2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, big furnished kitchen, big living room with sofa bed
- english, french, italian
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Da concordare sempre prima con il proprietario
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Little Slice of Heaven
Borgo dei Catolingi is an amazing property with every wish fulfilled. The history of the house - a former convent, I believe - with an ancient wine cellar and beautiful chapel, awed us during our stay. But added to that is a beautiful pool with a view of the Tuscan country-side, jasmine covered walls shading the patio, fresh herbs available for use, and a charming and attentive host. Franco sent me to an excellent shoe-maker when my walking sandals let go of a strap - averting a disaster!
When we visited his cellar, we sang and laughed and tasted amazing ice wine. No property we have ever rented treated us so well - and we have been in some excellent ones.
I hesitate to write the review as I would like to keep the secret of this amazing place!
A taste of heaven
I can’t say enough about this property. The pictures don’t do it justice. It was quintessential Tuscany. We were welcomed by the kindest couple bringing homemade wine and treats. The house is cuteness personified, really gave the flavor of the area. The stunning blooming jasmine and other flowers made it a taste of heaven to sit on the porch or soak in the view from the pool. We didn’t want to leave!
More beautiful than you can imagine.
Our stay in Catagno was wonderful. Our hosts were fantastic and friendly and so helpful in every way. The apartment is huge and much more beautiful than the pictures convey. Quiet and peaceful and relaxing. Thank you to Patrizia and Franco for such kindness.
Epitome of Tuscan charm with all the comforts of home
My sister and I spent 4 nights here and wished we could have stayed longer. We were greeted by Nicolette and her mother Patrizia ...so warm and engaging making sure we knew all we needed to about their home. We were greeted with a bottle of Chianti made by her father, Franco .
The home was so comfortable and we were just thrilled with the views and authenticity of the home. Morning tea on the back patio was a personal favorite . It was a great jumping off point to Pisa, Lucca, Cortona, Volterra and more.
We then met Franco....he showed us the chapel and wine cellar and treated us to some wonderful tastings. Though he spoke little English, and we very little Italian, we talked for an some time sharing stories about our lives.
We cannot wait to come back!!! Thank you Franco, Patrizi, and Nicolette for making us feel like family.....Therese and Alysse
Thanks Therese and Alysse, it was a real pleasure to host you and wish that next time you can stay more days to enjoy better tuscan authentic atmosphere. We'll be waiting for you with open arms! Nicoletta, Franco and Patrizia
An amazing location, fantastic accommodation and warm and welcoming hosts. This place is truly wonderful I would highly recommend, full of character and charm traditionally Tuscan. Very clean well maintained, everything you need when away from home, go and experience true Tuscany.
Beautiful home away, we hated to leave. It was clean and the hosts were wonderful. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
Rosa from Boston, Ma
Coming from North: Once in Florence (Scandicci exit) follow to the Firenze-Pisa-Livorno and exit at Empoli Ovest (Ponte a Elsa), then follow Castelfiorentino, past the village after 2 km on the left and follow the signs for Varna. After the village of Varna turn right Catignano. Coming from South: at Siena exit at Siena Est and take the ring road towards Florence, take the Siena-Florence, and after about 23 km exit at "Poggibonsi Nord, then take the SS429 towards Certaldo. Arrived in Certaldo Gambassi Terme then take direction, and after about 4 km turn right towards Varna and after 1 km turn left Catignano.
From Pisa: take the expressway Fi-Pi-Li direction Florence. Exit at Empoli Ovest (Ponte a Elsa), then follow Castelfiorentino, past the village after about 2 km on the left and follow signs for Varna. After the village of Varna Catignano turn right.
The apartment is in a small village, romantic, still retains the typical medieval structure. A few kilometers you can find restaurants serving typical Tuscan cuisine and wine tasting of the best wineries. Bars, shops, spas, fitness centers, sports facilities with swimming pool, tennis, horse riding, golf, gyms, and other ancora.IN particularly in summer it turns in the destinations' cultural events and gastronomy, NEDIEVALI FESTIVITIES WITH OFFER dishes and recipes of the time. Merchandise in Certaldo, Monteriggioni medieval festival, the Palio of July 2 and August 16 in Siena, jump and benches Castelfiorentino, August 10 glasses of stars in the forecastle of Poggibonsi. In addition, in August in Gambassi Terme held various events, including the race of the districts and dinner organized by local hunters and wild boar with pappardelle.