Mr. Stefano Barghini, Dear Tuscany Srl.
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About Mr. Stefano Barghini, Dear Tuscany Srl.
My wife and I love food and wine! We love playing with our three children! We love travelling and discovering the traditions of any territory to feel like we’re a part of it! My wife and I have been renting our property, Villa Colombai in Tuscany for 5 years now with great pleasure and satisfaction. We have 3 small children and we know what it means to spend a holiday abroad with children, therefore we have equipped our villa with every comfort to make our guests feel at home and comfortable, and at the same time enjoy the luxury of living in a 19th century Tuscan villa with park and private pool. We are always available ready to satisfy all your needs and requests. We are looking forward to welcoming you! Stefano e Cinzia
Mr. Stefano Barghini, Dear Tuscany Srl. purchased this Villa in 2008
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beauty, peace and great care
We stayed for 2 weeks. Stefano was always ready to take care of any requests, always friendly with a smile. He even had a surprise for us. We are from Iceland and our country was taking part in the World Cup in football for the very first time. On the day of the first match Stefano came by with a new tv so that we could stay by the pool at the same time that we were watching. I also have to tell you about the wonderful pizza night that you can order while staying in Villa Gourmet. Stefano put together an event like his family has at home were everybody are making their own pizza. Guido a great pizza chef was the main star that night. He is a retired pizza chef very warm and a funny guy. Stefano and his team were wonderful that night teaching us to make our own pizza. I also have to mention the cleaning, it was outstanding. Nothing was wrong, nothing came up to disturb our peace of mind. Fantastic stay <3
Lovely villa with beautiful pool and gardens in stunning location.
We really appreciated the warm welcome from Stefano who helped so much in organising activities such as pizza making which was such a fun evening, making restaurant reservation etc. Thank you for a super holiday
Great Villa; Great Host
I booked the villa as a surprise for my partner's birthday and arranged for friends to turn up unannounced. The villa is spacious, very clean, well equipped and a perfect place to relax with friends. The weather in April was hot and the pool was perfect. We also had a dinner cooked by Francesca (arranged by our host Stefano, for my partner's birthday) which was excellent. We also enjoyed the outdoor pizza oven. What made this great place even more perfect was Stefano, who went out of his way to make our visit go well. He recommended excellent local restaurants, arranged a taxi service when needed and so much more. Would absolutely recommend this lovely villa as a base for exploring the area.
Our large family enjoyed this villa immensely.
- spacious and well-appointed bedrooms/bathrooms
- a kitchen equipped with all the extras to please the most demanding chef
- beautiful and tranquil property
- centrally nestled in the hills near the town of Orentano, location is perfect for day trips to all
This review would not be complete without a shout-out to Stefano, Owner/Manager. He is a very kind and thoughtful gentleman.
One in our group had a dental emergency. By the time we arrived at the Villa from Rome, Stefano had made an appointment, arranged to pick the patient and accompany him to the dentist to interpret.
We all agree this is truly a wonderful vacation home away from home.
The Webb Family
Peaceful rural retreat
Two couples + 3 boys = a fun, peaceful, relaxing holiday.
Coming from one of the Home Counties we needed some downtime and this is what we had. The weather was extremely hot for the time of year, but with air conditioning in the bedrooms it was certainly bearable. We ate in the pool area every night with a refreshing breeze to cool us, we couldn't have a better place to enjoy the Tuscan countryside. Stefano was the best host and helped us book one of the amazing local restaurants and helped us get there too.
Stay here and you won't be disappointed. Don't stay here and you will be!
That was amazing holidays. In the landscape but not far from everything, an answer as soon as we had a question. We enjoyed everything: the kitchen, the air conditioning in the rooms, the card parties in the sunset next to the pool with the calzone in the bread oven, the comfortable and long beds, the personal chef option (wonderful diner with wine testing. Thanks Fabrizio), the football field, the aromatic herbs from the garden for the BBQ meat and specially the big pool with salt water (so much better then the chlorine)..... it was so great! . We will come back!
Thanks Stefano and Fabrizio
Villa Gourmet is the ideal accommodation for a family or group of friends up to 12 people who want to visit the main attractions of Tuscany, because of its strategic position only 5 km away from the highway connecting Florence, Pistoia, Montecatini (Thermal Baths), Lucca, Pisa, Viareggio (seaside), Forte dei Marmi and other famous places.
In the centre of Orentano, less than 5 minutes away, you can find grocery stores, cafes, a butcher and a traditional baker. There is also a well-known pastry shop still following an old tradition of pastry making.
To eat out we reccommend the Trattoria-Pizzeria da Benito, one of the most famous restaurants of the area. Their absolute specialty is the typical very thick grilled Tuscan steak, absolutely delicious at an affordable price, but they also serve traditional starters, pasta dishes and pizza. Remember to reserve a table in advance because the restaurant is always fully booked.
Within 15km distance there are also a golf course, thermal resorts, tennis courts and many other activities.
Guided wine-tasting tours can be arranged for you, as well as any other activity you might be interested in. We can arrange visits to artisan ceramic or copper pot workshops, we can reserve concert or theatre tickets for you, etc… according to your interests.
We can also organize your wedding, anniversary, birthday party or other events and take care of all the details.
Here in Orentano you can enjoy the wine and the olive oil produced not far from the villa or the typical food of our area. We can arrange to have groceries delivered to your door by the local shop keeper on his bicycle.
Orentano is well known for the “Sagra della pizza” – a pizza and beer festival where you can experience the hustle and bustle of Tuscan life and at the same time eat pizza or grilled meat and listen to music. The traditional local “Sagra” takes place throughout June and July.
The ancient pastry tradition of the village is celebrated every year with a local event called the “Cream puff Festival” (“Sagra del Bignè”) , on the third Sunday of August.
There are other “sagras” (festivals) of all kinds in neighboring towns and villages. There are also historical festivals like, for example, the Medieval Festival in Monte Castello, Lucca, Nozzano, Buti, and many other places which take place from May to September, but especially during the summer months of June, July and August.
Only 5 km from Orentano you can find the small town of Altopascio with all kinds of shops and a market on Thursdays. You can also find supermarkets and other stores (furniture, clothes, shoes, etc..).
From Altopascio you can catch a train or take the highway to go and visit Florence, Prato, Pistoia, Lucca, Montecatini, Viareggio, Pisa, and many other places. The famous historic and art cities of Florence, Pisa, Lucca, etc.. or the sea are within easy reach. The surroundings offer a lot for sport freaks and wellness lovers: tennis (4 km), golf course (15km), horse riding (5km), thermal resorts (15km) and fitness centres (7km).