We rented Antico Fio for three days in June 2014 to celebrate our wedding together with friends and family. We very comfortably fitted 34 people but could have fitted at least four more without resorting to the multiple sofa double beds.
The location is excellent with breathtaking views across rolling hills towards Poppi and its castle. It is secluded with a high degree of privacy, as long as the neighbouring party venue is not in use. In our case, the owners specifically made sure this was empty during our stay. The distance to the castle is about three kilometres, very walkable according to the guests who did so. This is important since several of our guests encountered problems obtaining a taxi in Poppi.
We rented the entire facility and saw all the apartments. They are all very nice, in good condition, clean, plenty of space, and the property is very well maintained. The boiler did give out in one apartment but this was immediately fixed. Despite the heat (around 35 C the entire period) the apartments stayed pleasantly cool. We did not even have to use the AC. The pool was also surprisingly large allowing for some laps as well as play. It became the natural center of gravity for the stay.
The owners, Sara and Simonetta, are very pleasant and extremely friendly. They went the extra mile to make our stay and our celebrations the fantastic experience that it was. They are helpful, considerate, and extremely accommodating. Where our planning was not set, they took the initiative and arranged things for the best. Very professional and very good.
Antico Fio offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner by arrangement. Linda, the chef, is very friendly and an excellent cook. She did our brunch and dinner on the day of the celebrations and we were extremely pleased with the menu as well as the quality of the food.
In summary, this was an excellent stay and celebration, made so much better by the staff and the location. If we have to say something negative, it would be that the beds are on the short side for a 6'4" person. Would it stop us from going back? Not by a long shot. In fact, we as well as several of our guests would be happy to do so regularly. We know from friends how complicated and expensive a wedding can be but this was gorgeous and hassle-free thanks to this absolutely magnificent venue and its fantastic owners.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Antico Fio is a Seventeen century old stone farmhouse located among the florid and green Tuscany countryside in the heart of the Casentino Valley.All housing solutions (houses and apartments) are equipped with all comforts, have separate entrance and can accommodate from up to eight people. ... more less
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