|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The apartment is on the ground floor of ancient farm; it has got a large living-dining room with fully equipped kitchen with oven and microwave, fridge-freezer, 4 burner gas stove; two double bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two single beds; bathroom with shower. It is a very typical tuscan building with cotto floor and exposed beams, all exterior is stone. The property includes a private terrace and a private garden with table, chairs and sunbeds.
Ideally located to enjoy absolute relaxation and tranquillity a pleasant stay in the heart of Chianti, at short distance from the main tourist areas, great artistic and cultural interesting, such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Volterra, Pisa, Cortona .
The hamlet is located in the green hills of Tuscany and is reached along a typical country road that goes through beautiful vineyards and olive groves, about 2km from the famous Chiantigiana road (SS 222). The place is quiet and peaceful, with beautiful views of a pristine landscape.
"Very comfortable and spacious house with a beautiful terrace. Friendly owners.
Only negative point is the road that leads to the house, especially the first part is desastrous."
The 2km of "unmade" road to the apartments Il Navico is very steep in places, uneven, and for the most part is made by gravel. At a few points, especially near "Mulino Nuovo", there are several hard ridges and our car bottomed-out, in both directions.
Having attempted to leave the car parked at Mulino Nuovo (which seemed to attract frowns from the B&B), and instead walk up to Il Navico, we found the 35-40 mins required was just too much, especially with the large number of flies which descend upon you near the river.
After 2 nights at the apartment (which is very nice, quiet, well equipped and with great views) of trying to make a go of it, we contacted the owner asking to cut-short our stay, as access to the car is essential in this location, and we simply could not safely traverse the very tricky access road with our city car.
The owner offered no compromise on our original 1 week booking, and insisted on withholding the full amount which had been paid in advance, in good faith, and at their insistence, in cash.
They helped bring our belongings down to the main road, but refused to accept that our car had an issue, and insisted it was our fault.
The fact is that the access road IS difficult, perhaps even dangerous in places, and our car was not up to it. There was no advance warning of this when booking, and after the initial "experience" of traversing the road, and then a second attempt, we reluctantly decided to abandon our stay.
We spent the remainder of our 2 week tour of Tuscany in a number of other Agriturismo's & B+B's; everywhere else we went was flexible on dates and accepted payment upon leaving. We had no other issues with any other roads in Tuscany for the remainder of our holiday.
So, thanks to the rest of Tuscany for restoring our faith, but NO thanks to the owner of this apartment, who was ultimately ungracious and mean-spirited when we hit an intractable problem (no pun intended).
Appartamento situato tra vigneti ed ulivi, con possibilita' di nuotare e ammirare panorama. Comodo per visite ai borghi toscani. Perfetto per grigliate! Ci ritorneremo!
"Manque des plats pour la cuisson au four.
Sinon adresse à recommander.
L'appartement correspondait en tout point au descriptif. L'environnement est très plaisant.
Location tout à fait conforme au descriptif ! Prestations de très grande qualité (appartement très spacieux et très propre, mobilier de qualité, changement de tout le linge de maison (draps, serviettes...) toutes les semaines, même pour une location de 15 jours, terrasse très agréable et petit coin de jardin privatif, piscine très propre et peu fréquentée, calme du lieu ...) Propriétaires chaleureux et très arrangeant (départ possible à l'heure souhaitée). L'accès à la location est le seul petit bémol (chemin agricole de 2 kms : très surprenant à l'arrivée mais on s'y fait ! Il vaut mieux juste ne pas oublier le pain ;))
(Text automatically translated) Nearby restaurants:. Pietrafitta (road between Castellina and Panzano tel. +39 0577 741123). Vescovino The (Panzano tel. +39 055 852 464.) Being There (Panzano tel. +39 055 852 828). Osteria alla Piazza (Piazza - way between Panzano and Castellina tel. +39 0577 741042). Osteria di Passignano (Badia a Passignano - tel. +39 055 8071278) COOP Supermarket in Panzano, a small but very well equipped, located in the new part of the country, with ample parking.