I found Podere del Pereto via http://www.agriturismo.it and found only international reviews. However, we went for it and are so glad we did. We rented a car in Florence and then drove, using a TomTom and the GPS coordinates, for the farm. We started our day pretty early so we were able to drive to the farm to check on how to get there before exploring the countryside. Claudio emailed me a few times and we did have to wire money to him for our deposit. This was something new for us to do, most places now use Paypal. I emailed him for confirmation of receiving the money, it took him a bit to respond but we were all set to go. The location is divine! The apartment was a nice size and had a nice kitchenette. There was a Coop down the street which we used quite often. We enjoyed the pool and the sunsets were spectacular! We spent three nights in 206. The view outside was lovely. The bed was comfortable and bath was a good size. We thought that the apartment had air conditioning but found out upon arriving that it didn't. It was the beginning of July and we are from Florida where the heat is outrageous then. However, we were delighted to find the nights were cool enough and the apartment had morning and midday sun so we did not get uncomfortable at all. This was the only place we could not find a TV station with translation or a button for english captions, but it didn't bother us at all. The location is wonderful and it is easy to get to the main roadways. We spent a day at San Giovanni Terme spa which was a 5 minute drive from the apartment. We didn't have any reservations but were lucky they had availability for massages. Claudio and his wife were helpful and even gave us a card to receive a discount at the spa. We purchased some items from the farm and were impressed with the array of products they produce. On our last night we had their organic spaghetti sauce, noodles, organic wine with a loaf of bread we purchased in Grieve in Chianti. It was wonderful! There are a few other agritourismo locations nearby, but I felt they were just a front to a typical B&B. Podere del Pereto is a real working farm complete with olive groves and other organic products. The accommodations is not their first line for income, so do not expect to be waited on. It is meant to be an independent experience and if you approach staying there with that in mind, you'll love it! Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Rapolano Terme
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Ranked #16 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Rapolano Terme
Number of rooms: 7