Our stay in the Castello delle quattro torri, was absolutely amazing; a "rocambolesco" experience! We were met at the door by Nicola on our first day. From the moment we waited for him before entering the castle doors, it felt like we were traveling back in time. The castle is incredibly beautiful. We arrived here later in the afternoon during the magic hour of the sun; the sun was shining on the castle, the colors of the leaves were changing on the vines of the castle walls. It was just stunning. Nicola welcomed us into his family's home as if we were old family and friends. Nicola couldn't have been more helpful and attentive to our every needs. He showed us the best place to park our rental car in Sienna, which was a five minute drive (literally - no more than four or five min) to Sienna. It's a family run business. The adorable woman (I think it was his Aunt) cooking us breakfast in the mornings was so sweet and the breakfast she made us was wonderful and authentic Italian (including cappuccinos!) The rooms were immaculate and beautifully decorated. The tower room we stayed in for one night had a neat spiral staircase leading up into the sleeping area. The view from the castle (bedrooms, living room, dining area) is amazing. You can see the Tuscan hills for miles. The land around the castle is so picturesque and you are encouraged to walk this entire area, walking through the olive groves and walking through the vineyards. It feels like you are in the scene of a movie.
Nicola's family owns a farm nearby the castle with a restaurant on the property called Le Pietre Vive restaurant. One of the nights, we had the most "cena deliziosa" delicious dinner. Mauro, our waiter at the restaurant was super helpful with the menu, gave the best recommendations and even shared grappa with us! Nicola also makes his own chianti wine, saffron, honey and oil. We purchased wine and honey from Nicola to take back home with us.
Nicola noticed it was my husband's birthday, while we were checking in, and the next morning, on his birthday, he greeted my husband with an Italian happy birthday and so did his Aunt. We absolutely loved our stay here at Castello delle Quattro Torra and would recommend it to everyone. Sienna is an incredible little city and the quick drive from there also makes it so wonderful. Thank you so much, Nicola! Grazie Mille! Love, Nicola & Tanya