real treat in true Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! it was my very pleasure to host you: perfect guests, lot of fun and energy. Looking forward to meet you both soon again. All my bests Ciao!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer High Season
1 Jul 2016 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payments can be done online
by bank transfer : bank routing:
Gabriella Tallon
UNICREDIT San Marco 4586, campo San Luca

OR using PayPal to :
viadicorte@gmail.com paypal

OR cash in euros.

Please note that a security deposit of 300 euros will be asked upon arrival. The security deposit will be promptly returned once the property has been inspected.

Prices include: taxes, fees
Courtesy breakfast for the first two days ( you will find in your apartments all you need for your breakfast, from coffee to fruits, milk, tea, cakes- special needs will be agreed on reservation )

Bath, bed and kitchen linen. ( change of bath linen every three days, bed linen once a week )

Free use of the washing machine and iron

Household consumption: water, electricity, gas - heating not included in winter.

Final cleaning

First day supplies: after a long trip you could be tired or arrive late when shops are closed. Everything you need for breakfast is already at home, but if you wish to get basic supplies for your first day, just let us know and we'll shop for you at no extra charge than the cost of the grocery shop.

 All you need to do is send a list of what you need.... Form.

Should you need this kind of service during your stay a minimum fee cost will be charged depending on the amount and kind of supply you require.

EXTRA cost for services on demand

Breakfasts and aperitifs can be served in the garden or in the upper dining room: prices on request.

Daily cleaning of the apartment: 20 euros

Change and cleaning of bedlinen on demand: 20 euros

Delivery of shopping or supplies from 5 euros . (first day supplies service is free)

Transfer service

All prices are V.A.T. included.

Heating not included in winter months.
We assure full assistance during your stay. We'll be happy to provide you with any information you may need to organise your stay: excursions, visits and tours.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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