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“Beautiful Tuscan Farmhouse and Property” 5 of 5 stars
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Case Sparse, 25 | Chianti, 50020 Panzano in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Italy   |  
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Ellerslie, Canada
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“Beautiful Tuscan Farmhouse and Property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Guilietta has created a beautiful B&B out of this old farmhouse. The grounds are superbly landscaped and managed with chianti grape vines, olive and lemon groves and cypress trees. The grounds are also home to a large swimming pool.
Our room was large and well appointed. The bathroom was beautiful! The common area outside our room was rustic with a fireplace and full of antiques.
Guilietta had prepared a great booklet full of information about local eateries, shopping, public transit, neighboring communities and other attractions that was very helpful.
We really enjoyed our cooking class where we made homemade ravioli and drank lots of local chianti wine.
High recommended accommodations in the Panzano in Chianti.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Since the late 1980’s my relatively new husband has been fortunate enough to have been able to spend time each summer around Panzano (in part due to his business). After our marriage 6 years ago and too much hearing about this marvelous part of the world, he brought me to the Golden Valley for a week at Fagiolari following a week of work in Rome.

We have just returned from our third wonderful visit to Fagiolari in the past 5 years, the last two for 12 to 14 days. It is with some reservation that I report that Fagiolari is a special place that is not to be missed. My reservation is simple and very selfish…. too many people will make it more difficult for us to return!

Much has been made about the 1.6 kilometers of vineyard tractor road. Reality is that it can be a bit of a challenge if you want to go fast and it is important to take some care, but you come to find your way and this impediment is really ‘much ado about nothing’. (with apologies to the folks on the other side of Panzano at Vignamaggio). Once you reach the property, sited in the midst of the “Golden Valley”, you will find an agritourisimo with nicely appointed bedrooms and pleasant common areas. As has been reported by most other reviewers, the property and facilities are painstakingly well maintained throughout. The rooms and common areas particularly clean. The pool area is wonderful with memorable views of the surrounding valley and the Fontodi vineyards. The whole property is very quiet and calming which help to make this extraordinary place a truly restful experience.

Breakfast is included in the room rate and served communally in the dining area of the house and there is also space on an adjoining covered patio. Espresso is available, but you have to ask. There are cooking classes’ onsite and some opportunity to have an excellent evening meal if you would rather not go into Panzano or one of the other nearby hill towns..

What sets this property apart is the proprietress, Giulietta Giovannoni. Giulietta has spent half of her life to create a bit of Heaven on earth. She acquired a wreck and then spent a number of years restoring a near ruin and developing what are now the fantastic contiguous gardens before opening this superb B&B with integrated cooking school just over a decade ago. We were surprised to read the comments about Giuletta in an earlier review as we have always found her to be helpful and most pleasant during our 3 visits/32 days of being @ Fagiolari in the past 5 years.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Jullietta was an amazing hostess during our time at Fagiolari! She really went above and beyond to accomodate our requests. She was willing to add our husbands last minute to our cooking class, and she accomodated us for an additional night after a mix-up. The setting is so relaxing and beautiful. We loved picking up some simple groceries from the coop and eating antipasto and drinking wine while watching the sunset over the breath-taking countryside. The pool is gorgeous and we did hours of stargazing in the lounge chairs! We read others complaints about the gravel road leading to Fagiolari, but we found it to be easy to drive in a tiny rental car. We would highly reccommend taking a cooking class! We traveled with another couple and we were all extremely sad to leave... we would go back in a heartbeat and skip Venice and Rome this time just to enjoy more time at the Fagiolari!!

Room Tip: We were in room "M" and it was lovely!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Owings, MD
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I read the excellent reviews about Fagiolari and was really looking forward to our stay there. The property itself is beautiful and well-situated in the Chianti countryside but we ran into problems throughout our stay. I caught a vibe right away with Giulietta's short answers as she was showing our party of 13 to our rooms and giving us directives of what NOT to do on the property rather than suggesting ways for us to enjoy it. The road to get there is about 1km from the main road with lots of bumps and ruts--definitely a negative. Everything in the rooms is well-appointed, but almost more for decoration and not necessarily to make you feel more comfortable. We never even got a fresh set of towels (and we were there for 5 nights!). I also picked this place because all the rooms were advertised to have A/C, but our kids' room (Room L) definitely did not have it and it made for several sleepless nights, especially as the area was experiencing a heat wave at the time of our stay. We almost asked for some compensation for this but did not want to cause a fuss and make our stay more awkward. Our "adjoining" rooms (A&L) were truly not adjoining and did not have a door of its own but only a screen for privacy--another negative. I wish our hostess would have been more upfront about these limitations.

