The Villa il Tesoro grounds consist of several buildings, many of which are restored, converted, centuries-old farmhouses. The rough stone masonry, exposed timber support beams, and terra cotta tile contrast with the minimalist decor, white paint, and naturalistic decorative elements. For example, some small tables are rough-hewn slabs of stone set into the wall. The setting is marvelous; the view is of hundreds of acres of silvery olive groves, vineyards, stone pine forests, and rolling Tuscan hills. Around the buildings grow citrus trees, roses, hundreds of meters of rosemary, lavender, and other herbs. Several kilometers to the northeast, you can see Massa Marittima perched atop its hill. Of course, the small pool was closed in April.
I believe all of the rooms are suites. Our suite had a very effective wood-burning stove as well as modern heating and AC. It was hot enough for T-shirts and cold enough to snow in the 3 days we stayed. The beds had puffy, white duvets and comfortable mattresses. Our shower was large with nice toiletries.
Breakfast was excellent, and it was included in our rate. It consisted of a beautifully laid buffet of fruit, cakes, tarts, meats, cheese, and yoghurt. The breakfast room/evening lounge occupies a separate building with large picture windows. The staff treated us very kindly. One of our party had a fever, and we were well-cared for. Even the staff who spoke no English were solicitous and friendly.
The handsome, romantic restaurant is expensive and good. The menu is a blend of traditional and haute, and the kitchen and staff are proud of the good work they do. That being said, the prep is a little bit forced, and the menu is not extensive. But we were happy, and the local wines are a must. There is a small shop/enoteca on-site where one may buy olive oils and wine from the parent organization that runs the hotel.
The hotel is peaceful and quiet because of its remote location. Heading south from Massa Marittima, the hotel is to the right side of the road (west), but one must exit to the left and come back around under the highway. Confusing. Then one wends along tiny country roads, through farming country, following the signs to the hotel. Voila.
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