If you read nothing else in this review, just know that you'd be making a huge mistake not staying here...First of all, Montepulciano and the surrounding area are amazing. I'm hesitant to even write this review because I don't want a million people to ruin this perfect town and hotel. When we arrived at the hotel, which was originally built in 1218 and has been immaculately restored, my wife and I were in awe. When Gio said, "Welcome to my home" as we walked in the door, my wife was almost choking up because she was so taken aback with it all. I was about to cry as well because I began to think I missed an extra zero in the price. The breakfasts were great, especially the cappuccini. The view from our balcony was unbelievable and hearing the cacophony of churchbells ring through the windows throughout the day was very cool. I would not change a thing about this hotel. The price, the location, the hosts, the food, views, the history, and the room were absolutely perfect. Off all the places we stayed on our trip throughout Switzerland and Italy, this was our favorite.