We arrived with great anticipation,having looked forward to this stay for some time.Podere Terreno came HIGHLY recommended in various media.
Podere Terreno,in our actual experience (group of 12 friends),while a beautiful and fascinating venue,lacked warmth,welcome and hospitality on the part of the hosts.
We found Roberto and Marie-Sylvie to be perhaps past their "best-by" date as hosts.Perhaps they've had enough of the stress of dealing with the public .
Food on first night,prepared by Roberto, was excellent,then slowly deteriorated,as the hosts clearly became less interested in,or positive toward, our party.
Breakfast on our fourth (last) day consisted mainly of left-over dessert from the first dinner ; the supply of yogurts and fresh breads was apparently exhausted . The "hosts" were conspicuous in their absence (Francisco found time to drop in long enough to settle the bill)
Roberto's monologues (and such they were) at dinner began as interesting and informative,but it soon became clear that questions or any interruptions were unwelcome,and anyone in our group attempting to enter the conversation and share experiences in the area were met with disinterest from the host.
Sylvie was simply uninterested in any part of the process.
Francisco was somewhat less than accommodating
Requests were met with either procrastination or even anger ; disbelief that anyone could display the effrontery to make such a request !
Our next two weeks in 4 other venues in Tuscany were all wonderful,welcoming,and as a bonus,three of them were far less expensive !
All-in-all ,we feel that what we anticipated as being the highlight of our trip (ie Podere terreno),turned out to be a big disappointment to us all !
I am writing this 2 years after the fact,having just come across this site. I note,with interest, similar reactions from other guests.
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