Cretaiole was magical!
Isabella and her family provided us with one delightful day after another. The setting is perfect and a GREAT jumping off point for day trips to anywhere in Tuscany. Pienza is just a couple of miles away and is a delightful little town. We were provided with a large array of possible activities each day (some were included in the price, which was VERY reasonable-and some had an additional fee) but there was not any pressure to participate if you didn't want to. There were three or four other couples/families there the same week, and we all really enjoyed each other.
We also really got a feel for how REAL people live in Tuscany.
We had a little apartment with a kitchen (well equiped). We were able to keep our cost down by eating in for breakfasts and a couple of dinners. We had a delightful time there as couple, but it would also be a perfect location for young families. THere is plenty of space, a playground and six friendly cats.
We were in Northern Italy for over three weeks and Cretaiole was by far our favorite stay.
We give Cretaiole SIX stars and can't say enough great things about it!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Agriturismo Cretaiole, a restored medieval Tuscan farmhouse, with panoramic vistas, has apartments to accommodate groups from 2-7 people. Come and embrace the enduring spirit of Tuscany! Weekly rates include authentic Italian experiences, such as a pasta-making class and Tuscan dinner. Located between Pienza and Montalcino, in the heart of the Val d'Orcia UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cretaiole is as delightful for adult travelers as it is for families. Assistance available in English, French, German. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Cretaiole Di Luciano Moricciani Hotel Pienza