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Overall it was a great stay. Rooms were perfect for what we needed. Views are amazing. It is good for big groups of 10 or more. Big upstairs meeting room, plenty of space.
We liked the rooms and the views. The property owner did not bug you. Very spacious.
One lane, unpaved, rocky road leading to the villa made driving in the dark a challenge. Our car got stuck in the vineyard clay.
It is centrally located to Florence, Siena, and other great day trip cities, but again at night driving home is tricky. It is surrounded by several wineries and the one that we choose was very good Cinciano Winery was the bomb and highly recommended.
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There is a grocery store in the small town. Load up with the basic stuff. Wine is provided by the villa and it is quite good. Note that heating is not available by law until after November 1st; we were there the last week of October and it go chilly.
GPS is needed, but it gives you different directions each time to the villa.
The Farmhouse is a very charming, very relaxing, very beautiful place to stay in a classic farmhouse setting for a visit to the Tuscany region. The location, approximately 30 kilometers south of Florence, puts you in the heart of the Tuscany region and very drivable for day trips to the many main attractions and places. We easily visited one to two locations daily, with time to relax at the farmhouse in the evenings or take dinner at one of the many resraunts in the small villages within short drives from the farmhouse. Many vineyards are located in the area so any short drive, in any direction, provides the iconic Tuscany views the region is famous or opportunities for wine tastings. We were two couples and choose to have a bottle of wine produced and bottled from the Farmhouse Podere Tagline vineyard each evening while star gazing from the terrace or taking in the beautiful long range views at sunset.
Our party of two couples stayed in the Tagline apartment. This apartment has 2 bedrooms with attached full bathrooms, a large living area opening to a large covered poarch with a table and comfortable lounge chairs for relaxing. It also had a full kitchen if you would like to cook. The apartment was well stocked. The accommodations were perfect for an extended stay with ample room for privacy between two couples.
Simonetta and Giovanni Talluri are very gracious and loving persons. They were helpful from the first corespondents, answering questions and providing valuable suggestions on most everything; many which we took. Giovanni shared history about the region and the farm that was most interesting and educational. We choose to have dinner with the family one evening. It was outstanding! It included regional foods, wines from the farm's vineyard and delightful conversations about the farms history, wine and olive production and family history. In fact, our hosts made us feel as if we were family. We celebrating a birthday for one of our party during the dinner! Simonetta and Giovanni worked very hard to make it special, and it was! We all left with fond and special memories of the Talluri family and farmhouse, the Tuscany region and, the wish that someday in the future we may return for another visit to renew friendships and the many good experiences.
Thank You for your wonderful hospitality and stay.