Francalacci Bacci Laura.
- english, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice town, nice apartment. Please get some brochures about things to do locally. Tourism office was not open while we were there.
This rental is very nice. The location, right in the town of Chiani is great. You can purchase most items needed from the local grocer, fresh pasta and sauces from a shop, or a espresso with the guys at the local bar by just walking a few blocks down town. The place is quiet, secure, and very clean. You need a car here, but with one you have easy access to most of Tuscany. Just outside of town there is a olive processing place you can purchase both fresh pork and fresh virgin olive oil that is very good.It is close to some good restaurants, a lot of great hill towns, and a good cooking class. The only drawback for us was that there is no WIFI and even that was not terrible as we could just go down to the bar a couple of blocks away and get an espresso and have free WIFI. The apartment has pretty much everything you need to cook, fix espresso, and catch up on your wash. We were happy to stay here for two weeks in Tuscany.
Very clean, comfortable and great location
Chianni is a village full of charm and seemed to be central to everything in Tuscany. They say all roads leads to Rome, well in Tuscany all roads lead to Chianni.
The apartment was very clean and well equipped for cooking breakfast in the morning, well laid out with parking in the front. There is a small washing machine we used regularly with a cloths line outside to dry cloths.
We arrived late at night and Laura's husband was waiting for us to ensure we found the place and found the key to open the doors, very nice.
Laura the owner, came the next day after we arrived with a bottle of Tuscany wine, answered all our questions and made us feel welcome to her home.
There is a great little coffee shop down the hill from our apartment that had a outdoor TV airing the football game a few nights a week (great place to have a drink and relax), a few grocery stores to buy food and 2 very nice restaurants with in walking distance to enjoy fine dining in the evenings.
From Chianni we traveled to Pisa, Florence, Livorno, Cecina, Pondetera, visited the village of Lajatico (The Theater of Silence) were Andrea Bolceli is from and many fascinating little villages in Tuscany.
We stopped at many wineries participating in wine tasting, spent an afternoon in a cooking class with a professional Italian chef learning how to make pasta, risotto and a chocolate dessert.
Each location was a day trip and returning home to Chianni was very easy and enjoyable drive we loved doing..
After a few days we were comfortable with driving the roads and even tried to get lost, but seemed we always found a sign directing us back to Chianni, of course we had GPS in case got lost.
Chianni is a wonderful mountain village to walk, lots of hills, beautiful views of the farmland below.
We love the apartment, perfect location situated in the heart of Tuscany, easy access to major roads.
A place my wife and I will come back to.
Thank you Laura for your help and letting us rent your place.
Cosy appartment. But a little noisy location.
We had a very pleasant stay at this apartment and we were very happy about the communication with the owners as well. There was a defective electric kettle, but it got changed the very next day.
In the ad for the apartment, it states "parking", which i would diasgree with. The parking is public, and one day we had to park a long way away from the apartment.
An other note, the public pool in Chianni is closed for some reason. So a little strange to have pictures of that as well.
But all in all we had a very good stay - so the price and quality where a good match. The apartment is in walking distance from 5 good restaurants, 3 mini markets and a bakery, which is very convenient.
schlicht und günstig mit allem Wesentlichen
kleine, sparsam eingerichtete Wohnung aber mit allem Wesentlichen für den normalen Alltag. Sehr hilfreich ist auch die Waschmaschine, die ohne zusätzliche Kosten genutzt werden kann. Handtücher und Bettwäsche waren ebenfalls vorhanden, gegen einen geringen Aufpreis. Sehr nette Vermieterin - wir wurden gleich bei der Ankunft mit einem Korb Weintrauben aus ihrem Garten empfangen. Absolut unkompliziert und hilfsbereit.
Die Betten waren etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig, besonders das Bett für die Kinder, eigentlich ein Sofa, war sehr hart und unbequem. Ansonsten ein schönes Örtchen mit vielen kleinen Läden in denen man alles bekommt was man so braucht. Für größere Einkäufe gibt es einen großen Supermarkt in etwa 10km Entfernung.
Wir waren sehr zufrieden - sicherlich geht es auch exklusiver, wir haben jedoch etwas preiswertes und schlichtes gesucht - und gefunden, da wir ohnehin tagsüber unterwegs waren.
(Text automatically translated) Chianni is reachable from Florence in just over an hour taking the highway FI-PI-LI direction Pisa / Livorno up to Pontedera then along the road that leads to the Rose Terricciola where it meets the indication for Chianni . Chianni is reachable from Pisa in forty minutes, taking the highway FI-PI-LI towards Florence until Ponsacco: then along the road that leads to Casciana where it meets the indication for Chianni.
(Text automatically translated) EVENTS In the second and third week of February you can taste and buy the OIL FESTIVAL extra virgin olive oil crushed using the place with the oldest methods in the local mills. The second and third week of October the tasty brown derived from local chestnut trees are purchased at the FESTIVAL OF BROWN Rivalto. In the first two weeks of November, held at the famous Chianni WILD BOAR FESTIVAL where, in addition to dishes made of wild boar (wild boar stew with olives, pappardelle with wild boar ...) it is possible to taste other specialties such as locally produced the extra virgin olive oil, wine and mushrooms. The last Sunday in June THE SFERRAGLIATA round of the Italian rubber. From 15 June to 30 August meeting at GROVE (where Andrea Bocelli sang often before he became famous) for dances and dinners.