Castello La Leccia is as beautiful as the photos. Even great photos can't capture the feeling of being there: peaceful, beautiful setting and scenery, elegantly updated. However, what makes it so special is the staff. We were checked in by Laura and she gave us a complete tour of the grounds, the common areas and our beautiful room. I didn't get the names of the other front desk staff--but found them and Laura so friendly and helpful our whole stay with local information. We planned 3 days stay, but after the first night we knew this was not enough. Fortunately, our room was available for 2 additional nights before the next guest and we changed our travel plans to stay longer. Breakfast is beautiful. Fresh fruit, yogurt, cheeses, salumi, fresh juices. Coffee made to order. Dinner on the pea-gravel terrace with the amazing views featured wonderful dishes--all served by Giuseppe. He was professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes and the wine. We did the wine tour one evening before dinner with Salvatore, the owner. I enjoyed his narrative--very humbly describing how he "tries" to make wine. Of course the wine is excellent and well rated. The 2 bottles we took home are a treasure. We had a room with a separate entrance and a private terrace. Very well appointed, elegantly decorated. The pool area is on a lower terrace with spectacular views. Plenty of quality loungers including 2 sets under permanent shade pergolas. I hope to go back someday.
There is nothing I didn't like. I took a long, accidental detour cross-country when I thought I was on the 4KM hiking trail around Castello La Leccia. But that was my fault and I got additional guidance from the staff for my next try.