STUNNING ANCIENT TUSCAN 'PODERE' IN THE VERY HEART OF TUSCANY

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STUNNING ANCIENT TUSCAN 'PODERE' IN THE VERY HEART OF TUSCANY

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House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Stunning ancient Tuscan 'podere' (farmhouse) in the very heart of Tuscany conveniently located within 1 hour motoring of Florence, Siena, Sangimignano, Volterra, sandy beaches.

The owner has devoted a great deal of attention to detail in the sensitive modernization of this large structure, to enhance the original beauty with an eye to the enjoyment of the residents. To this end features such as a huge fireplace and large open plan areas have been maintained to give the whole space a feeling of airy brightness conducive to a sensation of tranquility, an ideal location to recharge ones energy away from the humdrum of daily life. A surprising achievement given that Radicondoli, the local municipality and ancient unspoiled medieval fortress is only 5 minutes away and Belforte, the nearest medieval fortress only 10 minutes on foot!

Radicondoli has no less than five restaurants open all year round. Food can be enjoyed in the setting of the truly breathtaking views, olive groves and vineyards

Colletalli and Radicondoli exude the true essence of that part of Tuscany as yet unspoiled, and not so well known. Their ancient origin so evident in their very structure, with every stone and brick revealing a sequence of caring and sage adaptation through centuries.

Equally around you is the visual beauty of generations of good farmland husbandry. This age long labor, apparently harnessed solely so that you may indulge in a culinary feast. Olive oil, wine, homemade pasta and vegetables aplenty. You can work this out, if you wish, by walking, cycling or horse riding along the meandering tracks and lanes often flanked by the characteristic and poetic Cyprus trees, and always inviting you closer to nature. Away from the commercial trappings of mass tourism, you will be rewarded by sudden and pleasant encounters with a wealth of medieval fortresses, churches and small hamlets which are dotted around the gentle hills and meet people enjoying and willing to share their slow pace of life.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Fabulous holiday accomodation

Review Submitted: December 28, 2010 Date of Stay: March 2010

I would highly recommend this property and will definately be going back. We had a fabulous holiday last March at this beauitiful farmhouse set amongst the hills and countryside with breathtaking views. A car is essential as it is a little remote but that's my idea of a holiday, away from it all with time and room to relax and recharge those batteries. It was so peaceful with ample room for our party of five adults and it was great to feel the warmth of the open log fire after returning for the day. Luana the owner lives closeby and she made us very welcome, nothing was too much trouble.

We will definately be returning, hopefully one summer when I believe a new open air swimming pool is planned.

Highly recommended, a first class property 10/10.



Richard

Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Mar 2010
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Bathrooms2
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5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Stunning Ancient Tuscan 'Podere' in the Very Heart of Tuscany
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Stunning Ancient Tuscan 'Podere' in the Very Heart of Tuscany
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Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
5

CLASSIC TUSCAN VILLA WITH WONDERFUL OWNERS!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for one week and found the house to be just as described with a true, warm "Tuscan" feeling and an amazing view. Luana and Chistiano were wonderful host and always helpful with suggestions of things to do and places to visit. We truly enjoyed our days with visits to the local towns nearby and quite nights at the house with a thunder storm that rolled through one evening that was just incredible! Our teenage boys even put down their electronics for a good portion of the stay to go for hikes and chase the fire flies that appeared every evening! Truely a magical place with warm,welcoming owners. Hope to stay here again!!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Ancient Tuscan 'Podere' in the Very Heart of Tuscany
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+39 3403866235 (Italy)
Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
5

PERFECTION

  • 5 of 5
A group of friends and I were celebrating turning 30 this year and spent the week based at Colletalli and it was amazing. The pictures don't lie, house is cozy and big (we were only five people, so we each had our own room, which was a nice perk) with beautiful scenery. Sadly the weather was a little too cold for the pool (although one of us did brave a quick dip), but the huge fireplace was a perfect alternative. We spent the days seeing the towns nearby and the evenings curled up by the fire drinking local wine. Luana was an amazing host - she cooked us a delicious dinner and helped recommend someone for a wine tour (Frederico was also fantastic! If you need a wine tour - be sure to get his info). We could not have been happier - the whole trip was a dream and the house was a huge part of that.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Stunning Ancient Tuscan 'Podere' in the Very Heart of Tuscany
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p199527vb
+39 3403866235 (Italy)
Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
5

