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“Best B&B near Cortona, Italy”
Review of Le Oche Grigie

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Le Oche Grigie
Seattle, WA
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Best B&B near Cortona, Italy”
Reviewed 14 February 2009

Sergio and Gigliola are the epitome of hosts. They couldn't be more gracious, both in their correspondence with you before you leave home, and in the time spent at their lovely home. Lodging is in the form of a small, beautifully decorated apartment. Their nightly rate is extremely reasonable. The grounds are Umbria at its best, and every view is a Kodak moment. You will enjoy their pleasant hospitality each morning in a separate building which houses a breakfast room. Gigliola outdoes herself with what is presented for breakfast, including a home-made pastry which is different each morning. They remain in the breakfast room with you and will chat, if invited to do so by the guests. We loved this B&B so much, we extended our stay. It is a perfect location to use as a home base and take day trips to places by car. Montepulciano, Montalcino, Cortona, Pienza, are just a few of the beautiful places that are so accessible within a day. Many of the roads we drove were the same ones driven by photographers who take pictures that you see on calendars and postcards. All of that beautiful scenery is right there for YOUR camera. You will not be disappointed if you stay at Le Oche Grigie. It is a gorgeous place, with the very best hosts.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 24 June 2007

We spent five wonderful days at the Le Oche Grigie ("the Grey Geese"). The owners, Sergio and Gigliola, were warm and welcoming hosts and helped to make our Tuscan vacation particularly enjoyable. They were very helpful and provided us with maps and other local information and also made reservations for us at museums and restaurants.

We traveled with our boys, ages ten and eight, and Sergio and Gigliola were great with our children. Our boys particularly liked their swimming pool and the pulley used to lift heavy items to the second floor of the house.

Our first night in their home, we arrived late but had not yet eaten. When we asked them where we might go to eat, they called the closest restaurant and asked the owners to stay open extra late just for us. That's the kind of special attention we received as their guests.

Our daily breakfasts always included delicious, freshly baked pastries and various fruit spreads, home-made by Gigliola.

The convenient location of Le Oche Grigie made it easy to take day trips to many neighboring hill towns including Cortona, Siena, Orvieto, San Gimignano and Assisi.

On our last evening, we were invited to join our hosts for a traditional Tuscan dinner on their terrace. We spent four wonderful hours of lively conversation in mixed English and Italian, while sampling several courses of scrumptious local dishes accompanied by locally made wine. We will always remember that excellent dinner and the spectacular view of the Tuscan hills.

  • Liked — The owners!
  • Disliked — Nothing - We loved it!
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with family
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St. Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 10 December 2006

Le Oche Grigie is operated by a husband and wife. It is located just outside of the medieval town of Cortona and about an hour train ride south of Florence.

The inn has five fully stocked apartments, a swimming pool and breathtaking views. The century old inn is nestled among olive groves and farmland. Mr. & Mrs. Taffa were gracious hosts and often have their guests for dinner on their private deck. They live on the premises.

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  • Liked — The owners were extremely gracious hosts.
  • Disliked — Nothing bad about it.
  • Tips/Secrets — Rent a car so you can get into town easily. It's an easy 5 mile drive to the train station.
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Le Oche Grigie

Property: Le Oche Grigie
Address: Via la Fratta 31 | Farneta, 52044, Cortona, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 76 Speciality Lodging in Cortona
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Oche Grigie 3*
Number of rooms: 5

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