Home Away from Home
Submitted: August 13, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
We stayed at Villa Berni for two weeks from June 23-July 7, 2012. There were 8 of us one week and 6 the next. The listing was very accurate. The villa was extremely clean with very large rooms, a well equipped kitchen and a nice courtyard to sit and visit. It had been nicely renovated but still had a historical feeling to it. We found everything we needed there (enjoyed having a safe) and even had a bar-b-que one night.
During our stay we hired Marco, a brother in the family, to drive us daily. He had a very comfortable 8 passenger van. Marco was knowledgeable about the area, polite, a great driver and extremely flexible with our comings/goings. We would recommend this to anyone staying at the villa. It made our trip even more memorable as we did not have to worry about travel routes and parking.
Enrico, another brother, had perfect english and was able to answer our questions and give us suggestions about our day trips (wine tours, meals out in the area, trains to Venice etc.)
The location of the villa to Florence was perfect, 15 minutes by car and still central enough to see the surrounding cities of Pisa, Lucca, Sienna, Lucignano, San Gimignano and Grieve in Chianti.,
We certainly enjoyed our stay and the friendliness of the family and would highly recommend renting this villa.
Families with Teenagers
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