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Amazing hospitality in the Tuscan countryside
From our first moment to our last, our hosts provided us with an unforgettable experience. Urszulu was always reachable by email as our visit got closer, and Fabio was eager to provide a personal tour of the beautiful car routes, help us with grocery shopping, and recommend outstanding dining.
The accommodation is lovely and it was a delight to wake each morning to such pretty scenery.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are roomy and comfortable, and the kitchen and living area have a nice county feel. There is a nice patio as well.
After stays in Rome and Florence, it was nice to change gears a bit and enjoy the Hills of Tuscany.
I can’t say enough about the truly wonderful hospitality our our hosts.
Thank you for your excellent review which we find embarrassing. From our part, we can say that you have been the most silent guests we have ever had. It's important as we live downstairs. Thank you for having left the apartment
clean and in order. Enjoy Rome and have a good way back home!
Hospitality Above & Beyond
My husband and I spent a month with Fabio & Urszula and didn't want to leave! We can't possibly do their hospitality justice in this review, but will try our best. The night we arrived it was around 9pm and we were not prepared to cook dinner for the evening. Fabio and Urszula saved us and cooked us pasta! (As well as some delicious wine Fabio produces their and sells in the area). Far beyond their duties as hosts. But this was only the beginning. From showing up at the door with roasted chestnuts, apples from the tree, fresh bread from the bakery, wine, olive oil and just their smiling faces often, we grew to enjoy their company greatly. They keep the apartment very clean and even changed our bedding and towels for us very often. The space is lovely and we enjoyed it greatly. We cooked in often, just because we enjoyed being there. The area is great for going for walks. We even walked to a great winery down the road called Poggiarello a couple times during our stay for tastings and even a 4 course meal one night. Fabio spent time with us, taking us around the countryside and into Siena. We were fortunate enough to be there for the Palio, and Fabio took us into Siena for the entire day! From start to finish he knew exactly where we should be to experience each part of the event. It was simply unforgettable. He had fabulous meals in the countryside per Fabio's recommendations as well as in Siena. Fabio remembers WWII and took us to a couple of very meaningful sites in the area. We greatly enjoyed this. He also took us to see his friend's heard of pigs! We ventured to two of the area's hot springs and many of the hill towns and wineries. Besides spending a lot of time in Siena and around Sovicille, we especially enjoyed the Monalcino Area. Recommend checking out some of the Brunello wineries as well as Castello Di Ama for good Chianti Classico and a fabulous lunch. We took the train to Florence several times as it was very cheap and easy. You will of course want a car to fully enjoy the area as we did. Fabio's olive oil is perhaps the best we've ever tasted, and we are in the food industry specifically dealing with olive oil. We got to go see the process of the olives being pressed as we were there during the olive harvest. As you can see, there is much to do using Podere San Giusto as your base. We are so grateful for the time we had. We truly consider our time with Fabio and Urszula an immense blessing. You will not find better hosts in Italy.
Hello, Ashley and Robbie,
thank You for such a detailed review and especially for Your very kind words dedicated to us. It was a pleasure to have had so gentle guests.
Outstanding Tuscany Accomodation
We had a wonderful visit. The home is beautiful with lots of room to spread out, especially after being in a hotel. Fabio and Ursula are warm and welcoming. Fabio let us try his homemade wine and brought us tomatoes from his garden. He also spent a few hours of his personal time giving us a tour of the surrounding area. Highly recommend their VRBO rental and hopefully will return some day.
Hi Tracy and Jack,
thank you for your appreciation of our farmhouse. That's a big pleasure to have the guests like you.
We hope you are already in Venice. Enjoy your stay there!
Fabio and Urszula
What a treat!
Wow! You are located in an area of Tuscany with many of the walled cities within a short driving distance. Outside your door their is a pomegranate tree and we were presented with a delicious bottle of wine that was made on the premises by our host Fabio. The countryside is absolutely beautiful. Your hosts, Fabio and Urszela are very gracious. Fabio gave us many ideas for your day trips and he even accompanied us on our trip to Sienna and showed us sites that we would not have thought to see on our own. It was a very memorable trip. Hopefully we will be able to return some day and we would love to stay with them again!
