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“One of My Most Beautiful Experiences in Italy” 5 of 5 stars
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Il Pozzo di Radi
Via Centro di Radi 476, 53014 Monteroni d'Arbia, Italy   |  
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“One of My Most Beautiful Experiences in Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Rooms are quaint with exceptional views of Tuscany. Stefano and Daniela were fantastic hosts. Daniela works magic in the kitchen while Stefano makes you feel at home and caters to your every need. Nothing compares to watching the sunset with a glass of wine or waking up with a caffe and the sunrise over the extraordinary views of the Tuscan hills. The cost is very modest for the experience. 5 Stars!

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

Do yourself a favor and rent a car and spend at least a few days here. It will be a time you will never ever forget! Imagine going to visit your Italian family that you had never met and that the family happens to have the best food you have ever tasted. That is what staying at the Pozzo Di Radi is like.

My wife and I just spent 5 glorious and relaxing nights here. There are a lot of restored farmhouses around Tuscany that have been turned into B&Bs, but this place has something that you won't find anywhere else - an absolutely phenomenal restaurant located right underneath your room. I cannot recommend this place enough. The food is the best, and you will find yourself quickly adopted into the family of three who own the place. Stefan will help you with anything he can. We asked him where to shop and he told us where. Some hidden beautiful views? Directions will take you just a few minutes away. On our last day we had to return our rental car. It was fully engulfed in the dust from so many trips on Tuscany's many dirt roads, so we asked Stefan where we could find a car wash. So what does he do? He grabs a sponge and his hose and proceeds to wash our entire car. The man is an angel and will do anything he can for you.

If you are a little bit adventurous and don't want to see Tuscany from the middle of a pack of people on a guided tour, I would recommend doing something like what we did. We rented a small car and stayed used the Radi as our base of operations.

Every day we would wake up for an enormous breakfast spread, with the best scrambled eggs I have ever eaten in my life (seriously) and then shower and head out through the countryside to the surrounding mountain towns. Every evening we would come home to the best food we could imaging. Simple, traditional, fresh and unbelievable food. Be sure to ask Stefan for a recommendation, as his wife might have made something special that day that will blow your mind. When you get the bill at the end of your stay (or even if you just stop in for a meal) you will be shocked at how inexpensive it is. Incredible value!

Here is how we spent one day:
A rousing breakfast and then a drive to spend an afternoon in Montalcino and taste some of the best wine of Italy, the Brunello. After, we swing by Montepulciano and try the region's Vino Nobile (which my wife and I actually preferred). After a small lunch and cappuccino in town, we headed home to avoid driving at night. A walk around the countryside taking in the scenery leads to a quick nap and we were down for another dinner. Literally the best food we had in Italy (and we tried a lot!) and Stefan's wine recommendations were better than the $250 a bottle Brunello we had tried. After dinner we wandered the grounds and played with Elizabetta's kittens and enjoyed the cool spring evening.

This was our first time coming here and we will definitely be back. We spent five of the best days of our life here and left relaxed and happy and somewhat fatter than we had arrived. If you are able to book one of the rooms upstairs, count yourself lucky.

Room Tip: For ANYTHING - all you have to do is ask Stefan.
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  • Stayed May 2011, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

Located right in the center of the countryside, this family run B&B had a beautiful view. It is located on the road but you can hardly hear anything. The break fast is quite a spread, cakes, croissants, prosciutto, cheese, bread, cereal, milk, different kinds of juices, coffee the way you like it. If you need to get away into the country side this is the place for it.
I originally booked a double room with a view but when I got there they said they didnt have any available. However after sometime they gave us a triple room without no extra charge.

  • Liked — breakfast
  • Disliked — location
  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Also Known As:
Il Pozzo Di Radi Italy/Province Of Siena - Monteroni D'Arbia
Address: Via Centro di Radi 476, 53014 Monteroni d'Arbia, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Monteroni d'Arbia
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Monteroni d'Arbia
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