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.