This historic home, where the conductor Arturo Toscanini stayed in the 1930’s, and its former olive mill (now an award-winning restaurant ) are located in the rural village of Piazze, outside the medieval town Cetona (Siena region)
Totally renovated in 2007, the inn is a short drive from the Chiusi train station, near the A1 motorway and a 1.5 hour drive from Rome and Florence. In addition it is only 5 minutes away from the thermal spa in San Casciano dei Bagni, featured on the cover of Travel and Leisure as “the most beautiful spa in the world”.
Enjoy Cristina's homemade Tuscan cakes and omelets for breakfast, and our living room with free wifi, cable TV and the Honor Bar. Our guests get discounts at the Spa and we organize wine and olive tasting too.
And don't miss the nearby discount designer shopping outlet in Val di Chiana.
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No smoking in rooms, please.
Check-in must be made before 8 pm.
Someone can open until 10 pm for an extra 15 euros, but no check-in allowed after midnight. We have a great restaurant next door, open everyday except Monday, but reservations advised. Small, well-behaved dogs allowed. Extra bed in room for 15 euros.
The Locanda is a very nicely restored old house. The room was very cosy and comfortable and everything was very clean. The staff was very helpful , never met Courtney. However, i wouldn't recommend it for more than an overnight stay when traveling to Tuscany as it is set a bit too south from the Tuscan sites such as Montepulciano and Pienza or even San Gimignano. Also, its an hour away from the Umbrian sites. Its a good place for relaxing maybe and bathing in the Nearby baths away from the tourist routes.
Wonderful Inn and a wonderful stay. The room was so great and cute. Quintessential tuscan accommodation. Since we would be arriving later than when they were open Courtney was so nice and stayed for us to give us the key. The location was perfect. So central that we easily drove to several cities. It was so beautiful and very quiet. Also, the breakfast was great and perfect to start our day! Also, the attached restaurant is a must!! Sergio had given the cook the night off. So he was out host, waiter and cook... and pulled it off beautifully. One of our favorite dinners in all our stay in Italy
I am an American journalist who has lived in Italy for over 20 years, married to an Italian architect. We love beautiful places, especially our angle of Southern Tuscany. We bought an historic home where the conductor Arturo Toscanini stayed in the 1930's and make it into a small boutique inn, just miles from wonderful thermal spas. Three kids - two in university - all world travelers.