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“Right out of the Movies !” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Il Casale del Cotone
Ranked #11 of 64 San Gimignano B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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“Right out of the Movies !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

It was my first time in Italy and Tuscany, and I couldn't believe how the beautiful countryside came to life. Just like what I have seen in the movies. Il Casale del Cotone was a picture postcard. Our host, Allessandro couldn't have been more friendly, helpful and welcoming. Our rooms opened onto a gorgeous veranda with sweeping views of the fabulous countryside. Unfortunately, we did not partake of one of the sensational dinners that we had heard about, but our stay was none the less wonderful, as were the breakfasts. I hope I have the opportunity to return to Italy some day, without a doubt to Tuscany, and absolutely to Il Casale del Cotone. Thank you Allessandro !

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

We have returned again and again to the wonderful creative environment of host Alessandro Martelli (a dead giveaway for George Clooney's younger brother) IL CASALE del CONTONE. The Tuscan setting is picturesque, the grounds are impeccable, the interior is historic, the rooms are large, clean and comfortable. Away but close enough from the hustle and bustle of the must see San Gimignano walled city. IL CASALE del CONTONE greets you with a laid back, enjoy the vista, exceptionally comfortable stay. It can easily be your base for day trips to other sights, even as far away as Florence. It's the returning that's so welcoming! A must for a fabulous Tuscany experience.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

We stayed two nights with Allessandro and had a great stay. He cooks only a few nights per week but we may have had the best meal in Italy (or anywhere else for that matter) while staying there. Our room was spacious with a beautiful view of vineyards and olive trees. My wife enjoyed the fact that Allessandro bears a striking resemblance to George Clooney. He was a gracious host, tour guide, and chef. If we're able to return to Italy someday I would definitely return to San G.and Casale del Cotone.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montalcino, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

I spent two nights here whilst on a wine discovery trip around Tuscany and found this place to stay at the last minute by way of the Michelin Guide.
My friend and I were quite charmed by the hospitality that we enjoyed. Our rooms may not have been grande luxe but were more than adequate at a most reasonable price.
A highlight of our stay was the meal prepared and served by our 'George Clooney lookalike' host. Six courses of superbly prepared Tuscan specialities appeared from the kitchen as if by magic.
Our stay was a memorable experience and a great testament to Tuscan hospitality

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

Alexander is the best! We spent 3 nights here and it was a highlight of our 2 wks touring northern Italy. The room was large and very clean. The location is a short 5 minute drive to town. If you book, absolutely sign up of the dinner. It is truly a gourmet delight! Alexander is the host and chef. He just loves to see his guests enjoy the 6-course meal. Service is impeccable and the food is the best meal we had in Italy! The small dining room is just perfect for sharing stories with the other guests and it fits the bill for a true B & B experience. I you're looking for a wonderful stop in Tuscany...rush to book this stop. Thanks Alexander for all you do!

Room Tip: Make the reservation for dinner here. Best meal in Italy!
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Additional Information about Il Casale del Cotone

Property: Il Casale del Cotone
Address: Localita Cellole Il Cotone 59, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in San Gimignano
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,183 - ₹ 8,603
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Casale del Cotone 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The farmhouses are located no more than 2,5 km from the medieval town of San Gimignano in the district of Siena. The "Casale del Cotone" as well the "Rocca degli Olivi" are surrounded by 70 acres of vinyards and olive trees. They were erected in the 17th century at the bottom of the hill where is located the ancient Roman church "Pieve di Cellole" which inspired Giacomo Puccini to compose the opera "Suor Angelica". ... more   less 
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