Castellina in Chianti cottage rental - 'Capannina'al fresco dining on a lovely sunny day
'Capannina'al fresco dining on a lovely sunny day
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps7
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Castellina in Chianti Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Farmhouses/Apts (4BR,3BR, 2BR, 1BR) with pool & garden, Castellina (3km)

Farmhouse 'Casa Pineta' (8 - 13 persons)

approx. 200 sq. on 2 levels - 4 BR - each with en-suite BA, 1 very large kitchen with pantry and dining area, large living-room with open fireplace (sat tv, dvd, cd, wifi, ) separate airy dining room, terrace with loggia, spectacular roof terrace, community

Farmhouse 'Casa Acacia' (6- 8 persons)

approx. 120 sq. on 2 floors - 3BR. 2BA, 1 larger + 1 smaller live-in kitchen, wintergarden-style sitting room on ground floor, loft living-room with open fireplace on 1st floor , 1 south facing terrace, 1 courtyard terrace , wifi, cd, community parking

Ground floor apartment 'La Tana' (4 persons)

approx. 65 sq. on 2 levels - 2 small BR, 1BA, live-in kitchen, spectacular wintergarden-style sitting room (cd, wifi), large south facing terrace , community parking

1st floor loft apartment 'La Bellavista' (2-4 persons)

approx. 55 sq. - 1 BR, 1BA, small live-in kitchen, living room with dinign area and open fireplace (cd, wifi) courtyard terrace , community parking

Cottage 'Casa Capannina' (4-6 persons)

approx. 90 sq. on 2 floors - 2 BR each with en-suite BA as well as sofa bed, kitchen and joining airy sitting-room/dining- room (sat tv, dvd, cd, wifi), large terrace with gazebo, separate laundry facility, independent heating, water and electricity supply, private access road and parking

Ground floor 1 BR/1BA Studio 'Il Rifugio' (2-3 persons)

approx. 25 sq. - sleeping alcove with en-suite BA, kitchenette with dining bar, sitting corner, larger terrace, community floor

As most really old farm houses and hamlets - Poderi Val Verde - Farmhouses in the Green Valley - was built in a large, open, sun-filled valley, thus protected from cold north winds and wet fogs, ventilated by warm south winds in the afternoon, with pleasant cool night temperatures due to the surrounding macchia and woods and with unlimited supplies of fresh well water.

The famous ancient “mules trail” passed through here – mules transported salt from the salt mines of sicily to the north – trails that always followed the course of water and wells and developed into important traffic venes. Prove of this are the many monastries and cloisters and farm houses that you find along this old trails, which are also part of our trekking “network”.

Here you can spend your dream vacation – right in the heart of Tuscany – the Chianti Classico”

- only a few miles from Florence and Siena – in a region of vineyard covered hills, silvery olive groves, vast forests and colourful macchia slopes - and admidst hidden ancient farm houses guarded by cypresses and towering pine trees

Hidden in the middle of this ever-green valley, but only 500 m from the main road and 5 min drive from the famous wine town of Castellina in Chianti and surrounded by more then 2ha of wellcared parklike garden, olive groves and fruit covered terraces – unlike any other you might find - sits the imposing guest house complex which is dived in 3 apartments (2-4 Pers.) , and/or 2 semiattached houses 'Casa Pineta (8-13 pers.) + 'Casa Acacia (6-8 pers.) as well as the lovely small villetta 'Casa Capannina ' (4- 6 pers.).

The community pool of 6x11 m, filled with purest well water, with extended leisure areas and surrounding gardens as well as sports facilities is open as of mid may . During the cooler months you may use the private pool house (not heated) of the property owner, the only of its kind in the area.

'Casa Pineta' is the second oldest house of all. It was built in various steps over a time period of at least 300 years, repeatedly extended as needs for more space arose. Therefore the various levels within the house that create a particular flair.

Once it stood separate from the neighboring 'Casa Acacia' - but then the gap was closed - thus creating its stunning, unusual roof terrace. At the beginning of the 19th century the bread oven with vault ceilings was added, which we now use as breakfast room.

This house, like all others, was constructed with quarystones by the farmers when clearing woodlands and macchia slopes to prepare land for vineyards and olivegroves .Stones that traditionally were use for building houses or terrassed-walls. Its original use was as living quarters for the farmers and workers. Prove of this give the typical ceilings, built with handcut oak beams, some of the original cottofloors, narrow doors, the old fireplace that people used to literally sit in to warm themselves, the original sandstone sink and many more little signs, that we shall gladly point out to you. Stair and doors sills of local grey sandstone show obvious signs of wear - signs that thousands of feet leftover the last few hundred of years.

