We rented the villa Petrolo with 24 guests for a week for our wedding in April.
The villa and some of the people who run it are featured in Jamie Oliver's "Jamie's Italy" cookbook. The villa itself is huge.. perhaps a little run down but that's part of the character. It was very comfortable and the facilities were good.
The estate produces olive oil and wine, both of which are made available to the guests.
The location is great for exploring Tuscany.. a good central location between Florence, Arezzo, Siena, and the Chianti hills.
The people really make it though... Marco and Nada went out of their way to help us during the stay as well as organising a wedding reception with little more than half a dozen emails and half an hour sitting down with the cook... the food was amazing and a bargain too.
Also.. we found and booked the villa through another website (which I will not name) which listed hundreds of villas available for rent in Tuscany, and which had obscured the real name and instead called it "Villa Petra"... no doubt to stop you googling it and finding the estate's own website. It was only afterwards we discovered its real name and website. If were booking it again I would do it direct on Petrolo's website and avoid the middle man as they did not reply to my emails once they had taken our deposit.More
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