You know that sinking feeling when you have spent months planning your big vacation, researched everything, and then you are driving up and it looks nothing like the pictures? Well thats NOT going to happen at the fabulous Villa il Pozzo! Everything was even more beautiful than the pictures, and Alessandro was kinder, more helpful than we could have hoped, helped with dinner reservations, touring suggestions and even met us at 11 pm when we locked ourselves out.
Kitchen have enough to make simple meals, beds are very firm (I didn't mind this), and AC units worked wonderfully, even in the July heat
We were traveling with five children, and had the upstairs units. We enjoyed the beautiful piano, antiques, fabulous times on the patio with views of the tuscan hills. The pool is refreshing and lovely- hills surrounding with vineyards, olive trees and even a wild boar (a baby)
The drive from Certaldo was about 10 minutes, great restaurant down the street, wonderful, personal wine tasting that was educational for all. We are anxious for our wine to arrive by mail
but can it taste as good without the view?
I'm a picky traveler and I feel comfortable recommending this beautiful spot to a couple for a romantic get a way or a family for a great base to explore tuscany.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strategically positioned between Florence and Siena, in the heart of the Chianti region, Villa Il Pozzo will impress its guests with stunning views of the gentle rolling hills leading to the extraordinary ancient towers of San Gimignano. All its beautiful apartments are personally furnished by Mrs. Gori with precious original antiques. Amenities include a magnificent Mediterranean-style swimming pool, a private library with recent and antique literature, a breathtaking classical Tuscan garden with hand-carved stone balusters and huge terracotta urns. Our guests may stroll through the olive groves and vineyards surrounding the Villa and taste the excellent Chianti wine and Olive Oil produced by the farm. Stucco, frescoes, and high hand-painted ceilings make Villa Il Pozzo the perfect place for an unforgettable vacation. At walking distance there are a family-owned Tuscan Restaurant, a mini-market, and one of the oldest churches of the region. Following an old tradition, all the weddings of the Gori family members are celebrated in this Romanic jewel. ... more less