“Book it!” Stefano has great English and was quick to respond to any of my questions with helpful information. The home is very clean, beds fresh, nice furniture, adequately supplied with cooking utensils and even some minor supplies. The setting is an
We enjoyed a fantastic week staying at this beautiful house with our two young children, we couldn't recommend it enough. We met Stefano the owner in Castelnouvo who escorted us to the villa, his Engl… More
Thank you very much for coming to my property
You are a lovely family and meeting you was all my pleasure.
I'm glad to hear that you had a good time here in Italy and I really hope to see you again.
Let's keep in touch, I really hope to come and visit you in UK soon.
“Outstanding host, house and location”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2015
This beautiful cottage was the perfect venue for our week-long family holiday. It has all the facilities you need, but with a rustic feel that makes it very atmospheric. The swimming pool came in ve… More
Thank you all for coming to my property
It is always a pleasure meeting new people but it is more than a pleasure meeting lovely family like yours.
I'm glad to hearing from you that you spent good times here in Garfagnana and I really hope to see you again.
I'll wish you all the best
“Great Holiday Home”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2014
For the past 45 years we have rented holiday properties throughout Europe , Canada and the USA, and I can honestly state that this one was the best, the facilities were ideal, particularly the proximi… More
Thank you all for coming and thanks for the beautiful review, you are too kind.
It was a pleasure meeting you all, you really are a lovely family.
Thanks for the cake you have shared with me and for the calendar you have sent to my father. The places showed on it look amazing, I really want to come and visit you in North of England.
Let's keep in touch
Take care and thanks again
“Idyllic Italian Retreat!” As the plane door opened in Pisa my little girl (who's ears were blocked from the flight) shouted back at me "Look Mom it's Summertime!", and it was. We were so lucky to leave Rainy Ireland behind in June and spend 3 wonderf
A superb Villa rental. It was like home from home, we had everything we needed for a fantastic holiday and more. The weather was cool some days however, the central heating and log fire was a real plu… More
Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you loved Villa Rossa and the location. As you said you found it was ideal as a base for seeing Tuscany and you enjoyed travelling on the local transport links to Florence and Lucca. The days you took the opportunity to explore the area, with our personal walking tours around the villages and the wine tasting were also a real treat for you and your group. You loved the whole experience so much, you have already expressed an interest in coming again next year. We can't wait to see you all again soon. Until then take care all of you. kind regards.
“A memorable holiday”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2012
Bagni is a wonderfully unspoilt Tuscan market town set in lovely countryside. Villa Rossa is spacious and comfortable and sits on a hill overlooking the town surrounded by great views. Jo and Antonio … More
Thank you for your review it was a joy to have you and your family stay with us. We are so pleased you loved our day trips. These we offer to clients as an added option. The villa itself is in a lovely position close to transport links so, if like yourselves people don't wish to hire a car, getting around is easy. As you you found out when your daughter headed up to Venice for a couple of days and you enjoyed nearby Lucca and Florence. It was a joy meeting you all keep in touch. kind regards Joanna and Antonio
“Comfortable base in the heart of Tuscany” Poggio Saragio is located on a quiet lane among vineyards and orchards, with beautiful views across rolling hills in central Tuscany - sitting on the back terrace taking in the amazing views and colours and l
“A lovely farmhouse, perfectly located and stunning views.”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
We would highly recommend this lovely Tuscan farmhouse. The views from the back of the house are some of the best in the area and sitting on the terrace on warm evenings drinking the local Montelpucia… More
“The perfect Tuscan hideaway - and ideally located for exploring the many sights in this region.”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
We spent 2 days in Rome en route, and took the train to Chiusi - it was so easy! We then hired a car in Chiusi and drove to the house (only 20 mins), in time to unload and go into town (5 mins) to sh… More
“Wonderful wonderful holiday home!”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
Poggio Saragio is exactly as shown in the photographs. The villa is spacious, clean and a real home from home with a BBQ, books to read, DVDs to watch and even a docking station and speakers for your … More
“Tuscan magic!” Having travelled some in the Greve region of Tuscany, we knew what to expect in terms of scenic beauty. Casalone fitted right in to the Magic of Tuscany! The house is suitable for two close families, and comfortably sleeps 6 adults and
