I was at the post office today (yes, my local branch is open on Sunday!) mailing a bunch of our gift subscriptions and had a chance during the long wait, to receive some of the things that were in Dream of Italy’s P.O. Box. A new property in Tuscany caught my eye, especially since it is open for Christmas and New Year’s and I know our readers always like to know about special holiday happenings.
Palazzo Brandano opened in the sleepy town of Petroio (population: 400) about a year-and-a-half ago. Though not far from Pienza and Montalcino, Petroio isn’t popular on the Tuscan tourism circuit (we love finding places like this) though there’s much to enjoy in the town, including a Terracotta Museum, next door to this 12-room property. Nightly rates start at 275 euros.