The history of the Sant'Antonio Country Resort
Sant'Antonio Country Resort, originally a Franciscan Monastery dating back to the 12th century. Over the past 800 years the Monastery has experienced the odd transformation done by the monks and farmers who over the centuries lived and worked the land, however the beauty of the property still remains and has been treasured.
In 1976, the property was placed into the hands of my business partner & adviser, but most of all, friend, the late Franco Sorbini who initiated the complex restoration of Sant' Antonio which as he taught me, shall never end. There is always more to do to satisfy the requirements our guests!
The Monastery consisting of farmland and forests, was deliberately built on the foot hill of an ancient Etruscan sacred mountain called Totona allowing for cool breezes to keep the olives and farmland cool, even during the hottest hours of the day.