Katia e Marco
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Why Katia e Marco chose Rosignano Marittimo
Vallegaia estate is immersed in the wonderful Tuscan countryside, surrounded by olive tree grove a few steps away from Vada, a village overlooking the sea, particularly famous for its white beaches, the many summer parties and its overall treatment. The location is ideal for whoever wants to quickly reach the famous cities of arts or medieval hamlets like Volterra, Bolgheri, Siena, Pisa and Florence, and Caldana Spa. Moreover the coast offers interesting visits like the archaeological site of Baratti and Populonia.
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Fantastic stay in beautiful grounds
Beautiful villa, fantastic pool and outdoor facilities. Hosted by Tiziana who could not have been more friendly and helpful. Caretaker on site kept grounds lovely and always spoke to us. Pool furniture is abundant, there's a covered shaded area with fridge to keep drinks cold. The pool is wonderful, children's area with a little slide into the water, Roman steps at the shallow end for easy entry/exit for older party members! Easily enough loungers and umbrellas for everyone. The tennis court/football field is very well kept, we used it early morning/late evening as it was too hot to play during the day. Small children's play area in the grounds. Pool table is oversized and has very tight pockets! Lots of interesting memorabilia downstairs where the pool and poker tables are situated, the room has Aircon and two fridges which was great. Not all bedrooms have Aircon, some just have fans and it's hot! Towels are provided for personal and pool use. A linen change between weeks is an additional cost of 140 euro. WiFi good is some parts of the house . Kitchen lacks only a pair of scissors, everything else you need is there. Water is heavily mineralised so bath with spa jets is not great but showers work well. Close to lots of restaurants - too many to mention, ate at different ones every night of our two week stay, advise booking as most are very busy. Be careful if TripAdvisor state they cater for vegetarians as not all do - check when you ring to book, most places have staff who speak some English and are really friendly and helpful, we had really funny conversations with some staff who didn't speak English but tried to mime to explain menu's 😂�. Service can be slow - just go with it! Within less than a twenty minute drive there are lots of hillside towns/villages to stop and enjoy the coffee and pastries they serve and for those interested in architecture some beautiful old buildings. Pisa and Florence are easily reached, Rome quite a bit further so go early and make a day of it. There is a beautiful white sandy beach just a short drive from the villa but no shade and gets very hot so take your own brollies or pay over the odds from one of the guys who sell them from stalls near the car parks. Local aquapark is worth a visit. Only negative was small snakes that found their way into the house. Would we return -absolutely! Tiziana is fantastic and made our stay memorable, her limited English and my Iimited Italian made conversation great fun!!
Impressions of Tenuto Vallegaia
The house and the grounds are beautiful and spacious. We were a family of 10 adults and 9 children and there was enough to do on the property for everyone. From tennis, ping pong and pool to swimming, barbecuing and having meals on the terrace we had a great experience. Tiziana and Jacopo were extremely responsive to them few little problems we encountered and resolved those quickly. We would likely stay here again. The property is quite remote .
Family of 15 for two weeks
As a family of 15, 7 adults and 8 children, we enjoyed a very nice and relaxing vacation for two weeks. First it must be said that the whole outdoor area is fantastic, absolutely top notch, and it is hard to think of finding better. The pool is big with a large area around it for sunbeds, the football/tennis court is in good shape and there are very nice areas for relaxing both outside of the house and in a gazebo next to the pool area. In the seating area outside the house there are sofas and tables to accommodate all who are staying there for dinner.
The house is very nice, accommodating us all easily. Compared to how big the house is the kitchen is small but that never really bothered us and then there is a cooking area outside with a grill, making it easy to fix the food without being isolated from the group. In the house there is also good room for entertainment.
The hosts were also very nice and helpful, reacting fast to all questions both before we arrived and during the stay.
So, if we had such a nice stay and the house and area is so great, why just 2 stars overall?
First the small things. For example, the coffee machine and the kitchen knives were basically unusable so we ended up purchasing our own. The movie room had no streaming option, only a DVD player and some old DVDs and the Wi-Fi had bad or no reception in 5 bedrooms. These however i dont think are so big and since it is not possible to give half stars I probably would have given 5 stars if not for our experience after the stay.
Second and more serious, when booking we are required to put a security deposit for eventual damages, something completely normal. After the stay however we only got a fraction of it back as the owner claims we broke the main gate out of the compound, this based on an estimate from the repair firm. This gate was always a problem during the stay and stopped working completely in week two. It may well be that someone broke it but I am 100% sure it was not us and no matter how adamant we have been trying to explain we did not brake the gate, they have chosen to keep the money. This makes so that at least we would not be able to trust them again.
So if you are considering this estate I can absolutely recommend it. Just make sure that you document everything before and after your stay so that they can not claim some dubious damage after you leave.
Easiest holiday ever in the most beautiful surroundings.
From start to finish our whole trip was made absolutely perfect and easy all because of Tiziana, the host. We were a group of 18 girls away for the weekend and Tiziana was able to plan our whole trip for us before we even got there. Her friendly husband Jacamo collected us from Pisa and brought us to Vallegaia, where TIziana had already done the shopping for us so the fridge was stocked! The villa itself is beautiful, spacious and is the perfect space for large groups. If the weather had been better we would have used the pool but instead we sat outside whenever the weather allowed. Tiziana also arranged catering for two nights, wonderful food, pizzas one evening and a three course meal the next evening. We had wonderful local wine she had sourced for us which we soon finished.
We spent an afternoon visiting Bolgheri and having a wine tasting that Tiziana arranged at very good value for money, including transfers. It is a charming hilltop town with wonderful views. Another we did a very long walk to Vada a very small sleepy village but a lovely coffee shop.
Vallegaia is an incredible property set in scenic beautiful grounds, surrounded by Olive Groves. It was the easiest trip and it was because of Tiziana, she was so easy to contact and responsive at all times for any issue, made the whole holiday a breeze! Grazie Tiziana and Jacamo! Definitely will visit Tuscany again.
thanks Nooria, you were fantastic guests it was a pleasure to host you !! we are waiting for you again in Tuscany !! a hug Tiziana and Jacopo
we arrived and everything was beautiful, we stayed
Anche voi siete stati ospiti fantastici!! Spero di rivedervi ancora! Un Saluto da tutti noi
We spent out family reunion at the Vallegaia and I must say everything was just perfect! The pictures are not as good as the villa itself. Marco is above and beyond helpful for everything, he made our stay so easy and wonderful for us.
The city center was only 5 minutes drive, we were able to shop, cook, rent a car to visit some near by towns (Def ask Marko what you are looking for and he will tell you the best options)
Overall we had such a great time, thanks again Marko and Sabrina! We are hoping to come back again
You are lovely mostly your grandmam it's great,
thanks for your words, we looking forward have you here again
a hug at Robert and his family
Katia, Marco e Sabrina