Unterkunft: 10 |
Sauberkeit: 10 |
Betreiber: 10 |
Lage der Unterkunft : 10 |
| Frühstück: 10
Our stay at Le Caggiole was one of the most beautiful, enriching, and transporting experiences of our life. The place itself is beyond anything we imagined, even after being so drawn to it by everything we saw and read on the website. It is a paradise – with stunning views of the countryside, and exquisitely restored stone buildings, and after parking your car you walk toward the reception area inhaling the fantastic perfume of flowering trees and plants.
But the real magic of Le Caggiole lies in the people who take care of it and who live there. Our receptionist, Monica, who also takes care of the rooms every day, welcomed us more warmly than anyone at any new place we can remember, and gave us a map of the area on which she marked the top restaurants in Montepulciano and the best parking spots near them. She explained that our host, Giacomo – who was busy teaching a cooking class in the kitchen for some guests – chose these restaurants for their high-quality ingredients and cooking. Our dinner was fantastic.
The next morning we met Giacomo, who immediately extended himself with uncommon openness and warmth. Giacomo was an amazing host – he has a deep connection to the land, and his family has lived at Le Caggiole for six generations. He shared his love for the place and for the Italian way of life with such inspiration and generosity that we feel we have brought Tuscany home with us. Many hosts can recommend things to do and see on your trip. But Giacomo shares his deep heart feeling for everything he recommends, which made us feel strongly connected to each place we visited. We felt part of the lineage of human beings who have appreciated and created such incredible beauty.
We also experienced the generosity of Giacomo, his lovely wife Cristiana, and Monica, in a special dinner they prepared for us and several other guests one night. For these dinners, Giacomo selects the freshest and best ingredients. I didn't know that a simple salad of lettuce and tomato could taste so wonderful. And the homemade wine, antipasto, handmade pasta, guinea fowl with herbs and garlic, and a dessert with peaches, cream cheese, and amaretti were all amazing.
If you are thinking of going to Italy, we recommend that you put Le Caggiole at the top of your list. We are deeply grateful for the six magical days we spent there, and we are already looking forward to our return.
hat sich von 25.04.2018 - 01.05.2018