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“"Tuscan delight"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Podere Chiantini

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Podere Chiantini
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“"Tuscan delight"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

'What a find' - all that we wanted in Tuscany we got at 'Podere Chiantini'. Excellent accommodation, very well equipped, foodies will be most satisfied, and the addition of a fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher and full sized gas cooker was a bonus - a real home from home in Tuscany. It was really first class (though there was no air con).

The place allowed you your own space, but also for you to engage with the other residents if you so wished. In our case we could not have asked for better co-residents, who we managed to share some time, hospitality, food, wine and conversations well into the warm Tuscan evenings. 'Lemoncello anyone' ? : )

The owners and Joanna went out of their way to make our and the other residents stay as enjoyable as possible. For the time they took to inform you of the many local area attractions and providing the local wine, aperitifs, Grappa, biscotti and watermelon, and not to forget the foraging trips to their large garden to pick their tomatoes, peppers and aubergines. Introducing their friends from the local area and sharing stories and information, which added much value to our stay; we really appreciated the warmth of their and their friends hospitality.

'Podere Chiantini' is well positioned South of Florence but in striking distance of Sienna to the South and then further afield to the west Pisa and the East coast (both about two hours). We spent 6 days here and only scratched the surface of what is without doubt an exemplary part of Tuscany to base yourself, to either explore the local area and or travel further if you have the time! Only open for its second season, I predict that 'Podere Chiantini' will become a first choice for many who wish to spend some quality time in Tuscany!

PS - A trip to the local 'COOP' hypermarket is a must as it is a foodies deliticatessn utopia!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Podere Chiantini offers beautiful spacious and well-equipped apartments - nicely renovated in old Tuscan style. The owner of Podere Chiantini – Paolo – does everything he can to make you feel at home. During the week we stayed there he offered us grappa, water melon, and one night a typical Tuscan dish as “il Primo”. We arrived late so Paolo met us at the autostrada exit as he doubted that we would be able to find our way in the dark. Very kind of him, as the GPS was rather confused when we arrived at the destination. Further Paolo and his wife had prepared a lovely meal for us with a lot of great Tuscan food, wine, water, milk and everything - again due to our late arrival.
We enjoyed our stay very much – the pool area is nice and clean and each apartment has its own outdoor space with table and chairs and a barbecue. The premises are nicely kept, however the grass was rather brown as it did not get any water.
The nearby village – Pian di Sco – is a nice little village and the large supermarket Coop in nearby Figline offers good opportunities for shopping food and beverages and Tuscan specialties so Podere Chiantini is great starting point for experiencing Tuscany with only a short drive to Arezzo, Siena and Florence.

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Additional Information about Podere Chiantini

Property: Podere Chiantini
Address: Via Larga 26 | Località Palagio, 52026 Pian di Sco, Castelfranco Piandisco, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Castelfranco Piandisco > Pian di Sco
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Pian di Sco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable farm house and its barn dating back to the XIX century situated close to the village Pian di Sco'. The property (completely fenced-in) is located in the natural and protected area of the "Balze" - 28 km far from Florence, 38 km from Arezzo and 50 km from Siena. ... more   less 
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