Breakfast was mediocre--lackluster coffer, bread, jam and yogurt. Nothing special. She kept her interaction with us to a minimum...except when she wanted to complain about how much noise our party apparently made the night before. It was actually another group that had caused the ruckus and I told her so. Giulietta should have checked her facts before running off with accusations. She also should have been a little more conciliatory when one of our party accidentally broke a part on the cot that was in one of the rooms. The cot was cheaply made and it folded in half while my niece was on it. Giulietta's retort was that the cot was not for sitting! Since when are you not supposed to sit on a bed?

All we wanted was a place to be able to kick back in the evenings with a lovely bottle of Chianti overlooking the beautiful countryside. With all of Giulietta's do's and dont's and lack of common area, it was hard to do that here.

Room Tip: Room L has no A/C.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We had a very lovely stay and we enjoyed the cooking class. Its is really recommendable and the dinner afterwards was pleasant thanks to the international compagny. The road towards the B&B is not tarred but no problem at all and you pass past some stunning buildings. The views are a postcard not to forget.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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51 hotel reviews
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183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I can't give a high enough rating for the lovely Il Fagiolari. After days spent in Venice, Padova, the hill towns of Umbria, Cortona, wine tours & Siena - we arrived drained, late at night unable to see much... In the morning the amazing beauty of this spot, and the exquisite eye for the perfect touch, both in our room and around the property, is everywhere you look. We strolled through the fruit orchard, swam in the lovely pool  overlooking the olive trees & vineyards, and enjoyed a lovely breakfast. Gulietta has spent years perfecting this spot: it is a good location to use as a base for touring Chianti -- but we were content to enjoy the beauty of Gulietta's home, drinking in the lovely views, inhaling the air scented with lemons, jasmin, roses, and felt we had arrived in paradise.  I believe Gulietta has several kinds of rooms - ours was at the bottom of the property with easy access to the orchard, the house, the pool. We WILL return some day -- and 
for more than two nights! Be aware - it is a long unpaved road from the edge of Panzano Alto to il Fagiolari - just keep going until you reach the end! My recommendation would be to book this as a pause in you travels - a place to spend a few days to unwind & enjoy la dolce vita!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Fagiolari is an absolutely stunning property, full of a Tuscan country home’s character. It is located in peaceful Panzano, a small town in Chianti with many culinary experiences to be had (we loved Dario’s restaurants!). Day trips to Siena and Firenze are very easy. We stayed at Fagiolari for 4 nights in Room M which has an ensuite. Our room had a small window with a view to the Tuscan countryside. The other rooms in this part of the house seemed to have bigger windows and better views but they did not have private bathrooms. Our room was HUGE!!! It was dark and peacefully quiet at night. We had the most restful sleep in our 5 week Italy holiday at Fagiolari. In front of our room is a small sitting area with a fireplace which was a great area to relax after a long day out.

Giulietta spoke excellent English and was always incredibly helpful, but especially when we needed to contact Avis due to some car trouble. She went out of her way and sorted the issue out for us in her own time when we were out and about exploring Firenze! Her housemaid also hung out our washing and brought it back to our room!! We are so grateful that we stayed with such a helpful and hospitable host. As mentioned by many others, Giulietta is also a great cook. Her cooking course is a must! It was great fun and she really does have some amazing recipes to give away.

Thank you Giulietta for such a wonderful stay. You made us feel like we were at home in Tuscany.

Room Tip: Room M is large and has an ensuite. But other rooms in the same part of the house have better views.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: Case Sparse, 25 | Chianti, 50020 Panzano in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Greve in Chianti > Panzano in Chianti
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Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Panzano in Chianti
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Fagiolari Hotel Panzano
Fagiolari Panzano In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany

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