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“Wow. Amazing. Breathtaking. Memorable. 5-star LUXURY” 5 of 5 stars
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Via Gaetano Milanesi, 13, 53020 Castelmuzio, Italy   |  
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“Wow. Amazing. Breathtaking. Memorable. 5-star LUXURY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

There are many gushing reviews of Isabella and Carlo’s accommodations, but I will try to give you some additional perspective. We stayed in Casa Moricciani in Castelmuzio in the Primo Mobile apartment for 2 weeks in September (2 of the 9 weeks we spent in Italy). Of all our accommodations, this was the best and worth every penny.

The HOME is truly a home and decorated impeccably with a balance of old world materials and modern conveniences. I love to cook and enjoyed the chef’s kitchen (and having real chefs cook for us there as well). Everything is 5-star luxury, from the linens and furniture and comforts. The travel cot Isabella provided for my 2-year old son had the thickest mattress I had ever seen. She provided some children’s books as well.

The VIEWS are breathtaking. We enjoyed every breakfast and dinner on the lovely patio soaking in the amazing views of Pienza, Montepulciano, and Montalcino.

The VILLAGE is magical. The locals are friendly and active, the playground is a few minutes walk away, and the grocery store down some steps. Its proximity to Pienza (another wonderful town) is excellent. I’m a big Rick Steve’s fan, but I think he gives Pienza an inaccurate description. I would return here again and again.

The SERVICE is beyond compare. Daily “light” maid service was full service from my perspective. They washed our laundry a few times a week and returned them perfectly folded in baskets wrapped with ribbon. The cleanliness was over the top. Words cannot fully describe Isabella and Carlo. They are the most wonderful people welcoming you into their home and thinking of everything. Isabella has compiled an amazing binder of the area restaurants, sights, etc. and organizes weekly activities in which you must partake. We are not “big tour” people and Isabella went out of her way to arrange some private tours as well as wonderful larger events – we enjoyed all. The pici lesson will forever be with us. Carlo was extremely patient with my mediocre Italian and it was a highlight for our family when every other morning Carlo arrived with some pastry treats and I attempted to converse. Also, the olive oil tasting lesson was magnificent. Carlo is truly an exceptional professional olive oil taster. We learned so much and tested our olive oil skills in Sicily and nailed the blind tasting. We learned from the best. My son loved the tractor ride as well.

It’s very difficult to find all of these qualities in a single accommodation. You will truly experience the warmth of the Italian culture and it will be balanced based on your goals for your vacation.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CasaMoricciani, Owner at Casa Moricciani, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Trina,

Carlo and I feel as though we have known you and your dear, sweet family for years--your two-week stay with us really gave us the chance to get to know and adore you, your parents, and your precious little boy. It was our pleasure to help you coordinate your stay in a way that was "just right" for your needs: sometimes with a private experience, other times with other guest, and sometimes also with our family. Your excellent travel skills and care of your family made it so easy to help you, including your Italian which Carlo really appreciated so much! You are truly a 5-star guest! ;-)

Thank you for writing such a comprehensive review and posting online. Your perspective is very important to us because you were here for a long stay and really had the opportunity to experience so much of our life, the village, and the area. I feel quite certain that your review will be extremely helpful to others.

Please give your family our warmest regards and tell them that we enjoyed getting to know them so much.

With a thousand thanks and a big hug to all,
Isabella and Carlo
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Reno, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I don't know where to start, what a magical place - we stayed in Setimo Cielo (part of Casa Moricciani) in the village of Castelmuzio (great location, close to a lot of little hill towns, we even walked to the village of Pietro one morning for breakfast), from the moment we arrived in Pienza where Carlo met us and took us to our apartment to helping us when we checked out....every bit of detail was taken care of - we had a fresh fruit and vegetable basket at arrival including some pasta, home made jam etc. etc and two mornings we even got fresh pastries delivered to our door (now that's service and I have to mention the laundry service twice a week, I felt like a queen!). - the apartment is decorated in the most incredible antiques plus fabulous linens and the travel guide book that Isa put together and the morning of orientation where you can sign up for activities, she thought of every detail (this woman is Amazing!!!!!!) - the planned activities were fantastic, the guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Loved the Pici pasta making class and dinner at Creatole and don't forget Carlo's dad Luciano - another amazing part of the family, serving us his fabulous house wine, vin santo and cured meats as well as piecorino cheeses. I can on and on, because this was the best part of our stay in Italy for sure. We will be back and tell friends and family to come visit your little piece of paradise! Grazie!!

