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Agriturismo Podere dellAnselmo
Ranked #2 of 14 Montespertoli B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

My family of 13 had the pleasure of staying with Nicola and Paulo at the end of May. Everything was perfect from the accommodations to the food. Dinner and breakfast with Paulo are a must. It was the most authentic Italian meal I have had since my grandmother passed away in 1990. The grounds and views are spectacular. Just like a postcard or the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun". The location is great for side trips to Florence and very charming neighboring villages. They were so helpful with advice on where to visit and when we lost a set of van keys, Nicola went above and beyond in helping us resolve the situation. I would highly recommend Podere le Rondini to everyone. It is Tuscany at its best!

Room Tip: The Capacie was more than spacious enough for the 13 of us to have privacy as well as family time.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband, myself and our 11 month old son recently stayed at Podere Dell-Anselmo for five nights. It was absolutely wonderful! The staff are very friendly (especially Sara, Laura and Simonetta in the kitchen) and the grounds and the facilities are excellent. The apartments are basic but spacious, clean and have everything you need. We elected to eat dinner every night at the little restaurant and the food was always plentiful and delicious. Eating with the other guests at communal tables meant we made friends during our stay and really added something extra to the whole experience. Dinner also includes pretty much bottomless wine, and the wine is excellent here. There are probably a few things around the place that need a bit of maintenance, but it all just works. Sure, things seem to happen on their own timeline (including all meals at the restaurant), but you're too relaxed to care. We loved it and would return again in a heartbeat. The cooking courses are great and where the cook doesn't speak English they provide a translator for you. Whatever is cooked at the class is then eaten at dinner! Although it's easy to get around to other places (Florence, Pisa, etc), you really want to just stay at Podere Dell'Anselmo and laze away the days under the Tuscan sun.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

My 9 year old Granddaughter and I stayed here for a week. We immersed ourselves in the wonderful hospitality of the villa's owners and staff. We ventured into Florence and Pisa but mostly we allowed ourselves to fall in love with Fabrizio and his amazing family. We walked thru the beautiful country side, cooked with the extremely friendly chefs, ate amazing meals and slept soundly in a very comfortable suite. Katie would like to add that she especially loved playing with Annette's and Fabrizio's young children and taking horseback riding lessons at their stables. I would like to add that the wine and olive oil, produced from their own vineyards and olive groves, were a highlight of each meal for me. During our entire stay we were made to feel like part of the family.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Sehr schön! Very nice! Multo bello!

This multilingually-staffed B&B is located on a hillside, below an equestrian park, and surrounded by vinyards.
It also offers suppers with ample home wine & sherry, and provides cooking courses.
Meals are served and parties are held in very convivial al fresco surroundings of the multi-arched lounge placed above the wine cellar, by the large pool, or at the terrace located just of the villa building.

Dell Anselmo will appeal to families, couples, and singles seeking some company.
Thanks to Fabrizio, Seigrunde, and Giulia. Our two couple group received excellent attention in the week before grape-harvest (early Sept. 2013) at the Virginia apartment and the dining and service were excellent. Some apartments ajoin onto others for larger accomodations that are three-star grade and clean. Air conditioning was very appreciated.

The hot tub was not operational when we were there, but would benefit travellers once the Tuscan heat is lacking on a autumn morning.
Cyclists would be best off to avoid attempting to use the house-supplied equipment which is offered free of charge.
Serious riders will need RED BULL to tackle the sandy hillsides or Strada Provinciale del Virginio Wine Route, which is fairly narrow with minimal shoulders.
Horse-back lessons and riding are just uphill from Podere Dell Anselmo.

You'll want to obtain the GPS coordinates before trying to arrive there. It is located about one hour from Pisa, and less than half an hour from Firenze. Suggest that you email info@forconi.net to request precise directions, as the right-angle approach from tiny Anselmo along the Wine Route is easy to miss even during the daytime. The single-lane sand road called Via Anselmo Panfi is bridge-connected to Anselmo and several hundred meters uphill.

Getting there, we enjoyed the secondary roads passing by Sambuca and Chianti villages, Siena, and Orvieto.
Our road trip from Sorrento coast took over 10 hours, since we chose to exit the north-bound A1 early.
Arrival in late afternoon is recommended - call ahead. Our arrival was in time for the evening meal (7:30-8 pm start according to local custom). A couple of nearby hillside restaurants offer great sunset views and local ambience where you can try to practice speaking Italian when ordering your food or beverages.

Florence is a convenient day trip drive, starting from the nearby Ginestra "chariot way".
Park at the COOP store en route, and transfer to a tram car.
Lucca and San Gimignano make for interesting roller-coaster drives and offer hair-pin curves en route.
La Spezia - a Coast Guard port town - is about two hours away for those venturing to check out Cinque Terre by car.

