We stayed a couple of days here in mid-October 2012. We loved the place. The owners are great. Luca took the time to ride with us to a restaurant he suggested to make sure we didn't get lost when we went later when it was dark. [BTW: Our meals at the S. Elisa were fantastic.] He also took the time to help us plan the rest of our trip, Marella is a gem. So sweet. So cheerful and friendly! The hotel has beautiful grounds. The breakfast was full of fresh, delicious foods and each morning Marella cooked up an omelet or frittata for the guests. One of the mornings she brought freshly picked apples from their orchard for the guests. The room was comfortable and impeccably clean. There is also is a full bar and many nice areas to have a glass of wine.