Room Tip: Our apartment was very quiet and private even though we had neighbors next door.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CasaMoricciani, Owner at Casa Moricciani, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Ciao Danell,

We love your words describing your experience: fairytale and magical We love these because we have really hoped to create a place where our guests can relax with comfort and beauty and services in a place that is so beautiful that it may seem "out of this world" and yet feel at home at the same time. It would please us so much to have your friends and family come to visit; please know that we will treat them with every kindness possible.

Thank you for writing such a beautiful review for us.

With warmest regards and many thanks,
Isabella and Carlo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We have never met a more passionate woman than Isabella and feel honored that she and her husband Carlo welcomed us into their "Tuscan Life" with such enthusiasm and genuine kindness. The property is amazing! When we arrived, Carlo met us in Pienza and we followed him about 8 km to Castelmuzio, a small town with 200 people. Isabella was waiting for us at our apartment (Settimo Cielo), put her arm around me and led me into the apartment while telling me to "leave the luggage for the men". I knew we were off to a good start! The apartment is overflowing with Tuscan charm. The kitchen table is full of baskets with cheeses, meats, bread, wine, fresh garden vegetables and fruits, baked goods, honey, jam. The view was spectacular! The bathroom stunning, stocked with high end products for me to sample. I felt as if I had stepped into a photo shoot. We enjoyed a visit to the family farm where we met Lucciano, Carlo's father. He is an incredibly proud and charming man, patriarch of a traditional hard-working family. We got to know him better on a few other occasions during the week, including the mid-week pasta dinner, when Isabella taught us how to make the "pici", the regional pasta. Carlo grilled up huge platters of meats and 30 of us sat down together and shared a memorable meal. We will never forget our experience in this beautiful part of Italy thanks to Isabella and her family. We hope to return one day to share it with our children and grandson. Karen and Frank Petrucci

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms...if you are lucky enough to stay here, you are lucky enough!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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CasaMoricciani, Owner at Casa Moricciani, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Karen and Frank,

Your review was so beautiful that it brought a tear to my eye and a tug on my heart to read your sweet words. It was our pleasure, truly, to have you stay with us. You are both so genuine and kind, and Carlo and I appreciated so much everything you did for us--your warmth and openness was a treasure and we thank you more than you can imagine.

We hope that one day you will return with your family so that we can see you again.

With our warmest regards and a thousand thanks,
Isabella and Carlo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We were delighted with Villa and its full kitchen, wonderful views, comfortable furnishings and most of all the care lavished on us by everyone. We took part in the grape harvest, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, pici night and enjoyed it all. Isabella and Carlo are the best hosts!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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CasaMoricciani, Owner at Casa Moricciani, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Martha and Family,

Thank you so much for your help in the vendemmia--the harvest of the grapes! This is one of the most special times of the year for Italians--and for guests such as your family, who enjoy participating in the harvest, it is a time to remember because it is always a great day in terms of weather and camaraderie. It really thrills us to have guests such as your family who want to be a part of our lives and rhythms, and we thank you very much.

