This small 4 star hotel is the culmination of a dream of two long-time partners: Silvano and Ferdinando. They are dedicated to making your stay perfect. From the romantic entrance to the beautiful grounds and pool, to the comfortable rooms and common areas, the physical space could not be better.
Breakfast is delicious and generous, and their restaurant, which only serves in the evening, is the best in the area. I had an old Tuscan dish, called Il Peposa, which I had never encountered before. The recipe dates back to the Renaissance, and the dish is a braised peppered beef served with a creamy potato puree. I started with a hand-made ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach, coated in sage butter. Silky! My wife had the best papperadelle with cinghialle. Generally this dish is just flavored with cinghialle, but this had big chunks of meat. Delicioso!
The most important thing to stress, however, is that Silvano and Ferdinando will do everything in their power to make you happy. Their service is really special!
And who can forget Zorro, their pet donkey? We were told that a previous guest even left him a tip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Osteria dell'Orcia - a former 16th century post house, along the antique pilgrimage road "Via Francigena" where, along with the centuries, kings and princesses stopped to shelter and rest.A total refurbishment was carried out at the end of the 90s with a minute care to preserve the originality of the buildings and yet to include the comforts needed for the descerning travellers.16 lovely and well decoreted appointed bedrooms, all with its marble bathroom and Jacuzzi showers, restaurant and lounges, gardens and natural settings are an ideal environment to relax, wind-down and recharge between visits to art cities and heavy traffic.Local products and ltasty typical dishes are prepared with passion by Eliana, served in the intimacy of our restaurant, accompanied by selected local and tuscan wines, from the rich and generous regions of Montalcino, Montepulciano, Montecucco, Scansano and Maremma. During the warm season breakfast, lunch and dinners are served in the garden overlooking Bagno Vignoni and its colorful tuscan hills.The panoramic pool immersed in flowered gardens, at the bottom of Bagno Vignoni, along the banks fo the river Orcia completes this lovely property.An ideal stop in a strategic position for bikers and hikers with many itineraries along empty roads in company of an artistic nature with musical notes of singing birds and light breeze and its luxurious floraWellness and well being in Bagno Vignoni with its roman spa baths and several beauty-farms availble at the doorstep of our Osteria dell'OrciaITALIANO ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Osteria Dell'Orcia Italy/Castiglione D'Orcia, Tuscany