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Locanda Toscanini 0

Piazza Toscanini 3 - Cetona (Italy)

This historic home, where the conductor Arturo Toscanini stayed in the 1930’s, and its former olive mill are located in the rural village of Piazze, outside the Medieval town, Cetona.

Totally renovated in 2007, the inn is a short drive from the Chiusi train station, near the A1 motorway and a 1.5 hour drive from Rome and Florence. In addition to this, it is only 5 minutes away from the thermal spa in San Casciano dei Bagni, featured on the cover of Travel and Leisure as “the most beautiful spa in the world”.

Arrange an in-house massage or relax in the Salone (living room), furnished with family paintings, books and board games. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with a taste of local cheese in front of the fire place during Happy Hour on the weekends.


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Accommodation Facilities


Parking, , Free parking, Pets allowed


Internet services, Free WiFi internet access included, WiFi

Food & Drink


Car hire, Bicycle rental

Tour desk

Souvenirs/gift shop

All public and private spaces non-smoking, Heating, Rooms/facilities for disabled guests, Non-smoking rooms

Room information

The Locanda has one Suite and 8 different types of tastefully-decorated rooms: Classic (smaller); or Superior (larger), all uniquely furnished with antiques and original fresco-painted walls. One room, with twin beds on the ground floor, is equipped for disabled guests.

The beds in all rooms have Frette quality sheets and custom-made bedspreads, with down comforters for the winter.

On the 3rd floor, the Toscanini Suite (the maestro's very own bedroom) has a small living area with a balcony overlooking lovely hills spotted with cypress trees and vineyards. There is a working fireplace and a sofa-bed in the living area.

2 rooms on the third floor can be connected for families, and a baby cot can be added.

Food & beverage

A continental breakfast is served on the loggia from 08:00 to 10:30 (different times upon request) and features Tuscan Ciambellione cake (a type of pound cake) and Crostate (fruit pies).

Private dinners are available upon request in the event's room.

Dinner is served in the Ex Frantoio Restaurant from Summer 2007.

Area information

In the 1930's, the village of Piazze became a mecca for many artists and musicians seeking a place of retreat and rejuvenation. Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) - one of the most celebrated and influential symphonic and operatic conductors in history - would travel from New York City as often as possible to be treated by a local doctor, Dr. Rinaldi, famous for his cures of arthritic pain. Piazze is still a place to get away from it all and step back in time.

The English-speaking staff can help you organize your itinerary and reserve hiking and biking tours, horseback riding, visits to wineries and olive oil mills, cooking classes, garden tours, car tours and visits to art galleries of local artists. The staff will also be delighted to assist you in a visit to the healing thermal baths of San Casciano, where the hotel’s guests receive a discount.

There are many designer outlets nearby, including Prada, Fendi, Armani, Gucci and many others.

Travel information

By car:
From Rome:
- Take the A1 motorway.
- Exit at Fabro.
- Pass the toll booth and turn left, and then left again towards Chiusi, San Casciano.
- When you arrive at a small intersection in Ponticelli (with a gas station and a large warehouse on the left), turn left and follow signs to San Casciano.
- Continue until you pass another gas station on your right, and then drive up the hill to the Piazza Toscanini.
- The hotel is straight ahead.

From Florence:
- Take the A1 motorway.
- Exit at Chuisi
- Before reaching Chiusi historic centre, turn right for Cetona.
- Turn left before reaching Cetona, following signs for Piazze, San Casciano dei Bagni
- The Locanda will be on your right as you enter Piazze.

Parking is available at the side of the hotel, or beyond in the main Piazze of the village.

By shuttle:
The hotel runs a shuttle service to and from the train station and airport on request.