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Recent Siena Province reviews

  • A magnificent retreat in the countryside!!

    "My family of eight stayed with Gerardo in early June for five nights. Words really do not do him or this special property justice. Gerardo was incredibly helpful and kind from start to finish. He had wonderful advice when planning our stay, and he was the consummate host while we were there. He cooked dinner for us our first night, and it was delicious and comforting after a long day of travel chaos. His homemade bread is superb!! Gerardo arranged a truly unique and wondrous evening for us with a local farmer and his family. We sampled cheese, toured the dairy and the vegetable garden, and then had a truly memorable cooking lesson with his wife Giovanna. We ate one of our best meals in Italy with their family, including the very talented photographer daughter Tamara. It was truly a highlight of our stay in Italy. We also toured many towns including Sienna, Arizzo, and San Galgano, The villa is located along the edge of a nature preserve so we literally walked out the gate and hiked up the hill to see a beautiful waterfall. We enjoyed the wild flowers and views of the distant towns along our walk. All of this was fantastic but the real show stopper is the villa itself. Gerardo has literally put his heart and soul into restoring this amazing property. Every detail (and I mean every detail) has been thought of. The pool is such that one need never leave the property. Gerardo’s eye for beauty is on point in every sense of the word. The two villas (each two bedrooms- and we used both) were so well appointed and decorated that they were a feast for the eyes and senses. His cherry trees bore us wonderful fruit, and the AC pumped out nice cold air. We dined al fresco several evenings under the magnificent wisteria arbor next to the pool. One night we made pizza in the wood fired brick oven. Another night we had a memorable family evening around the fire pit. We enjoyed every inch of this property inside and out!! This is the type of place you travel to in order to escape from the hustle and bustle of touring crowded cities. By the end of our stay we felt like we had made a new friend, and we sure hope to see him again some day. In short, the property and its owner Gerardo are simply sublime!"
    Guest: Liz C. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 9, 2016
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  • Charming Cetona

    "We are a couple in our 60s and chose La Tarazza for our first week in Tuscany. Like most Tuscan towns, Cetona is perched high on a hill and LaTarazza is almost at the top of the hill. If you're not in good shape when you arrive, you will be by the time you leave! The owners have described the property to the 'tee'. We found the kitchen very well equipped for everything we needed, which included breakfast every day and dinner 5 of our 7 nights. The view from the garden is beautiful, looking out to those famous Tuscan hills. We picked tomatoes and lettuce from the veggie garden every day for our salad....it was SO nice. Parking is an issue in every town but we found a spot that worked for us 6 of the 7 days. We used Cetona as a home base for the week, taking day trips to various wine, cheese and olive oil sites. If you decide to cook in, the grocery store has beautiful produce and a wonderful butcher/meat area. There's also a butcher on the piazza as well as a small shop that carries fresh pasta, cheese, antipasti and a lovely selection of salami. You will not go hungry!"
    Guest: Barbie Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: October 5, 2015
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  • A beautifull property. wonderfully appointed . Very spacious.

    "Franca was a very gracious hostess. She has created a very beautiful setting. The location is perfect to enjoy the local villages of Tuscany, Sienna, and a very convenient train ride to Florence. The villa is large with ample room. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Large kitchen and dining room and a spectacular pool area. The views are breathtaking!!"
    Guest: Shaun M. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
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