Our history

The hotel opened in 1948 when Settimio and Ilde sold their home in nearby Castiglione del Lago in order to purchase the land where they built the hotel. The first building was two storeys tall.

Ilde was a wonderful cook, and Settimio a skilled entertainer (previously a building contractor with a head for business).

Stefano was born in 1940 and started in the hotel at 7 years old, and he began working almost immediately in the dining room, helping his parents at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For 2 years, he attended the hospitality school of Bellagio, and he spent another 2 years at the Castel Fusano School in Rome, where he earned his degree.

Stefano came back to the hotel in 1961 and he has worked at Miralaghi ever since then, turning down prestigious jobs at facilities in Paris and Milan.

In 1972, Stefano married Piera, and then David was born and later became Paolo’s older brother.

Paolo was born in 1976 and followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, studying at the Chianciano hospitality school, and working in hotels.

Paolo married Chiara, and with her and his parents he runs the hotel full-time.
Agnese and Teresa.

The third storey was built in 1951 and during the 70s the fourth storey and the outbuilding were constructed.

In 1981, everything was completely rebuilt.


Trekking on horseback

Ride through unforgettable places

A free shuttle bus will take you to the nearby riding stables where both beginners and experienced riders can enjoy the excitement of a trip on ...

Paradise for cyclists

Val d’Orcia on a bike

Bicycling fans will find many bike-friendly routes and our hotel offers many services especially for cyclists.

Walking tours

Pleasant routes through breathtaking panoramas

Come get to know Val d’Orcia on foot along countless walking trails for total relaxation.
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