Quiet, peaceful, scenic and beautiful. If you want somewhere to explore Tuscany from then this is the place for you. We spent 2 weeks in Il Gelso and could easily have spent a month (or more) there. The apartment, garden and pool were fantastic, the local village Ambra was only a walk away and had everything basic that you could need and the apartment is perfect for reaching places like Florence, Siena and Assisi. We have always made a rule in our house that we wouldn't visit a holiday location twice, but we've already decide to break this rule for Il Gelso!! Highly recommend staying here!