Fantastic setting with amazing food
Posted Jun 21, 2016 on Hotels
On the map it didn't look far but was 2 and a bit hours from Siena mainly because its in the hills way off any major roads. I enjoyed the drive but if your not a great driver it can be a challenge - don't forget the satnav as its quite literally in the middle of nowhere down a steep lane.
Once your in then prepare to relax. The staff were fantastic with excellent English which helped! The room was an average size with an nice bathroom (no bath just shower) - but what made the room was the view over hills. There is practically nothing other than hills in view with a terrace to watch the sunset.
Outside pool and garden areas are great when the sun is shinning but one of the best parts was the restaurant. We ate out a lot that week in Italy as some great restaurants but this was for me the best meal I had, probably ever had. Truffle gnocchi with a bottle of 414 wine, desert and all while watching the sun set. I thought it was very good value considering where we were and the quality of food. A bottle of wine at the table was starting at 20 euros (good wine as well), a glass in the bar 6 euros. There is a wine shop on site if you want to drink in your room on the balcony. I wish we had a few days here to relax, there isn't anywhere else to visit without a good drive up the hill, some local restaurants in town which are very local. Will be going back for a few days longer next time!