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“A jewel in Tuscany”
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Il Canto del Sole
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Cannot say enough about this place. Set on a farm just outside Siena, Il Canto del Sole was a perfect base to explore all of Tuscany, from Florence and Siena to the Chianti region, Pisa and Lucca, Pienza, Montalcino, Montapulciano and beyond.

Luciano and Laura were extremely accommodating and breakfast every morning was delicious. They even cooked us dinner one night, which ranked among the best meals we ate in Italy. Every request we had, they fulfilled immediately and even went above and beyond for us. This place is the definition of rustic Tuscany, and I cannot recommend it enough.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Wonderful service began by coming to pick up our luggage while we visited Siena then returning to pick us up after we'd enjoyed the city. We were given 4 rooms instead of our requested 3 at no extra cost as well as use of a beautiful sitting room adjoining all 4 rooms. Il Canto is rustic AND elegant in a beautiful setting which include many friendly animals in a plethora of flowers and greenery. All 9 of us easily agree that Laura and staff's dinner was first class. Us meat-eaters envied the vegetarian's meal, too. In all 5 different freshly made desserts started appearing as we had our mains! The after drinks were icing on the delicious meal! Breakfast was a large spread of hot, cold and fresh--and whatever was left from the evening desserts and then some. Luciano drove us to the Siena train station while we all wished we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

This was our second trip to Italy and our stay at Il Canto del Sole was by far the best experience.
We stayed a week with our adult children & our 14 month old grandchild. Laura & Luciano were the most accommodating hosts making us feel welcome in their home. We had a delicious breakfast every morning served by Christiana & Lucia who always greeted us with a smile. Laura & Luciano made dinner for us one evening, which was an exceptional Tuscan meal. The grounds were immaculate, beautiful and offered fantastic views. Our granddaughter especially enjoyed their pets, who were more like family members than pets (The six adults enjoyed them almost as much). In addition to being beautiful the location was perfect for taking daily trips throughout the Tuscan region. After long days sightseeing it was a pleasure to return to the peaceful surroundings of Il Canto del Sole. We hope to visit again in the future & stay with Laura & Luciano again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed a week there and loved it. Laura and Luciano were great hosts. The meals and accomodations were the best in our month long Italy trip. We had special dietary needs, because of an allergy, and they went out of their way to accomodate it. Their location was right in the center of all the sights we wanted to see and they offered suggesstions for things to see and places to eat. I can't say enough good things about our stay. We will stay there again when we go back to Tuscany.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We first stayed here during our tour of Italy for our honeymoon. We were doing so much on that trip that once we got to Il Canto Del Sole, we were finally able to relax. Laura and Luciano mad us feel right at home. They were so welcoming and helpful, it was wonderful. We were even lucky enough to experience one of Laura's homemade dinners that she puts on now and then. We loved it so much that we couldn't wait to come back for our one year anniversary! It was even better the second time around, we were welcomed back with open arms and it was like visiting family. It was wonderful to see Laura and Luciano again and hear about their districts recent win of the Palio! They were so excited we were able to catch a party in their championship district in Sienna. Il Canto is convenient to Sienna and the entire Tuscan region. The grounds are beautiful and surrounded by fields and farms as far as the eye can see. Say hi to their extended family of animals as well, don't miss the supper fluffy chickens that strut around the property. Breakfast is always a special treat of fresh tasty goodies. Relax in the livingroom and have a glass of wine or Luciano's grappa after a long day of touring. Tuscan happiness awaits you.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Highlight of our 2 week Europe adventure! We stayed here for 4 nights on our honeymoon and wished we had stayed here for most of the trip! Wonderful property, comfortable and spacious rooms, delicious breakfast, delightful owners.

There are many places to wander on this property - endless things to enjoy. Laura, Luciano, Luna and Alba are the best hosts! Luciano made dinner reservations for us at a great place nearby - we ended up eating several meals there! We also dined at Il Canto del Sole one evening - amazing experience of Tuscan home cooking! They have a wonderful wine list with just about anything you could want. Wonderful desserts and after dinner cocktails.

Il Cano del Sole is a great base in the region to enjoy all the hill towns - everything is within a short, beautiful drive. Luciano is very gracious in helping you map out a plan! Laura and Luciano love owning this place and it is apparent!

We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We cannot say enough about our positive experience with Laura and Luciano. I don't think you could find more gracious and welcoming hosts in another B and B. There is little we can add that has not already been said in other Trip Advisor reviews; we can only confirm that you will enjoy the experience immensely. The rooms, towels, common guest area, pool and dining room were all immaculate and the breakfast selection was excellent. The home made dinner was wonderful, as were the recommendations for local restaurants and interesting tourist areas. We stayed for 4 days and would return in a heart beat! We will definitely recommend Il Canto del Sole to our Canadian friends!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Il Canto del Sole

Address: Via di Villa Canina 1292, 53014, Monteroni d'Arbia, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Monteroni d'Arbia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Monteroni d'Arbia
Price Range: £80 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"IL CANTO DEL SOLE" is an old 18 th century Tuscan farmhouse. We have recently restored it, preserving all its original features. The Farmhouse offers 10 rooms, each furnished with the simple furniture originally found in them, which has been carefully restored.The rooms are all very light and airy and offer a complete range of facilities: satellite TV, fridge, bathroom with shower and hair dryer. Both structures are surrounded by around one hectare of shady gardens, immersed in the heart of the crete senesi countryside. They are just 10 km from Siena (Porta Romana) and 1 km from the "Grancia di Cuna" (a 13 th century fortified farmhouse on the Via Francigena). We offer our guests: a salt water swimming pool (7 x 14), children's play areas, a barbecue area and a panoramic terrace above our wine cellar, with views over the Val d'Arbia. During the winter, breakfast and dinner are served in a large dining room with a central fireplace, while during the summer, they are served in the external courtyard.A pool table and a selection of games are available to guests in the lemon room, adjacent to the lounge. In addition to cooking, we (Luciano and Laura) are at your complete disposal for any information or suggestions for walks, mountain biking, horse riding and car excursions. In addition to the gardens, we also have around three hectares of land where you will find our horses' paddocks, a small vineyard and vegetable crops grown exclusively for use by our family and our guests. ... more   less 
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Il Canto Del Sole Hotel Monteroni d`Arbia
Il Canto Del Sole Italy/Province Of Siena - Monteroni D'Arbia

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