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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took a cooking class with Ulrike. What a blast we had. She helped us prepare a 4-course meal and it was delicious. Her sense of humour is awesome. She provided great tips along the way that I will continue to use. She also gave us the recipes which we will try again once we're back home.... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for a week and we loved it. Ulrike is amazing. Our apartment was exactly what we expected and wanted, and she knows everything about the area! The farm is rustic and beautiful, and we loved hearing the animals. An amazing place run by a truly beautiful human being. We will never forget this place and can't see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a week in the La Tana apartment as part of a three month European family holiday with our nine year old daughter. The apartment was rustic but well equipped. We had some very cold weather during our stay. While heating was available, the owner Ulrike, advised it would be an expensive. Our stay would have been more... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stayed at Ponderi Val Verde for a week this June as part of a larger trip to Italy. There were five of us (me, the wife and three children 18, 13 & 4) and we stayed in the large house (the name escapes me). To start the property is located about half way between Florence and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Poderi Val Verde. Ulrike, with her menagerie of lambs, chickens, cats, dogs and the unforgettable peacock named Robbie, provides a uniquely Tuscan experience. The food she made on the first night was delicious and plentiful. We took a cooking class and have since made the entire meal at home for all our friends. Ulrike's... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't stay at the hotel but did do an evening cookery course run by Ulrike. What a night ! Met some great people - an Ozzie couple and Irish couple, leant some great cooking tips and recipes - panzanella and the wild boar and radicchio pasta sauce are now 2 of my favourite dishes. Some fantastic hotel guests joined... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Poderi Val Verde was so picturesque and I loved being in the mountains. It was very quiet. The main sound you could hear was the goats' bells clanging as they walked around the hillside. I liked that they had badminton and a pool near our apartment. The dinner was really yummy and I liked the homemade jam at breakfast. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place was a find, peaceful, quite and beautiful. Located in a green valley, we spent most of our time sitting on the Terence watching deer roaming in the forrest, and sheep wandering along with bells ringing. Not all the apartments have WiFi, so if this is a must, please check with Ulrike before booking, we didn't have WiFi and... More

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Concordville, PA, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Spent a week in the Tuscany Valley at Poderi Val Verde. Very centrally located for day trips in surrounding towns. Beautiful property with flowers and animals everywhere. The view was spectacular, the accommodations were everything we needed. I would love to have been able to just stay on the property for the week and bask in the beauty but we... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

As a family we travel to a different destination every summer. We relish our vacations and do a great deal of planning to make sure we enjoy our time away from home. Last year (2013) we went to Tuscany and booked a week in Poderi Val Verde. We travel a great deal for work and can be very picky. We... 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): $$
Also Known As:
Poderi Val Verde Castellina In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Poderi Val Verde, privately owned by the German Ulrike Eder, is an authentic rustic and still active farm estate from the 16th century offering relaxing country-style vacation. Its located only 3 km from Castellina in Chianti, some 35 km from Florenz and 25 km from Siena and very central to most important sights. On extended grounds we offer carefully restored, well-equipped self-catering apartments and houses ("casa Pineta" - 4BR/4BA farm house, "Casa Acacia" - 3BR/2BA farm house, "Casa Capanninna" - 2BR/2BA cottage, "La Tana" - 2BR/1BA ground floor apartment, "La Bellavista" 1BR/1BA loft apartment, "Il Rifugio" -1BR/1BA studio) all very private with terraces, bbq etc. Rates range from euro 75/day (1 bedroom unit) to euro 400/day (4 bedroom unit) 2 ha of park-like gardens with large community pool (may-Sept), use of covered, unheated pool for cooler seasons possible on request, leisure area with garden furniture and shaddy gazebos as well as playground with sandbox, swing, soccer field, volley- and basketball equipment and ping-pong table. Our little "zoo" hosts many cats, 2 dogs, geese,ducks, pigeons and chicken as well as a small herd of Cameroon sheep. Surrounded by olives, meadows, macchia and forests or pine and oaks this is a little lost paradise for nature and animal lovers.. Activities: Game, bird and butterfly watching, in spring and autumn hiking/trekking, mushroom "hunting" i, road and mountain biking, half-day hands-on cookery classes of local dishes , wine tastings, city guides, weddings, birthday and anniversary celebration for small groups . ... more   less 
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