Absolutely wonderful stay! Each homemade meal was more delicious than the next. Our room was comfortable and clean, and beautifully decorated. We would happily recommend Podere Le Pialle to anyone traveling to the tuscan area and hope to return ourselves soon!
Ok granted we were in Italy when the average temperature was 42 C. The cool hillside wind was non existent. No air conditioning with only a small fan to keep us cooler during the night it was unbearable, The power went out so no toilets no water no fan. no fridge no lights. we booked a hotel room n town and stayed there to cool off. sleep well and rejuvenate. The drive to and from this location is crazy dangerous. I really did not like the location and facilities. My first agriturismo. my last.
We spent 3 unforgettable nights at Podere Le Pialle over Christmas! Franco and Gabriella were wonderful hosts and made us feel so welcomed. The country house and its surroundings are picture perfect. No shortage of activities in the area and even during the dead of winter. The drive into Florence is a picturesque 30 minute drive from the country-house. Christmas Day we woke up had our breakfast in the cozy dining room and went off to Florence. We returned to an amazing Christmas feast. We were served course after course of homemade local dishes. The food is spectacular. Everything at Podere Le pialle is made fresh daily even the dessert! During our stay we had all of our meals prepared for us- we would walk into the cozy dining room with lovely music to our table that was set up for the three of us. After dinner, over Vin Santo Franco would tell us stories of the country house and growing up in Florence- we loved it! Gabriella and Franco thank you again, we cannot stop thinking about the food and we are already planning our next visit! …
We stayed two nights at this agriturismo, and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Getting there is a bit of an adventure, but that's part of the charm. You get far away from the cities and can enjoy real peace and quiet among the olive trees of the tuscan hills. Since the farm is so small it has a really friendly and intimate atmosphere, and Gabriella and Franco are warm and accomodating hosts. And if you want to experience genuine tuscan cooking this is definitely a great place to go! The room was clean and comfortable and had a kitchenette if you want to do some lighter cooking yourself (I imagine this could come in handy on a longer stay).
This has been a trip to remember and we will definitely be visiting again. What made this place super special is the host themselves. They showered us with care and love and attention. The food was incredible and the place was a piece of heaven. We are so sad to be back. Thank you so much Gabriella and Franco.