We were loking for a nice place to stay in Tuscany that was not main tourist stop. The Hotel II Columbiao was the perfect location and our host Roberta was great. Our room was clean and located in the main house. It had a TV with satallite service. The breakfast was basic but we appreciated the fact that we didn't have to plan a breakfast stop before starting our day. I asked Roberta for a suggestion to park for a day trip to Florence (less than an hours drive) She recommended the Piazzale Michael Angelo which worked perfectly. The parking was free, and easy to get to without crossing prohibited travel zones. The view alone was work the ride and it is a easy walk to Florence. We also walked to town and had dinner, coffee, and shopping. The walk is short and level and has a great view of the Tuscan valley. We also visited Siena, less than a 30 minute ride and Volterra, about 90 minutes through Tuscan back roads. All were ealily accessable from the hotel. We drove from Rome and the hotel was easy to find. It has ample parking adjacent to the building.
We would have liked to have spent more time in Tuscany and plan to return. I would definetly plan to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Very small charming hotel,located very closed to the center of town of Castellina in Chianti.13 rooms with bath and breakfast,free wi-fi,parking and swimming-pool.Here we do not have restaurant,but walking distance 300 meters we have two managed by the same family.Come and visit us you'll spend a nice and relaxing holiday with good food and wanderful wines!!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Il Colombaio Castellina In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany