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Il Girasole Bed & Breakfast - Montepulciano

Strada Statale Per Pienza 31/a - Montepulciano

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Il Girasole Bed & Breakfast is situated on a hill, along the road to Pienza, few meters from the Tempio di San Biagio and the cross-roads for Chianciano Terme. Il Girasole Bed & Breakfast has a particularly panoramic position, the only one in the territory, that allows you to see Montepulciano, Montefollonico, and also the Amiata mountain (the highest extinguished volcano of Italy). It is placed in the Natural Park of the Val d'Orcia, rich of cultural artistic interests; from here you'll be able to see pheasants, hares, and roes passing in the below agricultural firm. There are also about 5 hectares of land with vineyards, olive trees, cereals, plum trees; you can join the vintage, the olives harvest and the taste the plums.

Many cafes, bars, and restaurants are located in town. Some property amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, free outdoor parking, tour assistance, and luggage storage.

Please note, pets are permitted, restrictions apply.
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Guest Rating 8.8 Excellent
Based on 73 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Facilities at Il Girasole B&B

  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Garden
  • Internet/Email services
  • Free parking

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2 PM and 9:00 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Il Girasole Bed & Breakfast is also known as

Il Girasole B&B
Il Girasole Hotel
Il Girasole Hotel Montepulciano
Il Girasole Bed And Breakfast

9.4

Clean

9.0

Location

9.0

Quiet

9.3

Spacious

8.5

Service

Il Girasole B&B reviews

7.4 Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

I travelled with my husband For us was the first time at the bed and breakfast Il Girasole

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • South Africa

The guest house is located on a farm very close to the beautiful town of Montepulciano. The views of the hill top town and surrounding area from our room were excellent. Our host was very friendly and breakfast was delicious. Thank you for a lovely and memorable stay.

1.3
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Basement room, dirty, cramped, terrible room. Would never recommend.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Beautiful setting in Tuscany. We drove a rental car and stayed one night. Perfect for our needs.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

A quiet and isolated b&b yet very close to montepluciano. Surrouneded by vineyards, this place looks exactly like tuscany came into my mind before getting here. The breakfast was nice with a desert of freshley baked home made pies. We loved our stay here. Thanks.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

It feels like a family home, friendly, quiet and charming! The house is brand new and nicely decorated. Amazing view of tuscan hills.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

We had a nice room with a view of Montepulciano. The room was spacious enough, no airco but it was ok. Larg enough bathroom, bed (mattress) was not so comfortable. In the morning we had a simple breakfast. By car it was very easy to reach the city centre. In the evening we parked at the last parking up the hill and had a great dinner at the first restaurant on the corner. They serve fresh seafood on friday, saturday and sunday !

7.9 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

We could find Il Girasole very well. Clear singns on the road. The host was helpful. The room was clean and so was the bathroom. We stayed 4 nights to visit Toscane and Umbrië

7.1 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The B&B in very small, I think there may have been 4 or 5 rooms. It was a husband and wife that were very nice and friendly but little english. The B&B is about 5-7 minute drive into town. Very quiet at night. On the property were olive trees and vines for wine. Quiet and simple.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Absolutely lovely. A short drive to Montepulciano and lovely views over the town from our balcony.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

This is one of the best B&B where I have been so far. Perfectly clean, spacious, very kind people, superb breakfast. From there, you can get in few minutes to Montepulciano and in a little more than 10 minutes to Chianciano. A smart choice if you want to stay at the Thermal Baths, or just enjoy the beauty of the Tuscany, or both as we did. Highly recommended.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Very clean, spacious room. Great location for sightseeing in Montepulciano, Pienza, San Quirico etc.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Poland

It is a family run b&b with new well equiped and clen rooms. Il Girasole is located 3 km from Montepulciano, so you need to have a car to get there. We had difficulties to understand the owner until her doughter came, who spoke English. Our room had a tarace with a nice view on Montepulciano. I think it is a good place for short stay. As it is not located centrally, I wouldn't stay there longer than 1-2 nights. Becouse we had to left this b&b before breakfast, I cannot say anything about it.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very much enjoyed our stay at Il Girasole, which is very well suited as a base for touristing around Tuscany. The location itself is quite stunning. It is surrounded by farmland (vineyards, sunflowers, fruit trees), and has a perfect view of Montepulciano. Breakfast was great, with fresh fruit and vegetables (in addition to the usual fare, they include my favorite breakfast of tomatoes, toast, and olive oil, and excellent coffee and whole-fruit pastries). Finding the place can be a challenge. We arrived late at night and some locals helped us locate the place. The thing to know is that Il Girasole lies off on the road between Montepulciano and Pienza, about 2 km outside of Montepulciano. Driving out of Montepulciano towards Pienza, keep an eye out for the Il Girasole sign on the left side of the road. To get to the property take a left at the sign onto a dirt road, for about 0.5 km.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Serbia and Montenegro

