The hotel is situated in an unspoiled 'borgo' or hamlet about three miles out of San Gimignano on the Volterra road. Stone buildings situated against a backdrop of rolling vineyards, woods and fields. Across the road, a church, and next door a farm house where the farm's Chianti can be tasted - also some fine whites. I bought a bottle of the Riserva which was full and round, well structured and lacked the back-of-the-pallet acidity associated with lesser wines from the region.
The hotel itself was beautiful inside and out - stone walls, comfortable traditional furniture and a large fireplace in the kitchen-dining area which in the winter would make the place very cosy indeed. My bedroom boasted a copy of Botticelli's Venus painted onto the wall above the bedstead. I slept well; no traffic top disturb me, and the bed was comfortable.
The young woman who looks after the hotel did a remarkable job, and was friendly and polite. She also produced a magnificent breakfast. Understandably, it is best to arrive after 3 o'clock in the afternoon, as she spends all her time between the end of breakfast and 3 pm cleaning the whole building to a very high standard.