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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 03:19 PM
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Tuscany Hotel Question....

Staying for two or three nights in October. Choosing between Castello Di Vellona and Locanda Dell'Amorosa. Any advice in choosing between the two? Thank you.
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 04:30 PM
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My advice is to understand the location difference and let that decide for you. Tuscany is large--what are you most wanting to see? Also, look at La Saracina.
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 05:13 PM
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It is my understanding that are in the same general area, within fewer than 10 miles from each other; so I really do not have a location preference (at least I am not aware of one). I will look at la saracina as well; thank you.
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 05:42 PM
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Actually, according to mappy.com, Montalcino (Castello di Velona) and Sinalunga (Locanda dell'Amorosa) are 38 km or 43 minutes apart.
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 06:47 PM
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Thank you. I mistakenly thought Castello di Velona was in Montepulciano, not Montalcino. That being the case, any comments on the differences between the hotels and their respective locations?
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 07:35 PM
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I can only speak to the location. Sinalunga is just that extra bit further away from what interests me in southern Tuscany, whereas Montalcino is more or less in the middle of it: Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano, the abbeys of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, San Galgano and Sant'Antimo, the natural beauty of the Val d'Orcia. Montalcino and Montepulciano both have excellent restaurants. (Have you looked at the Castello di Velona offer at luxurylink.com?)
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 11:28 PM
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Thank you. I will check out luxurylink.
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Old Jun 27th, 2007, 04:56 AM
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I will be staying @ Castello di Velona July 28th for 3 nights....keep an eye out for my trip report!
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Old Jun 27th, 2007, 06:28 AM
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Just wondering why I do not see reviews of Castello Banfi's Il Borgo suites here....has anyone stayed at Banfi?

http://www.castellobanfiilborgo.com/
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We haven't stayed at Banfi but visted there on our trip 2 weeks ago. I would stay there in a New York minute. Everything was beautiful and top notch at the winery and restaurant when we were there.
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Old Jun 27th, 2007, 11:25 AM
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Thanks for the response! I never see it mentioned here although other high-end Tuscan inns get lots of chatter..it certainly looks beautiful on the web site...
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