Outstanding hotel in amazing setting. The only drawbacks were that it is quite hard to find, the room was chilly as we were the only guests and the restaurant is not part of the hotel even though owned by the same person and in the same building. That said, if you want an amazing venue in rural Tuscany with a good restuarant close by, I'll challenge you to do better!
Robert from UK
Built on the site of a 6th century castle, this beautiful oasis of peace and tranquility is the perfect getaway for a …More
"Storybook setting, very hospitable, gay-friendly"
My boyfriend and I found Villa La Palagina accidentally and it became one of the highlights of our 16 days in Italy. We originally booked for one night but after checking-in and seeing the Villa and the quality of the restaurant and the hospitality of its staff we very quickly decided to stay a second night. We would have stayed much longer if we could!
Most of the guests were staying for several days or weeks which speaks to the quality that the General Manager Eric has cultivated. Eric plays a very active role and ensured that every aspect of our stay was enjoyable - from leading a grape picking day in the vineyard for us, to providing us with helpful touring tips, to even helping us with some car trouble we experienced.
The restaurant and it's manager have the best of local Tuscan cuisine and wines. The setting of the restaurant overlooking infinity pools and her Tuscan hills were worthy pinch-me moments at breakfast and at dinner.
The room we had was quite spacious and by far the largest we had anywhere in Italy. Because the Villa was a former convent it is full of charm - complemented by well kept landscaping.
Finally I have to say that the villa was quite gay friendly. Most of the staff and the other guests (mostly American) were warm and accepting and the whole place had a jovial resort feel.
We look forward to our next visit to La Palagina.
This is a beautiful small hotel in a spectacular location. We felt welcomed and at home the moment we arrived. Wonderful, helpful staff, great room, comfortable and quiet. Lovely pool area. Excellent dinner in the restaurant and great breakfasts.
Couple from from Canada
The Locanda le Piazze is a 3-star hotel in Castellina in Chianti, a picturesque village close to Siena , in the …More
Lovely apartment with kitchen as no restaurant although breakfast is available. Restaurants in the town so not a problem. Really nice and helpful receptionist. Couldn't fault it and wish we had had more time here. The Villa is about 12km outside of Arezzo so make sure you have directions!
lynn from POOLE
In the heart of Tuscany in Loro Ciuffenna, 40 minutes from Florence and Siena and 15 minutes from Arezzo, stands Villa …More
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