Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Olga Alexandra Weigelsperg
- english, german, spanish, italian
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Wonderful Family Vacation
The property was ideal for 3 generations of family to enjoy. So many side trips in Tuscany. 2 hr by train to Rome. All enjoyed poking with Chef Alessio!
Beautiful villa with large doorways that overlook a classic Tuscan landscape, breathtaking views. All communications were easy and with prompt reply. This was my 50th birthday that I shared with 9 other adults and we were all comfortable with our accommodations although I will say the living room is a bit small but its ok as we spent most of our time outdoors. The location is perfect as its a quick taxi ride into Florence and a 6 min ride to grocery store. You could technically walk into Florence but as others have stated the road is not conducive to pedestrians. Taxis were easy to call and they spoke English. I highly recommend Hiring the driver Tomasso for airport transfers, Sienna & San Gimignano tour and Chianti wine tour which stopped at a quaint little trattoria for lunch in Pazzano where I had my favorite dish of the trip (spaghetti with fava beans, pecorino and mint). Also recommend Alessio's services. We did a drop off dinner with wine for our arrival night, a private dinner outside on my birthday and a pasta making class one afternoon. All the chefs were so lovely and the food was delicious. The kitchen is fully stocked and we ended up cooking dinner most nights because we were enjoying the villa and didn't want to leave to go into town for dinner although I wish we had gone at least once. The rooms were clean and well appointed, the pool was lovely and the grounds were spectacular. Having coffee and looking over the olive groves and seeing the other villas in the distance was a special sight that I will not forget. Highly recommended.
The property is a beautiful tuscan villa in the hills southwest of Florence. It is an easy drive from the rental car, minus traversing Florence inner city, to the property. Galluzzo is a charming small town with cafe for cappuccino and bakery as well as a lovely clothing shop for men and women. The villa is clean and well cared for. The information presented by Olivia is extremely thorough and the Manuel of the house allows for quick reference of all restaurants, shops, groceries, driving directions, parkings, small town visits, activities and areas of interest. Communication was wonderful, needs attended to, questions answered quickly, and help provided as needed. The bedrooms were comfortable and bathrooms were clean. The grounds and pool were meticulously maintained by a gardener daily. I cannot say enough about this property and would absolutely return.
Beautiful. Full Accommodations. We spent 5 days and it was great! The only downside was the roads are narrow with no pedistrian walk so we needed to taxi (family of 10) a lot to the inner city (50 min walk).
First Rate Experience!
We are a family of 5 that travelled to Italy for holiday in January form Austin, TX.
Working with Olga and her staff
from the booking process through the final walk thru was easy and delightful. Upon booking, I received a 33 page detailed primer answering any and all questions about the property, things to do/see and recommendations on chefs, cooking classes, drivers etc.
The information was better prepared and more helpful than any hotel website I have ever used.
Upon check in we were greeted by Marinella who was instrumental in helping us round out our plan for the week. She was personable, enthusiastic and very efficient!
Our family had a lovely and memorable time at this beautiful villa and very thankful that these folks are willing to share their little slice of paradise. We hope to return one day!
Wonderful place to stay
We enjoyed our stay at the villa. It was just as described on the website. We had 7 adults and everyone was comfortable. We had Chef Novella come one night to cook for us and the food was amazing. When we arrived we were met by Marinella and she was so helpful and we felt like we had known her forever. She can help with all your tour needs as well. We would recommend the villa to anyone wanting to be close to Florence and not have to stay in the city.