Like almost everywhere in Tuscany you come for the views, the walking, culture and food. Your Dutch host Jan is great fun and his enthusiasm for this region is infectious – he’ll point you to wine tasting, cookery classes, the best places to eat and what to see where.
Bedrooms are airy and lofty and the ones at the back have fine valley views so you may spot deer in the meadow. Jan will join you for a breakfast of fresh pastries and breads from the village baker, either on the veranda overlooking Val d’Orcia or in the dining room.
Treat yourselves to a Michelen-starred lunch or drive to Pienza and gather together a picnic supper of local wine, cheese and meats. Enjoy it in the garden or the cosy sitting room. It’s good and hilly for cycling and you can join the pilgrim trail nearby for walks.