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“Best place to stay in southern Tuscany!” 5 of 5 stars
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La Locanda di San Francesco
Piazza San Francesco 5, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 36 Montepulciano B&B and Inns
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Alton, Illinois, United States
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“Best place to stay in southern Tuscany!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

La Locanda di San Francesco offered everything you need for an incredible vacation. We stayed 5 nights in this lovely and comfortable B&B. Cinzia is an outstanding hostess, welcoming us with a glass of wine from her family vineyard as we registered. She provided us with not only a map of Multepulciano, but a list of her favorite restaurants and shops in town. She essentially acted as a concierge, making reservations or providing information about great day trips to take - including a map. The location is perfect, very near the center of Montepulciano with many excellent restaurants within walking distance. There are also many travel books in the library to view before venturing out for the day. The rooms were very nice, ours had a lovely view. The breakfast was wonderful as well - particularly the croissants filled with Nutella! There was also a variety of breads and pastries, cheeses, meats, fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, juices and fresh Italian coffee.

The attached wine bar was very nice as well. We enjoyed a relaxing evening with wine, pecorino cheese and meats after a long day of sightseeing - it was great to just be able to walk downstairs and have such a nice, intimate place at your disposal.

This was truly an exceptional place to stay and we highly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LocandaSanFrancesco, Proprietario at La Locanda di San Francesco, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Mark S.,
Thank you for the detailed review about your stay and for the kind words you spent about our Locanda San Francesco and its wine bar "E lucevan le stelle"!
I hope we will have again the pleasure to have you as our Guest in next occasion,
Kindest regards

Cinzia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

From the moment we arrived we where blown away be the beauty of this hotel and location. Everything was put together with perfection, hands down one of my best bed and breakfast locations I have ever stayed in. Our only hitch figuring out how to drive up the mountain... all I can say is to keep going up... if you find yourself driving down you are probably going the wrong direction. There is a reason why there are so many 5 star reviews... you will not be disappointed.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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LocandaSanFrancesco, Proprietario at La Locanda di San Francesco, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Nycgottago,
We really want to thank you for writing a so kind review about your stay.
Reading that our Guests enjoyed their experience in Montepulciano and that we met their expectations makes us extremely happy.
We hope we will have the pleasure to have you again as our Guests at Locanda San Francesco,

Kindest regards
Cinzia, Luca and Locanda's Staff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Locanda San Francesco was a wonderful five day experience for us. Cinza greeted us warmly upon arrival and we felt so welcomed... the rooms are very comfortable with every amenity. Every morning the beautiful breakfast of fresh fruit, pastries, fresh yogurt, cheese, breads, cereals, and the best cappuccino in all of Italy was waiting for us. It was a beautiful beginning to exploring the gorgeous area of Montepulciano. The wine bar connected to the beautiful Inn was a nice way to relax after a long day. We felt very treated and enjoyed a beautiful setting. We highly recommend!

Room Tip: Our group had 3 rooms - and each one was lovely.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LocandaSanFrancesco, Proprietario at La Locanda di San Francesco, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear KatieK,
Thank you for sharing with the community of TA your experience at la Locanda di San Francesco and its wine bar "E lucevan le stelle".
We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us, and we really hope we will have the pleasure to host you again in a next occasion !
Kindest regards

Cinzia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Accomodation super, cozy, elegant and charming. Owner welcome guests and make us feel very confortable. Wine bar and restaurant is also marvelous. Great place to relax and get into the past of this little village called Montepulciano.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LocandaSanFrancesco, Proprietario at La Locanda di San Francesco, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Dear Luciana M,
We would like to thank you , together with our staff, for the beautiful words you spent about our Locanda and its wine bar "E lucevan le stelle".
Hoping to have the opportunity to welcome you again at Locanda San Francesco,
Warmest regards

Cinzia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Cinza and Luca were outstanding hosts. The wide selection for breakfast was perfect way to start each day. We picked up a wonderful Rome tour guide tip from a couple from Texas while eating one morning. We had a sick person in our group of 4 and Cinza arranged for a doctor to come onsite and spend an hour with that person, amazing, but just a small sample of how wonderful the hosts are. They can offer alternative places to checkout and visit and the wine bar is a great way to end the day. We slept wonderful in the beds and the views from the rooms; something we'll never forget. The only thing I regret was our 4-night stay wasn't longer. Thank you for helping make our first European trip so memorable; you have a wonderful place.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LocandaSanFrancesco, Proprietario at La Locanda di San Francesco, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Dear David S R,
Thank you for your time in writing a so nice review about our Locanda San Francesco!
We and our staff are eager to handle a special request and assist our Guests, even in situations that usually are not expected during a holiday, like in the case of the sick person in your group.
So we are especially pleased that you have beautiful memories of your stay, and we hope we will have again the pleasure to host you at Locanda San Francesco.
Kindest regards,

Cinzia and Luca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

Everything about this place is perfect! Accommodations , food at wine bar, location, view, and most especially the owners. Loved it even more the second time around and can't wait to return again. Make La Locanda your base for visiting Montepulciano and the surrounding countryside. Our absolute favorite place to stay in all of Italy!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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LocandaSanFrancesco, Proprietario at La Locanda di San Francesco, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Storms12,

Thank you so much for choosing again our Locanda San Francesco for your second stay in Montepulciano, and for the kind words you spent about us.
We look forward to meeting you again in you next trip to Tuscany,
Warmest regards

Cinzia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and I stayed in this Locanda on our honeymoon. We loved every minute of it. We had an excellent view from our room. Everything was perfect. Upon arrival we were welcomed with a glass of wine. The wine bar is an excellent addition. We ended up purchasing a case of wine to ship back home and Cinza and Luca were very helpful. Cinza was more than willing to set up reservations, arrange taxi's, etc. She also provided gluten free bread and crackers for breakfast, after I had informed her I was gluten intolerant. It was the perfect addition to our stay in Montepulciano. My husband and I have already decided that we will definitely be staying here again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LocandaSanFrancesco, Owner at La Locanda di San Francesco, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Dear Bitsybackes ,
Thank to you and your husband for choosing Locanda San Francesco for part of your honeymoon: we are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and that our Locanda will be part of the memories of a so important occasion.
We would be really glad to re-welcome you at Locanda San Francesco in the future,
Kindest regards

Cinzia
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Address: Piazza San Francesco 5, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Montepulciano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Montepulciano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The exclusivity of just four luxury bedrooms in a fourteenth century palazzo in the heart of the old part of Montepulciano. All the rooms have a breathtaking view over the Val d'Orcia and/or the Val di Chiana, and each of them is decorated individually and furnished with fine antiques from the family collection.Free wi-fi is provided in all the rooms and common areas, and free parking is available for Guests near the entrance of the property.On the ground floor, the jazzy Locanda's wine bar-bistrot "E lucevan le stelle", a perfect spot for lunch, dinner or an apéritif on its panoramic terrace, admiring the unforgettable sunsets on the Val D'Orcia. ... more   less 
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