About this listing
Very spacious and elegant room in a b&b with restaurant. Air conditioning, wi-fi, private bathroom with shower, swimming pool. The price includes breakfast. Historic country estate: a great location for visiting the most beautiful places of Tuscany.
The b&b is in a historic estate in the Val di Chiana, Tuscany. The first buildings date back to the twelfth century and in 1520 were executed work for the redesign of the estate, made under the direction of Baldassarre Peruzzi, who created, among others, the building of the villa and the the Church of the village that is still keeping a fresco by Sodoma, the Renaissance painter.
The b&b includes a restaurant called "a tasting centre of Chianina beef in the area of origin", whose philosophy is to offer the meat of the estate farms, using only certified organic fodder.
On the first floor of the building there are the three rooms, very spacious and elegant. Recently renovated, they can accommodate up to a total of eight people. They are equipped with air conditioning, internet wi-fi and private bathroom with shower. Breakfast is served in the restaurant room on the ground floor or in the courtyard adjacent. A short distance away from the b&b guests have access to a large swimming pool set in the countryside.
The farm is located in a central position to visit the most beautiful places of Tuscany, such as the Val d'Orcia, which since 2004 has been recognized as a World Heritage by UNESCO, or Montepulciano, Pienza, Arezzo, Cortona, Siena and Crete Senesi. Lovers of nature can explore on foot or by bicycle the extraordinary countryside surrounding the estate, along white roads for a trip back in time. “Fashion addicts” can quickly reach the outlet Valdichiana, The Mall and Prada.
Guests have access to the entire estate, which is also an educational farm very interesting for the kids. Inside the estate, at about 200 meters far from the rooms, there is another restaurant/pizzeria.
It is located in a central position to visit the most beautiful places of Tuscany, such as the Val d'Orcia, which since 2004 has been recognized as a World Heritage by UNESCO, or Montepulciano, Pienza, Arezzo and Cortona, Siena and Crete Senesi. Lovers of nature can explore on foot or by bicycle the extraordinary countryside surrounding the estate, along white roads for a trip back in time. “Fashion addicts” can quickly reach the outlet Valdichiana (only 5 km) The Mall and Prada. Finally, the Golf Club Val di Chiana, a 9 hole course set in the picturesque tuscan countryside, complete the tourist offer.
Other Things to Note
During summer time, the restaurant is open every day for dinner (except on monday), during the rest of the year is open for dinner from Thursday to Saturday. On Sunday is open for lunch and dinner. Reservation is recommended.
Free bicycles for the guests.
Private parking available.
Check in is from 3 to 7 pm. Different times are to be agreed. In any case, please tell me your arrival time to be sure to welcome you at the best way. Check out is before 11 am.
Possibility of an extra bed on request.
Breakfast is served from 8 am until 10.30 am.
Communication with Laura was fine before our arrival. We did not have the opportunity to meet her, but people working in the restaurant were very nice and helpful. Diana showed us the room upstairs, and itis 100% qualitative and full of charm. Room is big & confortable, while the restaurant on the ground floor is a MUST if you are around. We had one lunch and two dinners there (on 2 days), and is was just great. Swimming pool (around 25m!) is at walking distance (300m?) and well maintained. Cecilia, in charge of the (very good and various) breakfast is of very good advice for your travel plans, and a really passionated person. In it nutshell, this is a wonderful location to travel around in Tuscany, to have a very confortable stay and a great dining experience. I would highly recomment this place.
Gebucht waren eigentlich nur zwei Nächte, was wir schon bei der Ankunft unbedingt verlängern mussten. Was für ein wunderbarer Ort um sich zu erholen. Die Zimmer waren gross und geschmackvoll eingerichtet, alles war sauber und komfortabel.
Das Restaurant bietet eine grossartige Küche an, für Ausländer aber auch bei Einheimischen sehr beliebt. Für Ausflüge nach Siena, Cortona, Arrezzo... DIE perfekte Lage. Wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen! Herzlichen Dank den tollen Gastgebern!
