My wife and I stayed here for two nights during Easter time. It was highly recommended by a friend and we could see why. It is a big charming and historical B&B where the owners are always there and the husband, Silvano, is gracious and always ready to talk to his guests and help them with anything they need. He speaks English as fluently as his Italian.
What makes it very special is the beautiful dinner prepared every night of four courses and the celebrated red wine of the region in a wonderful spacious dining room. They are very accomodating to any changes you might need in the menu, for example as my wife was pregnant and there were certain things she could not eat. We met an international couple with a baby from Rome and they have returned to this spot numerous times because they can always dine in comfort with a baby monitor on the table while their son sleeps peacefully upstairs. This says a lot. The included breakfast is also lovely. Silvano also gives you homemade oiive oil when you leave- that he makes from olive trees on the premises! Also, the swimming pool looks amazing and is set in the most incredible scenic backdrop.
The little things we would mention are to keep in mind this is a European accommodation which means that for us the shower was very small. Also the lighting in the rooms is not very warm and evenly distributed, but this is something we found every place we stayed in Tuscany. It is probably due to the age of the buildings and inability to wire them a certain way. La Palazzina is also about 10 minutes from Radicofani and in Southernmost Tuscany, so you will have a drive to any place you want to visit. But it is worth the beauty of the spot and the graciousness of the hosts. Our friend Andrea told us for special occasions, ask for the room with the balcony!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Palazzina is a hunting villa built in the second half of the XVIIIth century, set on a hill at an altitude of 580 meters above sea level, maintaining its original status of private residence, open to friends and available for rentals.The villa is surrounded by a rich evergreen park with holm-oak and cypress trees and by an olive grove with over 1300 trees, which are sufficient to cover the estate's demand for fresh olive oil. A circular garden adorns the entrance, once utilized as a bird trap for hunting purposes. The villa holds the original traits of a country house used for celebrations of spring harvest festivals.Three large rooms, with fireplaces, as well as a double room with private bathroom, are found on the ground floor leading to a semi-circular outdoor solarium paved with terracotta tiles. Those large rooms are used primarily as a dining room, bar, library and piano room. The 6meters x 12 meters swimming pool offers a breathtaking view of the rolling hills of Tuscany.The first floor has 8 double rooms, 3 with twin size beds and 5 with king size beds, all with private bathrooms and shower. There are 4 rooms facing the front side, overlooking the garden and facing west and the remaining 4 face the valley of Radicofani to the east.The whole villa is furnished with masterpieces from the 1800's and early 1900's.The Main entrance of the building can be reached by car and guests can park their vehicle next to the large plum tree field.Cooking classes, wine tastings, babysitting services, airport transfers, vehicle rentals, self-driven or with private driver, are some of the services that can be organized on request.15% Special discount on entrance ticket to the SPA of San Casciano dei Bagni and to its wellness packages is available to our guest.To reach the villa by car, take the Chiusi-Chianciano Terme exit on A1, turn left at exit and follow SS478 to Sarteano and then to Radicofani. Before you reach Radicofani, turn left at the Celle sul Rigo crossing on the Strada Provinciale della Valle del Rigo road. The villa's cypress tree driveway will be on your right hand side after 2km. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fattoria La Palazzina Radicofani, Italy - Tuscany