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Crocina - Piombaia
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Good location but....”
Reviewed 21 September 2012 via mobile

Stayed for one week. Great to have a small apartment with separate living quarters and kitchenette. Kirchen had enough anenities to get by except no kitchen towels However when staying for a week it would have been nice to have a change of towels. The shower leaked and the shower head was broken so not much of a shower. It is located within a couple kms of Montalcino so convenient. We could not locate the farm on our GPS so a little tip. Set your GPS for the Abbey S'Antimo. After you exit the main traffic circle in Montalcino set the odometer for approx 2.7 km. Piombaia is on the left. Watch for the black and yellow sign.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

We have been home only a fewweek and it seems like a monthws since we were at Piombaia. Wendy and I had a most wonderful stay. I must say that it was one of or the best vacations that I can remember. The beauty all around, the balmy weather, the good company and a wonderful apartment in which to stay. I have said to Wendy that I could stay there forever.

In addition your wine, Rossa de Montalciano, was a great discovery. I personally believe it as good as any of the French Bordeauxs' and is like a wine that I have always liked called Chateau Talbot from the Saint Julian appellation but is very expensive. I hope to enjoy your wine for awhile before the world discovers it.

We had dinner at the restaurant San Valetino that Cecilia had mentioned. The dinner was excellent. Sitting on the patio overlooking the valley at sunset was divine.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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svizzera
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

The place is nice as the sourronding and the garden (well kept). The building (exterior) very typical (postcard style).
I stayed in a 2 rooms apartment and it was ok but personally i expected something more characteristic, more country style.
Cannot judge the restaurant for the dinner, but breakfast was very simple.
The owner was kind and helpful in finding us an alternative accomodation (we had a problem of booking misunderstanding).

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

My reviews only the very best. It is a pity that it was only for 4 days, nearly). I was still there, but I thought that I wanted to come back). You will find here beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, which give a sense of peace and positive energy, and a welcoming hospitality of people, as if you come to old friends. Thank you very much Susanna and Vittorio , they hosted me, Roberto, who has made tour for me in the cantina and wine sampling excellent wines of its own.
The room was nice and spacious with a small, but has all the necessary kitchen. I ordered breakfast in the room with the most delicious prosciutto. There is a swimming pool and hydro-massage, in the summer they will be very helpful)
This is a wonderful place and a wonderful holiday!

Olga

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Just came back from travelling in Tuscany last week with my wife, of which 3 days we've stayed in Piombaia. Overall the place was great - the apartments were spacy, warm for April (we even had to turn down the heat) and clean. Though there were no room cleaning for 3 days, the bed and towels were not changed. It was not a big deal but I'm just surprised, as we had our room cleaned daily in different Agriturismo in Chianti. The jacuzzi was working and hot - nice to relax there after discovering the Tuscany all day. Montalcino is really close, as is Sant'Antimo abbey.
We took the breakfast 1 day, then decided to spend the 8 eur/person in any nearby town on lunch.
What we did not like about the agriturismo is that no one could arrange a winery visit for us. The reception lady didn't speak much English but advised to contact Cecilia. Cecilia didn't answer the phone or reply to SMS. Oh well, we've found many other wineries in the area and had our share of tasting. Just this lack of attention to own guests seemed strange.

The local restaurant is OK. The chef makes great Spaghetti alla Carbonara (not on the menu, have to ask for it) and beef carpaccio. The red wine we tried both times (local once, other Montalcino wine next time) had crust in it, so much as we never had in any other Tuscan wine.

Overall great place with good location, just wish we had more personal attention from the owners.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Castellanza
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

This place is a wonderful place to stay! Its in the middle of the beautiful tuscan country side and has a wonderful pool with many lounge chairs to enjoy the view and the weather. It is very close to the city, Montalcino and not too far from Siena either.

Our room was big and nice. It had all the things you needed and some bottles of wine for tasting as well (although they aren't included in the price). The winery that is located about 5 km from the agriturismo is wonderful. We went for a tour and tasting and loved it. The man, Roberto, who takes you around the vineyards is wonderful and very informative!!!! We learned a lot about wine. He lets you try the wines they produce as well as the olive oil with some toasted bread. Really nice experience and wonderful Brunello di Montalcino.

The only problem with this agriturismo, is the restaurant on the premises. Although i dont think that it is affiliated directly with the agriturismo, they do promote it and it was absolutely awful and completely over priced. i dont recommend it at all, if you stay there, eat in the city!!!! The food is absolutely disgusting even though they promote it as a fine dining, don't beleive the lies...don't go.

P.S. No breakfast incuded unfortunately. Apparently if you pay about 8/person you can get it delivered to your room but when he descirbed it to us, it definately wasn't worth the money! They do have a mini kitchen so making breakfast yourself would be very simple if you bring food with you!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

We had a great stay of 4 night at Piombaia in the first week of November. We based our choice on previous tripadvisor reviews which proved to be totally true. We were offered an apartment on the ground floor (had a name but I do not remember it) with a large living room/kitchen and a bedroom, simply furnished but very comfortable. It was already a little bit cold in the mornings, but the apartment was warm, and there was plenty of hot water in the shower (contrary to other alriturismi we stayed at during this trip there was no extra charge for heating). Several bottles of different varieties of Piombaia wine were on display in our room. Having tasted some we could not help buying their Brunello di Montalcino and Gatto Nero to take home (we were offered a slight discount as guests). Unfortunately, we had no time to use the swimming pool and jacuzzi, nor to attend the winery tour. We made day trips to Montalcino (very close), Montepulciano, Pienza, Siena, even to Arezzo – a little bit too far, but we wanted to see it as well. Vittorio, the owner, was eager to make our stay as comfortable as possible, he even asked the restaurant to stay open longer on our arrival day so that we had something to eat that late. All in all, we had a great time at Piombaia and hope to back one day.

Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Crocina - Piombaia
Address: Localita Podere Crocina 1 | La Croce, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Montalcino
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Montalcino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Crocina - Piombaia 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the Val d'Orcia, among the artistic itineraries of Sant Antimo Abbey, the historic and urban ones of Montalcino, the naturalistic ones of Monte Amiata and the thermal waters of Bagno Vignoni, you can find the Piombaia Agritourism. The agritourism started in 1995 in a traditional farmhouse which still conserves its rustic flavour of the countryside, but today is provided with every type of comfort and service quarantee its high quality. ... more   less 
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