This farm house was close enough to explore the town but still was very rural (and quiet). I was enchanted with the apartment which was both spacious and welcoming. The owners were helpful and very linguistically innovative for we non-Italian speakers.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Please be aware as they only have 5 rooms you have to pay in cash

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Alba & Claudio were warm & gracious hosts. Our hostess only spoke Italian which added to the charm of our visit. Although we had some challenges with the languages we would persevere and laugh with Alba and find our requested locations. Her morning breakfast was delicious and the Cappucinno was great. The view from our clean and comfortable room was wonderful. We would definitely return, as it was good value for our money.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Taiwan

Very nice room, friendly owners, lovely location!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This was a very quaint B&B, owners were nice (did not speak English, which was ok since I spoke Italian), and the location was just off the main road. We fortunately stumbled across its location while driving into Montepulciano from the backside. If we tried going into the actual town, we would have never have found this place. It needs to be clearly pointed out that this B&B is outside of the main town, and right off of the main road. It's also located at the end of a dirt driveway (not paved), but it's still accessible by small cars. The rooms are pretty spacious and clean. We had to leave before breakfast, so we can not give a review on how the breakfast was, but the area is very quiet and beautiful. I would recommend this B&B to others based on the short stay we had and we would return.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Camera spaziosa, bagno spazioso, pulito e nuovo, dintorni bellissimi. Il BB è quasi a bordo strada, ma silenziosissimo. I proprietari sono stati molto gentili, la colazione ottima ed abbondante. Hanno accolto senza problemi la nostra cagnolina.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Stayed here Sept. 2007. Exactly as represented in websites and other travelers' reviews. Would definitely stay here again. Only drawback of not staying in town is that you have to drive to get everywhere, including dinner. But maybe that is not a drawback with all the tourists at this time of year. Montepulciano is mere minutes away. Il Girasole was not fancy but very nice place -we had a standard double which was a large room with separate bath and balcony looking at Montepulciano. Nice lady owner who didn't appear to speak much English, but it didn't matter. (They live in part of 1st floor in separate section.) Good breakfast spread with pastries, yogurt, muesli, cheese, meat and whatever coffee products you want to drink (included in room price). I am a very light sleeper but no problems as other guests were quiet and bed was quite comfortable. Walls were a little thin if you had a noisy neighbor, but, again, the guests who stayed there were on the same hours we were. Just off main road to Pienza but far enough off so that there were no road noise issues. Road to Pienza is beautiful and Pienza itself is a nice town to visit. Montepulciano was a little too touristy for us this visit.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

We enjoyed every minute of our 5 days here. Even though our hosts spoke no English and we speak no Italian, we communicated OK on the essentials, and in fact felt very warmly welcomed. The rooms are very spacious, and the whole place was clearly purpose-built as a B&B quite recently. It is in rural land just outside Montepulciano, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Tuscany. The breakfast (included in the price) was the most substantial and delicious, including lots of home-cooking. They don't take credit cards, so you'll need some cash. Our stay here was the highlight of our 4 weeks all over Europe.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This was a great home base for driving through Tuscany to the different hilltowns. Down the road is the Terme/Spa of Montepulciano and in the direction towards Pienza, an excellent roadside store for authentic Pecorino. The hosts were very nice and cordial. One day during our stay, they were bringing in the grape harvest for winemaking. Seeing all those grapes was gorgeous.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great location. Be aware your hosts speak no English.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Russia

It's a magnificient country house. Not an hotel. The owners (that's the only staff) doesn't speak english at all but it doesn't matter. A good place to stay near Montepulciano (but it could be very boring for more than two days). And you can't reach it without a car.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

very quiet en very clean place to stay very close to the centre of Montepulciano

7.0 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

Good choice.A house family converted in a B&B,recently opened and well designed. No air conditioning in the room, but no necessary in spite the warm weather. Basic breakfast, that can be improved adding some ham and cheese. No good and enough signals to reach the hotel. It will be necessary to add an additional signal.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Denmark

My wife and I have an excellent stay for 6 days. The hosts were very helpfull and they helped os to the police because we have had a rubbery from our car in Chiusi. Absolutely charming with a fabulous prospect. Absolutely recommendable.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

lovely place and friendly owners. A bit hard to find but worth it when you do. Thoroughly recommend.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Eine nette Unterkunft, sehr sauber, grosse neue Zimmer; leider ließ das Frühstück zu wünschen übrig. Ein typisches "süsses" italienisches Frühstück wäre gar kein Problem gewesen, aber O-Saft aus Plastikbechern, abgepackte Croissants und trockenes Weissbrot muß nun wirklich nicht sein. Dafür entschädigt der grandiose Blick von unserem Balkon auf Montepulciano in die eine und auf die Weinberge in die andere Richtung.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Hong Kong

Friendly people. They speak a little English but try their best to serve us.

