Podere Salicotto was more than I could have ever hoped for. From the moment we came through the gates, Silvia and Paolo were perfect hosts. I felt like I was staying in their personal home (which it really is) and was a special guest. Silvia greeted us in front of the main building and immediately made us feel welcome. She took us on a tour of the property and showed us where everything was, explained the wines in the wine cellar, the times for breakfast, etc. She also provided information on the events of the week; a Jazz Festival in Montalcino and a town festival in Buenconvento. We were also given a map of the area and other pertinent information.
Paolo helped us bring our bags up to our rooms, which were simple yet beautifully appointed. The bathroom was modern and the view out of all three windows was to die for. The views from this property are just beautiful and we couldn't get enough. The room was air-conditioned and had a large armoire and desk, more than enough room for our clothes.
The breakfasts were just wonderful. Silvia was there each morning to greet us and tell us what each of the foods were on the table. She made comfortable conversation yet was not intrusive. One morning we had to leave before breakfast was served and she was gracious enough to make us bag lunches to go. Another day she was willing to start breakfast 30 minutes earlier for us as we had to be out by 9:00.
There is such attention to every detail at Podere Salicotto. Silvia and Paolo are wonderful hosts that make each of their guests feel important. Silvia knows everyone by name the minute they arrive and treats each of the guests as she would a friend. Although we know that many people stay there during the season, Silvia made us feel special while we were there.
The location of Podere Salicotto is perfect if you want to visit the many areas of Tuscany. It is only 30-40 minutes from Siena so it is strategically located in the center of Tuscany. We drove to Montalcino, Cortona, Sorano, Sovana, Pitigliano, Pienza, and the Chianti area. Some drives were a little longer than others but the scenery along the way was beautiful and enjoyable so we didn't mind the drive.
If you are visiting Tuscany, this is the place to stay. I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else after our wonderful visit to Podere Salicotto.Thanks again to Silvia and Paolo for a fabulous week.
- 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