We stayed at Podere Casanova over spring break 2012. "We" being our family of 2 adults and 4 children ages 6 and under. It was perfect! Lisa and her family were amazing hosts. They set us up in the Ginestra apartment which was intended for 4 adults. They removed a single bed, placed a small bunk-bed and gave us a baby cot and while cozy, it was the perfect amount of space and saved us money. We also had our small dog with us and there was no extra charge for any of the above. Our apartment was attached to the laundry room so it was easy to keep up on laundry and not feel overwhelmed by it upon returning home. The Saturday night welcome dinner was amazing...the best food and wine! We loved getting to know our hosts and other guests. While there for the week we were able to visit Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Montespertoli, and several other small Chianti towns. Lisa had great recommendations as for things to do when it was raining...we went to a small factory where they make terracotta pieces...we were able to tour the place, learn all about how it was made and then we got to throw a piece on the pottery wheel ourselves, all for free! It was seriously the most relaxing vacation. Even when I locked us out of our apartment at 11pm and had to call Lisa to let us in, she was there in 15 minutes and smiling. The kids had a blast! There is a small playground, goats to feed, a pool, and plenty of space to explore. I never once felt out of place having all of our kids there with us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family Farmhouse of the seventeenth century located in the Chianti area, between Florence and Siena. All of our apartments have their own private external space. The apartments located on the first floor have their terrace with sun umbrella, table and chairs and barbecue grill. Apartments on the ground floor have a large part of the garden, a large gazebo, table, chairs and barbecue grill as well. Swimming pool in the garden surrounded by parasols and lounge chairs. Children playground. Wifi zone free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Podere Casanova Italy/Montespertoli, Tuscany