I visited La Palagina with some friends in June and absolutely loved it. It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited - views of the beautiful mountains and vineyards - and I highly recommend it. The staff was amazing and the hotel director, Erik, was not only extremely pleasant, but also went above and beyond when it came to making sure ALL guests were as happy as they could be.
We did not have the best weather, but that did not matter. We enjoyed a great cooking class with Federico (I think) who was adorable, friendly, patient, and fun! We toured the local wineries and even drove by a couple of Sting's houses (he has many). If you are planning a trip to Italy/Tuscany, you must visit this place. It is amazing and very reasonable.More