Everything was perfect. Extremely friendly and helpful staff that seem to cater to your every whim. The included breakfast is great (baked goods, meats, cheeses, cappucinos/espressos, etc.). The restaurant downstairs is also very good, with good hamburgers from their cattle farm. The pool is very nice, about a 6 minute walk (website hidden) worked. Lots of flies and bugs everywhere, but that's everywhere in Tuscany (I'll never understand why Europeans don't like screens on their windows). Very tranquil place. They even had bikes we could use (although 3 of 5 of the bikes had flat tires, so if you're planning on biking you may want to let them know in advance so they make sure to have enough functioning bikes). Highly recommend.
Chegamos à la fratta de Florença sem problema nenhum. À chegada ligamos para a Laura para perceber qual era a localização dos quartos, uma vez que la fratta é uma quinta com várias casas. A Laura atendeu e indicou-nos que não estava mas que estava a chegar uma pessoa para nos receber, a Cecília e que estávamos mesmo à (website hidden) a Laura nunca mais falamos nem nunca a vimos, pois ela faz só a gestão do Booking. A Cecília é que é a responsável por receber os inquilinos. É uma pessoa extremamente simpática e atenciosa, bem como a filha a (website hidden) primeira noite ficamos num quarto muito bonito, aliás são todos muito bonitos, extremamente limpos e arrumados. Jantamos no restaurante que fica mesmo por baixo dos quartos, "La Toraia" onde se come a melhor carne de sempre, fantástico jantar. O restaurante é muito conhecido, sempre cheio e muito bem frequentado. Estava muito calor nessa noite e o ar condicionado no quarto não funcionou. No dia seguinte falamos com a Cecília e prontamente nos mudou de quarto para um melhor e mais fresco com o ar condicionado a funcionar perfeitamente. O pequeno almoço é fantástico, com pão, tomate fresco, o melhor que já comi, bolos, doces, mel, iogurte, cereais, queijo, presunto, enchidos, etc... Até nos arranjaram leite de amêndoa pois nesse dia não tinham iogurte. Resumidamente, a nossa experiência foi muito boa, o sítio é lindo e as pessoas, a Cecília, o marido e a filha Dileta foram excelentes anfitriões cuidando sempre do nosso bem estar e ajudando em tudo o que puderam. O ponto menos positivo é que a piscina é um pouco distante dos quartos cerca de uns 500m e não estava em condições de ser usada, pois estavam ainda a tratar a água e a limpar, o que não nos foi avisado na altura da reserva. Esta questão para nós é importante pois estava muito calor e quando procuramos um local para ficar, fizemos uma pesquisa especificamente para locais na Toscânia com piscina.
We could not recommend this beautiful place higher. The rooms - of which there are three that have access onto a private sitting area if needed - are beautiful and clean and spacious. We were on our honeymoon and our gorgeous host Diana made a special effort with extras in the room.
The standout BY FAR is the amazing restaurant beneath. Using produce from the farm on which it is situated, the meat is just sublime. Best steak and burger we have ever had. The host were all warm and interested in us as people, and it was wonderful getting to know them.
Easy access to Montepulciano, Cortona and Sienna, which are all, of course, essential to visit. We are recommending to everyone and will be returning!
Our experience at La Toraia was amazing. The place is not very easy to find, but when we got there it paid off. The house is very rustic, the room is big, confortable but simple. The staff was SUPER nice, available and helpful. Diletta organized a very nice wine tasting for us during our first diner, and gave us valuable tips on wines, spots, etc. Sicilia, her mother, was also super friendly. The food at the restaurant is excellent (eating burgers in Tuscany was an unexpected surprise), but the bresaola was the highlight. The atmoaphere of the place was great.
Excellent séjour à Sinalunga. Bed and breakfast idéal pour se reposer, au calme. Chambre parfaite petit déjeuner excellent. Le B&B fait également restaurant. Malheureusement celui ci était fermé pendant notre séjour. Notre hôte nous a donc orienté vers des restaurants de la ville probablement les meilleurs de notre séjour en Toscane. Excellent accueil.
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