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Why Lucia Fineschi chose Elsa Valley
Located half way between the walls of Siena and Monteriggioni towers, this villa, with its swimming pool, private garden, and other facilities (including a billiard room), permits very relaxing holidays and wonderful walkings in the Tuscany forest. Furthermore, exciting visits to historical monuments and churches in the ancient city of Siena, in the medieval town of Monteriggioni and fantastic trips to the other wonderful cities of Tuscany such as Florence, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza, etc. On-site availability and assistance in case of emergency is provided.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Peaceful location wit beautiful views
Better than expected. Area around pool in lovely setting.
First two weeks in June best time to be by pool because the trees were in full flower.
Very peaceful location.
Car essential. Marcella, the house keeper, is a lovely lady.
The electric kettle was leaking and Marcella replaced it with a new one within 24 hours.
Playing pool on the billiard table a great skill test because the pockets are small
I stayed with my partner, my daughter, and her partner and we had a lovely time. My daughter wanted to spend most of the time sunbathing by the pool, which was quite cold until you got used to it! my partner and I did go into Sienna for a day - the only day it rained when we were on holiday! - but we also travelled to other towns which we enjoyed. The property is located well for seeing Tuscany, and the accommodation itself was excellent. My only suggestion for improvement would be to make available a welcome pack, identifying where the good restaurants are and other such useful information to guests. Thank you for a fine holiday. John Deegan
Breathtaking and Tranquil
My family spent a beautiful week at the Villa. Everything was just beautiful. The entire home is well appointed and comfortable. The pool Is huge and was a big hit with my 20-something children and their significant others. Marcella met us at the home and was absolutely delightful. I’m charmed by Tuscany, in love with Italy and I can think of no finer place to experience all of it, than this home. Thank you! I hope to return one day.
Nettes Ferienhaus in sehr guter Lage
Grundsätzlich guter Gesamteindruck, ich würde empfehlen, die Badezimmer, speziell die Duschkabinen zu erneuern.
Die Betreuung vor Ort war sehr gut, die Lage sehr gut.
Das Platzangebot im Haus sehr gut, die Poolterasse bei Schönwetter wirklich ideal zum Entspannen.
2 relaxing weeks in countryside hideaway
The object is very much alongside the description in the text and the old architecture and the pool are really amazing. The property is huge and very quiet and you can have really relaxing times here. Access to Siena and Monteriggioni is fast and there are restaurants and supermarkets within 10-15mins by car. The "Via Fracigena" passes near by and you can start your walk right from the house.
We had a very hot week and even the house is old with thick walls, we found the night temperatures still a bit uncomfortable due to no aircondition - but there are two mobile fans in the house. Overall the house, kitchen and furniture is in a fairly good condition but could definitely benefit from some updating .
At last: Also expect a fair amount of insects around the house. It is fully located on the countryside and I think this is the quite natural ;-)
Das tollste Ferienhaus, daß wir je hatten :-)
Die Villa LeVallecchie ist traumhaft. Wir können nur positives berichten und sie bestens weiter empfehlen!
Das Haus bietet für 8 Personen viel Platz und die dicken Wände sorgen für kühle Räume. Der Billard-Tisch ist ein echtes Highlight!
Die Terrasse ist direkt vor der Küche. Der große Tisch steht unter einem hohen und dichten Baum, der den ganzen Tag über für einen angenehmen Schatten sorgt.
Die herrliche Aussicht in die typisch toskanische Landschaft - mit Siena im Hintergrund - kann man von jeder Stelle des Gartens aus genießen. Aufgrund der enormen Größe des Gartens und der vielen Bäume kann jeder für sich ein ruhiges, schattiges Plätzchen finden. Und der Parkplatz befindet sich in einem kleinen Wäldchen, sodaß auch die Autos vor der Sonne geschützt sind.
Der Swimmingpool ist mit ca 12x6 m sehr groß und war bei uns in Dauerbenutzung.
Das gesamte Haus und Areal ist sauber und gepflegt. Sogar ein Gärtner kam von Zeit zu Zeit vorbei um den Garten und den Pool zu pflegen.
Für Mountainbiker sei erwähnt, daß direkt von der Villa aus eine Mountainbikestrecke mit vielen verschiedenen Wegen beginnt, welche meist durch den schattigen Wald verlaufen.
Für jeden, der einen ruhigen, entspannten Urlaub in der Natur liebt, ist die Villa LeVallecchie zu empfehlen! Man braucht allerdings ein Auto um dort hin zu gelangen, da sie direkt im Wald am Fuße eines Berges gelegen ist, zu welchem keine öffentliche Verkehrsmittel führen.
Wir waren noch nie so erholt wie nach diesen 2 Wochen.
Since the villa is in the wood you will need a car to reach it.
From Florence (Firenze):
take the Firenze-Siena highway, after approx. 45 Km take the Monteriggioni exit and go toward Siena along the old SS2 (Cassia) road. At Km 235 turn right, then right again, and take the 'Strada di Riciano'; after approx. 2.5 Km turn right again (dirt road, 250 m) and reach the villa at n.20 (see also the map).
take the old SS2 (Cassia) road toward Firenze and reach Km 235, then turn left and follow the indications given above.
There are a couple of rustic restaurants at 2.5 km (Strain ) and 7.5 km ( Bear Tavern, Monteriggioni), where you can taste some typical dishes of Tuscany. In the center of Siena (10 km, 20 minutes by car) there are many restaurants of higher level (more expensive). Do not miss the famous soup ' Ribollita ' , the dishes hunting , cheese ' pecorino ' , the delicious ' almond biscuits ' and the famous ricciarelli sweets!
Tennis: Tere are tennis courts in Siena.
Horse riding: you can hire a horse (with or without an instructor ) and make beautiful walks through the surrounding forests .
Golf : There is a beautiful golf court in Colle Val D'Elsa ( 30 min by car).
Spa: There is a well-known spa in the area of Rapolano's Terme (40 min by car).
Walking: there are several trails in the woods near the villa and the surrounding area , namely ' La Montagnola ' , you can also walk along the path medieval ' Francigena Road ' (originally used by the pilgrims who wanted to reach St. Peter Church and the Pope from England since the Middle Ages).
Historic attractions and sightseeing : The villa is located in the center of an area with many sites and monuments that can be reached by car in less than an hour. The art cities of Siena (20 min), the imposing walls of Monteriggioni (20 min) , San Gimignano (40 min) , Montalcino (60 min) with the famous Brunello wine.