We had a wonderful week at Casalone during Aug2016. The house is absolutely charming, renovated with perfect taste, at the end of private road which preserves you from any noisy road or neighbours. Ju… More
This wonderful recently renovated 4BR/3.5BA villa sits on top of a hill and is part of a 20 hectares biological farm, immersed in the most beautiful typical Tuscan landscape. A luxury private swimming pool as well as a private lake and the most amazing direct views on …see more
“central in historic area.” We enjoyed our 3 night trip and stay at the accommodation which was very central to the sights. The accommodation was simple, rustic and had a tuscan feel, although it was a little noisy at night when we held the other peo
“Beautiful House and surroundings” I and my girlfriend + in-laws were very content with the house and we had no problems at all during our stay in Gragnanella. The house has a beautiful view across the Garfagnana area. We would recommend everybody to r
“Lovely house, great pool and beautiful views and located in stunning mountainous area of Tuscany”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
This was a great house for our family holiday in a lovely and unspoilt part of Tuscany. The pool was beautiful and the loggia great for outdoor living. Situated in a small hill town the house had wond… More
This fabulous recently renovated 4 BR - 4 ½ BA villa sits on the grounds of a wonderful historic estate, just minutes away from the town of Capalbio and the beautiful sandy beaches of Maremma, Tuscany’s Southern coast. Featuring more than 3800 s.f. (350 s.m.) of inn …see more
“Fantastic place, lovely owners” We stayed three weeks at Orbaci together with friends and family and had a wonderful time! The place is clean and very well kept. The estate feels spacious and is lovely situated in the Tuscan hillside, very private. Th
Orbaci was the perfect villa for a relaxing celebration for our large family. The villa itself is fitted out to a very high standard and very well equiped. It's situation is beautiful, with stunning v… More
“Fantastic villa in beautiful position”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2011
We had a party of 9 staying 2 weeks in this wonderfully converted and updated villa. It was spacious and very comfortable. Everything you would have wanted was available in the villa. The surroundings… More
“A wonderful week in a rural idyll”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2015
We just wanted to write to say just how much we enjoyed our week at Orbaci and how much we enjoyed exploring the beautiful Garfagnana region . It is a lovely relaxing property set in an idyllic locati… More
Thank you for your detailed review and we are really glad you had such a good time both at the villa for your celebrations and locally in this stunning area. Alan and Mel would love to welcome you back!
“Characterful apartment in a beautiful location” We had a fantastic week in Pereta, we really didn't want to leave and the next location had a lot to live up too!
Casa Romantica was perfect for us. The living area wasn't the biggest but was very well
stayed lhere for a week and only wish it had been for longer. Casa Romantica has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. It was so nice to come back to at the end of the day … More
I am pleased you liked Casa Romantica and Pereta and agree the balcony is a special relaxing place. I hope you will return again soon... for 2 weeks next time :-)
“not recommended apartment”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2011
Let me start by saying Pereta is a lovely village and the locals are lovely but the apartment is another story
The so called quaint approach to this apartment was not, it was not that nice. The door … More
I must say that I am really shocked and very disappointed reading this review as this is the first time someone has complained however, I respect your comments and have taken some of them into consideration. To start off with we don’t wish to update the alleyway down to the house which dates back to the 11th century, or the front door that has been there for a very long time. Most people that visit usually appreciate the history and character of the property. As to the size of the house… I advertise the house for couples or families with small children as the second bedroom is designed for young kids not adults. As to the odd creepy crawly… Pereta is perched on the hillside in the countryside so this is just part of nature. However, I am fitting new fly screens for 2012. The cleaning fee includes all bed linen, towels, beach towels and a lovely welcome basket with enough food and drink for breakfast and an evening meal!! I apologize about the fridge having ice in it and I have bought a new one for 2012. I am sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at Casa Romantica, obviously this style of holiday was not for you and it’s very sad that you have found so many negative things to say. For your next holiday you may be better staying in a modern style apartment.
