Il Giglio open at the end of 19th century, as a coach house, where travelers could find a place to eat and sleep, and horses could rest after the steep climb to Montalcino.
This is the same era as the birth of the famous red wine Brunello di Montalcino, and probably thanks to that famous wine the Il Giglio grew very quickly.
On 90's, maybe because of its uniqueness, Il Giglio had been through periods of light and shade when, in 1995, the Machetti family recognized its unique character and decided to take on its management and to recreate the building’s original dignity.
All furniture, materials (wrought iron, solid wood, travertine stone) used hundreds of years before have been restored and are now blended with modern comforts and current technology.
We put passion into managing this Hotel as a "large house", Montalcino provides the landscape and the atmosphere, the rest is up to you ...
At the beginning of the 1900s the Il Giglio became a Hotel Restaurant, the only one in the entire area, and in 1912 received a Gold Medal as one of the Best Hotel in Tuscany at the Viareggio Expo. Since then Il Giglio remained a point of reference for the town's life: its “Land Agents room” was the place where most important business and exchanges occurred, and where wealthy people gathered.
Throughout the twentieth century, it has remained the focal point of town life.