In 1997, Isabella vacationed at Agriturismo Cretaiole and met Carlo Moricciani. Two years later she moved to Tuscany and soon thereafter she purchased and renovated the town house that is now called “Le Casine di Castello”—expanding the family’s business with her own enterprise. Several years ago, she and Carlo together purchased the property that is now called Casa Moricciani, and they completely restored the villa.
Isabella, a big-city girl from Milan speaking four languages, traded her high heels and business suits for what she says is the “real” dolce vita. She has traveled the world and thoroughly loves to be with people from different cultures. Her main priority is to meet the many needs of her guests, making certain they have an experience they will never forget. She is funny, flexible, and enchanting.
Carlo grew up working on the farm, and went to school in Siena to study agriculture—it has been his passion always. As an adult, Carlo recognized his special ability to taste and smell, and so he studied to be an olive oil tasting expert. He is an official olive oil tester in Siena, serving on a panel that evaluates and approves the quality of the region’s olive oil. He works hard to make the very best Orcia DOC wine possible. Carlo is a man of the earth with a personality as warm as the sun. Isabella and Carlo have two sons, Niccolò and Filippo.
Carlo’s parents, Luciano and his wife Liliana, come from farming backgrounds near Pienza. Their connection to the land seems almost instinctual. They can make anything grow and they both love raising small farm animals such as pigs, chickens, rabbits, geese, ducks, and guinea hens. They delight in showing them to their guests (especially the children!).
Carlotta Cosimini has been a part of the team since 2013. Although not a Moricciani by blood, Carlotta is a Moricciani by spirit. She helps guests throughout the week to accomplish anything they wish to do, to fulfill any need, and to solve any problem. She is Tuscan, through and through—born and raised in Pisa. With a graduate degree in British literature from the University of Florence, she has impeccable English. Her smile warms the whole room, her generosity of effort and time make a visit in a “foreign” country the easiest thing in the world.
We believe that to LOVE a place is to KNOW a place. Our mission is to help you really understand and experience this land while you are here—not as a tourist, but as someone who lives here among its people, taking in its authentic day-to-day traditions.
We want to involve our guests in a way that allows them to grasp the essence of our land and its natural, historical, cultural, and culinary identity.
We aim to make our guests feel at ease through our warm hospitality and the quality of our services, which make us stand apart.
di Isabella Barlocher
Via Gaetano Milanesi, 13
53020 Castelmuzio (Siena)
Tel./Fax (+39) 0578. 748083
Cell (+39) 338. 7409245
Cell (+39) 339. 6640060
P. IVA 01299880524