WONDERFUL FARM HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this wonderful historic farm house in the middle of Tuscany from 20.07. 03.08.2013
Even our 14 Year old son recognized the fantastic countryside – what means a lot as normally he only recognizes computer screens!
The 6 year old boy enjoyed the pool pretty much all day – so it appeared to be challenging for our host to clean the pool in between. Anyway all this happened in a mysterious, pleasant and very kind way!
We adults did find the time to relax. The house is far away from all the hectic places but its close enough to do shopping and go out for dinner at night.

It’s renovated with an incredibly love to detail, we can only recommend this place and will be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Ancient Tuscan 'Podere' in the Very Heart of Tuscany
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p199527vb
+39 3403866235 (Italy)
Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
Boulder, Co/USA
5

DELIGHTFUL, WARM AND WELCOMING VILLA WITH STUNNING VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5
This is such a beautiful and soulful house....so thoughtfully decorated and just a lovely space to be in! The views are glorious and the area so incredible....we loved having the 4 cats visit (and enjoy the lounge chairs by the pool!) , as well as Uma the dog :-)
Luana and Cristiano are wonderful...so warm and delightful. And the meal Luana and Alex cooked was truly amazing...the food was almost like art, and also SO delicious!
The outside area is beautiful....blooming flowers everywhere, and the sounds of happy birds singing all day!
This is truly a magical place and am so happy we chose to spend 2 lovely weeks here!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Ancient Tuscan 'Podere' in the Very Heart of Tuscany
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Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
Toronto, Canada
5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived on a beautiful summer evening. Our first dinner, under Tuscan evening light, dining al fresco with Luana's amazing cooking was so memorable, it will be with us for a lifetime.

Calletalli, we learned, is on the site of one of the ancient castles in the valley. There were four, one of which is still standing across the valley. The villa was wonderful. Modern conveniences with old world charm.

The views across the valley were as enchanting in the evening as the were in the dawn's beautiful light. We were there during the summer solstice festival, so each night there were 15 or so bonfires lit in the distance as the sun went down.

The location was perfect, half hour or so to Siena, the main highway, Montereggiano, San Gimignano, Chiant and about an hour to the sea side or Florence or Pisa. Perfect base to explore the region.

We rented bikes from Gillobikes.com, fabulous folks, great bikes. We did three legs of the Via Francogeni, the pilgrims trail from England to Rome. Really amazing to see the ruins and old roman roads off the main roads.

Amazing people, Brunellos, meals and experiences. Truly a memorable trip, made even more so by the hospitality of Luana and Christiano. Thank you very much again for everthing!

Rob & family
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Ancient Tuscan 'Podere' in the Very Heart of Tuscany
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p199527vb
+39 3403866235 (Italy)
Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
5

SOMETHING ABOUT THE TOTALLY UNSPOILED BEAUTY OF THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE WILL TOTALLY CHARM YOU!

  • 5 of 5
Not to repeat all the prior reviews, which are totally accurate, I simply want to emphasize the beauty and genuine warmth of Luanna and Cristiano, and even Uma, the bull mastiff, and the cats! If it were only the majesty of the Tuscan countryside, the serene sheep, the wandering wild boar, the local trattorias, the mesmerizing hill towns, it would be enough. But the hospitality and care given by our hosts was perhaps the best and most memorable part of our experience. Cannot recommend highly enough. Read the other reviews for a full picture and know that it is even better than that!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Radicondoli House Rental Rates

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  • €1400-€2600/wk
  • Euros
  • Jan-Mar..oct-20 dec €1500/week
  • Apr ............... €1600/week
  • May ............... €1700/week
  • Jun ....... €2200/week
  • jul and Aug..€2600/week
  • Sep ............... €2100/week
  • Dec 22-Jan 05 ..... €2000/week
  • Rates include Cleaning on changeover day. Linen and towels.

Amenities

Radicondoli House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • spelunking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing

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