“A Serene Getaway in the Tuscan Countryside - Fabulous!”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2015
The villa was old world magnificent - built in the 15th century, the grounds and pool were perfect and expansive, and we loved being in the country. We stayed in both Florence and Venice before coming… More
“Fabulous Holiday Villa in Tuscany”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2015
We stayed at the Villa San Francesco in Bagni di Lucca for two weeks with family and friends during August and could not possibly have enjoyed ourselves more. The villa is exceedingly comfortable and … More
“La residenza perfetta per la nostra vacanza al Cinquale”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2014
Con la mia famiglia siamo stati per una settimana nel mese di Luglio in questa villetta al Cinquale. La casa è molto bella e luminosa con un grande giardino, posto auto, cancello automatico ed un ann… More
“Very cosy, good location!” Very well equipped appartment, good kitchen, very nice location, convenient parking in own closed yard,
Calm and peaceful, far enough from noisy camping bars and discos.
Caring and attantive owners, willing to help.
This stunning villa is located 2,5 km from Cortona. Recently renovated and nicely furnished, it is an 18th century Tuscan stone house. Surrounded by olive trees and facing south with lovely views across the valley below, Villa San Pietro is very private and quiet …see more
“Perfect” Our stay in Lucca was wonderful. The location of the apartment is just perfect. You need nothing more. The owner Mr Marco is adorable and very helpful. It is a fair price. We can highly recommend!
Beautiful apartment in the historical center of Lucca. This apartment has been everything we hoped for! We loved the location and the nice furnishings inside.
We come to Lucca every year, but this w… More
Thank you so much, I hope to see you again in the future!
“Fantastic villa, superb location” Villa was well equipped, garden and pool area fantastic with plenty of loungers and seated areas and outstanding views.
Good location. For trips to Florence and Siena
Helpful owner and great support from travel comp
“Historical Lucca with all the comforts of home” I spent 4 wonderful weeks in Lucca, in this apartment. The owners, Manuela and Martin, were welcoming and helpful. The apartment is clean, comfortable and had everthing I needed.
The location, just insi
For those who haven’t been to Lucca, I can assure you that it’s Tuscany’s best kept secret, a medieval town about the size of Bath or Chester (though slightly smaller than Pisa) but with a style… More
“Great apartment in perfect location”
Reviewed 26 May 2012
The apartment is light and modern and in a perfect location within Lucca's city walls. We stayed for five nights and could have stayed longer. Lucca is a great base for visiting Florence and Pisa but … More
“Beautiful modern air conditioned apartment within the ancient city walls of Lucca”
Reviewed 19 May 2012
We visited Lucca for the first time last summer, we had a fantastic holiday! The apartment is modern, very well equiped and presented beautifully, with lovely views looking over th… More
Villa Rossa is a beautiful indipendent Villa, suitable for 6 person, located in Greve in Chianti within walking distance from all facilities. It has an ideal position, between vineyards and olive groves, and with a gorgeous view on the surrounding hills. …see more
“Just what we were looking for” We chose this property because we wanted somewhere close to Lucca but also a good distance to Viareggio beach and Pisa airport (30mins approx to each). The apartment was spotless and it was nice to go to an apartment th
The property is part of a large house that is shared by the owner, but it has its own entrance and is quite private. It is close to the main motorway to Firenze and about 30 minutes drive from Pisa a… More
“Superb apartment on outskirts of Lucca”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2015
This apartment sits at the top of a beautiful Italian villa. The location 5 minutes from the motorway makes it ideal for sightseeing yet it is on a quiet country road about 1 km from Lucca.
The apar… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you loved this pristine apartment and that you found the location peaceful yet ideal for exploring. Thanks again!
“Fantastic!” The Capanne is a unique place to stay and the Capanne 4 in particular. The combination of the wonderful view, the lovey surroudings, the beautiful pool and garden and, last but not least, the way David makes you feel at home is absolutely
“Le Capanne - Relaxation in the Beautiful Garfagnana area of Tuscany”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
Le Capanne4 is a converted farm property in the mountains, about 20minutes drive from Gallicano and felt pleasantly remote. It is comfortable, adequatey equiped and shares a pool with the other 3 appa… More
“Home away from home” We stayed at the property for the second time and we've been welcomed like good friends. The apartments are located within a very peaceful woody area. We could hear all kinds of birds day and night. The new fitness area has been
Casa conti di sotto is a truely magical tranquil destination, with the perfect combination of relaxation and activities onsite. We stayed for two weeks for our honeymoon in the gorgeous 'Villa Mimosa'… More
“Fantastic Tuscan experience”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2011
We had a wonderful week staying in Villa Guilia at Casa conti di sotto. It is rural and authentically Tuscan. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the owners have thought of everything to m… More
“Un posto indimenticabile”
Reviewed 12 May 2013
Conoscevo già la zona ma non ero a conoscenza di questo posto che mi ha suggerito un'amica dopo a ci passato le vacanze.
