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“A special place, but a little rough” 4 of 5 stars
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Historical Resort Pieve di Caminino
Strada Provinciale 89 snc, 58036 Roccatederighi, Italy   |  
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“A special place, but a little rough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

There is no question that Caminino is a charming and very special place. However, it is not quite what the pictures on the home page promise. We stayed in the Sacrestia and were not prepared for the ants, oversized centipedes and months-old cobwebs we had to share with. The furniture was at best rustique with a distinct smoke bouquet from the open fire place. Some might argue they were worn out and past last expiry date.
It's all part of the charm and as long as you are prepared, it's still a very unique experience. But it is not quite what the home page pictures promise.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PRCaminino, Proprietario at Historical Resort Pieve di Caminino, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
We are pleased to point out that we are a certified organic farm, full of butterflies and birds, thanks to our careful pesticide-free program. It is enough that there is a small spider that cobwebs is formed in a few hours, (they are hard workers). Being your apartement on the ground floor, with private garden, this can happen very easily, the same for ants. Of course if you had informed us we would have immediately intervened. The apartment was deepely cleaned on arrival and by paying the extra daily cleaning service for your 7 night stay, this could certainly have been avoided.
About furniture, there are two original XVIIth century valuable benches and frame over bed, while other furniture are original XVIIIth century pieces of fine antiques, all coming from our family collection.
Thank you for stating that as most of our guests you find our Resort a unique experience.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Magical. From the moment we drove through the gates, past one of the two ponds on the property, down the approach to the collection of buildings that make up Pieve di Caminino, we were thrilled. The setting is lush and they’ve only improved upon it with their landscaping. Blooming roses, vining plants, and birds singing rain and shine. Daniela, Emy and Nandish were all so helpful and gracious, and we lost our hearts to their dog, Allegra, and Emy’s daughter’s little gosling that we nicknamed pillow. Who knew a gosling could be so sociable? There is a forest path that runs at least part of the length of the property - we walked along it for about 20 min. or so and then turned around. Emy said that it was only sometime in the 20th century that the last bandit that hid out in the forest was finally routed out when he was shot by a farmer. (I hope I got the story right.) Hard to imagine bandits there, but glad they’re gone! The pool is below the lower pond with a nice view of the vineyards on the property and beyond to the West and I think North towards the castle ruins atop Montemassi. We stayed in Foresteria with its exposed brick arches and terra cotta floors. It had a sitting area with a couch, fireplace, and a writing desk, a kitchenette and a separate walk in closet with a chest of drawers, and hanging space for clothes. It was thoughtfully decorated with interesting antique furniture and farm implements, and some Locatelli paintings. We really appreciated the thick cotton robes provided and the fireplace because we had unseasonably cold weather while there in May and didn’t quite pack for it. Take their offers of help with building and maintaining your fires. They used some fire starter and a candle to get it going. And be sure to have a tour of the family’s private collection of art. Foresteria has its own spacious outdoor patio w/seating, lounge chairs and a view of the grounds. Our room and the whole property were so charming that it was hard to leave every day to go exploring! Seems the whole place is a labor of love and we were lucky to experience it. We hope to make it back someday.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We knew as soon as we arrived that Pieve di Caminino was a special place and the perfect location for us to explore the beautiful Tuscany countryside. A warm welcome from the owners and the offer of a glass of their own white wine in the beautiful reception hall just added to our delight. We stayed in the Belvedere apartment which is spacious and has a large window with panaromic views of the surrounding landscape and a delightful terrace which enjoys sunshine from morning until about mid-afternoon. We visited Siena (about an hour's drive away) and Castiglione della Pescaia (about half an hour away), and enjoyed a day trip to the island of Elba as well as visiting lots of the surrounding hilltop villages including Roccatederighi which was closest and from where we hired bikes. Much to our surprise (we are in our late 50's and hadn't ridden bikes for a few years) we managed a 50km bike ride carefully planned to include a lot of downhill cycling by Riccardo who owns the bike rental shop in Roccatederighi. Riccardo also accompanied us leading us through some very picturesque countryside and keeping us well informed about the area which certainly added to our enjoyment as did being collected by his wife at the end of our trip which spared us all that cycling back uphill! Roccatederighi is walkable from Caminino but only if you enjoy a very long uphill walk. It took us abut 80 minutes to get there in quite hot sunshine and about 50 minutes for the mostly downhill return journey; we completed this walk only the once and were very thankful of the Caminino pool to cool off in and for the use of our car for future journeys! There are lots of lovely restaurants in the area to try out and we particularly enjoyed the De Nada in Roccatederighi which has a small but lovely ouside terrace from which to enjoy dinner and the beautiful evening sunsets. Caminino is not for you if you are looking for a lively nightlife and characterless accommodation but if you are looking for something different and a memorable Tuscany experience then it is perfect!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed two nights & loved every moment, would have loved to have stayed longer if only we had the time. There are so many wonderful walks & places to explore in the grounds of Pieve di Caminino, far too many enchanting spots for a secluded picnic & bottle of wine. We were en route to Rome & simply spent our time relaxing by the pool, eating & enjoying the beautiful countryside.

