Aia Mattonata is quiet and away from town, with a picture-postcard view of medieval Siena. It’s central location proved to be the ideal hub for our explorations of Tuscany and only a short drive to Siena city center.
We were pampered each morning with a sumptuous buffet breakfast with made-to-order cafe latte’s, cappuccino’s, café Americano, etc. Juices, fresh baked croissants, pastries, breads, omelets, Italian cured meats and more. The kitchen always has fresh baked cookies and snacks, cold beer & soft drinks and a refrigerator for guests’ wine and take homes. Early evenings can be spent on the patio with a glass of wine and a photo-op view of Siena.
Parking is private and secure with keycard entry.
Our tasteful room was thoroughly cleaned each day with fresh linens & bottled water on the nightstands. Mario is rumored to be a “neat freak.” The bathrooms are modern and well equipped. All the details are covered.
One review here mentioned that the downstairs bedroom might be noisy; not true. We stayed in this room and loved its convenience and privacy.
The unique value in staying at Aia Mattonata, however, is in the thoughtfulness of your hosts, Mario and his lovely wife Elisabetta. I tossed my researched restaurant notes and relied on Mario’s recommendations for lunch and dinner in the surrounding towns. He knows Tuscany and his suggestions proved to be reliable. Mario’s directions to cities and suggestions for sites “not to be missed” are priceless. He prepares detailed maps for any itinerary you choose in Tuscany. Our day trips exceeded all our expectations! Grazie Mario! He and Elisabetta make private arrangements for non-public wine tastings and tours, cooking classes, bike explorations and more.
Elisabetta eagerly coached me in pronouncing Italian phrases and in everyday conversation. My wife and I looked forward to breakfast each morning just to converse with them. We could never forget Runa, their playful longhaired German shepherd who toyed with us daily with her rubber ball.
The Inn was booked each of our 4 nights and our fellow travelers agreed that Aia Mattonata was a unique and special place with the most thoughtful hosts you could hope for. We eagerly await our return trip.
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- Also Known As:
- Aia Mattonata Relais Hotel Siena