We were six couples who spent a week at Sassaia, and it was fantastic. The main house holds 5 couples, and the coach house holds one (plus and extra room with twin beds). There is a very nice outdoor eating space, and a beautiful pool. The house is in the country, about a mile down a dirt road. It is totally quiet, with views of surrounding farmland.
We hired two chefs suggested by the manager, Benedetta. The cooks were Anna and Sabrina, and they were top notch. Each day they would shop at local markets, then create incredible meals for all of us (usually served outside). They take care of all shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc. They are truly devoted to making exceptional meals, and use only fresh local ingredients. I would highly recommend reserving them during your stay at La Foce.
There is also a local restaurant on La Foce, about a mile from the house. It is very good, and makes great breakfast and coffee as well.
I rented a road bike from a shop in Pienza called Cicloposse. They have high end carbon road bikes, as well as mountain bikes. The roads near La Foce are great for cycling. I would recommend buying a Michelin map to plan your rides. The loop to Radicofani, and a ride to Montalcino were both spectacular. Lots of hills ! If you rent mountain bikes, there are many gravel roads to ride near and within La Foce. The only caveat with a road bike, is that you will need to drive your bike to the end of the gravel road (about 1 mile) to begin your ride.
There are very nice hikes around La Foce, and Benedetta will suggest a guide to take you.
You will definitely need a car to get around. We rented ours at the Rome airport, and it was about an 1.5 hour drive.
This is a perfect house to rent with friends or family in Tuscany.
- Also Known As:
- La Foce Hotel Chianciano Terme