From the minute we arrived, to the moment we left,..we felt at home. Silvia greeted us with a warm welcome and handshake at the entrance of their home and then we drove up the driveway, lined on either side with cypress trees. The home is located on a beautiful hill, providing the guests with a 360 view of the Tuscan countryside. A smile appeared on my face and it never left until we did 3 days later. Silvia's husband Paolo greeted us and showed us to our rooms. They were beautiful rooms with wooden shutters,..and real Tuscan feel. He then showed us the grounds, the common areas, the pool, living room and when that wasn't enough,..Paolo took us downstairs to their wine cellar and said "you may on the honor system, help yourself to these wines". Pinch Me!! I was destined to stay!
Silvia and Paolo are true hosts. They spent adequate time with us daily, advised us what to see, where to go and offered arrangements such as dinner, horseback riding, personal guided tour through Siena and more. With the limited time we had, we took the tour of Siena and the dinner at a local close by Castello. We were treated with care EVERYWHERE we went.
Nearby is a little pond as well. It truly came to life at night as several frogs croaked as dusk appeared. We sat and watched these little guys in the early morning hours until the first rays of sun quieted the pond. We enjoyed the breakfasts Silvia offered,..a mixture of meats, bread, local cheese, jelly, tomatoes seasoned with basil and more. Yum!!
We will undoubtedly return and spend more time here. A wonderful location in the heart of Tuscany!
Thanks to the owners, Silvia and Paolo for making us feel welcome, for treating us with care, for advising us on what to see and for sharing this wonderful place. We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amazing silence, breathtaking views of Tuscan hills in all directions, magnificent sunrises and sunsets, a glittering canopy of stars at night...If you are looking for an inviting, comfortable, spacious accommodation with unforgettable views of the classic Tuscan landscape, a stylish environment where everything is finished to the highest standard, caring hospitality and attention to detail by your hosts, Podere Salicotto is the choice for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Podere Salicotto Buonconvento, Italy - Tuscany