All large farmhouses were renovated 15 years ago and retouched in 2013 , but the typical Tuscan structure of old oak beam ceilings and terracotto floors remained intentially untouched. All rooms are handpainted in the typical warm colours of a Tuscan country home : shades of yellow, orange and green. this and some pieces of typical 'arte povera' furnitures give you the feeling of living in an ambiente of ...once upon the time ....

All rental units of Poderi Val Verde - Farmhouses in the Green Valley - are intentionally rustic – with original fire places, old cotto floors and roof beams, their roofs, window and door fixtures and many little architectural particularities mark centuries of living in this place. We are fully aware that with this we are going against the usual main stream of modern design in old walls , but we want to keep this place special and authentic hoping that our guests appreciate our efforts. .

When you step into our accommodations – you seem to step back into the past – rooms , setting and furnishing are according to the “Arte Povera” – as it used to be – as you saw it in films such as “Under the Tuscan Sun” or in “Romeo and Juliette” - but functional as in any modern house. Shady rose-covered loggias and sunny terraces with nice views are part of this all.

All houses and apartment have their own private terrace, each equipped with barbecue and plenty of garden furnitures. Naturally a valley. even as vast as ours, can not offer miles of views , but guests still consider the view onto olive groves and terraces, forests and meadows as well as the macchia particular. Only there you may see boars, deer or other wild game as near as 100 m .

And its protect position offers warmer temperatures, cool afternoon breezes and protection from the freezing Tramonta winds that make swimming and outside sitting on hill-top positions often impossible. Its close surrounding green environments is responsible for the cool night temperatures, the Chianti Classico hills are famous for. And wait until you see our clear night sky . When was the last time you saw a shooting star or fireflies?

Enjoy the sunset in complete silence from your terrace, garden furniture, sun beds as well as a bbq. Gaze onto onto the extended gardens, the romantic creek and the surrounding meadows and vast macchia covered hills of this private property of more then 76 ha. Start your hiking and biking directly form your doorsteps on well marked trails.

Attention 'snowbirds' !!!! - Tuscany offers pleasant temperatures, low rates, all major Italian sights within 1 days drive, hot springs and spa, dining and wining at its best

Details for Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina' 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

'Casa Capannina' is a very romantic semi-attached 2BR/2BA (shower/WC) cottage with large living-room (open fire place, satellite TV, DVD , Wif) and fully-equipped kitchen. Enjoy the sunrise on its sunny terrace, accessed through large window doors from the living room as well as kitchen area running along the whole house front. The cottage is set a bit aside from the other farmhouses thus guaranteeing maximum privacy. Like all accommodations also 'La Capannina' - has a rustic, typical Chianti country style flair which is enhanced by its hand painted walls (warm colors in shades of yellow and peach )+ beam ceilings. Access is by private road (with private parking). Only 2 steps lead to the house, or from living room to kitchen, here bedroom also w/o steps, thus this house may also be partly suitable for slightly handicapped people. separate laundry facility . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8bUHzOUHa perfect for 'snow birds'
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The German owner Ulrike and her son Fabian (presently in Germany) - both Englishspeaking outgoing and very openminded people that will gladly be of assistance and share their experiences in Italy with their many international guests

Ulrike Eder purchased this cottage in 1997

Was infected with the 'Tusan virus' after my first visit (like so many others) some 30 years ago and after various vacations decided to finally settle in the heart of Tuscany - the Chianti Classico' area. Here I found everything I ever longed for - nature, peace, clean air, good food , fantastic wines and culture of the highest level. After some years I decided to share my experiences (also cooking) with guest from all over the world and opened a rental activity.

there are few places that are so central to everything, and offer so much - located only 500 m from the main road but in absolute silence of the surrounding nature (the only nature preserve area in the Siena region) - you are closed to most important sights and places of Tuscany - 5 min to the next town, so social contacts are guaranteed - less then 1 hours from the next major airport (Florence) so getting here is no problem - fantastic marked trekking trails starting from your doorstep (stunning nature in winter or spring) , biking of the finest (on the tracks of the Giro d'Italia, golfing with the elite, or simply enjoying a glass of wine, some pecorino cheese on your personal patio, watching deer and wild boar pass by, Tuscan eagles soaring above this magnificant privately owned valley - what can one ask more for

