Points about the location, beautiful views and surroundings have all been touched on so to expand that would be to merely echo that which was written. All were as previoulsy commented- great, brilliant and more
What I'd like to focus on is the staff and owner, in one word all outstanding. The ladies at the front desk Yoana, Iulia and Luann were so helpful it made our 5 night stay all the more enjoyable. If we needed ideas, driving tips, tips on where to park in Siena, restaraunts in Cortona, they were all there to assist and did so brilliantly. In one case we asked about seeing olive oil being processed and made. Yoana contacted one of the owners (Maria) and the next thing we knew we were being offered the opportunity to be taken to a small olive oil producer by Maria and given a one on one tour along with oil sampling. It was one of the highlights of the trip and proved to be highly educational with regards to understanding olive oil and how to truly get the most character from it. Our understanding is future tours will be offered for a small fee and strongly suggest you do it
By the time our stay was over we felt as if we had been provided a rare glimpse into the Italian life and thier hospitality, so much so my wife and I felt as if we now have extended family. In fact the door to our home will be open to them anytime they can come.
In closing I travel a lot and stay in hotels that while nice with all their perks can not and will never match the warmth and personalized attention we received while we stayed at the Villa Marsili. For me a traveler there is no money that can buy that and can only be found in people who genuinely care.
Thanks again to everyone at Villa Marsili, and rest assured- we'll be back
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to TuscanyAmong the colours of a beautiful, generous land offering the smile of a naturally friendly people..Welcome to CortonaA medieval village surrounded by the gentle hills of Valdichiana Far from noises and hectic routine...Welcome to Villa MarsiliWith its refined lounges, and finely furnished, frescoed bedrooms. Welcome to the cosy atmosphere of one of the town's most elegant residences ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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