We first heard of this accommodation from an artist several years ago. We finally were able to make the trip and how I wish we could express our total satisfaction with the accommodations, the helpfulness of the Moricccianis, and the true Tuscan experiences available by staying here. Our daughter had previously stayed in a different lodging nearby and spent many frustrating hours driving to find locales. With the excellent comprehensive driving itineraries and tips Isabella provides, as well as individual attention to questions, we were able to see and do so much more of the area than most. We were up and out exploring all day, but with more time, would have loved to just enjoy the indulgences and quality amenities and furnishings of Il Nido, and the quaint village of Castelmuzio. Our last evening meal was a wonderful patio garden picnic with local specialties from the supplies furnished in the apartment, and items from the helpful staff at the nearby Coop. Capped off with a stroll with our wine through the quiet ancient town admiring views... An Italian experience the big tours totally miss!
We hope to return. The area is beautiful beyond words!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Casine is located in an ideal location for daytrips to Montalcino, Montepulciano, Florence, Siena and Cortona, Perugia and San Gimignano. Owned by Isabella Moricciani, who manages "Agriturismo Cretaiole." She will teach you to make pasta, taste wine and olive oil, and enjoy the traditions of the Val d'Orcia. Come taste, feel, and absorb Tuscany in a way rarely experienced by others who visit Italy. Your memories of your stay will last a lifetime! ... more less