We loved the room; it felt like we had a whole cottage to ourselves & really beautifully decorated

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The location is unquestionably beautiful. Emiliano's attitude was always very attentive and ready to help. We initially booked and paid for five nights but decided to leave after the third night, while paying for all five. Our main concern was the price-performance paid for our accommodation. Our room was in a suboptimal condition. Furniture was very old and in a bad state. The bathroom smelled bad. The chimney didn't work properly (smoke all over the place). Wifi didn't work. In accordance with the other reviews we believe that Caminino has a great potential to be a fine venue but an investment needs to be considered (at least to our room).
For comparison purposes, a 'Superior Room' at the highest ranked hotel in San Gimignano (including a buffet breakfast) costs 20 euros more per night than what was charged to us in Caminino.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PRCaminino, Proprietario at Historical Resort Pieve di Caminino, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear A.M.,
Thank you for finding some time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We were all surprised about your sudden departure, but you did not give us any explanation and you confirmed everything was fine with the accommodation. Very strange. Probably your impression was affected by the terrible weather we are having this May, this was our explnation to your sudden departure. This weather was not normal for Tuscany, cold, windy and rainy; anyway, if you had told us what you wrote just here, we could have moved immediately you to another accommodation, or try to fix what was not going as per your expectation. I think that if something in your opinion is not going as you expected, first thing is to contact who assist you and try to find a solution. Leaving without a word and then writing such a review is not a good help, both for you and for us. Tanks God guests who stayed immediately after you, from Germany, had a lovely stay and wrote us a wonderful email of compliments (they are sending their relatives in September). Impressions are personal. Here are my answer to your complaints:
Fireplace: I remember the firt evening I started it for you, and it was working very well. If you remember, we spent some time together in front of it and it went on working fine, blazing. If you had a probelm with the fireplace, you had to contact me imemdiately. Open fitreplace need some experience to be lighted and to be kept on.
Smelling bathroom: we did not find any tarce about this, probably was a temporary problem, two couples have stayed in the same accommodation and they left very happy, nor we noticed during the cleaning.
WIFI: I never said in your reservation neither that we offer wifi nor that it was working in your room (it actually does in your balcony, and it is free). That is not described in our web site. We prefer guests ask for it on arrival. We have an external area which is all covered by wifi and some of the accommodations have the signal indoor, while some others do not have (some guests expressely require no wifi, for relaxation).
Room: your accommodation was a 3 storey apartment with a balcony, kitchen, dining room... not just a room.
Finally, this let me really confused: you wrote "Furniture was very old and in a bad state": I am Italian architect, and this really really hurts me: what you call old furniture, we call them ANTIQUES. Those are original antique fornitures. This last impression let me think that probably a country historic agriturismo is definetly not the right of place for your relaxation: fireplace, antiques (very old furniture) but no wifi in room.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I cannot rave enough about our stay at Pieve di Caminino. It was simply perfect. We loved every moment of our honeymoon week here. We stayed in the Bifora Suite and it was the most romantic, beautiful setting. We ate peaches the size of grapefruits every morning on the tiled balcony overlooking the vineyard along with enjoying fresh prosciutto and wine in the evenings on the balcony. It was centrally located to drive everywhere we found ourselves wandering each day.
The only improvement I would suggest to Emy would be the mattress could use replacing as it was very, very firm but my husband loved the firm bed so....it depends on your taste.
The entire villa was charming and has such old world charm. If you are looking for The Ritz I would not suggest booking here. If you are looking for old world charm, character, fantastic hospitality, a sense of history and a real Italian experience then book here.
I have a ton of photos that I will post soon.

Room Tip: Gorgeous setting. Make sure to ask to tour the Morris Farms Winery!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The moment we arrived, we knew we had chosen well: Pieve is magical.

Emy Marrucchi-Locatelli graciously welcomed us to his home with a glass of the very good estate wine in the reception hall/gallery, which was a monastery built in the 11th century. The breathtaking hall, with its soaring ceiling and ancient arches and columns, is filled with antiques, art and original paintings, much of it created over three generations by the reknown Locatelli family.

A candlelit pathway led to our room, where, that night and every evening, we found a fire softly glowing, in view of the four-poster canopy bed. The romantic atmosphere and historic buildings, combined with the working farm's acres of olive groves and vineyards provided a truly authentic Italian experience. We visited during the olive harvest and, from our lovely outdoor patio, we watched farmhands raking the trees, as the olives rained down onto nets spread below.

It’s a short drive in the beautiful Tuscan countryside to medieval and Renaissance towns: Siena, Pienza, Montalcino and Massa Marittima. Emy, our wonderful host and guide, discussed the local history and recommended outstanding “Slow Food” restaurants in which we dined. Our heartfelt thanks to you for this enchanting experience!

Room Tip: There isn't a bad room here - each is unique and beautiful to behold. We loved the charming &quo...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Strada Provinciale 89 snc, 58036 Roccatederighi, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Grosseto > Roccatederighi
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Roccatederighi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pieve di Caminino is a former XIth century monastery in the countryside of south Tuscany, owned and managed since 1872 by a family of Florentine architects. Authentic boutique hospitality in seven charming suites, sharing a 500 hectares 1.500 acres)fenced panoramic private property, with centenary olive grove, vineyard, cork tree forest, park with ponds and pool facing the suggestive Montemassi castle. Pieve di Caminino is not - and does not want to be - a luxury hotel: in order to respect all the authentic atmosphere of an original countryside XIth century property , our suites do not have TVs and telephones, because our guests prefer sipping wine in front of a gleaming fireplace or watching a stunning Tuscan sunset disappear into the Caminino olive groves, enjoying all of nature's bounty and beauty. (Wi-Fi free internet is however available). ... more   less 
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