Roberto is a consummate host who has extraordinary knowledge of the town of Montalcino as well as the surrounding areas and provides great insight to his guests as to the most important places to go in the surrounding area. He is particularly knowledgeable about the art and architecture of the town as well as the cuisine and wines. Count on him to provide you a list of the best restaurants in the town. His gracious afternoon conversation after a long day of walking around the town provided a wonderful respite and good historical understanding. As a well-known international photographer, he has an extraordinary perspective on how to enthuse the eye and gratify the spirit. His wife, Lucilla, is a charming partner and exquisite hostess. You cannot go wrong staying in their lovely palazzina. One other gem of hospitality is the delicious breakfast that he serves each morning. I look to return to Palazzina Cesira the next time I go to Montalcino as his hospitality makes you feel like you're in a home away from home. - Leo S.