Le Traverse in Tuscany? Anyone been?

Old Aug 22nd, 2005, 04:51 AM
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Le Traverse in Tuscany? Anyone been?

Also considering:
Borgo Argenina
Hotel Salivolpi
Castello di Tornano

-we will have a car and plan to stay 4 nights Oct 30-Nov 3
-prefer outside town vs inside
-prefer somewhat remote, but also plan to drive to small towns for day trips (Siena, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza, etc.)
-prefer cozy rustic tuscan-style room with a beautiful view (decent bed and water pressure a plus)
-prefer breakfast included vs. self-catering
-Enlgish speaking hosts would be a help
-ideally would like to keep nightly rate to $200

We will be in Italy for our honeymoon late October-early November.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2005, 06:09 AM
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Have not stayed there, but did book it for a client and they liked it. She does speak English, and the location is hard to beat.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2005, 04:29 AM
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This will be the first time I'm traveling this area. Can you tell me more about why "this location is hard to beat"?
Thanks.
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Le Traverse is a wonderful B&B. I've stayed there and I've sent several friends. It's right near Pienza, has a wonderful view, and Pinuchia, the hostess is a wonderful and helpful lady.
I assume she and her husband are still running the place. If so, I recommend it without any hesitation.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2005, 07:43 AM
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In answer to your other questions, I think Le Traverse suits all your needs.

It's under 200$;
the hosts speak English;
the rooms are nice and the front door opens up to a beautiful view of typical Tuscan countryside;
In my opinion this is the most beautiful and interesting part of Tuscany;
and it's rustic but not too rustic!!
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Old Aug 23rd, 2005, 06:15 PM
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Would it be realistic to make day trips to Siena, San Gimingnano (sp?), Chianti, Montepulciano from Le Traverse? Or would it be better to stay somewhere a little further North?
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Life is a compromise. You only have 4 days and this location is the heart of the best of Tuscany. San Gim. will be a stretch but doable. But, you will have more than enough to fill 4 days. You cannot do it all.
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It is still run by the same people. We are staying there in 3 weeks time! They have been very helpful in arranging our booking and we are looking forward to going.

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Diz...

You'll love it! It's a beautiful place and like I said, the owners are great!
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Mr. B and I stayed here for 3 nights in June. Fabulous! The view to Pienza and the grounds were wonderful. Pinnucia was a great host, she gave us great dinner suggestions and also helped to map out our day trips to various hill towns in the Val d'Orcia.

She suggested that we eat at a little restaurant in Pienza called La Pergola, it was hands down the best meal that we ate in Italy.

I can't say enough about Le Traverse. Highly recommended!
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Is there a pool at this B & B?
Thank you.
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Yes there is

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