I cannot speak highly enough of the il Riccio. The charm, the cleanliness, the hospitality was all exceptional! Montepuluciano is the most beautiful of all the hill towns and the il Riccio sits atop the hill. The view from our window was lovely but it was breathtaking from the roof top terrace. Room size was what to be expected in Italy and very comfortable. They Gio and Ivanah go out of their way to make your experience a great one., very warm people; One morning I asked about music and he cranked up the old phonograph with a record that belonged to his grandfather - I loved it! Another evening we returned with wine we purchased and they gave us an opener and wine glasses so we could enjoy it on the rooftop. Whiile they do charge for breakfast, it is worth it. Very tasty not to mention convenient. Italy is not cheap and you wouldn't be able to purchase a breakfast for that amount at the restaurant (coffee alone!). Given the reasonable price of the rooms - breakfast is a real deal. Yes, the bigger ones give it for free but it is not nearly as good or cozy. They have the rooftop as well as an atrium and sitting area in the main room. Rustic and authentic furnishings. We had difficulty finding the hotel at first but that was our fault for not having a good map and a gps does not work in any hill town.
Love il Riccio and cannot see how anyone could not! Gracia to our host and hostess!!