My wife and I stayed at La Crociona at the end of June for 6 nights before we went to Venice and Rome. What a great place and excellent value. We had never been to Italy before and it was a perfect place to stay as we visited the Tuscany countryside and visited the hillside towns.
I recommend to spend a little time up in the front office/welcome center/tasting room with the family and Giulia. They are very nice and lots of fun. The rooms were exceptionally clean and you really felt like you were living in the Tuscan country.
I would Highly Recommend a driver if you are going to want to get around without having to worry about getting lost...and if you enjoy wine tastings and/or wine with lunch. They recommended a gentleman named Giancarlo and it could not have worked out better. He was very flexible, loved Tuscany and provided a very good price. Giancarlo really helped make the stay as great as it was.
My wife and I will definitely be going back as I now consider these folks as freinds.