...... cook vegetarian professionally in their previous restaurant and now in their hotel.
International famous press, like the Belgian De Standaard and many others, have acclaimed their place, as The Best Vegetarian Restaurant in the World.
The same has been said by Antoinette Hertsenberger, the well known Dutch anchor woman, during The Tv Show , a popular Tv program with Ivo Niehe in Holland
The people in Montali have been very happy about all those international recognitions.
No towels on chairs at the crack of dawn to reserve poolside spots! The hotel is off the beaten track, situated on a plateau at the end of a scenic gravel road in an elevated position, with panoramic views in all directions from sunrise to sunset. Be sure to ask for driving instruction as Gps do not work there. The property lies within a 25-acre olive grove surrounded by an evergreen wood. There are numerous walks across the hills and also right down to the shores of Lake Trasimeno.
.... an architect who has specialised in restoring historic monuments. Do not aspect luxury and jacuzzis as the accomodation is rustic and simple. Apart from the charm of the buildings, all the rooms are equipped with modern comforts: private facilities, telephone, hand-carved teakwood furniture, original oil paintings, and with patios or verandahs to enjoy the cool evenings breezes and magnificent sunsets. Yet no TV to disturb the peace! But the main reason Montali has become such a sought-after spot is the gourmet vegetarian cuisine, which has also been featured in the BBCs travel programme. The proprietors have developed a unique and extensive repertoire of exquisite meals an overriding influence is Mediterranean with subtle hints of nouvelle and haute cuisine. Alberto and Malu, who have won several awards for their cooking, are among the few restaurateurs in Europe who can claim 25 years professional experience in this field. A great pleasure for Montali's Chefs is to Know that more than half of their guests are not vegetarians, showing how a great cruelty-free cusine may become popular among not vegetarian people.
Cookery courses are also available for guests on request. On some occasions, the proprietors, keen musicians themselves, organise evening concerts in the open,or in a stone building close by.