Montalcino or Montepulciano

Mar 6th, 2007, 01:18 PM
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I actually wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Il Giglio again or to recommend it. I really don't require hotel owners/staff to be falling all over me.

They parked and retrived my car every day for me. Breakfast was good, but not included in the price of room, you can include it as an option. My room was lovely with a large, all travertine marble bath, shower, everything! Good water pressure, comfy bed, prefectly clean, and the views!!! Signora did perfect laundry for me at a reasonable price.

My room in Sept 05 was only 85E per night. I was very happy.
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Mar 6th, 2007, 08:49 PM
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jabez - thanks for the info. I could not book palazzina cesira at the time we went because they required a down payment up front which I just could not commit to. I toyed between Il Giglio and dei capitani. There are mixed reviews of il giglio on tripadvisor so I was a bit apprehensive. I also read, dayle, that they have stopped the free bottle of wine some time ago so maybe that is why you did not receive yours.

Susan - great choice I think. I would love to get your trip report when you return and hear personally about the hotel. Have a great time.
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Jul 23rd, 2008, 06:32 AM
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So sorry to take so long to reply to all your great notes and advice. We did end up staying in Montalcino for four wonderful nights at Hotel Vecchia Oliviera which was absolutely fantastic with great views and location . . just outside the walled entrance to the town. And we too loved Grappolo Blu so much that we ate there two of the 4 nights. We also sat outside at the enoteca in the main square every evening (and night) and two of the nights we were there bands played and people were dancing. We took day trips to Siena, Montepulciano and Pienza (where we had lunch twice on a beautiful small square). It's hard to imagine having a better time in a more beautiful place. Highly recommended on all counts, and, Thanks again.
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Jul 23rd, 2008, 06:42 AM
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Hi Susan,

We were just there in Montalcino filming for the 2009 season. Like you, I also feel "it's hard to imagine having a better time in a more beautiful place." So many places in Italy elicit this feeling in me.


BTW, check out this film, hosted by Montalcino's local author Isabella Dusi, about the Church of San Pietro. Lots more Montalcino coming soon.


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Has anyone stayed at Meuble Il Riccio or La Terrazza both in Montelpulciano
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