Need to know
10, including five suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Check-in, between 2pm–7pm; please let the hotel know if you'll be arriving later.
Double rooms from $128.58 (€109), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates usually include breakfast: Continental, buffet, American or à la carte.
Have a cooking lesson with the chef, who’ll instruct you in the art of making pici, Tuscany’s trademark fat sibling to spaghetti.
At the hotel
Library and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, Etro toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
We’ve seen some sexy bathrooms in our time but the one attached to Orlando di Dinusdeo (a junior suite) made our eyes widen: glass walls, big bath tub (which can be spied from the bedroom) and a stash of antique curios atop the little cabinet. We also love the spacious stone bathroom attached to Orlando di Venusto: a sleek taupe expanse pepped up with gem-coloured Etro toiletries, and blessed with a massive bath.
There’s a pool in the gardens, surrounded by squashy grey outdoor armchairs plump with lime-coloured cushions. In typically eccentric fashion, the pool is modelled on a sandy beach: fashioned from quartz sand and sea sand, and moulded with irregular dips and sweeps.
Meander over to the spa for massages of the detoxifying, knot-banishing and Argan-oil infused sorts. You can book side-by-side treatment sessions with your <em>amore</em>, pre- and post-natal massages, facials and mani-pedis too.
Pack an outfit with give (you'll dine exceedingly well here) and some plus fours if you want to putt about on the golf green. Save space in your case for local farm delicacies.
Request an in-room beauty treatment from one of the hotel’s two masseuses, who dabble in masks, scrubs, massages, manicures, peels and slimming treatments.
Over-sixes are welcome. Extra beds (€30 a night for 6–12-year olds; €50 a night for over-12s) can be added to rooms. The chefs will happily adapt menu items for younger palates.