About Your Hosts

We are David and Toby, your hosts at Fonte Martino bed and breakfast in Montepulciano, Tuscany.

Originally from the United States, we both left successful careers to take a risk for a new life that would nourish our souls. In 2009 we began a journey to realize our dream of living in Italy, creating a new home, and opening a boutique bed and breakfast. Over the next few years we made many trips searching for the perfect place to call home. We visited several regions across Italy but our hearts always drew us back to Tuscany. During our visit in 2016, our real estate agent and now lovely friend Cristina, brought us to a tranquil estate located just 5 minutes from Montepulciano. As soon as we laid eyes on it and its panoramic views, we were in love and knew we found our dream home.

Our journey has been full of laughter, loss, and excitement, including filming “The Full Montepulciano”, our episode of HGTV’s House Hunters International!

So, this of course is the condensed version of our story. We have many stories to share and will happily do so over a glass of wine…Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, of course! We hope to welcome you to Fonte Martino. It will be our pleasure to help make your holiday as relaxing and memorable as possible…


About Fonte Martino

Fonte Martino, which means St. Martin’s Spring, is a boutique bed and breakfast situated on five beautiful acres in Montepulciano. With a perfect location, we are just a short 5-minute drive from the historic center of Montepulciano.

Surrounded by a truffle reserve, olive groves, and wineries, Fonte Martino offers the solitude you seek without being secluded. Relax by our tranquil swimming pool and feel the warmth of the Tuscan sun while taking in the unmatched panoramic views of Montepulciano – or wander through our organic gardens and taste the bursting flavor of a sun-ripened fig.

Our luxurious guest suites offer a relaxing haven to unwind. During the warmer months, you can enjoy your own private terrace and during the cooler ones, cozy up to a romantic fireplace with an excellent glass of wine.

montepulciano view of san biagio and tuscany


About Montepulciano

Located in Southern Tuscany, Montepulciano sits atop a hill with breathtaking views of both the Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its strategic position makes it the perfect location to explore the region and the famous wine country of Tuscany.

Montepulciano is best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was the first wine in Italy to receive the prestigious DOCG designation. In addition to being the home of Vino Nobile, many scenes were filmed in Montepulciano for the films Under the Tuscan Sun, Twilight Saga New Moon, The English Patient, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Most recently, Montepulciano has been the backdrop for the Netflix series Medici: Masters of Florence.

With many world-class restaurants, delightful boutiques, and an endless schedule of events, concerts, and festivals, we are sure that this beautiful Renaissance hill town will remain in your hearts forever.