Home wine and olive oil can be purchased, and many happy memories were made.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

I absolutely loved my stay at Podere Dell'Anselmo in Montespertoli, Italy. I spent a week at this beautiful villa just outside Florence!! I was traveling alone but never felt lonely or alone. Fabrizio, Giulia and everyone there could not do enough for me. I was not feeling well the first 2 days and they cooked plain pasta and soup especially for me. I chose to eat dinner at the villa, and all of the guests sat together with owner Fabrizio and had dinner like one big happy family. Which is exactly how I felt..Each night was filled with delicious food, wine from their vineyard and great conversation. I took three cooking classes with Chef Laura. We cooked many delicious recipes and had lots of fun. The accomodations were beautiful and as a woman traveling alone, I felt very comfortable. My tours of Pisa, Luca, San Gimignano & Voltera were amazing. My driver Giovanni was also very good. His passion for his country was wonderful and he supplied me with many interesting facts about each city. He even helped me with my Italian language lessons. Lauren at Cooking Vacations.com recommended this "Tuscan Traveler's Dream" vacation for me and it was perfect..5 star. Very highly recommended. Thank you to Lauren and Podere Dell'Anselmo for a very memorable vacation!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

If you want to stay on a genuine, working agriturismo in Tuscany, you'll enjoy Podere dell'Anselmo! This farm is just about a 25 minute drive south of Florence, out in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, surrounded by vineyard- and olive grove-covered hills.

The staff here made us feel very welcome and everyone was very friendly and hospitable! We stayed in the "Maria" apartment, which was very large and had a nice view looking out toward the pool from the terrace. The kitchen was adequate, but note that due to the fact that this a farm (with horses but a few hundred yards away), there were a lot of flies. We did manage to eat outdoors on the terrace many times, but the flies did drive us inside many more. It wasn't unbearable, so don't let it deter you, just an annoyance that shouldn't reflect poorly on this B&B at all.
We enjoyed watching the owners make wine from their own grapes, and we were excited to bring home a couple bottles each of their wine and olive oil. They do have a restaurant on site if you don't want to cook for yourself your whole stay.
We enjoyed walking around the area, going horseback riding and visiting some of the other Tuscan towns. Overall a very enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Took the kids there for a morning horse ride, arranged at the last minute very amenably, with transfer to and from our hotel nearby. Beautiful setting. The hotelier, Fabrizio, was happy to organize a "light" lunch to follow the riding. It was far more than a little antipasto, though: the usual meats, bread and cheese followed by a sublime pasta with wild boar ragu. With our lunch and riding hosts joining us around the dining table on the terrace to talk about wine, food, local and international life, it was a wonderfully casual and comfortable meal. World class hospitality in a marvelous setting.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Loc. Anselmo Via Anselmo Panfi 12 | Montespertoli, 50025, Montespertoli, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Montespertoli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Montespertoli
Price Range: $128 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The "PODERE DELL'ANSELMO" is a family run wine and horse resort situated in the midst of the magnificent Tuscan countryside. Here, rows of cypress crown the ridges of the surrounding hills, where ancient castles look out over the renewed vineyards around Montespertoli. The Villa The private villa has recently been restored respecting its old-world charm, but adding modern comforts. Set on a working vineyard, the property is surrounded by rolling green Tuscan hills in the heart of Montespertoli. The Forconi family has operated its vineyards since the 19th century, specializing in the Chianti "Podere dell'Anselmo" wine. The produced wines are long-lived and are examples of the best in the Chianti wine region, thanks to the family's knowledge and expertise. Tradition and old family customs merge with modern winemaking technologies, to yield nearly 50,000 bottles a year. These are distributed with the authentic "Podere dell'Anselmo" label. The prize-winning Tuscan Red wine "PAX" from Podere dell'Anselmo boasts the Gold Medal, awarded at Mundus Vini in 2014 and several award in all around the world. At the estate is produced also an excellent extra virgin olive oil, which has received several awards for the high quality. Enjoy Tuscany with all senses.. Join Fabrizio at the family estate, a beautiful farmhouse villa located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. The Tuscan cooking classes, held in the villa's private kitchen, are carried out following typical recipes from the Florence area under the direction of Chef Simonetta. The entire staff, along with Fabrizio and his family, welcome you to the "Podere" for a memorable Tuscan experience in the heart of Chianti. The stay at the family estate will be laso a cultural experience visiting cities like Florence, the city of the Renaissance, Siena, the medieval city of art and romance, Pisa, with its Leaning Tower, and San Gimignano, the town of fine towers. Private excursions through the Tuscan hills will show you the winding roads crossed by sunflowers fields, vineyards and ancient castles of bygone days. ... more   less 
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