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Just booked in Sarteano

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Just booked in Sarteano

Staying at the La Fattoria di Sarteano. Anybody stayed there before? Any suggestions for Sarteano and area. We will be travelling around a bit as well and may get as far north as San Gimignano.

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1. Re: Just booked in Sarteano

I don't know La Fattoria but I know Sarteano pretty well, I was there just this morning for the market. It's a marvellous little place with a superbly unspoilt old town that sees shamefully few visitors. There are some good restaurants too. It's well placed for getting around as it's close to the A1 at Chiusi and, of course, the station if you want to train into Florence. Obvious must-sees in the immediate area are next door Cetona, San Casciano dei Bagni (approached via a gorgeous road cutting through the lower slopes of Monte Cetona) and, going the other way Chiusi Citta and next door Citta della Pieve. Orvieto too isn't far. Montepulciano is only 15 mins away, the gardens at La Foce (open on a Wednesday afternoon) a similar distance. Maybe drive up to pretty Castiglioncello del Trinoro for coffee (or aperitives) at the new hotel up there. From here, there's a fabulous drive down a dirt track into the Val d'Orcia from where it's easy to get over to Pienza, San Quirico, Montalcino.

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2. Re: Just booked in Sarteano

How is driving in this area? We are 6 couples wanting to stay in the villa Podere Casalfava up the road just a bit. Any thoughts on renting cars at the Florence airport versus taking the train to Chiusi and renting a car there? Thank you.

Marty

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3. Re: Just booked in Sarteano

Easiest to rent cars in Chiusi via AutoEurope.com . 12 people to Chiusi where there is no ZTL to confuse you when you go to car pick up. Hertz,Avis,Europcar are walkable from the station. PS: a vehicle which holds 12 people and a driver is a mini bus which you DO NOT want to rent

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4. Re: Just booked in Sarteano

Thank you for your help. We should rent 3 cars with 4 passengers each?

Also, we are looking at a villa in the Bucine area.

What are your thoughts: Sarteano or Bucine?

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5. Re: Just booked in Sarteano

Scenery much nicer around Sarteano.

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