There is no doubt that Fattoria Casabianca is in an amazing location, far off the beaten path. A dirt road leading to down to the fattoria is lovely, strewn with Grapevines and olive groves, the closest town is Casciano di Murlo, which is roughly 7km. I had read online and on their website that the apartments were between 1 - 4 km from the main area! So I booked a double room onsite so that we could walk easily to the pool, main area and restaurant and have a few drinks with dinner without worrying about driving.
On the fattoria website all of their photos are of these amazing medieval tuscan stone buildings so I was a little disappointed when we arrived to a frosty check in within a fairly new built complex. Our room, a stones throw from reception and similarly newly built, was fine, nothing special but adequate. A little underwhelming for the price.
The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was ok, the restaurant was lovely but everything just lacked a hint of personality. Everything was slightly unkempt, and there is a difference between rustic and wild and just unkempt and tired.
The pool is fantastic - huge semi olympic pool with a slide and diving board and a small childrens pool next to it.
Great facilities for kids and younger children.
All in all ok, but I wouldnt rebook.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fattoria Casabianca: an estate of 654 hectares in the district of Murlo, ancient centre of the Etruscan people and just 30 km from Siena. The Agriturismo welcomes its guests amongst an unspoilt nature, where the evocative landscape shows a unique scenery through all seasons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fattoria Casabianca Murlo