We stayed at villa cicolina for 5 days in the Balcony suite. The grounds were absolutely stunning and it was exactly the type of atmosphere and experience we were looking for during our honeymoon.
The suite was absolute gorgeous and impeccably clean. Highlights were the dramatic four poster bed, rainfall shower, and stunning views of the valley. The grounds were beautifully maintained - highlights include an infinity pool and hot tub (which sadly the weather was not warm enough to use) and plenty of seating outside to enjoy wine and the scenery. Each night, The staff lights candles throughout the property, which is a special touch and adds to the romantic ambience.
A breakfast buffet was offered each morning in a cute farmhouse-style cottage and included most of the standard choices: scrambled eggs, various pastries and homemade cakes, cereals, meats and cheeses, etc. We also ate several dinners at Villa Cicolina and the food was outstanding. We felt bad eating at the hotel so often, but the food was so delicious we kept coming back. A menu is offered each morning and guests notify the hotel by 4pm if they plan to eat there. The dinner typically includes local Tuscan favorites and comes with an appetizer, first course, second course, and dessert. You will not be hungry after this meal! Our only regret is we did not take the cooking course that is offered!
From a location perspective, Villa Cicolina is well situated. Montepulciano is minutes away as our several other charming towns that make wonderful day trips - Siena, Pienza, Cortona, and Montalcino. There are several wineries in the area as well. Villa Cicolina makes their own wine and olive oil and its worth a visit into their cellar.
Overall, we had a great experience. The staff were so friendly and went out of their way to help us. We are looking forward to returning to Villa Cicolina for our next anniversary trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Restored villa dated back to the 16th century with charming gardens and endless pool located in from of the secular olive grove, some of the rooms have an amazing view to the tuscan countryside, Villa Cicolina offers daily tuscan dinner with chef Mimmo, cooking lessons, wine tasting in the historical cellar, organization of wine tasting tours in the countryside, wedding at Villa Cicolina is a dream which can be realized. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Cicolina Hotel Montepulciano