We stayed here for 3 nights and were able to visit many different hilltop villages - including Monteriggioni, Volterra, Greve Chanti. We also enjoyed a day in Siena but we loved coming back each night to enjoy a local restaurant and the peace and quiet of the country. We may have spent more time at the farmhouse with it’s lovely pool and outdoor seating but it was still quite cool during our visit in early May.
The home itself is spotless with plumbing that works well. There is a futon in the kitchen / living area that would be adequate for 1-2 children but I don’t think it would work for two couples.
Charming and perfect for two novice Americans in the Italian countryside.
Caggio di Sotto was a nice place to stay in Tuscany. It was not far from Siena and other hilltop towns we wanted to visit. As well, because it is located on a farm it is quiet, something we seek out. The environment was lush, green, and lovely. We had the stone cottage, which allowed us to come and go whenever we wished. The stone walls provide no insulation, so it was quite cold inside when we arrived. The pellet stove can handle only one room at a time. The kitchen had all the appliances one expects except a microwave oven, which we would have appreciated for reheating tea and coffee. There is a heated towel rack in the bathroom, and we appreciate that. Our host, Vera, was quite cordial and spoke French, a language we share, so we had several good conversations. Caggio di Sotto is a good base for day trips around this part of Tuscany and there are several restaurants (we recommend Futura Osteria) a few minutes drive away. It is also a nice area in which to stroll through olive orchards and verdant fields.