We (me, my wife and our 2 year old daughter) stayed for 5 nights at Casale Il Caggio after my sister said it was the best place she stayed at in Tuscany.
The place is located in the center of the Tuscan area - a comfortable driving distance from most destinations in the area.
More importantly - the place itself is just magical. It's beautiful and well maintained 500 year old buildings, vast gardens, fantastic food and facilities just make the visit there seem too short.
The hosts are charming and made sure we had everything we needed.
The hostess makes wonderful food (I understand she also teaches Tuscan cooking if you make the arrangement beforehand). Breakfast is great with breads, different kinds of cheese, salami and prosciutto, fresh fruits and vegetables and a wide variety of great homemade cakes and cookies.
Dinners are very good with homemade pasta, excellent meat and lots of side dishes. Food is really great but ration yourself to leave some space for desert (she makes all kinds - every day a little different, and there's also home-made ice creams and the cakes&cookies table stays open).
You need to let the hostess know ahead of time if you plan to have dinner that day (she starts the cooking and preparation several hours before dinner - so there's a minimum notice you need to give her.
The hostess takes care to use only the highest quality of materials in all her cooking and baking and offers very good drinks and wine.
The facilities are well maintained - there's a very large jacuzzi (large enough to swim in) heated to a perfect 35 degrees, beautiful gardens, a big swimming pool, scenic balconies, nice library with good wifi internet connection (reception in the rooms is less reliable) and a playground and game room equipped for kids of different ages. I also saw there was some gym equipment but didn't get the chance to use it.
Rooms are large and beautiful, and the apartment suits also have a large living room and small kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher, micowave oven and dinner table - so you can do some cooking yourself (though I really recommend eating the dinners in the dining room - as I said above.
A fantastic place - we will definitely stay there next time we visit the area. Good for couples, families and friends.
Sorry for not adding more pictures that sow the rest of the place - didn't want to upload pictures with photos of us - but the entire place is just fantastic.
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- Also Known As:
- Casale Il Caggio Civitella In Val Di Chiana, Italy - Tuscany