Palazzo Trecci Tombesi
An historical property in the heart of Montepulciano which has preserved its unique character and original structure over the centuries. Our guests can savour a tantalising taste of fine décor as each frescoed room has been beautifully furnished in keeping with the era of the house. The living rooms are exquisitely decorated with continuous scenes of altering landscapes.
The Palazzo’s beauty can only be appreciated with a visit.
It belonged to the noble family Tombesi-Trecci, whose worthy member, Mr Gurlino, was the city mayor at the end of the 19th century. Influenced by the Enlightenment, he participated in the Unification of Italy and left a tangible trace of his vision in many of the town’s institutions: the railway, the aqueduct, the Institute of Music and the Grammar School which gave Montepulciano its elevated status throughout the county.
His cultural scope transpires through the various rooms of the Palazzo, leaving an indelible mark to this day.
The building comprises of several bedrooms, suites and lounges spread on two floors as well as a terrace that overlooks Montepulciano’s main street. There are currently eight double rooms with private bathrooms and with antique furniture, all comfortable spaces in keeping with the historic context of the house. From the windows you can enjoy a beautiful view that stretches over the countryside filled with olive trees and vineyards and dotted with farmhouses all the way down to the lakes of Chiusi and Montepulciano. Further up on the horizon, the silhouette of Lake Trasimeno can also be seen and on a clear day the foothills of the Maiella seems almost within reach of your fingertips.
The building comes with a private, Renaissance garden where amongst its century-old trees and privet hedges you can almost hear the voices of Italian Unification, and those of an opulent Europe who looked up to Italy as the idyllic place to live or even the voices of Grand Tour travellers who, passing through Montepulciano on their way to the Eternal City, remained enchanted by our town’s beauty.
The property hosts a large kitchen with a traditional fireplace as well as a music hall with its antique piano and the large painting of the Tombesi-Trecci family tree to remind of the Palazzo’s historical involvement in the Italian Resurgence. There is also another frescoed living room with a fireplace and an upright piano. The room has motifs of rare beauty depicting ancient Roman ruins and Pompeii, painted in 1830 by Andrea Galeotti of Cortona. All ceilings were frescoed with geometrical patterns that have remained intact after two centuries. Palazzo Tombesi has been rejuvenated to its former glory to welcome those who will appreciate its charm and character.