We often go to Montefollonico for wine or for lunch but as this was a landmark celebration year we booked into La Costa for the night too on a half-board basis. Elisa was very helpful in making some special arrangements for our stay and the owners Paula and Paulo provided a friendly, attentive service at dinner. They were also very dog-accomodating.
The view from our room and its large balcony, (and from the restaurant terrace and pool) is wonderful with the Val dei Chiana spread out below, Cortona at the other side with the surrounding hills and to the South-East Lake Trasimeno and its islands and towns. As the sun moves there is always a new feature of the landscape to see.
Our included dinner was fine (maybe we had eaten too much at lunchtime to do it justice!) and a special chocolaty zuppa inglese was made for the celebration. Breakfast - again on the terrace with the view was also fine.
The pool is fine for cooling off and lounging by but you will be lucky to get one swimming stroke in before turning round. The "jacuzzi" shower in the room was a bit of an unnecessary complication but you certainly felt clean all over afterwards!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Costa is located in the small medieval village of Montefollonico between Pienza and Montepulciano and is an oasis of peace and refined gastronomy. La Costa is registered as a historical building by the Belle Arti (National Body for the Protection of the Historical-Artistic Heritage)as historical residence. ... more less