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Loc. Casanova di Ricavo, 53011 Castellina In Chianti, Italy
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Poderi Val Verde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This lovely farm is an ideal place to serve as home base during a trip to the hill towns of Tuscany. It is close enough to Florence to drive there to spend a whole or half day to see the sights and shop, only to return to the countryside for a relaxing evening. Ulrike, the proprietor, provided us with helpful... More

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Brooklyn NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The lovely setting, homey lodging, warm hospitality and central location made this a "trip of a lifetime" for our family reunion in Tuscany. Set in a quiet valley just a few kilometers from the charming village of Castellina in Chianti, this working farm was the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the delights of Tuscany. Centrally located between Florence and Siena, it... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our family spent a wonderful two weeks in the Casa Pineta at Poderi Val Verde, which very comfortably accommodated 8 adults. We had access to a swimming pool, grill, patios, and the gorgeous hills and hiking trails around the property. In addition to a delicious four course welcome dinner, Ulrike provided a wealth of information about the area, and advice... More

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our family visited Tuscany in July 2014 and stayed here for a week. The setting was marvelous. Our kids enjoyed the pool, animals and visiting with the other families. The location was perfect for day trips to Firenze, Pisa, Sienna and the other towns. We enjoyed meeting the other families and sharing our experiences with them. Ulrike is a wonderful... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Eight adult family members stayed in the lovely and spacious Casa Pineta property on Ulrike's farm for two delightful weeks (August 2014). Amenities include a well-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, four full bathrooms, private patios and stunning views. We loved staying here for so many reasons. Do not pass up the opportunity to attend one of Ulrike's "welcome" dinners--a multi-course... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our family really enjoyed our time in Poderi Val Verde. The farm was lovely and there were easily accessible walking trails through the beautiful scenery. Ulrike was very helpful in suggesting activities for the area, such as towns to visit and winery tours. We enjoyed our stay in the rustic old farmhouse and would love to go back in the... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a perfect place to stay in Chianti. Comfortable and roomy living space inside and out; the quaint and rustic buildings, private courtyard, refreshing pool, great neighbors (other guests) and of course Ulrike all combine to make this a memorable stay. What sets this destination apart is the personal attention Ulrike brings. Cooking class, Tuscan style breakfast, fresh from the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Loved staying in the quiet surroundings of this beautiful Tuscan farmhouse. Ulrike was a complete sweetheart and made us feel very welcome but was also very discreet and gave us complete privacy. Her darling pets are all so friendly and well behaved - I carried her cat around happily for at least 20 minutes! It made the place feel very... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There are a number of properties to rent and we chose to rent Casa Pineta as we were a large family group. Casa Pineta has four bedrooms and four bathrooms and was ideal for us. There was a large outdoor area with table and seating with wonderful views. We chose to eat lunch out a couple of times, the rest... More

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podvalv, Owner at Poderi Val Verde, responded to this review

thank you for your kind words on my property - you have been lovely, very considerate guests and treated my place with care. sorry to hear only now that you had some problems with the space between stove and working area - you could have easily resolved that problem by simply moving the working area to where-ever you needed it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed at Poderi Val Verde 8 years ago with 14 other friends. It was a very pleasant experience but I think we all left with the feeling that we were "nickeled and dimed" for a lot of little things. This year we decided to go back again with a group of 8 because the site is so lovely and... More

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podvalv, Owner at Poderi Val Verde, responded to this review

actually i am glad that the discussion about cash payments (in a time period of credit card payments only) came up so i can state facts: i always request payments for extras (at least 50%) prior to arrival, in order to avoid this cash flow handling thing. but sometimes guests refuse this, simply forget to do this or decide on... More

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Address: Loc. Casanova di Ricavo, 53011 Castellina In Chianti, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Castellina In Chianti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Poderi Val Verde Castellina In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany

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