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8 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Barberino Val d'Elsa, Tuscany

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Deborah C
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing holiday in comfy, luxurious villa surrounded by amazing scenery of vineyards & olive groves”
Reviewed March 8, 2018 for a stay in July 2017

Separate living areas means some people can party while others relax & read or watch TV. Great garden setting for the children to play or quiet setting for pre-dinner drinks; lovely pool area to keep the children busy. The food was fantastic - full breakfast with everything you could wish for - lunch if you need too. And it was so wonderful to have dinner on the terrace watching the sun set as we devoured the delicious dishes cooked superbly using fresh local ingredients. Great location with easy day trips by train or car to Piza, Florence & the shopping outlets, Luca, Siena & San Gimignano. And plenty of local Chianti wineries & cheeses to taste & enjoy. Villa is perfect for families or a group of friends of any age group.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 9, 2018
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your beautiful review!!! I will use it to promote my villa!!!!! So happy to know you have fond memories of your stay n you enjoyed your activities, relax moment, meals, day trips!!
Hope to host you soon again
Where are u located in US?? We are planning a promotional trip next winter!
Hope to see u soon
Warm regards
Annagloria n enzo
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lbaratto
Augusta, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous week of outstanding accommodations, delicious food and awesome side trips.”
Reviewed February 21, 2018 for a stay in September 2017

Villa II Santo is a magnificent villa where portions predate the Middle Ages. The villa has been completed updated and sits on top of a hill overlooking a vast valley of farmed olive trees and grape vineyards. Morning clouds hover over the valley and the beautiful terrain is jaw dropping.

The villa's proximity to Florence (35 minutes), Sienna and Pisa make day trips very practical and enjoyable. Guides can be hired for historic tours. There are truffle
hunting excursions and ballooning available. Oh the food! Your hosts the Corti's get a big BRAVO!

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2018
hi Larry thank you for your review , ,so happy you enjoyed to be there n thank you for hosting us in Augusta. we loved to be there. hope to hast you soon again
love
Annagloria
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davidobri...
Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
“The most amazing experience!!!”
Reviewed December 11, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This would be the most amazing experience we have had while travelling overseas. The Villa, the views, the location and the food/wine is amazing! The facilities within this villa just work perfectly if you are looking for a relaxing holiday.

The rooms are spacious, you have numerous areas to dine within the villa with amazing views. We opted to have someone come in and cook breakfast and dinner for us which just worked out perfectly. You can ask for types of traditional Italian food and they will organise it and they can even organise a cooking class for you.

Enzo and Annagloria are the most hospitable people we have ever met. You are made to feel at home as soon as you arrive and they will help you out in organising anything you want. They organised wine tours, golf, truffle hunting, shopping and trips to towns near by with a tour guide.

We have also been fortunate enough to stay at Enzo and Annagloria's other villa Castellare de'Sernigi which is just as exceptional.

If you are looking to experience a traditional Tuscan holiday then you must stay at one of Enzo and Annagloria's villas, I can't recommend it enough. We have just booked again for our third time and can't wait to get back.

P.S. You have to try Enzo's olive oil!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 12, 2017
David
thank you for your wonderful review!! I really appreciate your nice words
we are so happy to have met you n your lovely family. happy you decided to share with us your family's birthdays. so nice!
a big hug n happy to see you in 2 years
if you have a moment pls be so kind to write a review on Castellare as well. Have a Merry Christmas and a spectacular 2018!
annagloria n enzo
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cagojet
Glenview, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Spectular stay”
Reviewed December 11, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We stayed here for a week with a group of 15 adults. We enjoyed every moment.
The accommodations were beautiful and the food delicious. Annagloria was so helpful with day trips and activity recommendations.
A dream come true.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 12, 2017
HI Peter, thank you for your beautiful words, it will help our future guests a lot
happy you enjoyed your stay n can't wait to meet you in a few weeks.
have a Merry Christmas with your family n a marvellous 2018!
annagloria n enzo
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1 review
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed November 2, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Great villa, beautiful, near town. Definitely recommend if traveling with multiple couples or family.

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Management Response
Nov 3, 2017
Thank you for your kind review. Hope to host you soon again
Annagloria
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mcge22
northeast
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Spectacular home, incredible views, amazing vacation”
Reviewed October 22, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

I think it's safe to say that we all wish we were still at Villa il Santo! Two families traveled (13 people in total) from two parts of the U.S. to come together for this magical vacation. The home is exquisite. Simple yet lush at the same time. There was ample room for all of us, with various indoor and outdoor sitting areas. We took advantage of the whole property, including the garden area (which became a bocce tournament court), refreshing pool and hot tub (it was hot when we were there - we spent a LOT of time in that pool!). We enjoyed dinner at the home a few evenings, as well as a lovely breakfast one morning. The home is surrounded by olive groves and grape vineyards and the views are amazing. Sitting outside in the morning with coffee and gazing at San Gimignano in the distance will make you not want to leave. The sunsets are equally gorgeous.

Annagloria was wonderful in assisting us with restaurant and activity recommendations of all types. In general, she and her husband Enzo were very responsive to any needs we had before and during our trip. A highlight of our time was a welcome dinner/jazz concert at Annagloria & Enzo's home's outdoor gardens under the stars. Just fantastic.

If you're looking to cook at Villa il Santo, everything you could need is there. There is WiFi connection throughout and a TV / DVD setup (though we didn't turn on the TV once when we were there - even with two younger kids in our party).

Driving is a must. There are many lovely restaurants and shops, as well as two grocery stores, nearby. The home is very close to Siena, San Gimignano and Florence. And please don't miss the lovely home town of Barberino Val d'Elsa and nearby town of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. You will fall in love with Villa il Santo; collectively our family can't say enough about how great our experience was. Grazie mille Annagloria and Enzo for a wonderful trip.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 23, 2017
well...I am speachless...thank you for your review, you are too kind!! so happy to read our guests enjoyed the vacation!! soo happy!!!
hope to host you soon again , it has been such a pleasure for us to meet you n your lovely family/friends
Annagloria n Enzo
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erikaamer...
Los Altos Hills, California
1 review
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed September 19, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We chose the perfect spot for our very discerning and well traveled group of 3 families for a total of 14 adults and young adults at Villa Il Santo. We have stayed in many places and we all agreed this was our best venue as far as quality of the villa, lay out, views and comfort. It was casual but with style, in very good condition and we had the cleaners come every day and they did a great job. we loved the different options for being together throughout the villa which offered different views and sun or shade.Everyone was happy with their rooms, and we can't always say that.

Some of us had a lovely morning walk each day through the country side. We would make our own breakfast and then hop in the car and were off for yet another Tuscany experience. All of our visits were easily located, Florence was the fastest to get to, 30 minutes or so, but then you had to find the parking which took a bit longer.

We had a minor plumbing issue one day and owners had immediate service on it, which we were happy about. Heading down the gravel driveway took us a couple of times to get acclimated, but after that we were accustomed to our private drive!

We deemed the location and privacy of Villa il Santo perfect and we enjoyed incredible views of the valleys of Tthe Chiati region and will remember this trip for years to come as beautiful and touching...we will always have fond memories of our very gracious hosts as well, the beauty of the people, the food and the gorgeous countryside. Bravo Anna Gloria and Enzo, you are wonderful! Please come and visit us soon!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2018
hi Erika
so sorry for delay in replying to your wonderful review
happy to read it n to see how much you enjoyed your stay. we loved to meet you n your family n friends and to know about Persian culture
hopefully will see you next wintering California or back in italy
ciao Annagloria
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