The property and home are absolutely gorgeous. The pictures really do not do it justice. I stayed here for five days with my husband, 2 children and grandmother. The home is very spacious and everyone had plenty of room. The pool has an amazing view of the Tuscan hills and was the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. It is a wonderful location. It is easy to be in Siena or Florence for the day or to wander around the Tuscan countryside. Vittoria was a wonderful host. It was a perfect vacation. I highly recommend her home.
The Villa Tavarnelle Val di Pesa was perfect for our group of 3 couples . The location is an ideal spot tucked away in the woods yet 5 minutes from the beautiful village of San Donato de Poggia. Day trips exploring Tuscany and its medieval mountain topped towns were easy to accomplish and The Villa is easy to find from the airport in Florence. For 6 days we explored new spots in Tuscany. The pool is the perfect way to refresh yourselves after a long day of exploration. It is long enough to swim laps. The owner Luigi speaks English well. He was very helpful and showed great concern for all of our needs. The beautiful home is larger than we anticipated. 3 very large bedrooms and 2 very large living rooms gave everyone a spot to relax. We did not cook but the small to medium sized kitchen is well stocked and one could do so. We chose to sit on the patio and enjoy wine, cheeses, delicate prosciutto, fresh fruit and fresh anchovies!!!! when we ate at the villa. There is also a small kitchen on the lower level .We ate 3 times at La Toppa Restaurant ...the family restaurant in town. As a vegetarian I really loved the garlic spaghetti. The rest of the group feasted upon thick steaks, rabbit, wild boar and all types of pastas. (I too tasted all the delicious meats!) We did not make a reservation but we were able to be seated at a lovely outdoor table with great service. Please call ahead to reserve a table as a courtesy to the family The restaurant is very popular. The staff speaks English as well. I would absolutely reccomend Villa Tavarnelle Val de Pesa to anyone and hope to return again.