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Recent Reviews

  • Exactly as promised!
    5 of 5

    I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY. My wife and I rented the property for 2 weeks and invited 3 couples to join us. There was plenty of room, with even a 5th bedroom left vacant. The photographs on the site are accurate and show the property well. We had our breakfasts at the big kitchen table and, when we were home for dinner, ate in the large dining/living room on the second floor at a beautiful table that would have easily sat 10 people. The layout is as follows: on the first floor there are two bedrooms (1 king and one with two twin beds), a nice sitting room and a full bathroom. The second floor has 3 bedrooms (two queens and one other room with two twin beds), a beautiful, well-equipped kitchen, two full bathrooms (I with shower, one with a tub/shower) and a large sitting/dining room with windowed walls on either end. There is a nice dining table outside next to the propane grill, a large hammock and then stairs leading down to a nice pool equipped with plenty of seating options. Raffelele, one of the owners, is both a chef and a wine expert (The house is stocked with a wide range of wines with the price listed on each bottle). We contracted with Raffalele to cater a dinner at the house and it was wonderful. He brought linen and tableware, as well as a series of wines with each of the multiple courses. It was luxurious (dare I say decadent) to be served a perfect 2-3 hour meal in our own "home". I have worked in a variety of restaurants and I have to say that Raffalele's service was a good as any I have had anywhere. The house is located about 20 minutes outside of Borgo San Lorenzo (north of Florence on the A1 Autostrada). Borgo San Lorenzo has a convenient train station with free parking and trains that will get you into Florence quickly and comfortably (we recommend not driving in Florence). There is a also a big supermarket there where we did our shopping. As for other places to visit, Siena and Lucca are each well within two hours by car. We also recommend San Gimignano, Montecatini, Barga. Monteriggioni and Montalcino as wonderful small towns to visit. Barbara Vanucci was our main contact and she was great - she contacted us in advance with directions and useful suggestions and was available at all times for any questions. SMALL CAVEAT - the house is up in the hills and the drive up was a little daunting the first time, but don't lose heart - RENT THIS PROPERTY!!!!!

    Stayed: Sep 2018
  • Amazing place so near to where I grew up
    5 of 5

    We had a fantastic stay at Allodola. We would recommend it to anyone looking to get a taste of true Tuscan beauty!!

    Stayed: Jun 2018
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