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Recent Europe reviews

  • Florence as beautiful as before

    "After our holiday here last year there was still more to be seen and favourite places to see again - so we returned this April for another great 10 days. Our hosts, Miki and Franco, just as before gave us a warm welcome to their comfortable and very well appointed apartment and were so helpful, it was like coming back home. For food shopping the Mercato Centrale is very convenient to the apartment. On the ground floor we recommend the fish and chips shop for something completely different, but get there early if you want to eat there as there are only a few seats along the counter. Also look out for the small shop selling their own delicious vintage olive oils, cheeses and excellent Tuscan wines (Agriturismo dall'Annita al Poggio all Lame) - it's opposite the fresh pasta stall. There's a great antiques and collectables market near Piazza Santa Croce by the Sant'Ambrogio produce market and we found several vintage shops dotted around the city selling period clothes and scarves. There are of course so many wonderful places to eat; Marione next door to the apartment has an excellent Tuscan menu and a great atmosphere and La Spada just up the road serves first class Tuscan take-aways from the little door round the side. And we found a new organic gelato opposite the Pitti Palace. We spent spent several lazy late afternoon hours sitting outside the bar on the north side of the Ponte Vecchio overlooking the river and we would recommend the cafe on the upstairs balcony of the Ufizzi for a coffee and wonderful views of the city. For beautiful locally made linen and other textiles visit Le Telerie Toscane di Guilia, in a small street, Sdrucciolo de' Pitti, just opposite the Pitti Palace. As always we were served beautifully by Lisa and Pat Byrne and we recommend them heartily to anyone looking to holiday in a comfortable and well placed apartment in Italy. It was our fourth time with them and there will be a fifth in Rome next year."
    Guest: Ken & Val Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: August 1, 2016
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  • Simply breathtaking....surreal!!!!

    "We were a family of 11 that occupied both villas. Unique setup with owners family villa in between our units all in one complex. Very helpful to have owners on site to answer our travel plans + navigating the local busses, trams, trains & taxis. Our flight was redirected to Pisa due to crosswinds so we were very late arriving our first night. We were greeted by their son who was very pleasant & showed us each villa + maps of where to get groceries, transportation... TOURS: Sabine (was a tour agent) gave us the name of Angelo that we arranged a couple of tours with + return transportation to the airport. TRANSPORTATION: Bus that stops right outside villa to take you downtown where you have to catch a tram to Florence &/or train to Pisa + other parts of Italy. Taxis from Florence to villa in Scandicci are scarce & pricey. If you have a rental vehicle then it may make getting groceries at Mega COOP store easier; gated parking at the villa. ACCOMMODATION: Both villas were very clean & well appointed. Grounds were beautiful with abundant flowers, olive grove....just like the photos. What sold us on this villa was the absolutely breathtaking view of Florence & Tuscan countryside below. Huge pool was very clean but unfortunately the sun didn't cooperate for too many refreshing dips. However the hot tub was thoroughly enjoyed after long days of site seeing. Any concerns with wifi, heating hot tub were quickly addressed. LOCAL FEATURES/RESTAURANTS: General store at San Martino alla Palma about a 15 min walk had a lovely selection of fresh foods, deli & produce. About 5 min walk was Cantina Torrigiani where we found a good selection of red & white wines + oil oil at a very reasonable price. Poggio il Masseto Pizzeria about a 15-20 min walk uphill had great pizza. Claudio suggested a tremendous restaurant Fiore further up hillside. He was kind enough to make 3 separate trips to chauffeur all 11 of us to & from the restaurant. Lovely way to spend out last evening in Italy! (see trip advisor for restaurant reviews) OVERALL: I would definitely recommend this lovely villa run by this very accommodating Italian family. Claudio was very prompt at replying to email requests & included lots of useful information. Payment went very smoothly. Many wonderful memories were created here by our group of 11 (6 Canadian & 5 British cousins). At the end of a busy day it was nice to retreat to the peace & tranquility of our hillside villa."
    Guest: Greywolf Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: July 20, 2016
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