What a joy!!!!!!!!!!!! An absolute highlight of our two weeks in Italy! From the moment we arrived, we felt at home. Paolo and Philip welcomed us effusively, introduced us to Charlie and Lucy (their little dogs whom we got to know and love), gave us welcoming drinks and a chance to see the villa and the lush surrounding grounds. Philip then escorted us to our own private cottage somewhat away from the main villa. Our "little house" had a kitchen, washing machine, sitting room, bedroom and bath, all well-designed, and was well stocked with a welcoming hamper, Proseco and wine in the frig, and very importantly, the leather binder which came to be our "sidekick" for our stay....enormously helpful with directions and information about the surrounding medieval towns and restaurants. So we had our privacy and also the opportunity to hang out at the main villa at breakfast (delicious juice, rolls, eggs, cappucino, etc.), cocktail time, and an impromptu dinner where we mingled with guests from all over the world. Villa Fontelunga is perfectly situated for day trips, in all directions, to the nearby lovely Tuscan towns.
Toward the end of our stay, we also met Rob, who is an absolute delight.
If you're looking for a small casual yet informally elegant atmosphere, this is the place to be! The best part was the friendliness, helpfulness, and gracious hospitality of our hosts, Paolo, Philip and Rob!