This place ticks all the boxes for me: it is very close to Siena but you still feel like you're somewhere deep in the country, the property is beautifully located among olive groves and vineyards and the apartments are rustic, but at the same time luxurious. We were greeted on arrival by the man who also takes care of the Castel di Pugna vineyard, very polite and friendly. Later on, he gave us a tour of the castle, its historic cellars and also showed us how wine is made on the estate. The apartment was spacious, tastefully furnished and with everything that you might need (in terms of equipment). I particularly enjoyed taking our breakfast outside on the terrace, with wonderful views of the Sienese hilly landscape. There were some fig trees just outside our place, so we would go and pick as many sweet and perfectly ripe figs as we liked. I really could not find any fault with the place. Oh, and the wine they make, which you can purchase at the reception, was very good, I recommend trying it if you stay there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At 3 kilometres from Siena center, a cypress lane leads you up to the ancient Vineyards and olive trees surround the heart of the winery: the wine cellar dug right into the limestone, the owners' Villa and the elegantly restored and polished outbuildings, typical examples of old Tuscan barns. In the recently restored barn and outbuildings there have been created 3 very special apartments, each completely different from the other both from the colour and the interior point of view; all three remind of the warmth of old Tuscan farm houses where everything is always focused on the so called "enogastronomia". ... more less