It is not often that one has an opportunity to visit a place as magical as Castel Monastero. This last week, for our 29th wedding anniversary, my husband and I traveled from the US to Italy. Our first stop was Castel Monastero, a tranquil, nurturing oasis reminiscent of Napa Valley, a region of the US we know and love.
I would like to thank the staff who took such tremendous care of us:
Anna and Dada, who made sure we arrived safely, arranged a wine tasting, and provided explicit directions to all the places we wanted to visit.
Francesca, who greeted us with cappuccinos every morning, and took the time to learn our tastes and preferences. She never stopped smiling.
The Cantina staff who taught us about the nuances of Tuscan food and provided service that rivals the finest restaurants.
The cleaning staff who hung up our clothes after we had failed to do that ourselves, and the man who parked our car (and found my lost earring).
We recommend Castel Monastero to anyone who visits this special part of the world. It truly is a magical place.