19 Reviews of Property 97038 in Castellina in Chianti, Italy

Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97038?uni_id=87328
+44 390577740266
Castellina in Chianti Chianti Senese
Chicago, USA
5

Attractive place, good location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
I have stayed in several of the apartments over the last few years and have been delighted with them all. The location is, of course, the beautiful Chianti hills--nothing better. I have traveled and lived all over Italy and find nowhere more lovely. The grounds are well kept, the apartments furnished with everything you could possibly need, and if something is lacking, simply ask. Ulrike is a gracious hostess. She will assist you in making touring and/or transportation arrangements; she is a terrific cook of the local cuisine, and I recommend that you participate in her Saturday night suppers served family style around a huge table indoors or outdoors depending on the weather (it is a wonderful chance to meet other travelers from all over the world and there are always others at the table who speak your language); or she will leave you completely to yourself if you do not wish the company of others. I have recommended it to friends both Italian and foreign, and all have been delighted with their stays.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97038?uni_id=87328
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Castellina in Chianti Chianti Senese
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liebe ulrike

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
iebe ulrike, ich bin sehr traurig das der urlaub hier zu ende ist. aber ich freue mich schon wenn wir in 2 jahren vielleicht wieder kommen. ich werde die katzen, die hunde, die sonne, den poll und natuerlich dich sehr vermissen. ich freue mich aber auch schon auf zuhause wegen der michaelismesse
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Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'
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Castellina in Chianti Chianti Senese
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full of tuscan charm

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
“Full of Tuscan charm”
Reviewed June 7, 2013
My friend and I arrived at Poderie Val Verde to a very warm welcome from Ulrike despite the pouring rain. We opted for the welcome dinner which was a true delight, all hand cooked by Ulrike where we met the other guests staying in the other villas. This was a very enjoyable evening and I would highly recommend it.
Poderie Val Verde is a great location situated right in the middle of the Chianti region, but within easy access of all the major tourist sites. It took us 1 hour to get to Florence airport and about half an hour to get to Sienna and San Gimignano. Castellina in Chianti was only a 5 minute drive from the Villa where there is a very good Co op food store where you could buy all that you need without travelling further. There are also many good restaurants to choose from.
The villa we stayed in was called La Capannina which we found to be very comfortable and very clean. It was full of Tuscan charm and in a wonderful setting. The kitchen was very well equipped with ample room for dining inside or outside on the terrace. We were often joined for dinner by Ricardo the friendly peacock or even the cats. The beds were very comfortable. Upstairs there is a double and downstairs 2 twin beds. While we were there the weather was unseasonably cold but there were plenty of extra blankets provided to keep you warm. The garden is really quite beautiful and very well kept. It is such a shame that we never got the chance to use it as it looked so inviting.
We found Ulrike to be very friendly and helpful at all times ( even when we locked ourselves out of the villa on 2 occasions). Due to the weather Ulrike even organised a day for us to go to the spa, which we felt was above what she needed to do. In our opinion nothing was too much trouble for Ulrike. She wants her guests to be happy while they are staying in her lovely home.
I would certainly recommend Poderie Val Verde and I hope that we will return again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'
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fabulous location

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
"Fabulous location, breathtaking views, beautiful stone cottages "
A most charming hamlet of stone cottages and a main house, set in many acres of Chianti countryside. The main house kitchen is where the cooking lesson took place.
We were a little nervous that morning since neither of us had ever been on a cookery course. Katharina Ulrike Eder, the congenial owner & host and also the Cooking teacher soon put us at ease. She said we would be preparing five separate dishes that morning as she put us to work peeling, chopping, stirring. As she supervised, she gave us tips as to easier ways to peel garlic, remove seeds from tomatoes, etc. What a wealth of information we gained in just a few hours. We both felt comfortable and laughed at the fact we had been nervous. In fact it was so much fun.

