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“Tranquil Retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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Podere Salicotto
Strada Prov.le Pieve a Salti Loc. Salicotti 73, 53022 Buonconvento, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Buonconvento B&B and Inns
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“Tranquil Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I would highly recommend this accommodation. The surrounding scenery is Tuscany at its best. Breakfast was amazing and the owners Paolo & Silvia were the perfect hosts. Even when we had a problem with our car they took the time and trouble to put us in contact with a local garage and deal with them as we did not speak Italian. We will definitely be returning to this perfect haven in the heart of Tuscany.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

In the midst of the beautiful Tuscan countryside lies this most delightful B & B with 360degree
views. However, it is the hosts and their attention to their guest which makes it extra special.
Silvia and Paulo have created a wonderfully tranquil environment and support it with their immense enthusiasm and dedication to looking after their guests. Silvia bakes bread/pastries each day, the breakfasts are superb.
There is a super pool, lots of places around to visit and we cannot recommend it highly enough if you wish to tour the Tuscany region.

  • Stayed September 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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Having booked Podere Salicotto way back on Boxing Day last year, our expectations for a summer holiday week were high. They were met and exceeded a million times over!
Podere Salicotto is beautiful. It's location for touring southern Tuscany is perfect. It's setting and views are amazing: it reinvigorates the mind and soul. The accommodation is clean, spacious and like home. The swimming pool is the best I've ever swum in or sat out at.
Silvia and Paolo are the perfect hosts. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they strike the perfect balance between helping and advising you; and giving you space to enjoy their beautiful property.
We did the cooking class: it was brilliant. Such fun. Nicola, the chef who took the course, was a joy and his jams which we tasted with the cheeses in the morning were amazing.
Podere Salicotto is one in a million. Silvia and Paolo are special people and it was a pleasure to meet them. Thank you: we will be back next year. (If you're reading this Silvia and wondering who it's from the clue is in the words higgeldy piggeldy! Hope you've had occasion to use them. Do let us know what you think of The Angels Share!)

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We had a fabulous 3 nights here. As the other reviews say, Paolo and Silvia are excellent hosts - friendly and professional. The breakfast is absolutely superb - excellent strong coffee made to order, home made cakes, lovely fruit, pecorino and ham. The pool is beautiful with excellent views of the surrounding countryside. The location is a perfect base to explore nearby towns.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Podere Salicotto was more than I could have ever hoped for. From the moment we came through the gates, Silvia and Paolo were perfect hosts. I felt like I was staying in their personal home (which it really is) and was a special guest. Silvia greeted us in front of the main building and immediately made us feel welcome. She took us on a tour of the property and showed us where everything was, explained the wines in the wine cellar, the times for breakfast, etc. She also provided information on the events of the week; a Jazz Festival in Montalcino and a town festival in Buenconvento. We were also given a map of the area and other pertinent information.

Paolo helped us bring our bags up to our rooms, which were simple yet beautifully appointed. The bathroom was modern and the view out of all three windows was to die for. The views from this property are just beautiful and we couldn't get enough. The room was air-conditioned and had a large armoire and desk, more than enough room for our clothes.

The breakfasts were just wonderful. Silvia was there each morning to greet us and tell us what each of the foods were on the table. She made comfortable conversation yet was not intrusive. One morning we had to leave before breakfast was served and she was gracious enough to make us bag lunches to go. Another day she was willing to start breakfast 30 minutes earlier for us as we had to be out by 9:00.

There is such attention to every detail at Podere Salicotto. Silvia and Paolo are wonderful hosts that make each of their guests feel important. Silvia knows everyone by name the minute they arrive and treats each of the guests as she would a friend. Although we know that many people stay there during the season, Silvia made us feel special while we were there.

The location of Podere Salicotto is perfect if you want to visit the many areas of Tuscany. It is only 30-40 minutes from Siena so it is strategically located in the center of Tuscany. We drove to Montalcino, Cortona, Sorano, Sovana, Pitigliano, Pienza, and the Chianti area. Some drives were a little longer than others but the scenery along the way was beautiful and enjoyable so we didn't mind the drive.

If you are visiting Tuscany, this is the place to stay. I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else after our wonderful visit to Podere Salicotto.Thanks again to Silvia and Paolo for a fabulous week.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

My family stayed at Podere Salocotto for 2 nights this July - a really cool experience. Paulo and Silvia were great hosts. The rooms were well appointed, clean and comfortable. The breakfasts at Podere were FANTASTIC - in fact the highlight of our stay. Homemade, freshly baked bread and cakes, fresh fruit from a neighbouring farm, organic muesli from another neighbour, biscotti with coffee, all this and more EVERY morning! Silvia and Paulo were also very helpful in advising us as to where to go for dinner and also organised a great tour guide for a 3 hour walking tour of Sienna. The only downside is that the location is fairly remote.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Carissima Silvia and Paolo

Before we came to Podere Salicotto, Helena and Dottie tried to explain why they wanted to go back. Now I also don’t have enough words to thank you for making our stay unforgettable. I tell everybody that we did not only visit Tuscany, but (thanks to you) we experienced life in Tuscany, because we met such wonderful people. From the first moment your warmth, sense of humour and hospitality made us feel at home. And the breakfast is out of this world!! I miss you already and keep going back to my photos and video clips. Luckily I have my family to share the lovely memories with.

Please also thank Raluca and Doina for treating us like royalty!

Grazie mille. I will never forget you. Tanti baci.

Louise

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 Prov.le Pieve a Salti Loc. Salicotti 73, 53022 Buonconvento, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Buonconvento
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Buonconvento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amazing silence, breathtaking views of Tuscan hills in all directions, magnificent sunrises and sunsets, a glittering canopy of stars at night...If you are looking for an inviting, comfortable, spacious accommodation with unforgettable views of the classic Tuscan landscape, a stylish environment where everything is finished to the highest standard, caring hospitality and attention to detail by your hosts, Podere Salicotto is the choice for you. ... more   less 
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