We spend two nights at the charming and perfectly run Locanda Toscanini.
It was a joy to be there. An old mill transformed into a small hotel, the Locanda provided a wonderful base for exploring southern Tuscany and Umbria. Piazze is a sweet village; Montepulciano is only about 40 minutes away. Our room and bath were beautifully decorated, quiet, clean and oh so comfortable. The welcoming fruit basket was a nice treat.. The remarkable Christina took care of all of our questions (especially since we arrived on a national holiday) and made a terrific breakfast. Owner Courtney Walsh, who wasn't on hand during our stay, made a point of calling to greet us personally by phone. This is the type place where the guest feels that everything is being done for her/him to have an ideal stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Locanda Toscanini in Southern Chianti (Tuscany) is the recently renovated historic inn where the famous conductor Arturo Toscanini sojourned in the 1930s. The historic home and its former olive mill (now a restaurant) is located in the rural village of Piazze, just outside the charming medieval town of Cetona in the Siena (Tuscany) region, near the thermal baths of San Casciano dei Bagni and the world-famous Fonteverde Spa. ... more less
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