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Podere Salicotto
Strada Prov.le Pieve a Salti Loc. Salicotti 73, 53022 Buonconvento, Italy   |  
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“Paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Location, location, location is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of this B & B. We stayed here for 3 nights this May and truly had one of the best experiences ever. The B&B sits atop a hill, it's extremely peaceful surrounded only by nature. The entrance is so magestic, lined by the Cypress trees on both sides, truly a visual treat!
We have traveled all over the world and I wouldn't hesitate to say that Silvia's breakfast is one of the best we've had! Everything is freshly prepared and just delicious.
Silvia gave us amazing recommendations for restaurants in nearby towns and is a genuinely sweet and a very warm person. In addition to the amazing hosts, the location couldn't be more perfect if you want to do day trips exploring southern Tuscany!
The B&B has their own wine cellar- you can just go pick whatever you like at night and drop a note so they could charge it to your total charge- isn't that cool? So convenient!
Podere Salicotto is a hidden gem, please don't hesitate to stay here if you are considering a peaceful beautiful B&B with amazing food in southern Tuscany!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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silBuonconvento, Owner at Podere Salicotto, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Carissima Summer2580!
Grazie!! I think you started taking pictures of this sorrounding nourishing beauty rightaway before I could say: welcome to our home! This area is unique, you can fall in love over and over again. We loved having you both with us.

till the next time,
big hugs
Silvia & Paolo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This will be our 3rd visit to Podere Salicotto. It's like coming home. All reviews are accurate. It is the Diamond of Tuscany!!!! Rooms are spacious, hot water plentiful, beds comfortable, food sublime, Hosts warm, friendly, very knowledgeable of the area, landscape beautiful, picture postcard worthy, everything was PERFECT. This is THE PLACE TO STAY!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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silBuonconvento, Owner at Podere Salicotto, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Carissimi!
Thank you so much for your lovely words. You are very generous and easy-going guests, independent and enthusiastic travellers! How lucky we were to enjoy you this year as well.
Grazie di cuore,
big hugs, till the next time,
Silvia e Paolo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We had a fantastic second visit to Podere Salicotto last July (apologies Silvia and Paolo for such a late review). For us this is the perfect holiday accomodation - the house is superb with the most beautiful 360 degree views of the Tuscan countryside from the terrace / pool & Silvia's breakfasts are simply the best we have ever encountered - all homemade or from local producers. The rooms being cleaned every day and the air con is the icing on the cake.
The area is full of stunning scenery and lovely towns and villages and being Italy of course the food is excellent. For those days when you don't fancy going out for lunch or dinner there is a communal kitchen where you can cook or barbecue outside. There is even a wine cellar where you can help yourself as well as a chiller cabinet in the kitchen for beers and water - you just leave a note in your room and pay when you leave.
What makes Podere Salicotto so special is Silvia and Paolo who are so kind and helpful and who speak excellent English (and various other languages too). They go out of their way to introduce the guests to each other and organise events such as wine tastings and cookery classes but still give you plenty of privacy. Also Buonconvento has a station which is a 5 minute drive away and you can be in Sienna in half an hour and Florence in an hour and a half - much easier than driving into the city centres and having hassle with parking. This is such a good place to be based for seeing the sights - Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino are all 25 - 40 minutes away and there are plenty of vineyards even closer by to visit. There is even a restaurant a 5 minute walk away despite the fact that you are in the middle of the countryside which is very handy if you want a drink or 2 and don't want to drive.
The fact we are going back for a 3rd time this year speaks for itself - we can't wait! If you are considering Tuscany then look no further.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely - traditional Italian furnishings with air con
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  • Stayed July 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
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silBuonconvento, Owner at Podere Salicotto, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Carissimi, grazie !
We are touched by your review and feel very fortunate. Thank you for taking the time in such a rainy month to think of us, this so sweet and kind of you.
If we remember well, you should also be very very busy celebrating special birthdays and anniversaries...
We look forward to welcoming you back in July,
baci e a presto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Having had another week in this beautiful place, I wanted to write again to say if anything it is even more beautiful. Apart from the glorious views, fabulous brunch and proximity to all that is great in Tuscany, Silvia and Paolo remain ever kind, helpful perfect hosts. Make no mistake. This is the place to go if you are thinking of a holiday in Toscana!

  • 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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silBuonconvento, Owner at Podere Salicotto, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Carissimi, grazie !
We are so lucky we met you long ago and it was a joy to have the girls with us as well. What a splendid family at Podere Salicotto. You are so kind and generous, thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you back next April,
big hugs
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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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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
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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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Address: Strada Prov.le Pieve a Salti Loc. Salicotti 73, 53022 Buonconvento, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Buonconvento
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Buonconvento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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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