- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
At first we were wondering where we were going up the long winding mountain road. It's in a tiny out of the way village. It turned out to be our favorite spot out of many places we stayed in Italy. So much of Italy is quite crowded and touristy. Casa al Gianni is a lovely oasis away from it all. If you want to be close to town, this might not be for you (although it is not that far from Siena). If you would like to step back in time to a simple, beautiful, authentic Italy, this is the place. When we set our bags down, my wife exclaimed "I'm home!". A lovely little village (population 30), entertaining farm animals, large comfortable accommodations. Christina was a wonderful welcoming hostess. Her husband Carmelo took time to give us a little tour of the village and showed us a recently discovered fresco (under paint and plaster) in the church that dates from the 1200's. We loved our time at Casa al Gianni and hope to return.