This review will probably sound like a mere echo of all the others here but it is extremely difficult NOT to sing the praises of Cretaiole and the staff/family that manages the property. We traveled with a diverse group (2 seniors, 4 adults and a toddler) and found Cretaiole's largest apartment to be perfect for our needs. Isabella thoughtfully provided us with a baby cot, baby bath (since all the bathrooms had only showers) and a high chair at no extra expense and our daughter loved playing out in the yard with the kids' toys (and with the cats!). As for the adults, we couldn't agree on a favorite experience as we had so many ... sipping Cretaiole's complimentary wine as we looked over the stunningly green Val d'Orcia, curling up next to the fire on chilly evenings, or the pasta making lesson and jovial guest/family dinner that tied up our week. The list of extra activities insured that we'll have to come back to cover them all! Carlotta, Isabella and Carlo were always around and quick with assistance and spot-on restaurant reservations and our evenings with Luciano (and his homemade vin santo and grappa) were memorable. If you are planning to go to Italy, don't miss out on this slice of Tuscan heaven.