We arrived about 3 hours later than expected due to a late flight and our GPS rental which kept shutting down in Florence. Marco met us as we pulled into the villa. What a beautiful place. Classic old Tuscany Villa. 2 km from Castellina in Chanti (this is important as we ate all of our meals at either Podere Cogno or in Castellina). Marco and Giovannia both speak several languages. Their English is better than mine. The villa is well maintained and very isolated. Thus the only sounds we heard were the olive orchard workers trimming the olive trees. Be sure and ask Marco about the olive oil businjess. You'll learn the business in about an hour! Really knowledgeable and loves to tell the story. We were there 6 nights and ate two of our dinner meals with them. They have a menu at breakfast of the dinner being served that night. Both meals we had were excellent. Breakfast is pretty traditional Italian with the exception we got to order eggs cooked to order each morning. I'd suggest the scrambled eggs as they were the best ever! It must be the milk they have as these eggs are to die for!! While their marketing materials say room service is every three days, ours was just about every day. The place is exceptionally clean and the hosts are a real delight. You'll also love their two daughters living with them (oldest daughter is working and no longer living with them).
If you are looking for a centrally located place to stay while touring the Chanti area this is as good as it gets. Great location, wonderful hosts, and real Itaian scenery, Plus it is close to all the tourist spots you'll want to visit.
Castellina has four or five great places to eat. You'll enjoy them all if you stay as long as we did. Just a great place to stay if you like this area of Italy. We loved it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After the renovation of the ancient buildings of the farm, guests are cordially received in the elegant suites of the main farm house, where the limited number of places available guarantees the most personal of treatments and the most stylish accommodation down to the smallest details.High quality meals are prepared by the landowner herself, using the genuine products of the farm, the best local ingredients and following old Tuscan and Italian recipes ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Podere Cogno Castellina In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany