Our lives changed course when we discovered the palazzo that would become the Locanda di San Francesco. Until then we had been involved in large-scale dock construction in various Italian ports, but after a few months of reflection we decided to embark on a new adventure, and we made the move to Montepulciano.
In November 2005 we began work on restoring and converting the palazzo, which had been abandoned for many years. We were personally involved in the renovations and the interior design at every stage.
The Locanda di San Francesco and its wine bar, 'E lucevan le stelle', were opened in July 2006.
Luca De Nicolò.