Villa Tavolese is located in a very small town of Marcialla, but perfectly situated with in 30 minutes of many great Tuscan sites such as Florence, San Gimingnano, Volterra, Sienna, and the Chianti region with its many wonderful small towns. The price is about $100 per night including a breakfast of coffee, juices, rolls and coissants, fruit, cold cuts, cereals, yogurt, toast and jams (cheese and hard boiled eggs have dissappeared since 2009; I presume due to the economy.) The rooms are large, comfortable; beds are large and comfortable; bathrooms are large with shower en suite. The view from the rooms is wonderful; generally a southwest exposure to view the Tuscan sunsets. Pool is very nice, but don't expect warm water in late September or October. Area restaurants are excellent; but all food is quite pricey in Italy. Expect to pay $20-40 per person including a beer or glass of wine. McDonalds, thank God, is no where to be found. Fernando, Tracey, and Gina were all very helpful especially with restaurant reservations and travel tips.