Lo consiglio a tutti per: bellezza del paesaggio, pulizia delle stanze, pisci… More
“Paradise - well worth the hair-raising drive up the mountain!” We wondered why David insisted on meeting us in the nearest town and then we drove up the mountain - I knew it was remote but was not expecting it to be quite so high up. But once we sett
What can I say…our first trip to Capanne was in 2005 and we have only missed one year since then! We count the weeks from one year to the next! Why you might ask? Well where do I start: the weather … More
“Wonderful ‘getaway from it all’ location, fantastic host, in the centre of north Tuscany.”
Reviewed 18 May 2011
For those who are looking for a fantastic location, peace and quiet with the opportunity to see nature at its best, this is the place for you. The accommodation has a homely feel with a well presented… More
“A superb Holiday Villa owned by a friendly,helpful man with a lovely family” We have stayed twice before,and have booked again for next year.Marco,the owner,and Patrizia,his wife,are the nicest couple,always willing to help in any matter.The sheets ar
Our second visit to Casa Patrizia and just as magical as the first time. Lovely villa, great views over the Tuscan hills and relaxing pool. Can't wait to go back… More
Thank you for your review on this popular house which as you will know gets many repeat bookings!
“Bliss in Barga”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2014
We enjoyed a wonderful week staying at Casa patrizia, it's situated right on the edge of town an easy walk in the evenings to both the old and new town. Plenty going on and good activities in the are… More
“A beautiful villa in an exceptional setting.”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2015
This is the second time we have stayed at this villa and I expect we will stay there again in the near future. The owners are lovely people who gave us a warm welcome and made sure we had all the info… More
Charming stone farmhouse with original features. Perfect for family holidays. Private fenced pool, table tennis and Wifi Beautiful countryside views. Only 2 kilometres from a village with shops and restaurant. Sought after location on the Tuscany-Umbria border. …see more
“Perfect escapism within in a spotless and loved bolt hole in the Tuscan Hills” Following an extremely busy time at work and wiped out by the relentless task of chasing our young twins we were looking for a break, somewhere we could get lost in our boo
“Tuscan Bliss, A wonderful break away from it all!” We absolutely loved this house, so much that we have already booked it again for next year!
The property and location exceeded our expectations, everything that we had seen from photos and informa
We had a glorious two weeks at Casa Capannina. We loved:
• The space and comfort provided by the house.
• The tranquil country surroundings.
• The beautiful views.
• Swimming and playing i… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you loved the space of the house and that beautiful garden with those amazing views. I keep saying to Loretta I want to go round and laze in that hammock! We hope to welcome you another time. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats.com
Detached villa in complex semi-detached, excellent finish. Set on two levels: on the first floor are two double bedrooms, one with a large walk-in closets, large bathroom with bath, large terrace with views of the Apuan Alps. On the ground floor: dining room, kitchen wi …see more
Villa Verde is a beautiful indipendent Villa, suitable for 10 person, located in Greve in Chianti within walking distance from all facilities. It has an ideal position, between vineyards and olive groves, and with a gorgeous view on the surrounding hills. …see more
“Love this place!” This was our third time here and we all still love it. Easy to get to Pisa, Florence and even Siena for the day and then get back and relax by the gorgeous pool. Of course the friendly locals make you feel at home, but the view are e
“Peace, tranquility and stunning views in Garfagnana”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2015
Our family have been regular visitors to Garfagnana for many years and this was our fourth stay at Cottage Vallecchia (Laura).
The cottage itself is fully self-contained on the ground floor and offer… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you have enjoyed your various stays at this beautifully located property and that you loved the views. The pizza nights and Italian food evenings always go down well when booked and almost everyone says it is a highlight of their stay...
We hope to see you again soon.
Thanks again, Lorraine at tuscan-retreats