My husband and I just returned from a week in Tuscany, and were so grateful to have stayed at Hotel Vecchio Asilo, which is an experience in and of itself. Impeccably clean, quaint, and comfortable, the hotel has a rich history (the structure a fascinating hybrid of old - i.e. 1,100 AD - and "new"), packed with the kind of charm, warmth, and whimsy that can only be found in Tuscany. Elio, the hotel manager, is such a special person - a wonderful, warm personality with a big heart. Some of our best memories of Tuscany were the result of waking up in the morning to Elio's delicious breakfasts and asking him where we should go that day - take his advice! After exploring various hilltop towns each day, driving back to Hotel Vecchio felt like "heading home." This is such a special place - such a special experience, that I am not sure whether we should tell everyone about Hotel Vecchio, or keep it our "secret!" Hotel Vecchio - and Elio - are an experience that you will never forget and that you will want to return to again and again. My husband and I can't wait to head back next Fall!