Two adult couples spent a week in October at Le Casine di Castello, owned by Isabella Moricciani and family. It was a wonderful experience for first time travelers to Tuscany! This upstairs apartment is located in Castlemuzio, a small charming village located about ten minutes from Pienza. Upon arrival, we were pleased to find a beautifully appointed two bedroom apartment with amenities beyond what we would ever have expected, including fresh fruit & vegetables, bread, cereal, juice, cooking supplies, etc... The Moricciani family also runs a nearby Agriturisimo, Cretaiole, and although we didn't stay on the farm with the other guests, we were invited to participate in any of the activities planned for them ... which we enjoyed immensely. Isabella provides a wealth of information for her guests in a binder that came in so helpful for exploring the nearby sites that you otherwise may not find in the tour books - which enabled us to fill our days with the activities of our choice. She was also a tremendous resource for us ... making reservations at restaurants, answering any questions, and welcoming guests to the family farm for everything from pici pasta making to olive oil tasting, and sampling the proscuitto made by the family patriarch, Luciano, who entertained guests with his friendly demeanor and homemade grappa. We felt that we had an opportunity to have a true Tuscan experience while making new friends who thought of so many small details to make our stay so much more enjoyable. The apartment itself has a lovely little terrace with a view of the town. Since Castlemuzio is a hill town, the views from the village are spectacular. We would highly recommend both the apartment, as well as Cretaiole the farm. The Moricciani family are very special people. You won't forget your experience there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Casine is located in an ideal location for daytrips to Montalcino, Montepulciano, Florence, Siena and Cortona, Perugia and San Gimignano. Owned by Isabella Moricciani, who manages "Agriturismo Cretaiole." She will teach you to make pasta, taste wine and olive oil, and enjoy the traditions of the Val d'Orcia. Come taste, feel, and absorb Tuscany in a way rarely experienced by others who visit Italy. Your memories of your stay will last a lifetime! ... more less