Hope to get back soon. What a picturesque villa. Like something out of a postcard. Set just outside of the village within a beautifully landscaped acreage, this could not have been a nice place to stay. Mateo greeted us upon our arrival and personally showed us around the villa and the grounds. Polite, professional and informative, his review was perfect way to start our stay. The rooms are nicely furnished, with a nice library for relaxing in and grounds that are both stunning and provide an awesome view. Mateo topped off our stay by recommending a local restaurant that was better than we could have wished for. Five stars and plans to get back as soon as we can!
We wanted a little bit of chill time between visiting Lucca and Florence and then Cinque Terre. The choice of hillside villas or farms is endless but we fell upon this one and I’m so glad we did! Firstly, we opted for dinner, bed and breakfast. I’m always a little concerned when we go for a dinner inclusive rate as you become a captive audience. No such worry at all here! As an example, dinner is four courses - first night was little tempura cheese parcels, followed by pasta with the most delicious homemade pesto, pork fillet with roasted vegetables and then creme brûlée. All served on a delightful terrace. Oh and a great wine menu! Breakfast is extensive and plentiful and has the yellowest eggs I’ve ever seen! We booked direct with the hotel ( the most delightful owner I have had the pleasure to meet), Do do this, you will get the best rate. The villa has always been a residence and it really does feel like you are part of someone’s home rather than some faceless, corporate hotel. The swimming pool is lovely , comfy beds surround and towels are provided each day. We opted for a superior room but were shown several before settling on one. It was huge with a huger comfy bed and very efficient air con. Plentiful hot water with shower and bath and great water pressure. We visited San Gimignano one day and you aren’t far from Sienna if you want to venture out. Free parking on site. We were lucky enough to sit and watch a fabulous lightning show on our second evening as the view across the Tuscan Hills is spectacular. Every single member of the team is friendly and personable. No one can do enough for you. We even opted for massages on our third day as the weather was changeable. We have one night here left and I’m writing it now so that I make sure I get everything down that’s going to make people want to book. I cannot recommend this place highly enough so all I’d say is, if you’re wavering, don’t. Just do it. You’ll not regret it! …
Stayed here as part of a post-cruise excursion (in other words, I did not pick this place). Grounds and views are fairly impressive, but the place is a bit run down. Had breakfast and dinner here twice. Breakfast was basically a meager continental breakfast plus scrambled eggs. Dinners were average. Rooms OK.
We had a perfect stay in this historic Tuscan villa. Excellent food, great staff, comfortable all around. Enjoyed walks in the countryside. Close to major tourist towns for day trips, but nice to return to the villa's peace. The staff took particular care with COVID precautions which we found reassuring.
This is a wonderful old villa in the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany. From here, you can go biking, visit cities to San Gimignano, Sienna, or Chianti vinyards. The setting is unforgettable, the pool is surrounded by olive trees and vinyards. Calm and sereine atmosphere. You can always find a quiet place to relax whether in one of the numerous sitting rooms or outside. Rooms are comfortable . The staff went out of its way to find the right rooms for us. Wifi does not work in some rooms (very thick walls) - works better outside or in some of the sitting rooms. Very relaxing stay.