After a long flight into Rome and a two hour drive that included a few hair raising minutes on the narrow and winding streets of Montepulciano, we arrived at Il Tosco. My wife and I travel frequently but rarely have stayed somewhere so lovely. The villa, our room, the setting and the hospitality were outstanding. Elena, our host, went above and beyond to ensure our stay was flawless, including driving our rental car to the car park because the steep hills and stick shift had left me somewhat unsure of safely navigating my way there. Our room, the Dante, was spacious with a gorgeous bathroom that included a separate shower and a two-person whirlpool tub. The view from the window down into the valley was spectacular. The complimentary bottle of wine was a nice and appreciated gesture. They also have a selection of wine to purchase using an honor system that we also took advantage of. The Continental breakfast is a misnomer - it is more like a Sunday brunch at a fancy hotel with a wide and range of breads, cheeses, fruits, yogurt, salmon, meats, quiche and delicious homemade (by Elena's mother and sister) baked treats. Elena will also arrange a trip to a local winery if you intend to do any wine tasting - although there are plenty of opportunities to do so in town. Lastly, if you stay here ask Elena for her favorite restaurant. We went for lunch and it was the best meal of our entire trip. I can't say enough about how wonderful Il Tosco is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Il Tosco" is situated in Montepulciano,Tuscany. It's a historical house from XV century fully renovated to luxury standards providing its guests with exceptional level of personalized service and comfort. "Il Tosco" is positioned in the "un-conventional luxury" niche. It is a unique place that allow its guest to experience the local heritage from multiple perspectives: architecture and style, food, wine and the Italian welcome. The property is located in the upper side of Montepulciano historical center, nearby shops, restaurants, squares, churches and other monuments. The guests will be shrouded in the elegant atmosphere of the living rooms, they will be charmed from the smell of the traditional home made food and bewitched from the stunning landscape that the house is facing. Everything is designed for the guest to have the comfort of a 5 stars hotel while feeling a true unconventional experience. ... more less
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