Places We Love

One of our greatest pleasures is helping you to appreciate and enjoy our ‘hub’ location in Tuscany. There’s a lot to do and see, but we don’t advise too much planning. Stay flexible, let mood, weather – and us – guide you. Relax! you’re in Tuscany!



  • Hill Town Cortona

    Distance from Hotel: ~30 min

    Hill Town Cortona

    Another of the towns we can see from the house, high up on the side of the Appenines, glowing rosy with the setting sun, Cortona is the venue of long […]

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  • Hill Town Montepulciano

    Distance from Hotel: ~15 min

    Hill Town Montepulciano

    Montepulciano, cited favourite hill town by many experienced Tuscany travellers and writers is visible from the house, glittering on the horizon at sun down. We see it at it’s best […]

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  • Hill Town Torrita di Siena

    Hill Town Torrita di Siena

    The Hill Town Torrita di Siena is a pretty, red brick medieval hill town with a real-life vibe away from the crowds. Torrita di Siena ‘Little Tower Of Siena’ feels very […]

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  • Hill Town Montefollonico

    Hill Town Montefollonico

    10 minutes drive Many visitors to our area might miss this little beauty completely, passing by on their way to the more famous Pienza.  But wait a moment! didn’t you […]

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  • Trequanda

    Distance from Hotel: ~7 min


    Moments away from the house by car the Commune of Trequanda, and it’s pretty hill town centre of same name. Just beyond view of the house, Trequanda is little known […]

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  • Pienza

    Distance from Hotel: ~10 min


    Pienza is both a zone and a town centre. The commune of Pienza begins some 10 minute’s drive from the house, the pretty city centre being 20-25 minutes away.  Set […]

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  • Spa Town Bagno Vignone

    Distance from Hotel: ~30 min

    Spa Town Bagno Vignone

    Situated high in the Val d’Orcia find Bagno Vignone, in the Commune of San Quirico d’Orcia. It’s about 30 minute’s drive from the house. San Quirico includes some truly iconic […]

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