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Via Gaetano Milanesi, 13, 53020 Castelmuzio, Italy   |  
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“5 stars aren't enough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

A perfect travel experience is one in which I come away with new insights, new friends, and an understanding of a place and its people as never before. In my many years of travel the two weeks we spent at Casa Moricciani were the epitome of all I love about travel. The villa is stunning, but the hospitality and true caring of Isabella, Carlo and the entire family opened my eyes to the soul of Tuscany, Perfection.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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, January 18, 2014
Dear Zari,

You have given us the highest compliment possible by saying your stay with us was "a perfect travel experience". That is truly our goal--to help our guests return home from their time in Tuscany with a sense of having felt a connection with its people, its traditions, and its culture. We know ourselves, from our own travels, that this is what makes the memories of a stay so lasting and meaningful.

We thank you for coming to be with us for two wonderful weeks--you are now friends with whom we hope so much to see again one day.

With deepest appreciation,
Isabella and Carlo
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The Val D'Orcia area in Tuscany is beautiful, but this little spot is nothing short of heaven. We have travelled extensively and this is by far the most wonderful vacation we have ever experienced. Isabella, Carlo and their family made this such a warm and welcoming adventure. Our "Dolce Vita" stay was just perfect. Castelmuzio is a beautiful tiny hilltop town, easily accessible by car to Siena, Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano. The "options" that Isabella provided to us allowed us to participate in activities and explore these areas in a way that we would not have otherwise had the opportunity - cheese tastings, cooking classes, biking, wine tasting and more were all arranged for us and all we had to do was enjoy! We will remember most our pici night at Cretaiole - the people, the laughter, the food, wine and dancing was amazing. We vow to return!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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, January 18, 2014
Carlo and I were thrilled to be able to help you and your friends celebrate your 25th wedding anniversaries! Thank you for writing your review and letting us know that you are pleased with your stay in Tuscany. The four of you were so much fun and the other guests, as well as our family, were so happy to have gotten to know you. I hope you have made some lasting friendships that will always remind you of your special anniversary time in the Val d'Orcia.

We look forward to seeing you again, and until then, we send our warmest hugs to all of you!!
Isabella and Carlo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Staying at any of the properties owned by the Moricciani family is one of the best travel experiences we have had in Europe ...and we have travelled extensively. We agree with the traveller who wrote that it is tempting not to write a review because we're inclined to keep Casa Morcianni a secret but this family and the breathtaking countryside they live in deserve to be known. It is true what is said, "...you will arrive as guests, be treated as friends, and leave as family!"

There are many things we could comment on but we will focus on a few that truly are unique:
- Isabella's 'binders' and the work she has put into them to ensure that everything you need to know or could want to know to make your trip memorable is at your fingertips. Add to that the extensive list of options you are presented with upon your arrival - not to mention the fruit, veg and other delectables - and staying at Casa Moricciani is like having your own private concierge! Every activity or restaurant that she directed us to was magnificent.
- Through the various activities, we sampled fabulous wines, ate heavenly food, and met fascinating people whose knowledge and passion immersed us in the fabric of Val d'Orcia!
- The design and decor of the apartments and the gardens is like something out of Architectural Digest...and its incredibly clean. The view from the garden, and from most of the windows, reminds you why so many feel compelled to paint this landscape...wondrous!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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, January 19, 2014
Dear Purplfenski,

We really loved reading your review, and we feel so fortunate to have had you for guests for two weeks. Thank you for your kind words, and for letting us know which things you found to be particular useful and enjoyable.

We know you travel extensively, but we really hope that one day you will decide that a return trip to Tuscany is "necessary" and that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again.

Ciao, grazie mille,
Isabella and Carlo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I've traveled to Italy many times, been to many fabulous amazing and beautiful spots. Simply my favorite travel destination. Casa Moricciani was the most perfect place I have ever stayed.
The villa is the perfect combination of classic and modern Italian. All the upgrades are exactly what you would hope. Every detail is thought through. Isabella, Carlo, Carlotta and the family offer such a fantastic array of adventures and eating, though you could just as easily stay at the Villa, and have Carlo deliver the morning pastries and spend the day lost in the view. It's the most charming wonderful relaxing place. GO!!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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
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CasaMoricciani, Owner at Casa Moricciani, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Ciao Roberta,

We are really happy to know that you enjoyed the villa, the details that we have put there, and that you like the combination of "classic and modern Italian"--because that is exactly what we have tried to achieve. We wanted the "feel" of classic Tuscan decor--and specifically an elegance that invites you to be comfortable and "to be at home"--but with modern technology in its systems (lighting, appliances, water system, sound, Internet). All of the modern things should really almost be "silent" in order that they allow the Tuscan experience to be primary: the beauty, the view, the cuisine, the wine, the slow pace, the people.

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate your stay, and your review more than we can express.

Grazie mille,
Isabella and Carlo
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I stayed at Casa Moricciani in the summer of 2012 for about a week and I can only describe the experience as AMAZING to the degree that I contemplated not writing this public review so that the place can remain a secret heaven for me and my husband (I know, it's selfish...).

I traveled with my husband and two other friends and rented the whole ground floor of the villa which had two gorgeous rooms and a beautiful garden with a magnificent and unobstructed view of the Val D'Orcia. Coming from Hong Kong where we live surrounded by tall buildings and busy streets, just the view alone made me almost tear up with joy!

Now the inside of the villa - all my friends travelled extensively across the globe and had stayed at numerous 5 star hotels and villas, but Casa Moricciani is no doubt among the best of the best. Every piece of furniture, decorative items, art pieces were so thoughtfully put-together. It was not only pleasing to the eye but also super functional and practical. The place had the charm of a country side villa with all the modern comfort you'd expect from a top hotel in a big city. So much attention to the detail, even to their toiletries (organic lotions from Swiss!). Last but not least, they also provide services that's really unexpected and makes you smile (like free laundry which comes back clean and all folded up in a pretty basket!)

