Noble indipendent house (300 sqm), in the historical center of the medieval village of Radicondoli.
All kind of shops (postoffice, bank, bancomat).
One side of the house faces the village, the other side has a marvellous and peaceful view over hills and valleys with a large panoramic furnished terrace of 45 sqm with barbecue and private, not shared, swimming pool.
The house provides 4 comfortable double bedrooms and a smaller single passthrough, 4 full bathrooms with shower, 3 living room with fireplace, and a large fully equipped kitchen with fireplace to cook.
We were a group of six who were lucky enough to spend two weeks in this lovely home in the village of Radicondoli. Everyone had their own room and bathroom and that still left a couple of spare bedrooms and baths. Two large livingroom spaces and a large terrace overlooking the hills of Tuscany. We loved the homey kitchen with 2 sets of windows overlooking the comings and goings of townspeople as they carried on with their daily lives. The home had everything we needed for our stay. In the town we tried the three retaurants as well as the bake shop and bar. (great cappuccino's) You really do need a car to explore the area but there are lots of charming towns and villages to visit. Very relaxing and staying here gives you a taste of true Tuscan living. Thanks Elena!
I spent a week in Radicondoli with my girlfriends from grade school. The house looked fabulous on the website but the reality was even better. The house was smack in the middle of the most charming village we visited while in Italy. Its the real deal - not touristy but with enough going on (restaurants, agritourism, etc) to make it the perfect base but you really need a car to fully explore the area.
The house was significantly bigger than we thought so we all had our own rooms. There were two salons to relax in and every possible convenience. The house was almost 1000 (yes I said 1000 years old) and although updated with great bathrooms, it has kept the feel of a gorgeous ancient noble home. The house was extremely well stocked with glasses, dishes, pillows, blankets etc and was beautifully furnished. We spent most of our time on the large terrace upstairs just loving the views. We wanted a true Tuscan experience and (wistful sigh) that was what we had. It was non-stop pinch me moments!
The pool was adorable & tiny but because we were so busy we only used it once but it was great.
We became part of village life and that was the best part of the holiday. We would have croissants and coffee at the bar down the road in the morning and would stop by for drinks prior to going out for dinner. We visited all three of the restaurants in town (some more than once) & the food was great every time. After 6, the town comes to life with everyone out in the street visiting and children playing in the squares until 10 p.m. or so.
We went horseback riding at a local stable (Tegoni Farms) and had a fabulous meal at the summer home of local residents who could not have been more gracious. We also had a dinner at a local sheep farm which was also a spectacular experience. We bought wine from the local organic winery and they also could not have been nicer. If you go; say yes to everything!!
We visited many nearby town (San Gignamo/ Sienna/ Firenze) and enjoyed visiting but were thrilled we were not staying in the midst of crowded tourist havens.
After Radicondoli we went on to stay in Firenze, Rome and Amalfi but they paled next to our experience in Radicondoli!
The only reason I'm writing this review is because Elena was a great hostess (although we only saw her on check in & check out) and the house was so amazing. I really wanted to keep it a secret but if you're going to Italy, well you deserve the trip that I just had.
In all our years of travelling, Il Terazzo is the house that we liked most and we come back to almost every year.
The well-equipped terrace, with te large sunscreen and the wonderfull view on the surrounding valley and hills, is the place where we spend most of our time, enjoying breakfast in the sun and dining outdoors untill late at night.
It is the best equipped house we have ever encountered on our Italy holidays. We value good chairs and beds, but at most places especially the chairs and sofa's are hardly fit to sit on; not so for il Terazzo's, it has sofa's that are as good as we're used to at home. That's also true for the bathrooms (there are four of them!) and the kitchen. Unlike most kitchens we encountered, in this one it's really a pleasure to cook en try out Italian recipes. Like I said, we spend most of our time on the terrace but last year we had the chance to check out the sofa's because for the first time in all those years we stayed at Il terrazo, we had one day of rain and one day without sun; the rest of our two-week stay in June were as sunny and warm as we had become used to on our previous holidays at Il Terazzo.
We thought the house was perfect already but they recently even added a charming patio with a swimmingpool, so now we can have breakfast at the poolside too!
Il Terazzo is a very attractive medieval house Radicondoli in a charming medieval (very small) city where you live among the Italian citizens. Very much part of the charm is that you can hear the citizens chatting in the street when you open the windows of the two front bedrooms; they go out every night after dinner and stop to talk to each other, sometimes right in front of the house. You can go out and be part of it! In our experience they all go home before eleven pm and it's very quiet after that and in the other rooms and on the terrace we didn't hear them at all.
To experience such a house in such a scenic setting and close to Florence, Siena and San Gimignano too is something we hope to do again this year and for many years to come!
"Il Terrazzo was just as advertised. A wonderful house in a wonderful town with wonderful people and a pleasant and gracious hostess. The people and the busnesses of Radacondoli were a joy to be with and to deal with. When I visit Tuscany again, this is where I will stay."
"In our 35 years of travelling, it is one of the
places that we liked the best. In the course of a two week stay we had 10 visitors (not all at onetime). ALL raved about it. It is a well equipped large place. Having 3 bathrooms is a real plus & hard to find in other places. We ate out on the terrace several times. We were not quite prepared for the length of time (about 45 minutes) it takes to get to Siena, because we live out on the plains where 60 miles, means 60 minutes or less. But the winding roads were part of the charm of Italy.
Highly, highly recommended."
A wonderful house, not only very spacious and comfortable but also very special, historic and charming in a charming village and with a beautiful view on the landscape. Fully equiped kitchen and beautiful spacious terrace with all the amenities you need to have a wonderful time eating outside on the terrace while enjoying the view. Very friendly owner and gardians.
We hope to come back soon!
Contacting the owner you will have all the informations that you need to reach Radicondoli and the house.
Siena 38 Km
Firenze an hour by car
Thermal Springs "Le Galleraie" 10 Km
San Gimignano 35 Km
Volterra 50 Km
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