We stayed at Ilune a couple of nights the second half of August. I would certainly recommend it for those who appreciate peaceful surroundings and good value. The rooms are nicely arranged, the beds are comfortable (medium hard matraces). I especially enjoyed the quiet at night (there are notes reminding the lodgers of respecting the peace of the other guests, which is all right - some people really need it :-)). Furthermore, the breakfast is really good, with home-made jams, yoghurt and freshly baked cake (different every morning!), cheeses and ham, museli (mix and bran flakes), and a few other items including a very good espresso and a fabulous tea (there is a choice of green/black/etc. all of rather high quality - hard to find in many hotels or B&B's). All is tastefully presented on nice plates, with silver spoons etc., and a great care is paid to details, which makes one really enjoy the breakfast. If I was picky, I would only say that the bread could be slightly better, but that's probably just in contrast with the other items. :-)
The Locanda is located just outside Pitigliano, in an olive grove. There is a large garden/lawn, where one can sit and read a book. The owners are always there, ready to give tips for sightseeing the area, but their presence is discreet and not bothersome. While staying at Ilune we got a few recommendations about restaurants in Pitigliano and around, tried three of them, and all three proved excellent, so one can certainly trust them. One of the restaurants (Il tufo allegro in Pitigliano) we visited twice, and both times we were happy (booking recommended! It is small and gets rather crowded in the evening; good vegetarian options are also available!).
Furthermore, I liked the cosmetics provided in the bathroom: the orange body wash and the lavendel hand wash.
There is a parking outside the house. Having a car is essential, it's 5 min. drive from Pitigliano but not a walking distance.
In general - recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This small and quaint farmhouse, nestled in the Tuscan hills and protected by an ancient oak tree, has been remodelled with love and care from an old house built in tufa rock. Welcoming and warm, this farmhouse offers 6 well-appointed rooms, all with private bathroom, and furnished in the traditional Tuscan style. ... more less
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