We (I and 4 other women) have just returned from 2 weeks in Tuscany. It was the trip of a life time, but what made it even more enjoyable was our choice of accommodation. We stayedat the Villa Baldasseroni, a magnificent place wih beautiful grounds, you could spend an entire day just wandering through the acres of beautiful gardens,however, it was the host and hostess, Michael & Alessandra that made it truly memorable. They could not have been more helpful and accommodating. From directions on how to get places to cooking lessons with Alessandra or for wonderful stories of the old villa and delightful stories of how they met, they entertained us many evenngs over a glass of wine. We had originally booked accommodation nearer to Florence but when we arrived found it wasn't suitable. We contacted Michael and explained the situation; they were all set to close for the season and go into Florence, but very kindly offered us to stay. They saw to it our "Granary" was clean and ready for us on very short notice, supplied us with clean towels and beddng more often than necessary and even provided us with soup and delicious chocolate cake all home made by Alessandra. I can't say enough about these wonderful people or the beautiful Villa and would recommend to anyone visitng Tuscany to stay at the Villa Baldasseroni.
Catherine Soglo, Vancouver, BC Canada
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Baldasseroni, a historical Tuscan Villa, situated midway between Florence and Siena, offers unique opportunities for exploring Tuscany from the comfort of a quiet country villa with its garden park and swimming pool. We are able to arrange special tours and visits to some of Tuscany's best known wineries, and history of art courses at the British Institute of Florence. Preferential rates exist for stays of up to a month or more, and the Villa is also available for longer term lets for people on assignment to Universities, like the European University Institute in Florence, or foreign companies with operations in Tuscany. The Villa is managed and run by Alessandra Baldasseroni, the owner of the property, her husband, Michael Griffiths, a British national, and their daughter Tessa, who works for the International School of Florence. ... more less