We arrived and instantly relaxed as we breathed in the fresh, country air of Tuscany. The peace and quiet, natural landscape, stonework architecture, country-elegant interior and warm host, Mario, made our stay at I Pianelli the best 2 weeks of our month-long journey around Italy. Clean and inviting, it was a sanctuary nestled in the small hills of Murlo, yet close proximity to so many wonderful places: Siena, Pienza, Firenze (Florence), Assisi, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Volterra, San Gemignano, and more. Hill-top castles, beautiful drives through wine-country and the chance to experience residence in the Tuscan countryside. I hope we can return soon with our extended family!! Thank you, Mario, you're the best! Ciao!