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Recent Siena Province reviews

  • A relaxing week in Tuscany

    "Our adult family of 6 (3couples) arrived at this charming villa after an easy drive from Rome's airport. All directions provided by the owner worked flawlessly. We found the spacious house, set on a quiet property on the edge of Citta della Pieve, to have a great view of the Tuscan countryside. Yet the villa is only a short walk into town where groceries, shops, restaurants are located. The walk is short, but a bit steep and rocky in parts. Not a problem for those in reasonable condition. Fortunately it is downhill on the way back when you may be loaded down with groceries, etc. The house has every amenity each of our group wanted. There are even local wines and olive oil fo available for purchase. The friendly local caretakers made themselves available if needed, but were not intrusive in any way. The house and grounds were immaculately cared for, including the swimming pool. It was a little chilly to swim, though our younger family members did. Sitting poolside was an enjoyable way to soak up the Tuscan sun. With a vehicle, exploring the Italian countryside was very easy to do; but GPS is highly recommended. We found Google maps on an iPhone worked quite well. Short drives took us the Chiusi (train station and sightseeing), Lake Trasimeno, Siena, and Montalcino. Florence was less than 2 hours by train. There were so many interesting sights within easy driving distance, we had a difficult time deciding which to do. It would take 2 weeks to take in everything available. If available during your visit, all 6 of our group would HIGHLY recommend the owner arranged cooking class and also the wine tasting. Driving to another villa to join other travelers in fun and interesting cooking instruction by a retired Italian couple, who ran a local restaurant for 50 years, was very special indeed. Finishing the evening by eating our self prepared pasta and tiramisu was delightful. The afternoon wine tasting was another very enjoyable activity. if you like wine, you will thoroughly enjoy this tasting of some excellent Brunello di Montalcino wines, accompanied by a light antipasto. Winemaker Mario, at 80 years of age, is a spry enthusiastic host at this 50 + year old winery. For me it is hard to beat drinking fine Brunello in a small Montalcino winery. This villa is a comfortable house for 6 adults that is perfectly situated to take advantage of all southern Tuscany and Umbria have to offer."
    Guest: Steven O. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 11, 2014
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  • Tuscany as it should be

    "We stayed at La Ginestra in early September 2014 and it was fabulous. The property is situated just outside of Celle Sul Rigo where you can get all that you need for your stay in a 5 minutes walk. However, when you are in the house or its nice garden, the property seems quite remote and we liked that. From the terrace you have a perfect view on the Tuscan hills and valleys. The facilities of the house are perfect starting with the gas powered oven to a bedroom where you can take a look outside in the Tuscan hills while lying in the bed. Special thanks to Maurizio who is the property manager. He is very obliging and helps you out whenever you need something. Perfectly organized. Don't miss out: - Breakfast on the terrace of La Ginestra with the fog floating in the valley below - A drive from Pienza via Radicofani to Celle Sul Rigo at sundown - A bath in the public hot springs in San Casciano - A meal at La Pace in Celle Sul Rigo Thanks again Richard and Maurizio!"
    Guest: Alexander Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 1, 2014
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  • We are still riding on the Tuscany high and the beauty of this villa!

    "A group of five of us called Cappella di Pancole our home base for 14 days as we traveled through Italy. The three bedrooms, three bath accommodations were perfect for our group. We could cook and socialize together in the main rooms and veranda and then retreat to our own rooms for alone time. Not only are the villa and its surrounding countryside absolutely gorgeous, but the owners, Karen & David, were nearby to assist and guide us. For example, one of our parties needed to see the local doctor and Karen & David were so very kind to accompany them to find the doctor’s office. They went above and beyond as landlords. The pictures do not do the villa justice. We were lucky to go at a time when the leaves were changing colors so we experienced the brilliance of the landscape. The welcome basket and house book provided by Karen and David were a treat and another reason this property is “above the norm” where rentals are concerned. We visited several of the towns in Tuscany as well as taking train trips to Venice and to Rome. We spent time also in Florence, Pisa, and Livorno but it was always a treat to come back to the peace and quiet of the villa. One of the highlights of our visit to Tuscany was a meal prepared by a local chef, Andrea Anichini. We started the day with him by visiting a local farm, bakery, butcher, and olive processing plant. Andrea returned to our villa in the afternoon where he gave us guidance on chopping, slicing, and dicing. We even made our own pasta. Later that evening we savored the four course meal and delectable wine. Not only was he an amazing chef who gave us an appreciation of how great simple foods can taste, but he had a refreshing personality that made the experience even more memorable. We cannot say enough about this villa nor our experience with the rental process or our time in Tuscany. We highly recommend this villa and look forward to the day when we can return. We can’t imagine staying anywhere else in the Tuscany area."
    Guest: Gail Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 2014
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