My wife and I and 2 friends went to Italy to celebrate my wife's special birthday. We spent an amazing week at Il Ciello, a 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of a most charming little medieval town called Castelmuzio in Tuscany. If you are looking for an experience which captures the very essence of Tuscan living, you will love staying at any of the Morriciani properties which Isabella owns and manages. Our place was charming and beautifully decorated, and furnished with fresh flowers, fresh home grown vegetables, fruit, pastries, cretaiole wine and olive oil and more. (These were all grown and produced at the Morriciani family farm). Every detail was attended to so completely. Isabella thought of everything! She provided tours of all kinds (optional) which cannot be missed. They provided a taste of the rich culture and the real people of Tuscany. You will have an opportunity to visit the family farm which we enjoyed very much, and had samples of their wine, cheese, olive oil, prosciutto, all produced by the Morriciani family. And don't miss pasta making night where you will learn to make "pici" and share a wonderful meal with all the guests. Yes, it was a beautiful week in Tuscany, one of the best experiences ever! Many thanks to Isabella and family!
- 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