Welcome to our Home”
5 su 5 stelle Recensito il 22 luglio 2013
When planning a trip the the Tuscany area we were trying to decide were to stay to be able to explore. On a previous trip to Southern France we had stayed a in another B&B and decided it was a good base and saw Il Canto as offering the same opportunity for the Tuscany area vs. staying in a hotel in Siena. The Il Canto is one of the Argo-tourism areas set up by the the Italians, finding Il Canto is relatively with good directions giving by the Il Canto, a Nav system and directional signs as you get close. Upon entry you feel it is "welcome to our home, you pull up along gravel roads and see the site in the distance. As you pull up an old brick building appears and then you enter and Luciano and Laura say "welcome to our home"! There are 10 rooms and apartments, each room has it's own unique character and furnishings, ours was a double bed queen room. The bathroom was recently redone and very comfortable, the rooms was a bit compact but well appointed and very comfortable, with a view or the gardens. The breakfast area was held outside on the patio with the selections maintained inside. The breakfast spread was bountiful with breads, cheeses, some egg dishes, meats and many other selections. It was a beautiful spread each morning, fresh and well appointed. Each morning we would go over with Luciano our planned trips for the day to explore the Tuscany area. He would give us suggestions of routes and towns to visit. For night, he would give us suggestions for dinner locations in Siena, each reasonable in price and excellent in quality. For one night they asked us about having a dinner at the location, we thought initially it would be informal, it turned out to be formal dinner where most of the guests staying at the B&B joined for dinner. The first course was prosciutto and panzonella salad, followed by stuffed ravioli with cheese, spinach and pesto then chicken, with grapes, zucchini and peppers. The finish was a cornucopia of multiple desserts that included cakes and fruits. It was an elegant dinner that was part of the overall ambiance of this wonderful B&B. It was a great decision for a place to use as our base to explore Siena and the Tuscany region. Laura & Luciano invited us into their home along with the other guests and made our trip to the Tuscany regions very special.
da Palman13 (united states)
“what a lovely place”
5 su 5 stelle Recensito il 23 luglio 2013
Thank you Laura, Luciano, and Marco for a wonderful stay. We left feeling a part of your family. We did not have a car (oops- I def recommend getting a car if staying outside of Siena) and Luciano was very accommodating and picked us up from the train station- even though it was late when we arrived. He checked us in and then offered us a glass wine to help us settle in. We stayed for 4 nights and could have stayed longer. The rooms were very quiet, spacious, clean, and homey. The mattress in our room was very old- so wasn't too comfortable, but everything else made up for it. We rented the mountain bikes available and took a bike ride through the Tuscan valley. Since we didn't have a car- it was difficult to get meals- but Laura had no problem cooking up lunch for us when requested. It was an extra charge- but very minimal. During our stay we were also lucky enough to participate in a dinner on the patio under the stars in Siena! Laura cooked up a delicious 5 course homemade meal for the entire B&B while Luciano served us. This was our fondest memory of our trip to Italy. The food was amazing and it really gave us the authentic Italian experience. Breakfast was very nice with a huge spread of fresh pastries, fruit, cereal, and bread. Luciano and Marco served hot cappuccinos or espressos that were delicious. I would go back to this B&B in a heartbeat. The service provided was above and beyond. Our stay was relaxing and memorable- just what we were looking for.
da Jessica L (Pennsylvania)
“We cannot wait to go back!”
5 su 5 stelle Recensito il 15 luglio 2013 NOVITÀ
We travelled around Italy for 10 days at the end of June/early July and spent our last 3 days at Il Canto del Sole. This was by far our favourite of the places we visited. Laura and Luciano make you feel very much at home. Laura's cooking lived up to our expectations, having read all of the glowing reviews. She cooked an amazing buffet meal for us, which included lasagna, panzanella, a big selection of cold meats and cheeses and Luciano's home made bread. Luciano's home made white wine was also delicious. Our bedroom was rustic and Italian and incredibly comfortable. Nothing was ever too much trouble for them and they made our stay perfect. It was also ideally located, just 15 minutes from Sienna but also in the peaceful countryside. We cannot wait to return.
da Alice (London)
I am embarrassed to admit that it's taken me so long to write here. We stayed at Il Canot over Christmas of 2012. Words can't describe how warmly we were welcomed and how well we were fed!! There are 4 in our family and we all had a great time. I would HIGHLY recommend Il Canto if you are looking for a gracious family and warm accommodations in a beautiful setting.
da Priscilla H. (Fresno California)
What a wonderful place to stay. The hosts Laura & Luciano are wonderful, nothing was a problem and the home cooked dinner night was spectacular. The location is fantastic for exploring the tuscan hilltop towns and is very close to Siena. We could not have asked for a more amazing and relaxing place to stay. Hope to come back some day and stay again. Highly recommend staying here if you want some peace and quiet not too far from the cities while visiting Tuscany.
da MICHIECK (Australia)