Luxury B § B apartments in a Tuscan villa among cypresses and olive groves
Maria Ludovica Nati Poltri
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About Maria Ludovica Nati Poltri
Villa Humbourg has been a property of our family since the Middle Ages. Now it is my turn to preserve this important tradition and I am very proud to live now in the house where I grew up and which reminds me wonderful moments of my childhood. Otherwise I know very well that I must improve myself in a changing world through traveling, languages, cultural experiences and new technologies. You are welcome in our estate, I´m very fond to get in touch with different cultures and to be able to present and share with you my own culture.
Maria Ludovica Nati Poltri purchased this Apartment in 1205
Why Maria Ludovica Nati Poltri chose Certaldo
Our villa is an ancient landowner´s estate in Tuscany, whose historical and architectural development is directly linked with the engaging history of Tuscany itself. Would you like to live directly this unique experience? Your own apartment has been carefully restored according to the Tuscan aristocratic tradition of ancient floors, of marble effect walls and of high ceilings and elegantly decorated with soft colors and ancient Tuscan furniture. Nevertheless we offer you all of the modern comforts of today including free Wi-Fi, Sat TV, heating and air conditioning. The pièce de résistance is surely the air pool bathtub in Mirtillo apartment. If you are looking for a tranquil and relaxing setting to enjoy the free air, you could rest in our delightful garden surrounded by a wondrous landscape.
What makes this Apartment unique
I offer a free guided visit of the whole villa with historical information. Villa Humbourg is a farm specialized in the production of high-quality extra virgin olive oil, guests can therefore attend to a seminar about Tuscan oil ( with oil tasting ) and about different cultivation methods in the agriculture nowadays and in the past. Guided tours in Tuscany about relevant historical artistic subjects are available on request. We are anyhow always on hand to provide any information. Our oil is an outstanding Tuscan product, listed as one of the top 50 from Tuscany and could be the perfect gift to take home with you.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Life at Villa Humbourg
Our host kept in communication with us as we traveled to the villa in case we got lost. She met us at the gates and we were very pleased with the beauty and quietness of the place. The villa was very well-appointed with comfortable furniture and beds. The kitchen had everything a vacationing family might need, especially the washing machine. The grounds of the villa were beautiful with several nice outdoor places to sit and watch the sun go down or rise! Our hosts were very respectful of our privacy but were there in a flash if we needed help. We loved it and would definitely return.
Dear Bobby and Jack,
thank you so much for your review, you have been ideal guests, very kind, discreet, interested und very tidy.
We hope to see you again soon, Florence and Tuscany are waiting for you...
Ludovica and Christian
Vacation in a BEAUTIFUL piece of Tuscan history
Our group of six adults was enchanted with our stay in this beautiful villa in the Tuscan countryside. We wanted to be in a peaceful setting with beautiful views, and this place exceeded our expectations, even down to the winding roads to reach the house. The gated entrance, driveway and parking area required a bit of a learning curve in our Passat wagon, but it was a minor inconvenience when considering the setting and view from villa with its lovely gardens. The apartments were beautiful and unique; we felt ourselves in another era and lifestyle. It was impeccably clean. We had everything we needed. The owners/hosts Ludovica and Christian were warm, welcoming and friendly. Upon request, we received a tour of the whole house along with an amazing history lesson and a little background about olive oil farming and production. It was easy to reach numerous small towns; Certaldo, a fun 15 minute drive, is a wonderful place to visit (amazing market on Wednesdays), especially the old town reached by a funicular. San Gimignano was only 30 minutes. Certaldo has a train station from which you can easily reach any number of cities. Plenty of vineyards for wine tasting within a 15 minute drive, and also restaurants. Our only regret was we were only there for three nights.
Ramona and her family were excellent guests that we recommend to anyone. Kind, intelligent, very communicative and very interested in the villa, the surrounding environment and in Tuscan history and culture, they left their accommodation in perfect order.
It was a great pleasure to meet them all!
Magnificent Estate in Beautiful Tuscany
Luxurious accommodations in a historic mansion. Both guest quarters were completely remodeled a few years ago with modern fixtures, WiFi, TV's, AC/Heat thermostats in every room. 1&1/2 bathrooms per 2 bedroom suite with spacious living rooms. Microwave, washers, coffee pot available. Complete sets of dishes and cutlery in each suit. Comfortable beds and roomy modern showers. MUCH more than a B&B. Each apartment is comfortable, spacious and has a connecting door between them. The delightful hosts live below the guest quarters and are eager to show you the well maintained and furnished decor of historic Italian Villa Humbourg that is their home. Our hosts helped book tours, served breakfast and recommending dining options. As world travelers they were knowledgeable, multi lingual, helpful and friendly. A nice family run restaurant is 400 meters away with a fabulous restaurant about 2 miles down the road you'll want to dine at every chance you get. Absolutely stunning property we will never forget and hope to return some day.
Trés agréable séjour à la VILLA HUMBOURG
Belle maison au calme, accueil sympathique par les propriétaires .
M. et A . , M.
Chers Martine et Andrea,
merci beaucoup de Votre gentilesse, en ésperant à bientot!
Ludovica et Christian
Village of San Appiano: interesting Romanic Church and Etruscan Museum.
For wine connoisseurs: amazing guided visit of the new Antinori cellars with wine tasting, half an hour from Villa Humbourg
Short courses ( 5 days ) in ceramics decoration for small groups in the old town of Certaldo