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Except for a cooking class at the estate, we spent our time traveling to Siena, Florence, Cinque Terre, and the Chianti region during our 5 night stay. I'd rate the Borgo 15 as very good overall and the overall view and helpfulness of the owners as excellent. There was no real view from Borgo 15.
When I think about Tuscany this place is it: on a hill with views of vineyards and other estates. And again Riccardo, Nicola, Simona, and Sandra were most helpful with the luggage, advice, and directions. The cooking class was a wonderful experience.
A couple of minor things about Borgo 15 prevent me from giving it an excellent rating. We had trouble using some of the outlets, the gas stove had a burner out and on one of the other burners we could not adjust the flame. We were not provided with bar soap and had to purchase. All minor things, though.
San Gimignano, Florence (the Uffizzi), Sienna (the Palio), exploring Chianti, and Cinque Terre.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano. No.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bar soap. Staples like coffee, salt, pepper and any essential groceries. But that was the case with each of our three rentals in Italy. Different country, different culture.
Il Borgetto did not appear on the GPS in our rental car. We had to use our phones.
Check In Out:
The owners were very helpful with the luggage both on arrival and departure. Check in and check out went smoothly.
Our group of three couples spent 3 weeks here. The villa was wonderful, with ample room for everyone. We took 2 cooking classes from the owner at the villa. Each class was hands on and included an appetizer, pasta, main course and a dessert. After cooking dinner, the 2 assistants brought our dinner out to us while we sat at the outdoor dinner table looking over the city. What a wonderful experience!!!
The owners went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. They brought over bread, tomatoes and peppers for us to enjoy. Couldn't have asked for better hosts.
N. Rubus (Sept 2018)