Villa Pecille has five units of different sizes. We spent a week in La Vigna, a two bedroom unit, earlier this month. This was the fourth time we have rented a villa in Italy with varying results. Our experience at Villa Peclle was easily our best of the four. La Vigna was perfect for us travelling with our granddaughter. The unit had two large bedrooms with comfortable beds and pillows. There was a cozy living area with a fireplace and well equipted kitchen including a dishwasher(seldom seen in rentals). There was even another room, used as a sitting room with a full third bath with a pull out couch. The A/C was far better than any we have experienced in villas or inns and the promised wi-fi worked as advertised. If you are a frequent traveller to Italy you know that isn't always the case. The unit even had instant hot water and plenty of it. When we moved into our unit, it was spotlessly clean.
We really appreciated that the owners price the units in dollars instead of euros. It takes the variable out of your cost. They even took checks for the deposit and final payment, therefore bypassing that dreaded foriegn exchange fee.
The property itself has expansive views over vineyards with Tuscan hills as a backdrop. A beatutiful pool ideally took advantage of the classic views from the grounds of the villa. Located in Panzano near Hwy. 222, Villa Pecille is ideally located for exploring the wine estates and hill towns of Chianti as well as a central point for excursions further afield. We ventured out to Volterra, San Gimignano, Lucca and the Florence-American Cemetery easily.
We found the staff to be readily available and helpful. Just using the washing machines and dryers and figuring out how to start the dishwasher could be a chore without the help of the villa's staff, primarily Anna. Gabriele was readily available to give directions, make reservations, mark up maps and offer helpful suggestions. In short, we thought the staff bent over backwards to enhance our stay.
We could not be happier with our experience at Villa Pecille. We look forward to returning to Chianti with friends and sharing this special place with them. If you are thinking about renting a villa in Chianti, don't hesitate to check out this winner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Pecille is located near Panzano, a town of medieval origin in the heart of Chianti, halfway between Florence and Siena. The Villa is an elegant 17th Century building restored to respect the original rchitectural style. From the Villa, which faces the famous Conca d’Oro (Golden Shell) valley, you can enjoy one of the most delightful landscapes in Tuscany, while the town of Panzano with its typical shops and restaurants is only a short walk away. Villa Pecille is composed of five independent apartments, from one to four bedrooms with bath, each with its own garden. Communal facilities include a very large panoramic terrace, two large meeting and eception halls, a large swimming pool located in the garden of the Villa and verlooking the valley, as well as a laundry room for guests with washing machines and dryers. There is also a tennis court available to guests nearby. Each apartment includes a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, a fireplace, an outdoors dining area with barbecue, heating and air-conditioning, stereo, satellite TV, telephone and free high-speed broadband (WI-FI) internet access. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Pecille (Azienda Agricola Fontodi S.S.) Panzano In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany