Villa Lecchi was the PERFECT place to stay in Tuscany!
GROUNDS/AESTHETICS - WOW - Let me start by saying that the photos online don't do this place any justice! Sitting at one of the highest (if not THE highest) points in the area, this property gives you full 360 views of surrounding hills and vineyards. Inside, you'll find original stucco murals on the walls of the bedrooms that are carefully and thoughtfully decorated with antiques. The grounds were very well kept, beautiful, quiet, and peaceful.
STAFF - The property is still family-owned and operated by the descendants of the man who wrote Pinoccho! They are so friendly and accommodating. Upon arrival, they upgraded our room and showed us its unique backstory and design features (it had a Versace bathroom, what?!). Maybe they upgraded us simply because they're nice and it was a slower week, or maybe they pitied me for being 33 weeks pregnant.
FOOD & SERVICES - The breakfast was a huge, diverse spread and it was very delicious and fresh! They are usually closed for lunch, but if you let them know a day in advance that you'd like to dine there, they will open just for you (again, the staff are so accommodating). For the price, the spa services were good, not great (not the standard in most North American spas), but still relaxing and enjoyable.
LOCATION - It's not a far drive at all to Siena, and being more in the country gives an authentic Tuscany experience. You will definitely want a rental car to get around!