We went to La Ghiandaia in May 2012 to celebrate our wedding. We rented the whole place for 20 adults and 10 kids and most of us stayed for a whole week. La Ghiandaia is truly rustique- not just built up to resemble rustique. Go to Sheraton if you want sleek, cool and elevator with music.
Hosts: Silvia and Luca. We love you. Hard working, decent and loveable people with their hearts in what they do. I cried when we left.
Service: Outstanding. Silvia and Luca could not possibly have been more helpful with every detail we asked about, they adviced us on every little thing we needed, they fixed and adjusted and suggested to meet our needs. We put together a 3 day program for our guests to ensure they would see, smell and taste a piece of Toscana. Luca took a group hiking, and he suggested a wine farm in his home town that we went to. Brilliant!
Food: Siliva and Luca made 3 meals for us: the rehearsal dinner in the wine cellar the night before the wedding, the wedding dinner and the brunch the day after the wedding. I am out of words. The lasagna for the rehearsal dinner was of another world. The wedding dinner (roasted pig) served outside was heavenly. The brunch was plentyful and tasteful (it's a shame but I think a lot of the guests weren't quite able to appreciate good food at that point, after the party, but it was really, really good!).
Surroundings: Like being inside a romantic movie. The photos will never do La Ghiandaia justice. It simply has to be experienced. The corners, the flowers, the small bits and pieces and details all over the property are neverending. There is a very nice pool, a soccer field and hiking possibilities.
Location: Although situated in the middle of a big forest, away from everything and a rocky drive from the main road (no problem what so ever driving here, it's just a bit bumpy), you're a short drive away from "everything". Drive to Firence, Siena, Greve. Or go by train from Figline to wherever you would like to go to.
In Figline there is a huge Coop, you can get everything you need there, and some more. It's just a short drive (15 minutes?) from La Ghiandaia.
Silvia and Luca care a lot about this place, and you are requiered to act respectfully. Luca brings out the true Italian temper if he sees you with a glass by the pool- because he doesn't want pieces of shattered glass all over the place. Go by their simple rules to help keep the place unspoiled and beautiful and you will have the best time ever.
As for the guest who complained about bugs in his review: you can't be serious. Really.
We, and all of our guests, had a brilliant and unforgettable time- I'm tearing up just writing this review. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Luca and Silvia for making it the time of our lifes <3
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- Also Known As:
- La Ghiandaia Greve In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany