Contrary to a previous review we had read here, the welcome to Villa Cicolina was warm and immediate - we had literally pulled up the handbrake in front of the office when the duty manager came to greet us.
We were whisked into the office and told of our upgrade - my wife had informed them it was our anniversay upon booking via Booking.com - to the bridal suite. A large sitting room and large bedroom with sumptuous four poster bed. The furniture was all antique and in keeping with the overall style. The view from our small balcony was over the land below Montepulciano. Yes there was some road noise but that died down at night.
We made a bee-line for the pool area as it was a hot day. A stunning infinity pool awaited us. We spent several hours during our 2 night stay lazing on the huge double sunbed and taking in the view from the jacuzzi and pool.
We opted to have dinner at the Villa on our first night. Taken in the garden it was an excellent 3 courses, and for around €35 per head very good value. Very attentive service from the waiter.
Breakfast was huge and tasty - a vast buffet laid out in the small resturant.
The next night we choose to explore Montepulciano by night. A long walk or short drive, we choose to be lazy. Parking was relatively easy below the town walls. A fascinating historic town to wander around, get lost and find delightful bars and restaurants. Bar Polizano was great place for Spritz with a view over a wide expanse of Tuscany.
Villa Cicolina is great place to spend a few days if touring this magestic part if Italy. We will certainly be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Restored villa dated back to the 16th century with charming gardens and endless pool located in from of the secular olive grove, some of the rooms have an amazing view to the tuscan countryside, Villa Cicolina offers daily tuscan dinner with chef Mimmo, cooking lessons, wine tasting in the historical cellar, organization of wine tasting tours in the countryside, wedding at Villa Cicolina is a dream which can be realized. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Cicolina Hotel Montepulciano