We embarked on a trip to Tuscany with our family of five, with our children, Oscar 8, Alex 7 and Nina 5. A handful of travelling enthusiasts and pool junkies. Joined by an equally
excitable family of three. Both families enjoyed the property and found it cozy, suitable, and genuine. The location is wonderful, with a great view and well maintained grounds. Quiet and relaxing, welcoming and well appointed. Rooms are generous and comfortable, affording a nice view of the valley. And for those who have restless little feet, pit patting around, they can play soccer at the mini pitch on the hillside and then jump into a refreshing pool, or simply enjoy a stroll through the olive grove and the garden. We would also recommend the restaurant in the neighbourhood, reasonably priced and serves authentic local food. Family friendly and opens late for those active bodies like us, with day trips to neighbouring Florence, Arezzo, Sienna, Pisa, San Gimignano, and Rome. A week at Casolare ll Condottiero was a cultural and a culinary celebration for all ages.
I went to Toscana with my friends in September 2014.That traditonal Italian house was the perfect choice! The Casorale Condottiero Holiday Hotels has got a large garden on the hill and it's located in the near area of a 1000 years old annual Castle. There are lot of Olive trees in the garden, beautiful swimming pool, outdoor barbecue (where we had a fantastic party and we listened old Italian music, it was great). The house is perfect at all: clean, comfortable, the design and the furniture is wonderful. I recommend the hotel for friend groups, or families who want unforgottable experiences!
We rent Il Condottiero for one week in October and we found what we were looking for: kindness of the owners, a peaceful atmosphere and a relaxing stay.
Despite the weather (some days of rain) we enjoyed our stay visiting many nice tuscan villages like Castiglion Fiorentino, Cortona and Anghiari.
In the sunny days the view from the pool was amazing as well as the sunset.
We had great dinners in Castiglion Fiorentino at Ristorante Da Giuda and Osteria dal Lello.
It was nice to visit also the friday local market together with a walk in the ancient walls.
The experience was awful: the house is in poor condition, very old kitchen with terrible kitchenware. Hot water in bathroom runs only after 10 minutes of turning the faucet.
Wifi does not work properly.
The view form the house is to industrial zone and the road construction is in progress (October 2014).
Also bear in mind that road to the house is very narrow, literally for one car only.
We were very disappointed by all this dissonance with what was promised.
Here is the video of what you really see and hear in this house - http://youtu.be/k_WgFUERHio
We had a very pleasant stay,very nice house,nice surroundings,the beauty of Tuscany ( close or very close to Cortona,Montalcino,Montepulciano,San Gimignano,Siena).Everything was just perfect !
Group from Romania.
We stayed a week in July at this beautiful and rustic villa. It’s all that it promises to be. Everything worked accordingly and the pool was amazing in the Italian heat. The villa as well as the pool was private and spacious and it felt like a home away from home. The villa was well equipped with everything you can need.
We arrived in Rome, rented cars on the airport. I recommend renting as e.g. the supermarket is few kilometres away. We also rented small cars since the roads are narrow and Italians do have their unique driving culture. Car was from Hertz via Autoeurope which I can also recommend. Just be sure to mark all the scratches and dents before departing. During our trip we visited many of the nearby towns, Arezzo, Cortona and Firenze among others.
Perfect place to have the best that Tuscany can offer and to have a relaxing holiday with good food, wine, sun and Italian atmosphere!
Location was perfect; home was on the hill and no neighbours around. View from the lot to the valley is breath-taking.
Lovely cities Cortona and Castiglio Fiorentino are very close. Also Florence is only 90 km away.
Home was clean and cosy, very homelike. It is well equip; there is everything you need.
Service was blameless! Whenever we needed help, owner was always available.