Posted Nov 17, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is beautiful and feels like staying in a castle. The view is breathtaking, but be careful when making reservations. Only superior rooms and up have air conditioning. Luckily our stay was in September and the nights were cool enough, but it could be uncomfortable during the warmer months. Also be sure to have euros on hand because there is nowhere to exchange money. The banks won't do it, and the money exchangers in Florence will charge you a 20 percent fee that they don't include when they quote you an exchange rate. Read all the small print! Otherwise, our stay was lovely. The food at the hotel was excellent, and they sell a local olive oil that is outstanding!