Country Tuscany apartment
Massimo or Loredana Minesi
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About Massimo or Loredana Minesi
Hello, we are the Minesi family: Loredana, Massimo and our daughter Marta.Originally we came from Milano in Nothern Italy. We bought Vallacchi in 1989 to make our dream reality to have a place for living outside the big city. At that time Marta was one and a half years old and we wanted to give her a place where she could grow up in harmony.In the year 1993 we decided to settle in Vallacchi, but unfortunately the work was not finished, so we had to live for eight months in a caravan until the first apartment was ready to move into.
Massimo or Loredana Minesi purchased this Farmhouse in 1989
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We want to offer to our guests a place, where they can live a time of balance and harmony with the surrounding nature and its colours - together with us and our animals in a rural environment. Vallacchi is not a hotel; it is a bed and breakfast country house, in which a family lives. But into this house we invite you heartily. We would be pleased to have dinner with us for taste the cuisine of Loredana, the excellent food and cooking in Tuscany/Italy traditions using the finest natural/ organic ingredients, accompanied by fine Chianti wine, which this marvellous land offers. We organize in cooperation with some of our partners, also, cooking classes, cooking lessons or cooking courses and wine testing.You find the farmhouse between Montaione and S.Miniato, in the Egola valley in front of the Romanic Parish Church 'a thousand years old' of 'S.Giovanni a Corazzano' in the middle of the Tuscany. The sea, the beach, the coast of the Etruscans in about one hour by car and even the famous Cinque Terre in Liguria, or Arezzo, Cortona and Pienza can be reached in about an hour and a half of road. The apartment of the farmhouse are clean and comfortable to spend holidays in the authentic Tuscan atmosphere, a prerogative that many agriturismo/agritursmi of Tuscany, was lost, having been transformed into luxury hotel/hotels. From 2008 on the farmhouse is operating a plant photovoltaic that makes us independent for the production of electricity and allows our guests to spend holidays in harmony with nature. For an unforgettable holidays/vacation in Tuscany with good food, delicious Chianti wine, nice olive oil and precious truffle choose the Tuscany region here in 'Vallacchi' an holiday country house rental in the magnificent scenery of the Tuscan Countryside in one of the most nice, historical and important region of the Italy. Hope to see you once. Up to then? Have a good time!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Everything was perfect. We enjoyed the garden and the pool tremendously. Owners were helpful in giving information about interesting historic, non as popular places.
Our stay at Massimo and Loredana's villa was the ideal retreat for a couple and a toddler looking to get away from a hectic working life. In the middle of the Tuscany countryside there's a real "get away from it all" feel which makes you relaxed from the moment you arrive.
Massimo and Loredana were fantastic hosts and were always available to help. If you get the chance to try Loredana's cooking, make sure you do as the meal we had was amazing and would rival any restaurant.
The apartment was spacious and had surprisingly good wifi (considering the countryside location) which allowed us to keep up with the family. The pool is in a brilliant spot for sunbathing whilst remaining enclosed and safe for kids to play. Our little boy loved the animals around the house and they entertained him all week.
If you hire a car this place is the perfect location for exploring Tuscany. Not far from Pisa or Florence so an easy airport transfer and there are so many places to explore within an hours drive.
Overall a really enjoyable stay that we would wholeheartedly recommend.
Très bon accueil
Massimo et sa femme nous ont très bien accueillis dans cette belle maison. Le jardin est parfait pour des enfants : jardin clos, aire de jeux, bac à sable, ping pong, piscine ... Et beaucoup de chats pour le plaisir des enfants. La maison est bien située au calme et à moins d'une heure des sites de Toscane: Pise, Sienne, Florence, ...
A real escape in beautiful surroundings
Four of us stayed in the smaller 2-bed apartment (Nespolo) - the interior is quite small and basic but perfectly functional (very clean, comfortable beds, water always hot) and there is lots of lovely outside space with a beautiful pool, table tennis table, places to sit either on your own or to chat to the owners or the other guests. Everything was surrounded by attractive plants and lawns that were well tended but not excessively manicured. We unwound completely while we were there, and in that frame of mind we did not miss a dishwasher or en suite facilities. There are lots of animals at Vallacchi, and while we were there we had good fun with the dog, with about 10 kittens of various sizes and enjoyed watching the hens with chicks.
Even though we relaxed a lot in the evenings we did quite a lot of sightseeing, because Vallacchi is ideally situated for day trips. We went to Florence, Siena, Certaldo and Volterra, and there are other places (eg San Gimigiano, Lucca, the coast) within reach that we would have visited too if we'd had more time there.
On the first evening we'd requested dinner and we had this in the owners' house, a lovely traditional Italian meal with wine whose grapes they had picked themselves. Massimo and Loredana are lovely people just to chat to, or to seek advice from about the region.
You will need a car here, a 4WD would be best as the last mile to the property is an unmade road.
We had started our holiday in Italy in Venice and after our stay at Vallacchi we moved on to Rome - this was an ideal rural break in between and I thoroughly recommend it
Little Tuscan paradise
Everything has already been said. It is peaceful, quiet, simple, purely Tuscan - a retreat for relaxation and well-being. Of course, nothing for people who look for luxury, action and entertainment - no TV, no radio, no disturbing noises (apart from the occasional barking of dogs). Perfect for dog owners like us. We have come to Vallacchi for 17 years now and love this place!
Hello Romana and hello Renato, it has always been a pleasure for us to have you and your nice dogs, guests here and we are always very happy when our guests spend a happy time here, we try to do our best and maybe sometimes we fail , We apologize to everyone if it happened.
a warm greeting
massimo and family
No stress, relax!!!!
If you are looking for a peaceful, simple, relax place in Tuscan with easy access by car for differents places like Siena, San. Gimignano, Lucca etc you are on the right place!!! Nothing for people who look for luxury , just an amazing surround with a nice swimming pool and table tennis.
A bucolic environment that connects us with the nature and make us fell in peace!
Massimo and Loredana were always ready to assist her, and offer a fair price.
We have been there 2 times, Nespolo apartment and we recommend :)
'Vallacchi' is an authentic Tuscany villa located in the Val D'Egola. Set within central Tuscany, surrounded by miles of countryside and with a small village nearby (a short walk across the sunflower fields). In the village you can find: pharmacy, bank, post office, bar and tobacco shop, grocery store in addition to friendly inhabitants, the prerogative of the Tuscany people.
The Villa is in a middle of an imaginary circle with a radius of less than 60 km encompassing all the most important, characteristic, history and artistic centres of Tuscany and near the Chianti area Firenze 50 km, Siena 60 km, Volterra 35 km, Vinci 25 km, San. Gimignano 25 km, Lucca 50 km, Pisa 50 km, Certaldo 25 km, San. Miniato 15 km. The Crete Senesi the beach and sea is only an hour away by car. There are many possibilities that the area offers to the lovers of walking or going by mountain -bike, you can choose among the large number of solution, depends on the difficult of the trip and the interest: historical, botanical, naturalistic. Around the villa is really beautiful going walking, horse-riding and donkey-riding or by bike. We have selected itineraries: Which you can do on your own with the help of maps and description of the area (by bike or by foot). We can offer advice and travel guidance for other smaller or slightly further locations or trips. We can also drive you or prepare lunches if required. We also offer advice and help for other activities nearby, for example, Horse riding - Fishing - Walking - Cooking - Wines and Vineyards - Golf - Mountain Biking.