눉Quite a lot of steps and stairs (but then, it is based on a medieval fort!). Swimming pool is in a lovely garden, but a little way separate.
눇A beautiful quiet hill-top location, cool during the big heatwave, approached up a road that's not very steep or windy, on the border of Siena and Arezzo provinces - why stay in a hot, sticky, sweaty city when you can stay here within easy reach of the towns and Chianti country and other (nicer!) localities? Beautifully restored, nice touches such as generosity of bottle of wine in the room, free beer and soft drinks in the minibar and the fridge at roof terrace and aperitivi bottles in the drawing room bar, discreet housekeeping, excellent hosting. The only other facility in the tiny hamlet is the Osteria restaurant - also excellent, but get there early!