Just got back from a month at LeCetinelle in Greve and read with astonishment the 2 negative reviews and Simonetta's gracious response -- she gave an apartment to them for a B&B price.
Clearly this couple has not traveled extensively, especially in the hottest summer in many, many years. Electricity is mandated in Italy to a certain number of kilowat hours (we had just been in Venice and had to remember which appliance could go on with another). And if they expected an big American or English breakfast, good luck! That is simply not the Italian way -- simply a roll and coffee, half milk. Agritourismo is farm and vineyard-- grape and olive harvest, working farms as we know them in the states. No further education -- made my point. Simonetta and Luca went out of their way to help us (we lived in a lovely apartment) to have a BBQ with our friends from nearby Colognole. We could not find #4 filters and she gave us as many as we needed. The terrain is rough but what a 14th C. marvel is at the top of the hill, with the pool and grounds carefully sculpted to take in thedramatic panorama views. And there are lovely private gazebos, collections of tables and and comfortable chairs, affording as much privacy outside as one could wish. We are renting the apartment again in May, depending on how long we stay near Greve. We believe travel opens oneself up to new experiences, culture and if one is very lucky, to 2 very special hosts, Simonetta and Luca. Pat Outland, Richmond, VA USA
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This typical stone-built Tuscan farmhouse, completely renovated, is only 5 km from the town of Greve in Chianti and is the perfect base for anyone who wishes to visit the great art cities of Tuscany and the medieval villages of Chianti, or for those who prefer walking or excursions on mountain bikes, or for those who want to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the countryside.On the first floor of the house there are 6 bedrooms with bathroom, each one finely furnished with great attention to every detail. The splendid ceilings with wood beams and terracotta tiles, the windows which offer beautiful views of the garden, the vines and the hills make this house special. There is a large dining room with a fireplace where we serve breakfast. There is also a kitchen for the use of the guests of the B&B.Le Cetinelle’s position is indeed special, on a hill-top away from the crowds, 620m above sea-level. Our guests can relax in the lovely flower garden which surrounds the house, where tables, chairs and hammocks are at the disposal of all the guests. The saltwater pool has spectacular views over the vines, the olive groves, the hills and as far as Florence itself, particularly beautiful at sunset. Guests can sample the farm’s products – wine and olive oil. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Cetinelle Greve In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany