Having got engaged in the garden at Aia Mattonata in 2012 we returned for 2 nights with my Fiancée's parents as we were out in Italy finalising our wedding plans for later in the year and couldn't think of anywhere better to stay.
First of all the Relais is located just outside Siena in the beautiful Tuscan countryside with panoramic views across to the city in the distance. The garden is immaculately presented with a good size pool, perfect to relax in at anytime, night or day.
There are only 5 rooms on site which makes it feel very exclusive. All 5 rooms are bright and airy and beautifully decorated in pastel colours and have a traditional Italian charm without being old fashioned.
Breakfast in served daily in the conservatory and has a wonderful selection of fresh fruit, pastries, eggs, yoghurts, cereals, yoghurts, breads and continental meats.
They do a Palio package in July and August which is a must. We had dinner in the streets with Elizabetta's contrada - Giraffa and once again this is an experience we will never forget.
Apart from the stunning garden, spectacular views and fantastic accommodation, the main charm of Aia Mattonata is the hosts, Mario & Elizabetta. They are both very kind and bend over backwards to ensure you have a perfect stay. You could say it's their job to look after their guests, however we believe it's their passion. They are always so upbeat and I for one am very grateful for making our engagement 2 years ago so special. We won't forget it and are returning for another 3 nights in July ahead of our wedding. If it was bigger, we would have had our wedding there. Mario arranged for us to go to his favourite producers vineyard in Montalcino to have a tasting and we selected our wedding wine off the back off this.
We have stayed in similar accommodation all over Tuscany and Umbria but nowhere has, or ever will come close in our opinion.
If your travelling to Tuscany stay at Aia Mattonata, you won't be disappointed.
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- Also Known As:
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