We have just returned from a wonderful trip to Tuscany. We stayed in the gorgeous village of Castelmuzio..............in their perfect Italian apartment not far from Cretaiole. We had a little balcony where we watched the villagers below living their simple lives. The silence was surreal....no sounds except the chiming of the church bell. Traffic was minimal.....The people were very friendly...and although they spoke no English they made us feel welcome.
The activities at Cretaiole were such fun.....we met lots of great people....but the person who stands out most in our minds is Isabella. What an asset she is to that Family. Thank you so much Isa.......for your warmth..and for all the information you gave us regarding your wonderful country. Pienza, (10 minutes away) is the most beautiful Tuscan town.....with spectacular views...we just loved it. The Val d'Orcia region is mostly unknown ..and yet it is the most astoundingly beautiful area in Tuscany. You will not regret the experience if you decide to visit with Isabella and her lovely Family.
Arthur & Linda McClintock. Northern Ireland U.K.
- 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