A warm welcome from Residenza Stuart. We are happy to offer you some information about our home and city.
Our palace, is located in one of the oldest parts of the village, where until 1800, were the land belonging to the church of Santa Maria dei Servi (XIII century).
More than a restoration, a recovery.
For the restoration we were inspired by the talented and young Italian-Swedish entrepreneur Daniele Kihlgren, and his Albergo Diffuso in Santo Stefano di Sessanio in Abruzzo, Gino Girolomoni, father of Italian organic farming, with his company in Montebello in the Marche region, Carlo Petrini, founder of Slowfood, and finally by the political philosophy of the late Mayor of Pollica, Angelo Vassallo, his beautiful idea of the city and Slow community.
Taking advantage of their example, we too have tried to recover, rather than restore, a noble house, conceived and built in the middle of the 19th century, to house not only the owners, but also waiters, cooks, grooms, families, sharecroppers and now too big for the needs of a modern family.
We have divided it into comfortable flats and have tried as much as possible to rationalize and reduce the environmental impact of such a large building, insulating it and using the most modern hydro-electric plants and above all, the experience of the local workers.
We welcome children up to the age of 10 free of charge, while up to the age of 18 they pay only € 5 per day instead of € 10!
Please contact us to confirm your booking or for further questions.
In November, Italian YouTuber Nicolò Balini came to visit us at the suggestion of my millennial children.
Nicolò is mostly known by the very young and young-at-heart Italians, but he is also a very important tour operator; with his company SiVola, he organises beautiful group trips all over the world, trips especially for young people.
With his partners he made a really nice 10-minute video of Montepulciano and its surroundings, which in just a few days reached and exceeded 100,000 views.
It's a new kind of documentation, fresh, light yet effective and borderless because the web is borderless.
I was very happy that Nicolò accepted my invitation because I really like this new generation and it is precisely this type of tourism that I want to promote: relaxed, where you can catch your breath, find the time to be with yourself or with your loved ones and then eat, drink, cycle, walk, museum, shop, spa, rest, idleness; a thousand things to do and see that are all around us and find the right time to enjoy at least one, maximum two, without feeling guilty... after all, this is Italy.
After 10 years of restoration and recovery, from the rooms to the furnishings, from 1 January 2021, we have the immense pleasure of being able to join the "Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane" (ADSI), a very important institution founded in 1977 which has the patronage of the Presidency of the Republic, connected to the "European Historic Houses Association" (EHH).
This is a completely non-commercial association, but one that was set up with the aim of protecting Italy's enormous historical, artistic and cultural heritage, including its minor ones.
Also from 1 January, we will again join Legambiente Turismo, another very important association set up in Emilia Romagna in the 1990s with the aim of promoting sustainable tourism that helps the local area and does not consume it like locusts.
We will also be associated with the "Federazione Italiana Ambiente e Bicicletta" (FIAB), to promote cycling as a means of transport in our hilly areas too.
We will also be associated with local civic and cultural associations for the protection of the territory.
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