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Montalcino: Agriturismo: La CrocionaPhone: 0577.848007
Reviewed by: Barry S from NY, review #2218
When: March 2008
La Crociona, a Brunello wine estate outside of Montalcino. Barbara and Roberto were wonderful, kind, helpful and friendly.
My wife and I stayed one night at La Crociona, a Brunello wine estate outside of Montalcino in mid-March 2008.
Barbara and Roberto were wonderful, kind, helpful and friendly. We arrived somewhat later than planned and well after dark. However, with Rick Steves' guidebook directions we had no problem finding La Crociona.
After some slight confusion due to our late arrival we were shown to a very nice one bedroom apartment with a kitchen and they directed us to a restaurant within a few hundred yards where we had a fine meal.
The rooms were very clean and spacious. The bathroom was a comfortable size. We paid 70 euros for the night plus heating gas - which turned out to be less than 5 euros.
The highlight of the stay was the time we spent with Barbara and Roberto in the morning. Roberto gave us a wonderful tour of the winery and the wine cellars (we're from the Finger Lakes area of NY so we had some prior knowledge of what we were seeing). We then spent an hour or two with Barbara and Roberto tasting wine (of course Brunello is a real treat) and talking about traveling in Italy, the Finger Lakes, wine making, farming, etc. (We had driven from Lucca the day before and Barbara had suggested an itinerary via e-mail which we followed to a significant degree.)
In all we had a wonderful time. We would definitely stay here again and hope to see Barbara and Roberto.
Reviewed by: Robert Rainey from CA, review #1227
When: October 2005
2Km outside of Montalcino. Several acres of grapes; winery. We had a nice cottage for a bargain.
Located on a vineyard outside of Montalcino this place is quiet. Large cottage with complete kitchen. €65/night! TV, no phone. Very comfortable, good bed, bathroom.
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