Hello Risa and Deborah,
thank you for your generous appreciation of our part of Tuscany and our work. We liked you very much too and we hope to see you again.
Have a good stay in Liguria!
Fabio and Urszula
Frank and Urzula made our stay feel as if we were family!!
We cannot express how greatful we are to have met Frank and Urzula. This was the last leg of our 20th Anniversary trip to Italy, after visiting four countries. The home was as beautiful as the scenery, but it pails in comparison to the kindness of Frank and Urzula. They spent a great deal of time getting to know us, learning of our travels thus far and asking how we had hoped to spend the remainder of our trip. They showed us around their property and shared fresh grapes, tomatoes and peaches with us. We saw the antique oak wine barrel in their wine cellar that is more than 100 years old. When they learned that this was an anniversary trip, they had roses waiting on the gorgeous farm table of our apartment and a bottle of Franks homemade wine as our gift. When I said that I was hoping for a quiet restaurant where we could enjoy fresh pasta and Florentine steak - Frank knew of the perfect place. Frank made the reservation and had us follow him to the restaurant for personal introductions to the staff. The next day, we ventured out to find a spot to enjoy coffee and pastry and came across a farmers market where we purchased fresh sliced meet and cheese. We returned to the house to cut up fresh tomatoes from Urzula's garden and goodies we had purchased, to enjoy along with Frank's olive oil and yet another bottle of wine. This is exactly how we had always envisioned our time in Italy! When Frank learned that my husband had been in the US Army, he took him for a ride to a special place nearby that has historical relevance - A bridge the US Army had staged their tanks to penetrate the battle. Prior to our departure, we made sure to purchase additional wine and olive oil as this was something unique to Frank and Urzula's home. As we were driving away on our final day, my husband and I both felt as if we were leaving a piece of our family behind. Looking in our rear view window, our hearts were full, as we felt we were meant to meet Frank and Urzula, at this time and on this trip. We WILL without a doubt, return to Sovicille net year, specifically to the home the Frank and Urzula. Only next time, our family will be with us.
Hi Staci and Allen,
we have read with a great pleasure your detailed description of your stay in our farmhouse. We are glad that your anniversary trip was such a great success and we hope you will remember it always.
See you next year. We are anxious to get to know your children.
My friend and I loved every moment of our stay at this wonderful farmhouse. Fabio and Urszula were amazing hosts and really went out of their way to help us out. Fabio brought us fresh veggies and wine and Urszula made us an amazing lunch after a personal tour of Siena. Fabio also showed us around Sovicille. I would go back in a heartbeat. The rooms in the house are large, clean, and comfortable and the bathrooms are huge, private, and very modern. My friend and I thought the linens and furniture were fabulous as well - really unique. The pool was also wonderful during the hot summer days. We were worried about not having a vehicle but our hosts were so very helpful. Loved it!!!!
Hello Shanno and Margaret,
thank you for such a generous appreciation of our place. It was a pleasure for us to have so wonderful persons as our guests.
We wish you that your travel would continue successfully. Enjoy Venezia!
We'll be very glad to see you again.
Fabio and Urszula
Coming from Siena at the exit of west ( Porta San Marco) you have to follow SS senese-aretina towards Roccastrada direction to reach Sovicille.After covering 10km,before reaching Sovicille you arrive in Ponte allo Spino a little bridge (on the left side of the road you can see a church ); here you have to turn on the right toward Ancaiano Caldana etc...After 1km you'll find a cross-road and on the left you see San Giusto direction.Now you have to go up the road until you'll reach a widening:here you are arrived
Check in ore 15,00;check out ore 10,00
For those who love walk through the woods,you can see on the C.A.I guide,section of Siena,choosing among the many trekking routes to discover churches castle and other architectural wonders of the region. For the routes of cyclist,see in the APT of Siena website.If do you prefer relaxation don't miss bath in Petriolo or in the Spa in Linari.Furthermore the rivers of Merse and Farma have still clean water where you can refresh yourself.You can find many good restaurant for each trip do you choose to have,in the village or cities of the region