We recently returned from a 2 week trp to Tuscany. The second week was spent at Livernano. It was so beautiful. The grounds are immaculate. Daniella was so helpful, giving us advice on where to go, who to see, and the weather. We stayed in the Baronale Suite at her suggestion. It was huge! It has a large sitting room, a large bathroom complete with 2 sinks, a shower, and a spa tub which my husband used every night, and a very large bedroom. It also has a wonderful little private pation off the bedroom. Really gorgeous views. The linens are wonderful. It is all very elegant and luxurious.
We ate at the little restaurant every night of our stay, choosing up to 4 of the daily items. Andreas is a great chef. We had wines with every meal. The food is fresh,made with local ingredients, and delightful. Most of the vegetables and herbs are sourced from the garden just outside the kitchen. I took a cooking class from Andreas. It was terrific. His English is excellent so we communicated easily. He allowed me to do as much as I was comfortable doing - for me it meant almost anything. I learned how to make the wonderful Tuscan bread - no salt!.
We were made to feel at homefromthe moment of our arrival until our departure. I just can't say enough good things about Daniella, the entire staff, and the hotel.
I read many of the reviews before we left and was a little concerned because of the comments about the road into Livernano. We didn't make any wrong turns and followed the signs without any issues. The road is unpaved but I live on an unpaved road. I've been on much worse and we were not concerned at any point about the condition of the road. It rained 2 days during our stay and still we had no problem with the road. Ignore the negative comments about the road and go! It is wonderful.