“Awsome Villa in Chianti ! I Loved l'affreschi in the rooms and” I always wanted to go to Italy and I am glad I choose this Villa ! its in the middle of all the hotspot locations so I did not have to travel out of the way to get to them (not to mention the wine tastings since in right in Chianti)!
The huge property was great, the views and l'affreschi were wonderful and the pool is nice and big. With all trees and flowers blooming it was really romantic. I can't wait to go back we had a great getaway :) thanks !
“We would come once a year if we could - it was a lifetime famiy” Although we were expecting something wonderful, Ripertoli was the best!! Nigel couldn't have been more accommodating as we planned our stay and we felt honored that the Tullys shared their special home with us. When we drove up to their beautiful estate, it took our breath away-spectacular is an understatement. We were greeted by Marisa who cares for the place as if it were her own. Her cooking was spectacular and with the help of her granddaughter alice we were treated to the best of Italian home cooking, abundant and delicious. She was so caring of the 4 little grandchildren and treated us to a surprise lavish dessert when she found out it was our 45th wedding anniversary.Our 4 children and their spouses,4 grandchildren,AuPair, & a nephew were thrilled with the special bedrooms in the main house and 2 capannas, pool, movies/games, hiking, nearby villages and markets.It was easy to travel to Florence, Siena, Pisa, hilltowns and lesser known castles and forts. We loved the location in the rural countryside, close to Panzano and Greve, but truly in "the country". We kept finding nearby hidden treasures. We also loved that the Tully's share what's in their house-from olive oil to whatever happens to be in the larder to travel books-we really felt at home! After long days exploring and traveling around, it couldn't have been better to come "home" in the afternoon to the pool and to Marisa's creative cooking. We could eat outside enjoying the incredible views or inside in the expansive living room/kitchen-it was great no matter where. And there were always delicious leftovers for snacking! We loved the separate "capannas" each with their own small kitchen and allowing for extra peace and quiet for their inhabitants! And, we also loved that the main house has the separate "tower room" and "terrace room"; even with a bunch of 17 people, we could all have separate spaces-and more bathrooms than bedrooms! We give huge thanks to the Tullys and highly recommend their place!