"Let me tell you a story… a really wonderful story… It’s a story about the perfect wedding week at the most gorgeous Italian Villa in the most delightful village in the whole of Italy, full of amazing people who open their arms and go out of their way to help and bring joy to others. Except, this is not a story, it is what happened to my husband and I when we (by chance) encountered Le Bolli and the town of Radicondoli and its people. We had the good fortune of finding Radicondoli, essentially by accident. My husband and I were living in Australia and we knew we wanted to bring our families (from New Zealand and UK) together in a villa in Tuscany. Our search began by identifying exactly what we needed in a villa, 12 rooms, wheelchair access, a pool and enough room to swing a cat (or 4 kids to be precise!). After a couple of days of searching, I kept coming up with one site – it had everything. Given that we were about to book from Australia, I made a few phone calls and was pleasantly surprised to receive very prompt and diligent responses from the hostess who, very helpfully, even sent me close up photos of the accessible rooms – there are two and, from our guests accounts, up to a very good standard. August rolled around and we soon found ourselves driving through the lovely big gates with the first carload of wedding guests. Le Bolli is simply stunning – it is everything you could want for an intimate wedding or family celebration. This is Italian villa chic (if you want a 5 star hotel go elsewhere) – this is real, down to earth and beautiful, and just perfect for hosting lots of family and friends (and for wining and dining them too!). When we arrived we were greeted by the fantastic host who was very friendly and helpful. Le Bolli has 12 rooms, each with a separate ensuite bathroom, a commercial kitchen, large dining room, lounge and TV area (lots of games), an amazing pool and, the best bit, a huge balcony terrace with outdoor couches and a table big enough for all your guests that looks out across the beautiful green rolling hills. Magic! If you have guests with kids, there are two rooms that have mezzanine areas with little beds for the kids (plus a cot for infants). All of our guests fell in love with Le Bolli and I don’t think anyone wanted to leave – it truly lived up to the nameplate that our best man had made. LE BOLLI, VILLA OF DREAMS. So, there you have it, that’s the end of my very real wedding story. La fine (the end)…"
Guest: Amanda D.
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: January 27, 2015