Six of us had a wonderful experience for our first trip to Florence, much of it because of the hospitality of the Del Bianco family and this huge villa. We were there 26/12/15-02/01/16 and the villa and its proximity to Florence, Siena and other parts of Tuscany was perfect for us. We enjoyed fixing breakfast and supper in the villa -- we are all amateur cooks! -- and the kitchen was big, well stocked and great. An outdoor grill was a plus! Mariolina, Gaia and their parents helped us with their insights and love of the area. Yes, as Howard R. said in his review the travel to and from the villa was an experience, but a fun memory. His review about the villa is spot on. We did find that the shower on the lower floor was the best one to use. A pocket-sized WiFi hotspot was hit and miss, but worked ok. Yes, it was winter and cold and damp, but we knew that when we booked. We will return when it is warmer!