We loved our stay at Follonico and would definitely return. The hotel itself is wonderful - quirky but chic - and the grounds are really beautiful (with the most incredible views from the pool over to Montepulciano). Fabio and his family were incredibly welcoming and friendly and made us feel at home instantly. And their food was exceptional - really tasty breakfasts with local (some homegrown) ingredients, which were different every day and far more interesting than the spread most hotels serve. A slightly bumpy drive up to the hotel on a gravel road, but very much worth it. We enjoyed doing day trips to Montepulciano, Pienza and San Quirico too.
My husband, 18-month old son, and I recently returned from a 2 week trip in Italy. We spent our first 5 nights at Follonico and it was the perfect way to acclimate into Italy. Fabio went out of his way to make our family feel at home and always made sure our little bambino was well fed. We stayed in the Alba Chiara room which worked really well for our family. We didn't have to worry about stairs and had a sitting room to use in the evenings after our son went to bed. Our son loved all the animals on the property, especially the little dog, Charlie. Fabio not only prepared dinner for us two nights but also advised us on our daily activities. It is truly a great spot that is more than accommodating for children.
B&B in a gorgeous setting, with good breakfasts (including eggs if requested), spacious rooms, gorgeous grounds and a pool (in warm months) with stunning views. It is more rustic-luxe than luxury but our room (the Blue Notte suite) was very roomy, with vaulted ceilings, a double-vanity bathroom and a wood burning fireplace (that we didn't have cause to use). There are animals on the grounds - dogs, geese, chickens, bunny rabbit, a horse, a mule and sheep - and in our case a pigeon that decided to roost over our door (that was a small issue for us but at least they cleaned the poop outside our door daily!). One small issue we had is that the hot water would run out in the afternoons sometimes - so if we wanted to shower after time at the pool it would be a cold shower. All in all a lovely stay.…
The room we stayed in (Rosso Tramonto) was beautiful and light. Excellent bed and sheets. The breakfasts were unbelievable - fresh and varied. The views from the property are just stunning. The garden beautiful. The animals (particularly the geese) are great. The hosts, Fabio and Suzanne, are so helpful and attentive. This is honestly my favourite place I have ever stayed and I will be back. Lovely place to relax and see beautiful Tuscany.
Follonico is a true jewel of Tuscany. The views, the spaces, the people and the animals are all part of its rustic yet luxurious experience. Fabio and the whole family and staff, which includes the two adorable dogs Priscilla and Charlie, will make you feel right at home in a matters of minutes. The serenity of the place and its majestic scenery will make it hard to get up and visit the surrounding towns. I strongly recommend the place to anyone who's looking to slow down and enjoy Tuscany in all its glory, alone, in a group, couple or family, it really is for everyone. I can't say enough good things about Follonico and we definitely intend to go back one day.