After finishing the five dishes, we went outside where a table was set in the courtyard. Here we were to sample and enjoy the lunch we had just prepared. Our efforts in the kitchen paid off, all was delicious and we have already tried doing these same recipes at home in the Virgin Islands. We wished we had allocated more time with Ulrike in her Kitchen but our two week vacation came to an end far too soon.
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Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97038?uni_id=87328
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Castellina in Chianti Chianti Senese
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authentic country experience in the chianti region

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
"Authentic country experience in the Chianti region"
Poderi Val Verde is a secluded farm located close to the small town of Castellina in Chianti. There are different types of accommodations on the rustic property with several hiking trails. We chose to stay in the two bedroom cottage since we were traveling with another couple and wanted space to visit. The cottage was clean, quiet and well equipped. The entire property is rustic with no service staff other than the owner, so if you are seeking luxury, this is not the location for you. Unfortunately the weather was colder than expected. Due to local ordinance we could not have heat and the old building was somewhat cold at night. We were not seeking luxury however and wanted to experience the life of the Tuscan people. The owner, Ulrike Eder, was very helpful in steering us toward authentic and unique experiences of the area. As a result we made some wonderful and unexpected memories. We ate the welcome dinner on Saturday and breakfast on the porch daily. The food was well prepared, plentiful and authentic to the region. Castellina is a charming town with surprisingly good restaurants and shops. The location is within an easy drive of Florence, Siena, Lucca and many other towns. We also toured several wonderful wineries and experienced the best of Chianti wines. Overall the trip was exactly what we expected both from the accommodations and the region.
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Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97038?uni_id=87328
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new home away from home

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
"New Home away from Home"
If you are looking for a true Tuscan experience, a stay at Poderi Val Verde is it! This little cluster of ancient Tuscan buildings once part of the Casanova Ricavo, is set in a private valley and now also serves as a working farm. But don't let the words ancient or farm scare you. Our 2 bedroom cottage had been fully renovated with the most up to date amenities while still maintaining it's authentic soul and charm.
The real soul of Poderi Val Verdi though is the owner Ulrike. Her pride of ownership and passion for Tuscan culture can be felt in everything. From the welcome dinner of the freshest foods harvested from the farm and made from recipes pasted down from many generations, to breakfast on the deck of just plucked eggs and zucchini flowers, everything was thoughtful, delicious and so full of love.
As an experienced cook myself, the cooking class was a really pleasant surprise. The recipes shared were so authentic and old they are ones you would never find in a cookbook. They included wild game caught on the property, veggies from the garden, and of course lots of the fantastic local wines. On top of that, Ulrike made it so much fun!
One week was not long enough, and we are already talking about when we will return next.
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Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'
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ruhiges ferienhaus - ideal fuer familien

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
"Ruhiges Ferienhaus - ideal für Familíen"
Das Haus ist sehr gepflegt und gut eingerichtet, von der Größe für eine vierköpfige Familie ideal. Highlight ist die große und ruhige Terrasse mit tollem Blick auf Olivenbäume, Ziegenherde und immer wieder einzelne Rehe. Nachts funkelten die Glühwürmchen an allen Ecken. Für Kinder sind die große Spielwiese und der Swimming-Pool perfekt, besonderen Spaß hatten unsere Mädchen an den vielen Katzen und den beiden Hunden, die regelmäßig zum Besuch vorbei kommen. Mit Ziegen, Hühnern und einem Pfau direkt in der anlage, konnten wir uns in diesem Urlaub den sonst obligatorischen Zoobesuch sparen!
Trotz der ruhigen Einzellage sind wir mit dem auto sehr schnell an vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten (Florenz, Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni) gewesen. Ein auto benötigt man aber auf jeden Fall. Gerade nach einem ausflug in eine der Städte waren wir immer froh, in die ruhige (und spürbar kühlere) Atmosphäre der Poderi Val Verde zurückzukommen.
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Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'
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paradies im paradies

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
"Paradies im Paradies"
Wir verbrachte nun schon zum 4. Mal 2 Wochen unserer Ferien bei Ulrike Eder im malerischen Val Verde.Nach 2001,2008 und 2010, teils zu zweit, teils mit Freunden, haben wir nun auch Tochter und Schwiegersohn erfolgreich mit dem Toskana-Virus infiziert. Erstmals bewohnten wir in diesem Jahr das 2009 fertiggestellte und somit hinsichtlich austattung und Zustand alles übertreffende appartement "La Cappanina". Geräumige und vollständig ausgestattete Küche, ebnsolches Wohnzimmer, 2 Schlafzimmer mit separater Dusche und WC, auf 2 Etagen verteilt. Sehr große, mit einem Pavillion abgeschattete Terrrasse, von der aus sich, mit einem Glas Riserva ausgestattet, abendlich Wildbeobachtungen machen ließen .Herrlicher gut gepflegter Pool, das gesamte Tal atmet die gelassenen Ruhe der Chianti- Region.Alles entstand und wird unterhalten von der immens fleißigen Power Frau Ukrike Eder, die die Toskana liebt und lebt. Highlights: Kochkurs,Begrüßungsessen, geführte Wanderungen,Insider-Tipps für Exkursionen, kulinarische Topadressen, Wein- und Öldegustationen. Florenz, Siena,Arezzo, San Gimignano in weniger als 1 Stunde erreichbar.
Im Tal absolute Ruhe, wer möchte, kann aber auch Sat-tv und Wlan nutzen.
Eigentlich sollte man solche Geheimtipps für sich behalten... aber, man ist ja kein Unmensch und möchte, daß auch andere Toskana-Interessierte unser Paradies lieben lernen.
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Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'
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Castellina in Chianti Chianti Senese
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wunderschoener urlaub ....

