After much research on B and Bs to stay, we decided on this place. It is absolutely charming, very rustic with large bedrooms with brick and beam ceilings, comfortable beds and the view of the countryside from our window was unbelievable. Nadia and her husband, Christian, her brother, were wonderful hosts and welcomed us with a nice glass of wine when we arrived after a long but scenic drive from Rome to Siena. We had made arrangements to have Nadia make us dinner that evening and it was my favorite meal I had the entire trip. We started with white wine from their winery and an antipasto of layered prosciutto, tomatoe and cheese with olive oil. Primo course , with more white wine, was a simple pasta with a light pesto sauce and tomatoes . ( We were lucky to get the last basil and tomatoes from her organic garden). Delicous! Then she presented the secondo. It was turkey roulades stuffed with cheese, sauteed spinach at room temperature, white cannoloni beans with drizzle of olive oil, fresh greens, stuffed tomatoes and these pearl onions cooked with balsamic glaze that were like candy! Don't forget the many bottles of their red wine to try on the table as well which were wonderful. Dessert was just as good with a plate containing fresh homemade peach ice cream, biscotti, another type of cookie, and a pear slice with a dark chocolate glaze. We enjoyed this meal with 4 other couples that we became friends with while staying there and it was again, one of the best meals and evenings we had . I also need to speak of her breakfast in the morning which Maggie helps prepare as well. It is all homemade and fresh from her organic garden- granola, cereals, breads, jams, coffee, tea and we started our day with a full stomach and again, enjoyed the company of others. I only wish we stayed there longer instead of just two nites and would highly recommend you partake in one of Nadia's dinners. You won't be disappointed. There helper Maggie is also very informative and will recommend places to visit and see and set up your GPS if needed.
If we return to Italy, we have decided to make this our place to stay and travel from here daily. It was truly what you think of when you think of Tuscany!!
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Marciano Hotel Siena