We chose La Fonte after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor......we weren't disappointed!
Katia is a gracious and professional host who ensures a warm welcome and high standard of accommodation. The apartment was just as advertised. Spotlessly clean, furnished in a traditional Tuscan style and amply spacious enough for two adults and two children for a fortnights holiday. The pool was possibly the cleanest I've ever swam in and all the loungers were in good order with plenty of shade available. Each morning Katia's mum, assisted by Ellie the unbelievably soft and playful Collie, would water the many plants and flowers while the chef from the restaurant would pick vegetables from the plot for hat days menu.
The view from the pool and various dining areas was wonderful. We enjoyed numerous sunsets over a glass of Brunello and Tagliata cooked on the BBQ.
While La Fonte is located on the main road between San Quirico and Pienza there was no road noise at all as the short track and sheltering nature of the hillside blocked any disturbance. The only sounds to be heard were the crickets at night and the cockerel in the morning. The handy location meant that dinner in Pienza or San Quirico was only five minutes away while trips to Montalcino and Montepulciono took no more than 20 minutes. Even Florence and Siena were only 1:30min and 40min away respectively.
Finally.....the restaurant. It had only been open for five months and yet was already attracting lots of drive in customers. Not surprising as the standard of food was extremely high and reasonably priced. The high point being fantastic pastas and possibly the best fillet steak outside of the Oak Rooms at the Plaza in NYC.
We are already planning our return, and would recommend La Fonte to anyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Fonte has 4 comfortable appartments with 2, 4 or 6 sleeps, all fully equipped and decorated with charm. The hosts can use the large green garden surrounding the farm house which offers a marvellous panoramic view on the surrounding hills. The estate offers a playground for kids, a barbecue with wooden furnace, and a swimming pool. ... more less