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Il Pianigiano
Ranked #3 of 16 Certaldo B&B and Inns
Greenville, RI
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“Would definitely stay again!”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

We stayed here for four nights and were extremely happy with our accommodations. Cris, our host, was always happy to share his wealth of information on places to see, places to eat and the best ways to get there. The location was great for day trips to Florence, Sienna, Volterra, San Gimignano and Cinque Terra. The rooms were spacious and clean. The kitchen was ours to use, and we were made to feel at home when using the common area. Breakfast was a typical European breakfast that was always nice and fresh. A nice touch was the "emergency wine rack." If you forgot to pick up a bottle of wine, you were welcomed to take a bottle from the rack with the understanding that it would be replaced before checking out. It didn't have to be the same bottle of wine, just another bottle. This was something we took advantage of on several nights. Actually, we didn't have time to replace the bottle we drank the night before we left, and Cris simply ask that we include a small tip instead. All in all, a very pleasant stay where I would stay again and recommend to friends without any hesitation. Did I mention that the price was VERY reasonable as well?!? The only negative thing I could say was that there was a neighbor's dog that barked all night long one night, and there is a rooster in the neighborhood that does his job well.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Haifa, Israel
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18 reviews
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

Nice and Clean, large rooms, kitchen (that can be used for guest cooking) Great host (Christiano) that gave us good tips on where to eat and nearby attractions. (Chrisitano, you are the best!)
the place is really cosy and make you feel at home right away.
goos prices.
location is good, very close to the Certaldo town center (supermarket Etc.) and historical grounds (worht a visit - very nice- go up with the funicular...).
breakfest was great.
i already recomended the place to some friends that went there...
i you like hanging with the guests you will also enjoy good company from arround the world...

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

We were guests of Cris and his family for 5 nights from 29th Aug - 2nd Sept 2011 to attend a wedding and were very impressed with Il Pianigiano.
As previously mentioned in the reviews, nothing was too much trouble for Cris, he was very friendly and there was nothing we can say but positive comments.
The b&b was spotlessly clean and comfortable, the breakfasts were filling and set you up for the day.
We walked into Certaldo every day (15-20 mins) to catch the train to Sienna, San Gimmiano and Florence and used the local coop for the provisions for our evening meal.
The 'emergency wine rack' was a fantastic idea which we made full use of,as was the garden were we ate al fresco every night. One thing not to forget was mossie spray as they were def in biting mode.
The other guests were of various nationalities and really pleasant, and we managed to maintain the stereo-typical image of brits aboad in not speaking anything but english.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Il Piangiano to all, enjoy the wonderful tuscan sights and Cris's hospitality. The only amenity missing which would make it near perfect was a swimming pool.
Thank you Cris!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Netanya, Israel
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

we loved our staying here.
great hosting.
clean. nice. comfortable. friendly. helpful.
breakfast. bikes.
laundry machine.
village. view.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

We returned to Il Pianigiano for the fifth time, this time as a couple for our wedding anniversary. The welcome from Cris is always a delight and the atmosphere of this family run guest house is warm and welcoming. It seems that nothing is too much trouble while you are a guest. Breakfast is also included which is a delight at such a budget price. Offers of a free ride into town, there is free internet access, you can have free use of a bicycle. There is even a wine rack entitled "Emergency Wine" in case you are poorly prepared one evening. (A few euros a bottle).
The rooms are excellent value and made up every day. All in all a great place to stay in the heart of Tuscany. It was our first time arriving in Certaldo by train which was no hassle whatsoever. We landed at Pisa Airport which has a station inside the terminal, bought 2 return tickets for 23 euros and all the trains were on time! Airport to hotel 1 hour 40 minutes.
I recommend a stay at Il Pianigiano anytime!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. There are no bad ones!
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Czestochowa, Poland
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Reviewed September 23, 2010

Really good place for holidays in Tuscany. Very clean; helpful staff; free bike rent; good atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Liguria
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Reviewed March 28, 2010

Unfortunately my Boyfriend and I could only stay for the one night, I was working at Castel Fiorentino the next morning, but we were immediately struck by Cristiano's friendliness, sense of humour and how incredibly well organised the place was.

There is no set breakfast time, simply write on the kitchen blackboard when you would like breakfast to be ready. The choice and quality of food available was very impressive. You can also choose how you'd like your farm fresh eggs to be cooked.

Generally speaking the atmosphere is very relaxed, very easy, light hearted, and no details have been left out. There is Internet access 24 hours a day in the guest dining room, tourist leaflets in German, French, English and Italian, (and by the way Cristiano's English is impeccable) our room was very comfortable with its own TV. The bathroom; clean, functional, modern with a fantastic shower; good hot water pressure. No fiddling for hours trying to balance temperature.

My boyfriend and I went to an excellent pizzeria, the Pizzeria Osteria Borgobasso, recommended to us by our charming host. Excellent food at a very reasonable price!

We wished we could have stayed longer, but we will definitely come back!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Il Pianigiano
Address: Via Piano di Sotto 89, 50052, Certaldo, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Certaldo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Certaldo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Il Pianigiano is in Certaldo, right in the heart of Tuscany and the ideal starting point for tours to Florence, Siena, Pisa, S. Gimignano, Volterra and many other places. The old part of Certaldo is worth a visit itself. Clean and quiet Il Pianigiano is in the middle of the countryside, but still only a 15 minute walk from the town center. At il Pianigiano you can use bicycles, laundry facilities, common kitchen, internet station (or wi-fi if needed) and BBQ for free. It has a private parking place and a private entrance for the guests. ... more   less 
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