Restored barn dating back to 1550 in Chianti Rufina near Florence
- english, italian
We live at Borgo di Sopra throughout the year. This is our home. We are always on hand to answer any questions our guests may have.
Jane purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Jane chose Pelago
The location is all. We have fabulous south-facing views across a vineyard that is cared for like a garden. The light changes constantly and at the end of the day, from the view is always gorgeous. And then there is the fact that although you feel miles from anywhere there is in fact a really efficient, busy town just 6 minutes away. Pontassieve has a great supermarket, restaurants and shops. It is not at all touristy. There is a excellent train service into central Florence too. You can even just go in for the morning and return for lunch!
What makes this Villa unique
Gorgeous, peaceful location on prestigious Chianti Rufina wine estate. Elegantly fitted, well-equipped house. You feel a million miles from the noise and confusion of Florence, and yet it is only half an hour away. Great commuter train service from the nearby town of Pontassieve. Wine tastings at the Castello di Nipozzano within walking distance.
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The home and views were absolutely amazing - second only to the hospitality shown by Jane and her husband.
Astounding Property, Beautiful Hosts, a real treasure
First of all I want to give Borgia Di Sopra more than 5 stars! Jane and Gian Piero were both delightful AND extremely helpful. Not only is their property exactly as described, it is so restful and extremely clean. Everything about this place is what you would want for a Tuscan Holiday. The kitchen has all manner of dishes and tools needed if you decide to cook in. The bedrooms and the baths are also nicely done and quite spacious.
Jane has also compiled a nice book of information regarding places to dine in Pontassieve and the surrounding countryside.
The train station to Florence is convenient and, if needed, you can leave your car overnight. We did not find driving in Italy all that confusing (if you are familiar with round-a-bouts).
While we were staying at Jane’s they were harvesting their olives for their olive oil - this was fun to watch and I am sure a lot of work for them (but we did not participate - because we are lazy Americans - but I am sure we could have if we had wanted!! Perhaps another time)
Additionally the Frescobaldi vineyards surround the property and the Castello di Nipozzano is just up the hill from their property and is a nice hike. All manner of nice hiking in the area if you are so inclined.
Also we were happy they have a wonderful grinning Italian greyhound mix Jasmine - It was great since we could not bring our own four legged family member on this trip.
Just a side note: Jane went out of her way not once, but twice to assist us with our car. We ended up with a flat in which she assisted us by taking us to a tire repair and helped us with the Italian translation, and also provided us with a dead battery jump on the day of our departure.
These are seriously good people and just delightful, we sure hope to return - perhaps in late May when the nightingales are singing :-)
beautiful place, gracious hosts, wonderful country walks
said it all above
The location was absolutely wonderful, the house was very well equipped with everything you could need. Jane and her husband Gianpiero were very welcoming and were always willing to help with anything. The town of Pontassieve is only about a 10 minutes drive where you can find plenty of shops including an excellent co op supermarket, and also a train station with free parking, Florence is only a half hour train ride away. I would highly recommend staying in this beautiful holiday home.
The idyllic holiday location.
My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday at Borgo di Sopra.
The properties are set in an idyllic location and whilst access to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano etc is relatively easy, it was lovely to return to such a beautiful, quiet area at the end of a busy day.
We stayed in Villa and we were extremely impressed with the standard of our accommodation. The property was spotlessly clean and we really appreciated the care taken in choosing the furnishings and art work to create a lovely interior. The grounds were just as impressive and we enjoyed the flexibility of being able to enjoy breakfast in the sun on the upper terrace and then spend a tranquil evening on the lower garden terrace watching the sunset over the vineyards.
The owners of the property Jane and Giampiero are two of the most gracious people you could wish to meet. Their friendly welcome, the advice they provided and the kindness they showed throughout our stay was greatly appreciated.
We would highly recommend a stay at Borgo di Sopra and hope to return in the future.
stunning location and accommodation
Great hosts, made to feel very welcome, peaceful relaxing location. Great connections from the local town into Florence by rail, very cheap too (7 euros return). Inside facilities excellent, good shower! Pleasant patio too with great views across the valley. Pisa was the best airport to fly into and easy to find the route out as well as on the return back a week later. Good base for visiting other towns as well. Cheap and easy to find parking at Sienna by the railway station (2 euros all day) with a bus from the station up to the town centre from there too. Maybe more stunning than the photo suggests opposite. Sure we will return again to use as a base.