We stayed for one night at the new Casale L'Antico Carro (it opened sometime in 2012) whilst touring Umbria and Tuscany during Christmastime. We also pre-booked the Christmas Eve dinner, and Christmas Day lunch. This place is run by two very friendly and polite young gentlemen, and their very nice family, who always seem to have a smile on their face. The building is beautiful and rustic, the two rooms we booked for my family were lovely and clean, and the surroundings are beautiful and central for reaching various Tuscan and Umbrian cities, towns and villages. Only a very short drive to Cortona centre, where we went for mass at the Cathedral on Christmas day morning. The Christmas Eve dinner at Casale Antico Carro (based on so many fish dishes) and Christmas Day lunch (besides so many apetizers we were served tortellini in soup, lasagne, chicken, pork etc) were so good, a real authentic taste of the Tuscan cuisine. Firstly, before Christmas day lunch started being served, there were yummy apetisers to help yourself to on a table close to reception, then came so many countless delicious apetiserers, and different courses at our table, I never felt so full in my life, plus free-flowing wine. After dessert, on Christmas day, they even set a small table with typical Tuscan sweet goodies!!!! I was so sorry that I could not stuff myself into anything else and that we needed to leave and go on our way to a different location!! This family just loves feeding people, you can see it on their faces, from the young gentlemen who served everyone tirelessly, to the cook, I think she is their mother, who came out near us after all the endless dishes were served, to make sure that we enjoyed our meal!!! They worked so hard to make sure that everyone was fully satisfied. Thank you Casale Antico Carro for making our Christmas a memorable one!! Hopefully we will be back one day.
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