This 19th-century villa is about 2 km north of Siena on a hill with views of the Chianti wine region.
Since we wanted to explore the area, it was easiest to stay outside a city. Also, my husband and I were training for a marathon, so we needed areas where we could get some long runs in. Though the surrounding area was incredibly hilly, part of the route went through picturesque stretches.
The hotel was very comfortable. There were plenty of cozy common areas for relaxing and the room was clean and spacious with a high ceiling and oversized windows.
We dined at the hotel one night, and were impressed with the fresh, multi-course set menu. Likewise, the breakfast was something to look forward to (because so often they’re not) with extensive options: plenty of bread, pastry, fresh fruit and eggs.
Best of all, the hotel was nicely situated for daytrips. The downside is that there was so much to do nearby, we did not spend much time on the hotel’s beautiful grounds.
Strada di Scacciapensieri, 10