6.2 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

Nice place but not within walking distance of Montepulciano

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Ambiente tranquillo con stanze molto spazione e pulite immerso nel verde anche se a soli 2 Km da Montepulciano. Proprietari e dipendenti molto gentili e disponibili

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • South Africa

The only sub-optimal thing about our stay was the fact that we only stayed overnight. The surrounding area is absolutely fabulous, and very central to explore the bulk of Tuscany really. The property is more or less on a farm, which was slightly misleading in finding it. A map would've been very helpful. Although the hosts can't speak a word of English, they were very helpful and we did manage to communicate well enough.

6.2 Fair
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We got really excited as we pulled into the Il Girasole lot, because the surroundings could not have been more picturesque. Unfortunately, the service did not really match the surroundings. Our hosts spoke almost no English, and the warm interaction one would expect at a country bed & breakfast was really absent. From the beginning, we were confused as to our expectations for the experience. After playing a few games of charades trying to communicate with the sweet (but non parla inglese) old man who ran the place, we learned about breakfast et al. Breakfast was lacking and we felt as if they weren't even expecting guests. The room was beautiful and large, and the view from the enormous balcony was spectacular, but being so removed from the towns of Montepulciano and Pienza, we expected a little more interaction from the hosts. Also lacking was air conditioning, which would have been nice considering the mid-nineties heat. All in all, we probably could have done better elsewhere, but had a very pleasant stay nonetheless and left happy.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

The view from Il Girasole is spectacular! And the cakes at breakfast are delicious.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This bed and breakfast was easy to find - right on the highway, just outside of Montepulciano. The building seemed to be new. It could use some carpets in the common areas to absorb the sound, but otherwise, the rooms and bathrooms were first class and the views out every window were spectacular. The hosts were a very sweet elderly Italian couple. They spoke no English but we managed to communicate with the little Italian we knew. I would definite recommend Il Girasole.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

it was a very nice hotel in beatiful surrondings. fresh and clean room and nice personal.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Canada

Il Girasole was a wonderful place to stay for a night or two near Montepulciano. A wonedrful place for a Tuscan sunset. The owners were very welcoming and pleasant. We would recommend it to anyone with a few days to spend in the area.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Norway

We had a very nice stay at Il Girasole. We got a large romm with a nice balcony. It is also a public terrace. The older couple that runs the place are very nice people, warm and welcoming. The surroundings are quite "countryside" so it was great sitting out at night looking at the stars listening to the animals(dont´t know the name og the animal that looks like at grasshopper, bit is bigger) in the trees. It is about half an hour if you would like to walk to Montepulciano historic centre, mostly because it is quite steep. If you go by car it will only be about five minutes. We can warmly reccimend a stay at Il Girasole any time!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The directions are weak -- the sign for the property sits parallel to the road and is easily missed. We spent twenty minutes finding the place even though it is on a main road. This is my only complaint. The property is clean and well managed with very comfortable beds. I would stay here again.

5.8 Ordinary
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Canada

1. Difficult to find - road sign poorly placed. 2. Booking was for an appartment with kitchen but since building was incomplete were given a room with twin beds. 3. No English spoken 4. Refused to allow us to use the phone dispite our having a phone card. 5. Unfortunately kitchen was kept locked - would have liked to be able to prepare sandwiches, make coffee etc. 6. Minimal breakfast - breads, yogurt, juice & one cup of coffee. No cereal, ham or cheese, or fruit. 7. Credit cards not accepted.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

I thought Il Girasole was wonderful!! It was located just outside of the old city, and had a lot of charm. The accommodations were beautiful, and the staff extremely warm and welcoming. I would have expected the room rate to be much higher. I highly recommend Il Girasole to anyone, and plan on staying here again my next time to Montepulciano.

7.0 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

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9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.2 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.2 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • France

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 8-room Il Girasole Bed & Breakfast. Rooms open onto balconies. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from desks during their Val di Chiana visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and hair dryers.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Extra beds
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • TV

How to reach Il Girasole Bed & Breakfast

Coming from Rome:
Exit Highway A1 ("Autostrada del Sole") at Chiusi - Chianciano Terme.

Coming from Florence:
Exit Highway A1 ("Autostrada del Sole") at Valdichiana.

Distances from Il Girasole B&B

Cantina Contucci - 3.3 km / 2.1 mi
Consorzio del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano - 3.3 km / 2.1 mi
Piazza Grande - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
Palazzo Comunale - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Palazzo Borgia - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Cathedral of Pienza - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Palazzo Piccolomini - 5.7 km / 3.5 mi
Terme di Montepulciano Spa - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Tenuta Valdipiatta - 6.2 km / 3.8 mi
Terme Sant'Elena - 8.1 km / 5.1 mi
Archaeological Civic Museum - 8.2 km / 5.1 mi
Piscine Termali Theia - 8.4 km / 5.2 mi
Chianciano Art Museum - 8.4 km / 5.2 mi
Parco Acqua Santa - 8.9 km / 5.5 mi
La Foce - 9 km / 5.6 mi
The preferred airport for Il Girasole Bed & Breakfast is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 89.5 km / 55.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Il Girasole Bed & Breakfast

  • Free parking