We had a wonderful stay in Cristina’s villa and the surroundings were breathtaking. The villa was built in the 13th C. but has been beautifully restored while preserving a totally traditional feel. We were sorry to leave and would love to return. The only addition comments I will add were that travelers should be prepared to provide their own soap, dish soap, etc. There was next to nothing in the house and even the toilet paper ran out. I guess that with these types of rentals it is hit or miss - some owners provide these things and some don’t. Also - for those who wonder about laundry - there is a washer and dryer but the dryer is not for renters. We didn’t realize that in advance. The property is truly spectacular and Cristina, her brother, and her mother were absolutely lovely. We would go back in a heartbeat!
Buongiorno..What a terrific find! After hunting through hundreds of villas , we found Villa Tenuta Lonciano! It was absolutely perfect for our family of seven adults and four grandchildred ages 17, 16, 14, and 13. The villa was more than we had hoped for and terrific for our needs. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and one was nicer than the other. The kitchen is filled with every utensil you could possibly need and includes plenty of dishes, pots and pans and silverware. There is a lovely long dining table both inside and outside... including a grill. The outside table is perfect for an evening meal surrounded by the beauty of the hills and looks down on Sesto Fiorentino and Florence. Indeed, the entire setting is more gorgeous than the pictures on the website. Daniele is a wonderful host and even made reservations on our first evening at a nearby restaurant called Ulivo Rosso where the waitress was outstanding and the service was great. We also had carry-out pizza there one evening which was delicious!
We took day trips by car into Siena, Florence( by train), Venice and Fiosole (a small, ancient town only about 1/2 hour from the villa.) (We rented two Vans in Florence) It is rather easy to get into Sesto Fiorentino from the villa. You will find the train station into Florence there as well as a grand grocery store, Esselunga.
Our trip to Italy was a wonderful success due to our having found this gorgeous home with such magnificent views, a pool, Jacuzzi, fantastic gardens and olive trees. Its location is wonderful....We would certainly recommend it to anyone searching for a dramatic setting with a friendly and helpful host. Our son and son-in-law loved the drive up to the villa....many hairpin turns, but they were able to navigate the road in minivans. We would love to return to Villa Tenuta Lonciano some day! Ciao!!!