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
egina said...
Jan 13, 2013
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wunderschoener urlaub in traumhafter umgebung
Poderi Val Verde, Loc. Casanova di Ricavo , Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany (115185)
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Date of Stay September 2, 2010
Helpful votes:0/0.
Der alte Bauernhof liegt in einem kleinen Tal ungefähr in der Mitte zwischen Florenz und Siena. Beides ca. 30 bis 40 Minuten entfernt. Auch San Giminiano, Volterra und viele andere wunderschöne kleine Orte sind mit dem Auto gut zu erreichen. Wir waren im kleinsten Appartement, el Rifugio. Die Ausstattung war zweckmäßig und sauber. Vor allem die Küchenausstattung umfangreich, es gab kleine Startpackete mit Kaffee, Zucker etc. Aus dem Kräutergarten konnten wir uns jeder Zeit bediehnen. Am meisten beeindruckt hat uns aber die riesengroße Terasse mit 2 Liegen, Tisch und Stühlen. Den ganzen Tag Sonne und Schatten, wie man es möchte. Der Pool , auch mit vielen Liegen ausgestattet liegt unterhalb der entgegengesetzten Seite des Hauses, so dass man fatst nichts davon hört. Die Anlage wird sehr engagiert, freundlich und hilfsbereit von Ulrike Eder geführt. Das Willkommensessen köstlich und eine gute Gelegenheit die anderen Gäste kennen zu lernen. Der Kochkurs hat viel Spaß gemacht und wir haben eine Menge Insidertipps mit nach Hause genommen.
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Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'
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+44 390577740266
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beautiful place ....

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Jan 13, 2013
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beautiful place ...
Poderi Val Verde, Loc. Casanova di Ricavo , Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany (115185)
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Date of Stay July 5, 2011
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“Beautiful Place equaled by a great location, we will be back!” Reviewed July 5, 2011 3 people found this review helpful My wife and I along with our friends enjoyed a beautiful week at Poderi Val Verde. It was a wonderful "Tuscan" experience. We do not hand out compliments such as this lightly. We have been traveling several times a year in Europe for the last 11 years. We also own a newspaper and we are travel writers as well. Poderi Val Verde and its owners make for a terrific Tuscan vacation. Our accomodations were excellent, especially for the price. We were traveling with another couple and our house was very comfortable including two baths, two bedroom, a very nice, well stocked kitchen and a good sitting room. Most of our evenings and early mornings were spent on the patio enjoying the wine and foods of the region. Our days were filled with traveling around Chianti at will, carefree and surrounded by great food and friendly people. This is a perfect location to base your visit to the area. Ulrike gave us many good tips of places to see, avoiding traffic and lots of other advice. She reminded us of a favorite aunt or cousin. All four of us had an instant bond with Ulrike and found her charming. Her fig jam, fresh eggs and olive oil graced our table each day and were all outstanding. I am not sure what some of the folks with negative comments were expecting but our group felt that Ponderi Val Verde and its owners were fairly represented on their web site and were exactly what we were looking for in an Italian vacation. The quiet and beauty of the country side at Ponderi Val Verde are habit forming and we cannot wait to go back. However, be sure and book the welcome dinner. It is so very good but it gives you the chance to meet other guests, ask questions about the area and start your stay off right. You will probably run into some of the other guests in town. Take some time to enjoy Castellina in Chianti. And, do not miss Siena and San Gimignano as well. We will be recommending Ulrike and our new Italian home away from home to our readers. We only do that when we know it will be a great experience because our town is not that big, we have to live with our readers every day!
Helpful votes: 1/1