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Agriturismo Erta

Loc. Monteguidi, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
Agriturismo Erta
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dayton, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We enjoyed another wonderful dining and wine experience at Osteria di Varno at Agriturismo Erta. This was our second trip to this intimate Osteria. Varno Spinelli, the owner, cook, and host is a wonderful human being who both entertains with his great sense of humor, and cooks better than the best Tuscan Chef's. Varno's wines, and jams are all outstanding... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We actually stay nearby and always make a point of visiting Varno at Erta. Firstly to do a tasting of his Erta and Risala wines which are always great quality and fantastic price. Secondly we often eat with him at his small Osteria where he decides the menu which is always great quality local Tuscan food at such a great... More 

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San Diego, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
19 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

When we travel we like to partake and get a feel of the local culture and food. We stumbled upon Varno's inn and restaurant by chance four years ago and have gone back every time we visit Tuscany. His hospitality and food ranks up there with the best of Italy. This time he cam to our Villa at Castello de... More 

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Casole d'Elsa, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

The first time I was at Erta I thought "wow", do places like these really exist? It is a peaceful, rustic and exclusive place. I recommend it highly. The self produced wine is excellent and the vineyards well kept. A terrace with a fantastic view is a place which inspires romantic thoughts and sunsets are among the best ones ever... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

We has a tour of wine making and dinner while staying at Casole Di Casole. Hidden down a country road but close to home, was a small 800 bottle wine maker who also cooks dinner in his own kitchen 3 nights a week. A true Tuscan experance. Great dinner and wine in a unforgettable landscape.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

This was our ninth trip to Erta in nine years. This is a fantastic location, the accomodation is great, with pool, and as one other reviewer has said, the host Varno cooks an optional Tuscan meal for 2 nights each week and then typically on Fridays makes and cooks a succession of 11 (I think) types of pizza in his... More 

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West Sussex, England
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6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2005

Erta has a wonderful position, set on a hillside with amazing views of the Tusan hills and superb sunsets. It is fifteen minutes from Casole, 40 minutes from Siena and 1hr from Florence. This was our first visit to an agriturismo and we were very impressed by the hospitality shown to us by our Italian hosts, Varno Spinelli and family.... More 

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