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Il Canto del Sole
Via Villa Canina, 1292, 53014 Monteroni d'Arbia, Italy   |  
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“Love, Love, Love Il Canto Del Sole!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

My partner and I decided to end our two week trip in Italy with a 3 day stay at Il Canto Del Sole and one of the reasons we chose it were all the great reviews and comments here on Trip Advisor!
We were not disappointed! All of our expectations were met and exceeded!
Loved our hosts Laura and Luciano and can't wait to go back!
Ellen & Kathy
Chicago

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We just returned from 16 days in Italy and 5 nights at the Il Canto Del Sole B&B (and farm). While the location (about 6 miles south of Siena) is superb for day trips anywhere in Tuscany and Umbria, it is warmth of it's hosts that made a lasting impression on the four of us in our group. Laura and Luciano bent over backwards for us during our stay there. The grounds and the countryside are fabulous. They had a play area for children (well away from the rooms) and we had use of a washer and dryer which was perfect since we were traveling with carry-ons only (best move ever - too many stairs everywhere). This place will only work for those that have rented a car since you are outside the city, but if you want to see the real Tuscany I would suggest a car anyways.

We stayed in the newer building adjacent to the saltwater swimming pool. Each room was HUGE and very well maintained. Since we had booked 2 rooms we had use of the entry/common room that connects the two of them to the outside. This room had a table and chairs it's own access outside to the patio area, and kitchenette. Each room also had a door that led to a canopied patio which had nice landscaping seperating from the pool so it was very private.

The rooms where we stayed had air conditioning - very quite and with remote contol, TV, mini fridge armoire, chest of drawers, and a private bathroom. If you like firm beds you are going to love this place. The bathrooms had a spacious shower (by European standards) and very modern fixtures.

If you book here make sure you ask which night(s) Laura may be cooking - we made sure we were there, and it was the best meal we had in our 16 days in Italy bar none. It also helped that it was my 54th birthday and they went to the trouble of adding a personalized cake to their already fantastic desert selection.

We found the Il Canto Del Sole a wonderful oasis of calm in what can be a hectic vacation schedule. Away from the noisy cars, motor bikes AND CHURCH BELLS, I would highly recommend this place. I feel so strongly about this place and these people that this is the first review I have ever written - the story needed to be told.

With love from MN

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

There aren't enough nice words to say about Laura and Luciano. There house is beautiful and they open it up to you as it is your own. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable. There are many places to relax (the terrace, patio, by the pool). The dinner that Laura and Luciano made for all of the guests that were there was probably the best that I had while in Italy. We had a great time with all of the guests that night. I would definately stay here again when visitng. The location is perfect, as it is close to Siena and we were able to make day trips to different cities with no problem. They offer a great variety for breakfast and you can help yourself to it all day.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Laura and Luciano were so warm and helpful that our six days there exceeded our expectations. We expected shelter, food and directions to the sights of Tuscany; Laura and Luciano shared with us their love and passion for their homeland and their delight in helping in others.

The breakfasts are very good, the accommodation spotless and charming, and it's located close to the areas we like best in Tuscany. However, it's the people that make it. Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had a lovely stay at Il Canto del Sole this past July. Laura and Luciano are so friendly and welcoming; we stayed for four nights but could have easily stayed longer. There is a beautiful pool, and my kids loved the dogs, the chicken, and the ping pong table they found in the garden. It is close enough to Siena to go in and spend the day, then come back and swim and relax in a quiet, beautiful setting.

Breakfast choices were large and varied, and we very much enjoyed the dinner we had at the B&B, too. All the guests were happy and relaxed, and we enjoyed getting to know travelers from around the world. We would return in a second!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

After two days in Rome and two days in Sorrento, we headed up to Il Canto del Sole for what was supposed to be a one night stay. We got there late--but Luciano was there waiting (patiently and with a warm welcome!). Within minutes of being shown our room and the property, we knew we wanted an extra night--and, had we known how great this b&b was, we would have booked a week! Luciano graciously booked us the extra night--and the next morning we were introduced to Laura and their son, Marco. We can't say enough good things about the location, the property, or the owners--lovely, welcoming, friendly. Luciano had made his own wine, and Laura generously gave us a bottle on our second night. It was delicious. My husband and son loved relaxing in the pool. As if the charming owners and extraordinary property were not enough, we were also charmed by their pets...especially their kitties, Clara and Mina, and were introduced to two of Mina's new kittens--if we could have taken them home in our suitcases, we would have! (The kittens, not Laura and Luciano, although they are welcome in our home anytime!). Great for families looking for a respite from busy city tours (or maybe a family reunion), couples looking for beautiful accomodations, or anyone looking to connect with a real Italian/Tuscan experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We spent three nights at Il Canto del Sole. Laura, Luciano and Marco are perfect hosts. There were six of us in total and we had three lovely rooms. The salt water swimming pool was amazing. My husband was not feeling well while we were there and Laura and Luciano were extremely helpful and supportive. Fortunately he recovered quickly and all was well. Two people in our party ate dinner there one night and enjoyed their meal. The property is close to Sienna, Montepulciano, Pienza, and Montalcino. This is a great place to stay if you want to explore some of Tuscany or just to unwind and relax. The breakfast was wonderful. This is an excellent place for families and couples. We enjoyed our stay immensely!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Via Villa Canina, 1292, 53014 Monteroni d'Arbia, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Monteroni d'Arbia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Monteroni d'Arbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"IL CANTO DEL SOLE" is an old 18 th century Tuscan farmhouse. We have recently restored it, preserving all its original features. The Farmhouse offers 10 rooms, each furnished with the simple furniture originally found in them, which has been carefully restored.The rooms are all very light and airy and offer a complete range of facilities: satellite TV, fridge, bathroom with shower and hair dryer. Both structures are surrounded by around one hectare of shady gardens, immersed in the heart of the crete senesi countryside. They are just 10 km from Siena (Porta Romana) and 1 km from the "Grancia di Cuna" (a 13 th century fortified farmhouse on the Via Francigena). We offer our guests: a salt water swimming pool (7 x 14), children's play areas, a barbecue area and a panoramic terrace above our wine cellar, with views over the Val d'Arbia. During the winter, breakfast and dinner are served in a large dining room with a central fireplace, while during the summer, they are served in the external courtyard.A pool table and a selection of games are available to guests in the lemon room, adjacent to the lounge. In addition to cooking, we (Luciano and Laura) are at your complete disposal for any information or suggestions for walks, mountain biking, horse riding and car excursions. In addition to the gardens, we also have around three hectares of land where you will find our horses' paddocks, a small vineyard and vegetable crops grown exclusively for use by our family and our guests. ... more   less 
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Il Canto Del Sole Italy/Province Of Siena - Monteroni D'Arbia

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