Separate living areas means some people can party while others relax & read or watch TV. Great garden setting for the children to play or quiet setting for pre-dinner drinks; lovely pool area to keep the children busy. The food was fantastic - full breakfast with everything you could wish for - lunch if you need too. And it was so wonderful to have dinner on the terrace watching the sun set as we devoured the delicious dishes cooked superbly using fresh local ingredients. Great location with easy day trips by train or car to Piza, Florence & the shopping outlets, Luca, Siena & San Gimignano. And plenty of local Chianti wineries & cheeses to taste & enjoy. Villa is perfect for families or a group of friends of any age group.
Villa II Santo is a magnificent villa where portions predate the Middle Ages. The villa has been completed updated and sits on top of a hill overlooking a vast valley of farmed olive trees and grape vineyards. Morning clouds hover over the valley and the beautiful terrain is jaw dropping.
The villa's proximity to Florence (35 minutes), Sienna and Pisa make day trips very practical and enjoyable. Guides can be hired for historic tours. There are truffle
hunting excursions and ballooning available. Oh the food! Your hosts the Corti's get a big BRAVO!
This would be the most amazing experience we have had while travelling overseas. The Villa, the views, the location and the food/wine is amazing! The facilities within this villa just work perfectly if you are looking for a relaxing holiday.
The rooms are spacious, you have numerous areas to dine within the villa with amazing views. We opted to have someone come in and cook breakfast and dinner for us which just worked out perfectly. You can ask for types of traditional Italian food and they will organise it and they can even organise a cooking class for you.
Enzo and Annagloria are the most hospitable people we have ever met. You are made to feel at home as soon as you arrive and they will help you out in organising anything you want. They organised wine tours, golf, truffle hunting, shopping and trips to towns near by with a tour guide.
We have also been fortunate enough to stay at Enzo and Annagloria's other villa Castellare de'Sernigi which is just as exceptional.
If you are looking to experience a traditional Tuscan holiday then you must stay at one of Enzo and Annagloria's villas, I can't recommend it enough. We have just booked again for our third time and can't wait to get back.
P.S. You have to try Enzo's olive oil!
We stayed here for a week with a group of 15 adults. We enjoyed every moment.
The accommodations were beautiful and the food delicious. Annagloria was so helpful with day trips and activity recommendations.
A dream come true.
Great villa, beautiful, near town. Definitely recommend if traveling with multiple couples or family.