Our First Agriturismo
Posted Jan 3, 2016 on Hotels
Coming from Siena by car, we wanted to experience Tuscany's beautiful countryside (though during the winter months) and chose to spend a night in this agriturismo in Montalcino, home of the prized, world-class wine, Brunello. From what we read about agriturismi, we were expecting to have more interaction with the owners, if even an offering of wine tasting, as we've read from many of the reviews here. We did not have such experiences here, but, nevertheless, enjoyed our relaxing stay at Piombaia. The farmhouse itself was characteristically beautiful and the room was very spacious, but, as others have noted, the furnishings lacked appeal. As you'd expect, the owner had only a basic command of English, and this only presented us with an issue when the heating (for both the room and shower) was not functioning well.
We had dinner at the Osteria La Crocina, which had great (but not outstanding) food and service, though on the expensive side as far as osterie are concerned. The regional wine was also way more pricey than expected.
Overall, we had a nice stay, and would recommend this agriturismo, especially for summer stays.