Everything you've read is true. The villa has been painstakingly and lovingly restored with amazing attention to detail. Lovely, peaceful grounds and garden. The Cantinis are proud and excellent hosts --- helpful and cordial without being overbearing. And the FOOD! What can be said about the Sat. welcome and optional Wed. dinner? Pace yourself b/c you're in for a treat. Everything remarkably fresh, much of it homegrown or provided by extended family and friends. Beautifully prepared. We toasted both Mrs. Cantinis after our Wed. meal!!
Conversation with guests is fun and stimulating. Everything about the apartment is comfortable -- one small wish -- if screens were possible so we could've let the breeze through without the mosquitos that would've been great but understand screens are not terribly popular (or convenient) in Europe given the centuries old window shape. Having the kitchen was great -- enabling us to have breakfast and even cooking in one night.
A couple of tidbits -- if you're arriving by car, definitely print out Gabry's directions from the website and do NOT rely on GPS. Once there, Gabry provides excellent maps. Gabry was very helpful before we arrived, securing our reservations at the Uffizi and L'Accademia. We used their arrival day grocery service -- it was nice to have Sun. breakfast supplies on hand having arrived at 7 pm on Sat. Since it was our second week of travel, having onsite laundry was quite useful....trust me...relaxing poolside, reading, listening to the birds and looking at olive trees makes doing laundry a dream!
My whole family loved every minute of our stay. My 78 year old Dad had never been to Italy. He told me our Le Torri stay gave him memories to treasure he'd never thought possible. I rarely return to the same place because I'm always curious about what other places can offer. However, I cannot imagine topping Le Torri. We will definitely be back. By the way, *best* gelato of our trip in Castelina in Chianti as you come through the pedestrian tunnel, on right. It's also an Enoteca so you can't miss it. Grazie Mille
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- XIII century building, villa apartments vacation rentals in the heart of Tuscany in the Chianti hills area top view, 25km to Florence, 50km Siena, 60Km Pisa, 30Km San Gimignano. Self-catering apartments in Tuscany. Apartments 2 bed and 4 bed. Welcome buffet Tuscan home made on Saturday from April and of October. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Le Torri Hotel Montespertoli
- Villa Le Torri Italy/Montespertoli, Tuscany