'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!
- 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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