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“A Fantastic Home Base!” 5 of 5 stars
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Via Di Moncioni 153, 52025 Montevarchi, Italy   |  
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“A Fantastic Home Base!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We have traveled Europe in the past and have moved locations every few days. It can get tiresome living out of a suitcase, so this time we decided to find a Villa where we could unpack our things and stay for the entire trip. The Villa was central to the areas we wanted to see, and and we did day trips. Ventena Vechhia was perfect for this, and we are so glad that we spent the full three weeks at this location. Whether you want to spend some days relaxing at the villa or go off on a day-adventure in the Tuscany region, this truly was the perfect place to be. It really felt like home for us, and the people who own and operate this Villa made it even more special and memorable for us.

The unit we stayed in was the Corbezollo. It was perfect for the two of us, allowing us to cook when we wanted to, provided a patio with amazing views, and the pool directly below us. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was great. Lots of room, overall. More importantly, we loved the time we spent with the owners and the staff, as well as meeting all the other travelers who stayed at the Villa. Twice a week they put on an amazing three course meal that is optional for you to take part in. We all gathered in a beautiful Tuscan dining room to experience fresh Italian food and fantastic local wines. It really felt like home to us, and we met amazing people around the table.

Also, make sure to ask the owners all the things they can do to make your stay even more amazing. They have many different things available that we took advantage of throughout the stay, like touring to a local vineyard they recommended and learning about homemade pasta. They are so accommodating and love when you are interested in learning more about the Italian culture.

I am recommending this place to all of my family and friends. We would love to return and do it all over again!

Grazie Mille!!

Room Tip: I loved the rooms facing the pool. It provided great views of the area. We stayed on the bottom floo...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We've just returned from a wonderful week at Ventena Vecchia . The view's of the tuscan mountains are simply stunning .The apartments are all styled individually with love and attention and the kitchenettes are very well equipped (we stayed in Papavero). The only thing we could have done with really was a fan at night to help us sleep as it was a mini heatwave when we were there. It's a really great base for exploring the area, the cities are all less than hour and half away but our kids ( aged 9 and 8 ) were happiest in the beautiful pool during the day with occasional jaunt's out in the evening's . The place has a lovely rustic charm and clearly a great deal of thought has gone into it's creation. We enjoyed one of the twice weekly dinner's hosted by Olaf and it was a great way to get to know the other predominantly german guests. This is not a hotel though so don't expect hotel facilities / services even though Olaf is very helpful with restaurant recommendations etc. We very much hope to return next year.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The apartment is great, it keeps the authenticity of Tuscany. We were there with our daughter of 9. We enjoyed very much also the pool and the great view. The dinner "in family" organised by the owner, with the other guests, was fantastic, including the desert that came from heaven. Even if we always choose to spend our vacations in different places of the world, we are sure that we will come back to this place!

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

It is true ! I think that Ventena Vecchia is the best idea of accommodation when you decide to see Tuscany. Location is great - you can go everywhere in Chianti region in maximum 1 and a half hours drive. The great cities of Florence, Sienna and Pisa are not so far as well. Accommodation is very nice - the apartments are very well designed and you can find all the useful things you need inside. Hosts Siggi and Olaf are nice people and will give you a lot of useful hints regarding the area; we enjoy a lot the dinner with them.
Do not miss when you are in this region: fortified cities of Radda In Chianti, Pienzza, Montepulciano and Cortona. Best restaurant : La Botegga , at the entrance in Volpaia (excelent view, service and food)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

We stayed at Ventena Vecchia (La Ginestra apartment) for two weeks and it was worth every penny. The owners (Olaf and Siggi) are incredibly friendly and have a great sense of humour.

The villas are a great base for exploring the wider region – as they’re located centrally within Tuscany, Florence is only 40 minutes by train and Siena is only 45 minutes by car. The interior of La Ginestra was beautifully decorated in typical Tuscan style – a huge amount of attention has been paid to every single detail, not just to the apartment but to the whole of Ventena Vecchia. The apartment was equipped with everything you could possibly need.

The surrounding views from every angle are just spectacular – look out of your bedroom window to see an amazing sunset and sunrise across the olive grove and vineyard covered hills. You won’t hear anything but the cicadas and the occasional sound of a bottle of red wine being uncorked (although hopefully not at sunrise!).

If you’re looking for a private terrace, double check beforehand that your apartment has one; most apartments do but a couple don’t – there are still plenty of seating/eating areas in the wider property/shared garden so there’s always somewhere you can go and sit for some privacy.

Ventena Vecchia is quintessential Tuscany. We highly recommend staying there: luxurious, peaceful, and beautiful – a real treat and escape from the hectic lifestyle in the UK.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

We really enjoyed our vacation at Ventena Vecchia and can definitely recommend it to anyone. Great setting and wonderful location. Perfect for exploring the beautiful Tuscany and very close to Siena (our favourite city in Tuscany). The apartments are very well furnished and nicely decorated.
But the best are the hosts, that really make you feel "at home". Special thanks to Olaf and Siggi!!! I am sure, we will be coming back one day......

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2010

We really enjoyed our stay at Ventena Vecchia. The appartments are situated in a large well renovated countryhouse on the top of a hill. Ziggi and Olaf are very enthousiastic hosts and we had a great meal with them and the other guests prepared by a local cook from the village. The surroudings are beautiful and trips to Pisa, Florence, Arrezzo and Sienna were easily made (by train or car). The lovely appartment really felt like our home during this week.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Di Moncioni 153, 52025 Montevarchi, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Montevarchi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Montevarchi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic romantic estate in the Chianti with 10 luxurious apartments and a pool in panoramic positionJust below the small picture postcard village of Moncioni, in the heart of Tuscany, lies Ventena Vecchia the historical farm house and tuscany villa. The farm densely cultivated with olive groves, the origin of which dates back to 1200 century has been meticulously restored, mindful of the typical tuscan architectural style of the period. ... more   less 
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Ventena Vecchia Antico Frantoio Italy/Montevarchi

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