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“Bella, Bella, Bellissima!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Limonaia

La Limonaia
Ranked #180 of 324 Tours in Florence
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Owner description: La Limonaia, specialising in gastronomic events in Tuscany since 1996, offers a completely original series of one-day wine tours and food experiences. We have selected some of the more interesting local food and wine products which our guests will experience in the houses, kitchens, farms and vineyards of our artisan friends. These individually chosen specialists will open their homes and guarantee a gastronomic experience that the average tourist will have missed.
Berlin, Germany
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71 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Bella, Bella, Bellissima!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2010

This review is WAY overdue, and I feel bad about that because in my opinion La Limonaia should be rated number 1 over all of the other B&Bs in Tuscany. To the reviewer of "It's No Hilton/Marriott"'s credit he says that this was not for him - it is not a modern hotel. But don't confuse rustic with primitive. Primitive La Limonaia is not. In this case, rustic means a genuine period Tuscan villa (yes with modern and private bath and shower) with a beautiful courtyard out front, set on a hill overlooking its boundary wall from which capers grow in the limestone, with olive trees and the hills of Tuscany spread before you and the Florentine skyline in the distance. It is heaven. We have stayed there on numerous occasions and my wife and I only regret that we have not been able to be there recently. The hosts are kind, welcoming, attentive to detail, and a pleasure to be around. You can not meet more wonderful people than them anywhere else on the planet. Our only fear is that La Limonaia will become so overbooked that we will no longer be able to get a room there. "VIVE BENE, SPESSO L'AMORE, DI RISATA MOLTO" - that's La Limonaia.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It's not the Hilton/Marriott...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

There is no doubt this the place for an "authentic" experience. Unfortunately, I found out, I'm not that rustic. The hosts were warm and the breakfast delicious. Next time I'll visit for a tour, but stay in an American style hotel. I was ready to leave within the first hour. Sorry it wasn't for me.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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“Wow, outstanding experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2010

After reading positive reviews about Giulio and his tours, we have ordered a full day tour with cheese and spice tastings. We have expected the usual: a nice view of Tuscany, and a bit of commercial site seeing. Oh boy, we were wrong. For the price of a standard tour at other places, we got a personal tour of Tuscany, with real people showing how they live on this beautiful land. Cheese was one of the best we ever tasted, and spices had the aromas one would expect form parfum sampling. But most amazing was Giulio, with his personal touch of showing small towns, butcher store, monastery with a view to kill and all this with a smile that made us feel welcome. So, if you ever in Florence, write to Giulio and get one of his tours. Guaranted, any tour you take after him will be a new standard you will compare it too.

Simon and Bella, New York

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London
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“Truffle Hunting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2010

This is a copy of the letter we sent to Giulio, our tour guide. We had such a great day! He was early picking us up. He did everything to make our day perfect. We highly recommend using his services for the best Italy has to offer!

Sending a big thank you to you for the truffle tour. It was one of the highlights of our trip. It was perfect in every way. Even the weather co-operated.
We enjoyed the drive with you thru beautiful Italy. Your knowledge and expertise provided us with a very enjoyable tour. Our time in the woods with the dogs was so much fun. The lunch and tour of Anghiari so memorable. (We're still full from the amazing meal.) All in all, you gave us the perfect day. Please give our thanks to everyone we met, especially Marino (the truffle hunter - not sure if the spelling is correct.) Most of all, many thanks to you for taking just the two of us on the tour. Truffle hunting has been on our list of things to do. You made it a perfect memory. We will definetely use your services again and recommend you to anyone travelling to Italy.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“No comparison!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2009

Once again, Guilio and Cristina completely out-did themselves! This was my second experience with La Limonaia and it was even better than the first - didn't think that was possible! Guilio and Cristina were the consummate hosts - from the Chianti Classico vineyard tour to the cheese tasting - at the goat farmer's dairy (talk about fresh!) - to the sauce-making class. They treat you like family and visiting them will be a 'must' on all my future trips to Italy!

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