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“Wonderful Villa - wonderful wine!”
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Villa Dianella
Ranked #1 of 9 Vinci B&B and Inns
Hartpury, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful Villa - wonderful wine!”
Reviewed September 23, 2009

As we drove up the sweeping drive lined with Cypus trees, we knew we had made a wise decision to stay here! We were greeted by Laura who showed us our two rooms - Lavender and Pink room. Both were huge and each beautifully decorated - shabby chic style with gorgeous views over the surrounding countryside and gardens.

We had booked a tour of the cellars and lunch beforehand (25 euros each), and after settling in, Laura showed the four of us round the many rooms where wine production has been happening for decades. It was absolutely facinating and Laura is extremely knowledgeable answering all of our questions in perfect english. We were then taken upstairs where a table was set out for lunch. Laura explained how to taste the wine that is made there (which is delicious), whilst we enjoyed, homemade pasta with pesto, bread, bruchetta, tuscan salami & prociuttio, followed by Vin Santo & biscotti. This was a truly wonderful lunch. Afterwards, we sat outside in the garden and drank more of the Villa Dianella house wine.
That afternoon, two other couples arrived to stay in the other 2 bedrooms and we all sat together chatting and drinking the wine, sharing stories about italy and getting to know each other. Although there is no restaurant there, there are plenty of local restaurants or as we had had too much wine to even think about driving, Laura arranged for pizzas to be delivered to us and set out the table for us again that evening. They were delicous and we had one of those rare evenings which we shared with new friends and thoroughly enjoyed their company.
We had a wonderful time here and bought a few bottles of their wine to ship back home (thanks Laura for arranging!). We will think of this magical place and what a wonderful time we had there every time we open a bottle!!
This place is very much set up for small weddings and parties - although it only has the 4 bedrooms, I understand that there are many alternative places to stay in for other guests nearby.
I would certainly reccommend this Villa as it is also very well placed inbetween Pisa & Florence.
We are already planning on when to return!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 6, 2006

This was a great base for us while we looked for a wedding venue in Tuscany. Although you need a car it was 10mins in a cab from Empoli station (on the main train line between Florence and Pisa), and although Empoli is not a great town the hotel is lovely, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves they have the most wonderful wine and and olive oil for sale to drink in your room or take home. They offer B&B only, but locally either via taxi or by hire car you have many restuarants to enjoy dinner or lunch. you are also 30 mins to pisa and florence by train for touristy things or 40 mins each way by car.

I would stay there again, in fact I am next year when I get married close!

  • Liked — The building
  • Disliked — no bar facility
  • Tips/Secrets — take water and snacks as there is no bar area, it is B&B and the rest you have to do yourself
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villa Dianella
Address: Via Dianella 48 | Loc. Dianella, 50059, Vinci, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Vinci
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Vinci
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Dianella 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Dianella Fucini is a beautiful Medicean Villa of the XVI century plunged in the relaxing and regenerating landscape of the sweet rolling Tuscan hills just a few kilometers away from Florence and Pisa.Its position in the center of the Tuscan region makes it the ideal accommodation for people willing to discover the natural and artistic beauties of the surroundings and to visit Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Siena. The Villa is surrounded by the vineyards and the olive-trees of the Fattoria di Dianella, that produces wine and olive oil, and by the borgo di Dianella that has several halls for exhibitions, meetings and exclusive happenings.There are 2 double rooms and 2 suites decorated in romantic pale colours and provided with all facilities. ... more   less 
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