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Crocina - Piombaia
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

First impressions are important and upon arrival we were really impressed: after passing through the beautiful town of Montalcino we arrived at this wonderful location. We were greeted like family and given a virtual guided tour of the surrounding sites. Isabelle recommended us to see outstanding places in the vicinity and she conveyed enthusiasm and passion. The apartment had everything you would have expected and was very comfortable. The panorama of hills and valleys is simply beautiful and the grounds are kept in very good repair with pool, jacuzzi, playground and gazebo. Tasting of the organically produced wines of this estate gave us another positive surprise: smooth, well balanced and convincing. We enjoyed a delicious dinner with professional, dedicated service to round up the impressions. Certainly a place to remember for the next vacation.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed for a weekend with family at the agriturismo Piombaia. The setting was beautiful on the slopes near Montalcino, with only a 5-10 minutes drive into the town itself. What we especially liked, was the friendly welcome and very attentive personnel - you really did get the feeling they were there to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The room we stayed in was very spacious, more than adequate for a family of four. It was spotlessly clean, cosy, although fairly basic what comes to furniture and equipment. Only thing to complain about was the shower that was broken and didn't function appropriately. The highlight of our stay was a visit to the actual vineyard - once again we were met with the utmost courtesy and friendliness, shown around and explained in detail how they produced their wines. A very different experience from other similar visits, which have felt sterile and rigid, in comparison to the attentive and personal guidance we were given here. Overall, we had an excellent stay at the agriturismo, and felt that price, service and rooms met our expectations

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for one week. Great to have a small apartment with separate living quarters and kitchenette. Kirchen had enough anenities to get by except no kitchen towels However when staying for a week it would have been nice to have a change of towels. The shower leaked and the shower head was broken so not much of a shower. It is located within a couple kms of Montalcino so convenient. We could not locate the farm on our GPS so a little tip. Set your GPS for the Abbey S'Antimo. After you exit the main traffic circle in Montalcino set the odometer for approx 2.7 km. Piombaia is on the left. Watch for the black and yellow sign.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We have been home only a fewweek and it seems like a monthws since we were at Piombaia. Wendy and I had a most wonderful stay. I must say that it was one of or the best vacations that I can remember. The beauty all around, the balmy weather, the good company and a wonderful apartment in which to stay. I have said to Wendy that I could stay there forever.

In addition your wine, Rossa de Montalciano, was a great discovery. I personally believe it as good as any of the French Bordeauxs' and is like a wine that I have always liked called Chateau Talbot from the Saint Julian appellation but is very expensive. I hope to enjoy your wine for awhile before the world discovers it.

We had dinner at the restaurant San Valetino that Cecilia had mentioned. The dinner was excellent. Sitting on the patio overlooking the valley at sunset was divine.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

The place is nice as the sourronding and the garden (well kept). The building (exterior) very typical (postcard style).
I stayed in a 2 rooms apartment and it was ok but personally i expected something more characteristic, more country style.
Cannot judge the restaurant for the dinner, but breakfast was very simple.
The owner was kind and helpful in finding us an alternative accomodation (we had a problem of booking misunderstanding).

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

My reviews only the very best. It is a pity that it was only for 4 days, nearly). I was still there, but I thought that I wanted to come back). You will find here beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, which give a sense of peace and positive energy, and a welcoming hospitality of people, as if you come to old friends. Thank you very much Susanna and Vittorio , they hosted me, Roberto, who has made tour for me in the cantina and wine sampling excellent wines of its own.
The room was nice and spacious with a small, but has all the necessary kitchen. I ordered breakfast in the room with the most delicious prosciutto. There is a swimming pool and hydro-massage, in the summer they will be very helpful)
This is a wonderful place and a wonderful holiday!

Olga

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Just came back from travelling in Tuscany last week with my wife, of which 3 days we've stayed in Piombaia. Overall the place was great - the apartments were spacy, warm for April (we even had to turn down the heat) and clean. Though there were no room cleaning for 3 days, the bed and towels were not changed. It was not a big deal but I'm just surprised, as we had our room cleaned daily in different Agriturismo in Chianti. The jacuzzi was working and hot - nice to relax there after discovering the Tuscany all day. Montalcino is really close, as is Sant'Antimo abbey.
We took the breakfast 1 day, then decided to spend the 8 eur/person in any nearby town on lunch.
What we did not like about the agriturismo is that no one could arrange a winery visit for us. The reception lady didn't speak much English but advised to contact Cecilia. Cecilia didn't answer the phone or reply to SMS. Oh well, we've found many other wineries in the area and had our share of tasting. Just this lack of attention to own guests seemed strange.

The local restaurant is OK. The chef makes great Spaghetti alla Carbonara (not on the menu, have to ask for it) and beef carpaccio. The red wine we tried both times (local once, other Montalcino wine next time) had crust in it, so much as we never had in any other Tuscan wine.

Overall great place with good location, just wish we had more personal attention from the owners.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Localita Podere Crocina 1 | La Croce, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Montalcino
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Montalcino
Price Range: $135 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Crocina - Piombaia 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the Val d'Orcia, among the artistic itineraries of Sant Antimo Abbey, the historic and urban ones of Montalcino, the naturalistic ones of Monte Amiata and the thermal waters of Bagno Vignoni, you can find the Piombaia Agritourism. The agritourism started in 1995 in a traditional farmhouse which still conserves its rustic flavour of the countryside, but today is provided with every type of comfort and service quarantee its high quality. ... more   less 
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