What really made Casa Moricciani so amazing was the owners, Carlo and Isabella. Basically once you arrive there, you don't have to worry about what to see, where to eat, and what to do. First of all, there was a book of restaurant reviews and possible itineraries of what to do (from 1 day to several-day excursions) written by Isabella personally. And Isabella will gladly make reservations for you and also help you decide what to do. Thanks to her we could attend music concerts that only the locals know about and so on. The dinner at the monastery where they shot English Patient was super nice and quaint, and also the early morning walk around the neighborhood was memorable.

We also signed up for La Dolce Vita package and it was so worth it. First of all, you get so much goodies (homemade hams, cheese, wine, bread, fruits) upon your arrival. Making Pasta and eating dinner together with Carlo/Isabella's family was very rewarding and fun (the ragu Isabella made was to die for!). You get a taste of how people in Tuscany live by learning about wine making and olive oil tasting as well.

We mainly stayed within Val D'Orcia area (checked out the small towns and did wine tasting) and that is what I'd recommend everyone to do. We did venture out to Sienna and Florence (each within 1 to 2 hour drive), but in the summer the big cities were way too crowded.

To conclude, my husband and I still dream about Casa Moricciani and Castelmuzio, and we are sure we will be back in the near future. We'd strongly recommend it to everyone!!! And huge thanks to Isabella and Carlo for being such wonderful host.

  • Stayed August 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, January 19, 2014
Dear Yogurt :-)

We will never forget you and your group of beautiful friends. I remember the week in early August--which was such a gorgeous week--full of classical music concerts in the area, great weather, and beautiful evenings for dining in the garden. A fantastic time to come to Tuscany. We are so happy that you found it to be a good choice.

Your advice to travelers to stay in the Val d'Orcia area (the greater area) is something I often tell to guests. There is so much here to be enjoyed--and so easy to do.

Thank you for writing such a comprehensive and beautiful review. It is such a gift to us, and we appreciate it more than we can say.

With warmest appreciation,
Isabella and Carlo
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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We are experienced travellers and have stayed all over Europe. We stayed at Casa Moricciani for 5 nights and it was a perfect in every way. We loved the Villa (it was spectacular with all the amenities discussed being of the highest standard); we loved the view - over the valley; we loved the 75 yard walk to a wonderful relaxed restaurant where we received some of our beat meals; we loved our driver Angelo who took us on day trips; we loved Antonella that guided us through Siena; we loved the Chefs that prepared our meals; we loved the daily cleaning staff that were awesome; we loved the stocked wine fridge - simply convenient; we loved the fresh eggs and organic food ... the list could go on.

Most of all, we loved the attention to detail by Isabella and Carlo and their personal touch.

If you are anywhere in the vicinity, simply trust the reviews and you will not be disappointed!

Peter, Karen, Chris, Ann, David and Maureen

  • Stayed May 2013, 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, January 19, 2014
Dear Peter, Karen, Chris, Ann, David and Maureen,

Carlo and I think that you should get an award for packing into 5 days what most people manage to do in two weeks. :-) Bravo, Peter, for your fantastic organizational skills and providing for your friends a fabulous 5-night stay in Tuscany. Your enthusiasm for all that we provided was great, and we thank you for writing about it in your review!

We are really happy to know that later this year we will have two more of your friends come to stay at Casa Moricciani. Thank you for telling them about Casa Moricciani.

Grazie mille to all of you,
Isabella and Carlo
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

It is difficult to add to all of the wonderful reviews I have read so far on Casa Moricciani but I will try. As several have noted, your visit starts well in advance of your actual trip with the fantastic planning and correspondence with Isabella on what you would like to experience during your time in this gorgeous section of Tuscany. We were travelling with at party of seven and rented the downstairs section of the villa along with one of the rooms upstairs. The villa itself is quite remarkable and everything is of the finest quality. We only stayed in Castelmuzio for three evenings but we had a fully planned time with highlights that included:
- the pasta making class and dinner at the family farm (not to be missed)
- a guided tour of Siena with Antonella, who was fantastic, followed by a great Tuscan lunch
- tours through various towns and villages throughout the region
- a private visit to a winery that included a light lunch and tasting
- a personal chef (Alessandro) who made a 5 hour feast for us the last evening at the villa

Overall the visit was fantastic and we wish we would have had more time but it was nice that the villa was available for a three day rent so that we could also spend several days in Rome (check out the Borgio Suites there). The one thing we would have changed was that we rented a larger van that could accommodate the entire group vs. two cars which would have worked out better with the narrow roads and hills of the area.

If you are looking for a first-class and truly Tuscan experience then this is the place. A 'thousand thanks' again Isabella and Carlo for your hospitality. We look forward to our next visit.

Ciao
Gregory, Jennifer, Don, Connie, Jarrod, Tom & Jen

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, January 19, 2014
Dear Gregory, Jennifer, Don, Connie, Jarrod, Tom & Jen,

What an extraordinary travel planner you are, Greg! You really did a fantastic job to experience so much in three days. Although we normally have weekly stays, especially in the highly requested months, sometimes things work out just right for those needing a shorter stay--and we were happy everything worked so well for you and your group.

It was our pleasure to work with you in advance of your arrival--which really made it possible to "choreograph" your activities and to make so much possible in such a short time.

We hope there might be another time when you can come and stay for a longer visit. It would be our pleasure to see you again.

Grazie mille,
Isabella and Carlo
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Address: Via Gaetano Milanesi, 13, 53020 Castelmuzio, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Castelmuzio
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Castelmuzio
Number of rooms: 3
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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