My husband and I stayed in Il Convento for five nights in early October. It was a great base for exploring Southern Tuscany, Chianti and also parts of Umbria. We flew in to Pisa, and hired a car - forgetting that Perugia, quite a bit closer, now has flights from UK too. Anyway - the hotel was great, from being greeted on arrival by the owner (school french was a common language, as our Italian is sparse!), and being shown to a very well sized room with superb views over the Tuscan countryside, to our very well cooked and tasty evening meal, cooked by the owners wife,( who doubles as breakfast hostess). Our meal started with a platter of delicious Tuscan meats and cheeses, followed by a superb Rosemary flavoured steak or a delicious duck confit. desserts were great too. The hostess for the evening was a very helpful lady who spoke fluent english, and was very helpful and knowledgeable throughout our stay.We did only eat in one night, as we tended to eat earlier in the day on our tours around, or tried the other local restaurants - The Belvedere, and The Piccolo, both a 2-3 minute walk from the hotel, and reviewed separately. Breakfasts were not so elaborate, but had a vast array of absolutely delicious tarts and cakes, all home made. Il Conventi is full of little interesting nooks and crannies, and has been lovingly and well restored - the free wi fi was very welcome. One bonus, for a B&B was a Hot tub/Jacuzzi, and Turkish Bath area, with a small garden terrace for sitting in the sunshine, or shade as you pleased. Dining room verandah was also available if needed - the weather for our stay was very pleasant, for October. The old town is interesting for a stroll, and very close by. Parking is also close, and free of charge. A great stay all round - right to the glorious butcher's shop opposite - meats and salamis to die for - all can be vacuum packed, so leave room in your suitcase!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Il Convento" is located in Torrita di Siena, in the ancient fortified castle of the town, next to the medieval village with the square, the artistic churches, the theater of "Oscuri"."Il Convento" from the gaze is lost to the countryside to Lake Trasimeno, in the rolling hills of the typical Tuscan landscape: a fascinating and at the same time a unique place, ideal for those who want to visit Pienza, Montepulciano, Gargonza, Siena, Cortona, lake Trasimeno, Bagno Vignoni, Montalcino, Mount Amiata, Val D'Orcia, all places visited during the day.The three floors are connected with a lift without architectural barriers. At guests' disposal: the relaxation room, a large panoramic terrace and the small chapel is still consecrated.Upon reservation, in addition to restaurant service, you can make a wellness program (turkish bath, jacuzzi), organize visits to wine cellars, cycling or scooter, horseback riding, cooking classes, painting classes. ... more less
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- Il Convento B&B Province Of Siena, Italy - Tuscany