We send our warmest regards to each of you, and we hope to see you again some day,
Isabella and Carlo
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Casa Moricciani in August for a week and could not have asked for a better experience. Isabella and Carlo were exceptional hosts and truly made our stay in Tuscany a memorable one. Our villa was nothing short of spectacular, everything from furnishings to the view were 5 star. Its worth pointing out that our bathroom had possibly the best shower we have ever seen.
We could not recommend staying here more highly. Apart from wanting to stay longer there was nothing more we could have asked for. If you want to experience Tuscany in all it's glory then you must stay here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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CasaMoricciani, Owner at Casa Moricciani, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Ciao Jane,

What a beautiful review you have written! Thank you so much for taking the time. We are happy to read that you enjoyed in particular the shower of Stelle Fisse - with its large picture window overlooking the Tuscan hills and Monte Amiata, the tallest mountain in Tuscnay - it is quite a refreshing experience in more ways than one! ;-)

We hope that you greatly enjoyed your honeymoon and will savor many wonderful memories of your trip to Tuscany. Thank you for letting us be a part of this important part of your lives.

Our warmest regards to you,
Isabella and Carlo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We have just returned to Australia after spending 5 weeks overseas in Europe. The highlight of our trip without a doubt was staying with 6 other friends for 1 week at Case Moricciani.(see LeKaDoha recommendation as well)

We were all so much looking forward to this stay and we were not disappointed. From the moment we met Isabella and Carlo at the villa we were in for a real treat. The villa is absolutley amazing, from the fabulous furnishings, the spectacular view and homely feel that the villa immediately offers sets the tone for a wonderfully relaxing time. We fitted into the environment very quickly. The additional touches that Isabella provided were a real surprise. These included hampers of local produce, wonderful skin care products to sample in all bathrooms, chocolates in all rooms and many more little touches that made this stay so memorable. Nothing was ever too much trouble and we all decided that we wanted to stay there forever.
The local restaurant was wonderful and we enjoyed a few dinners there and walked the 70 odd meters back to our villa as very happy people.

Pienza is a wonderful nearby village (8kms) that has lots of restaurants, shops and bars to enjoy. The location of the villa is wonderful as we had a van and managed to fit in many trips in the week that we were there to local restaurants, wineries and general places of interest.
The farm trip to the family farm and cooking evening in the villa were also another great treat.

Loved Carlo's wine and sampled the family produce which was soooo good.

Cannot recommend this wonderful Villa enough and if you have the opportunity to rent the whole villa - do so it is a great spot for a group of friends or family to unwind and really enjoy the heart of Tuscany.
to the many little touches such as chocolates, local produce supplied,

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CasaMoricciani, Owner at Casa Moricciani, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Zennyboy,

Thank you so much for your in-depth review, and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay, including the small details. (Good to know you enjoyed the chocolates, special Swiss-made luxury skin products, and Carlo's Sangiovese red wine--we are really pleased to read that you like these things.)

Even though the village of Castelmuzio is hardly ever mentioned in guide books, you are correct that it is located in such a great way in order to see the many wonderful towns and villages in the area.

You and your group of friends were terrific guests--and hopefully we will one day see you again!

With many thanks to you and each one in your group,
Isabella and Carlo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We rented this Villa in early September 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. From our various meeting and tours with Isabella and her family, to our own adventures in the local towns and villages, this was without a doubt one of the best vacations we had during our month in Europe. Sunny mornings on the terrace overlooking the hills of Tuscany is something we won't ever forget.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CasaMoricciani, Owner at Casa Moricciani, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear George,

Our family was so pleased to meet you and to get to know you during the week you and your lovely wife stayed with us. We hope you also enjoyed your trip to the Amalfi Coast.

Thank you for posting your kind review, it means so much to us. We hope you will return to Tuscany one day, and that you will come to see us.

With warmest regards to both of you,
Isabella and Carlo
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Address: Via Gaetano Milanesi, 13, 53020 Castelmuzio, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Castelmuzio
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Castelmuzio
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Moricciani is the perfect place to stay for independent travelers desiring to experience authentic Tuscany in refined luxury and style. The villa is truly a home — designed, furnished, and equipped with every comfort — and beckons you to come and live "the Tuscan life" in the picturesque village of Castelmuzio — a medieval town, just south of Siena, surrounded by the greatest Tuscan wines, foods, and sceneries, and yet itself undiscovered and waiting for you to enjoy its hidden pleasures. ... more   less 

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