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Agriturismo Terrapille
Ranked #36 of 60 Speciality Lodging in Pienza
Bay Area, CA
1 review
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“Believe it. Great place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2008

I wholeheartedly agree with the other reviewers. INcredible vistas, nice breakfast spread, and very welcoming host. Lucia went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. We actually stayed in the annex, where there are often fewer people so it's more quiet. While 10 to 15 min walk from the main place (and the pool and breakfast), it's just a couple of minutes to drive.

The rooms there are new (only 1.5 years old). A bit dark and lacking much thought in decoration, but still very comfortable.

Also a good location to explore other nearby towns and Siena.

  • Liked — Great host and location
  • Disliked — Dark room with some bugs at night. But that's the countryside!
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2008

We had prebooked all our hotels except two for our trip to Italy. We just weren't sure how far we'd be driving this day, so this one was left open, but I had this place in mind if we did get close enough. We're so glad we did! When I called the day before, Lucia, the friendly owner welcomed us, saying that although the Terrapille mainhouse was full, they had just opened a brand new annex that faced the main house and we could stay there. When we arrived, we were surprised to see how far the annex was from the mainhouse, up a long, hilly driveway, but worth the trip! Both buildings are out in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, and sit just below the quaint hilltown of Pienza. The annex was beautiful, with heavy, rustic doors and hardware, and even though it was new, it maintained the authentic look of an old Tuscan villa. Breakfast at the mainhouse was plentiful, and Lucia couldn't have been a more kind and friendly hostess. She set us up for a personal wine tasting in Montalcino later that day. This was the first of three agriturismos we stayed at in Italy and loved them all! Great to get away from the crowds!

  • Liked — We were the only guests in the annex, it was like our own private villa!
  • Disliked — Difficult for rental car to make it up the hilly driveway, but it did!
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2006

We were looking for a central location in southern Tuscany so we could make day trips around the lovely countryside and Terrapille was the perfect solution. Situated on a high hillside just outside of Pienza, the view from the pool across the expanse of Val D'Orca was so amazing that we were tempted never to leave our place. Lucia our host was very friendly and helpful, offering true Italian hospitality and suggestions for sites and services in the area. For those history buffs, this house was built in 1000 AD and it was featured in the closing scene of the movie "The Gladiator". We had a choice of room or apartment, with or without breakfast. This wonderful spot was definitely the highlight of our visit to Italy.

  • Liked — The amazing peaceful countryside setting with a great view, and our host
  • Disliked — There was a short gravel road to get there.
  • Tips/Secrets — This is a wonderful spot if you want a peaceful secluded getaway.
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Agriturismo Terrapille

Property: Agriturismo Terrapille
Address: Localita Podere Terrapille 80, 53026, Pienza, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Pienza
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 60 Speciality Lodging in Pienza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mangiavacchi family is glad to invite you to Pienza at Agriturismo Terrapille The ancient farm house is situated on a hill facing Pienza and enjoys one of the most panoramic positions in the Orcia Valley. The view from Terrapille dominates the whole valley from Mount Cetona to Montalcino and from Pienza to Radicofani and to Mount Amiata. The harmonious undulations of the hills and crests of the Sienese countryside is the ideal backdrop for this magical and beautiful view of Pienza. The road from Terrapille to Pieve di Corsignano and Pienza, was the theater of some of the most wonderful scenes of the film "The Gladiator" by Ridley Scott. The house, built in local tufa stone, has been completely renovated maintaining the original style and structure and adding a the panoramic swimming pool in front of the whole Orcia Valley The whole farm is part of the "Natural setting of the historical settlements of Pienza." Both the town of Pienza and the Orcia Valley are parts of the UNESCO worldwide Heritage The style and the environment, the wonderful views and the services and the facilities offered by the farmhouse allowed Terrapille to gain the top quality level assigned by Regione Toscana to each Agriturismo and also the "Agroqualita" quality certification. ... more   less 
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Agriturismo Terrapille Pienza, Tuscany, Italy

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