My husband and I met my parents here for a stay in Tusacny. We loved our stay at Santa Cristina (small farmhouse-style apartment villas within Hotel Miranda). The apartment was just a short drive (or walk) from the hotel. Meaning it's off the main road, and in the vineyards- a gorgeous setting.
The apartment was cozy, but just right. We had two bedrooms and two baths and a living room. It was the perfect amount of space to have separate areas, but a large common area for conversation and wine. The kitchen in the apartment was small, but we didn't need more- just enough to store and prepare snacks, breakfast items, and the occassional lunch.
The pool was absolutely amazing. We spent one day just lounging here. The sweeping views of the wine country provided the perfect atmosphere. We went every day, even if just for a quick stop after sightseeing. The town of Radda is great, and very close as well. We also did trips to local wineries, Florence, and Siena. All very resonable drives from here.
Miranda and her family and staffe were so welcoming. They speak only Italian, and none of us are fluent (basic conversational skills only). Still, we were greeted with open arms (literally) and warm smiles. Everyone was attentive and friendly. It's a true family-run place.
The restaurant's food is amazing. Like the previous review- the ravioli is the best! No menu, just Miranda offering the different options available that day. We loved everything we ordered. Don't pass up a fun meal here. You can also purchase wine to go here. They have a great selection, and we were happy with their recommendation.
The only things to note: it's cash only, so be prepared. And, because we stayed in an apartment-style accomodation there was no daily room service. Not a problem for us- we wanted a place that felt more like home. But if you like a more hotel style accomodation, then perhaps staying in a room in the hotel (not the villas) would be better.
Villa Miranda is a great place to stay. We'd love to go back!
- Also Known As:
- Villa Miranda Radda In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany