|Minimum Stay||4 - 6 nights|
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 modernisation 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 tranquillity, 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 unspoilt 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.
We were looking for a home base for our five week exploration of Tuscany. Colletalli was perfect. It was large enough to handle our multiple family groups that stayed with us, all four groups enjoyed the peace and quiet of the property especially after a long day sightseeing, additionally each group choose to spend a full day out of their week to just stay and enjoy the beauty and relaxing atmosphere of the farm house and property. Everyone commented on how comfortable they felt here.
We were blessed to see abundant wildlife - deer, boar, fox, sheep, partridge, and an amazing array of butterflies and moths. Just as special were the four cats that would grace us with their presence off and on . Best of all was Uma, our hosts very sweet and gentle dog - my 4 yr. old granddaughter misses her .
Luana and Christiano were perfect hosts, very friendly and quick to respond to any request or question we had.
I would highly recommend eating at Luana's restaurant in Radicondoli, she is an excellent chef.
The location was very good: Florence was 80 minutes, Sienna was 45 minutes, Pisa was 120 minutes, San Gimignano was 45 minutes, Chianti was 60 minutes, Montalcino was 90 minutes and Assisi was 2 1/2 hrs.
If you are looking for a place to stay that is comfortable (not fancy), where you will feel like you really are living as an Italian this is it. We would not hesitate to recommend Coletalli as your home in Tuscany. Many thanks to Luana and Christano, we miss you. Ciao
The property was a great standard, comfortable, well located and just perfect for what we wanted.
The service from the owner was excellent. I would recommend this villa and location to friends and relatives.
We were delighted and surprised by the beauty, the fascinating farmhouse, the landscaping and especially Luana and Cristiano. The catered dinner by Luana enjoyed outside overlooking the Tuscan hills was spectacular. We want to sell our homes and move into the villa under the Tuscan sun. The location was especially well situated for visiting wineries and the many medieval hill top towns. Next time I would stay at the villa a month! Thank you Luana and Cristiano for a wonderful week.
Still having Tucana withdrawals. This place will set you straight! A perfect tranquil house, lots of space if you have a group and easy access to great little towns, vineyards, hot springs, beaches, as well as easy access to Florence and Sienna. Luann's and Christian did an amazing job reclaiming an old farmhouse, they provide you with enough info and firewood to get you going, the rest is up to you! I highly recommend a stay, though I hope it stays a secret as I would hate for this place to be booked when I get a chance to go again. There are great places to eat in Radicondoli, (Agriteca, The Pergola) as well as easy access to markets and butchers in near by towns that have everything you need if you want to cook at the house. A charcoal grill and a pool overlooking rolling hills make it hard to ever leave!
We loved staying at Coletalli. We came from Australia and stayed with family at the villa for our small wedding which was on the Saturday of our week at the house. It was the perfect location for two families to combine and enjoy time together in the Tuscan countryside.
The farm house is very old and full of character. The rosmary bushes were heavy with flowers and bees while we were there and the countryside and gardens were beautiful. The pool was beautiful but it wasn't warm enought to swim yet.
Cristiano and Luana are very welcoming and helpful. Luana and her work partner cooked our wedding meal and it was delicious
We will definitely return to coletalli and would recommend it to anyone
On a side note- our only negative was the landing of the first floor which wasn't safe and the one fire had no fireguard/screen which was very dangerous if someone fell against it. We worried about our little girl a bit in regards to these two things while we were there.
Other than that- nothing at all to complain about!
Thanks luana and cristiano!
We are a couple with three children aged 10 to 16 years. Our stay at the house was wonderful. Colli Talli, an ancient farmhouse, combines old charm with the comforts of modern life. The surroundings are truly amazing and Radicondoli is a typical Tuscan village. We split the day between the heavenly rest of the house (birds and flowers everywhere) and travel by scenic landscapes and villages in the area. Undoubtedly we would like to come back and we fervently hope to do !! Luana and Cristiano give their warm welcome and are always at disposal.
Colletalli and Radicondoli exude the true essence of that part of Tuscany as yet unspoilt 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 husbanding. This age long labour apparently harnessed solely so that you may indulge in a culinary feast. Olive oil, wine home-made 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.
Other Activities: Hill walking, trekking, visit to geothermic power station and museum
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
All rates include lighting and heating, as well as change of linen and towels and cleaning every week.
Luana Vagheggini your host would appreciate contact by email for any elucidation on rental rates and mode of payment or any other further detail about the property.