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Hello all, My name Is Francesco i'm funny and i love nature, wine, cooking and good food!
I'd like to indroduce you in a genuine land of country pleasure and wilderness landscape!
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We spent 3 nights in Le Spighe and we will always remember the time we spent there. A great holiday is not only about the places you go but also about the people you meet. La Spighe is special because it is equal measures about the place and about Francesco and his family. Francesco is genuinely warm friendly and caring. He is a true gentleman and a terrific host. The cosy farmhouse is perfect for a peaceful Tuscan holiday from countryside walks down to the river to the daily morning welcome from the two cats. We cannot recommend Le Spighe highly enough and hope to return one day.
The location of the Le Spighe is great and not far from wonderfull places to visit such as lago di Bolsena, Tuscania, Orvieto and many others. If you look at a place where to relax and take a break surronded by the nature this is the place! The apartment was very clean and equipped with all the suff you need to cook. Francesco'wife prepared for us a delicious cake for breakfast, while Francesco suggested us a lot of places to visit and of course where to eat!
ottimo posto in cui trascorrere un breve periodo di vacanza. Vicino a molti luoghi interessanti (lago di Bolsena, terme, città d'arte) e facile da raggiungere (se si ha l'auto). Francesco e suo padre sono perfetti nell'ospitalità. L'appartamento a disposizione è spazioso, accogliente, ben riscaldato, pulito. C'è una cucina con tutto il necessario per preparare eventuali pasti. Ottimo rapporto qualità-(website hidden) torneremo!
Le Spighe is Italien country-life at its best!
The house and surroundings are beautiful. Fields and hills as far as the eye can see. The stonehouse is great. We lived in house number 2 (there are 3 apartments). Great with kids, because of the two bedrooms. What is also great with kids is, that right outside your door is a very big and cozy garden, and a footballfield, where our sons (5 years old) spent a lot of time playing:-).
When we arrived at le Spighe we were welcomed by Francesco and his parents. Nicest people you will ever meet. They are so warm, and made us feel so welcome and relaxed. Francesco is very good at English, which is nice, when you cannot speak Italien. He gave us lots of tips and info about the area and were very helpful.
Francesco and family doesn't live at the grounds, but they are there almost every day, and we had a lot of nice talks with them:-)
From le spighe you can reach a lot of great towns. We went to: Orvieto (recommend going underground, if you have kids), Perugia, Assisi, Montepulciano and the Mamore falls. Assisi and Orvieto being the Highlights. The city close by, Auquapendente, will also grow on you. And just relaxing in the garden is great!
The only thing not great is the pizzeria close by Le Spighe, worst pizza ever. And remember you will have to have a car, since you have to drive to get to town, supermarket etc
Thank you for two great weeks! And all the best wishes for Francesco and his wonderful family:-)
I agree: I'm gonna suggest them to call their Four Cheese Pizza simply Two Cheesy Pizza ;-) and improve it of course.
Big greetings to you and family, and thanks for you kindness!!!
Wonderfully remote and private cottage for a stress-relieving and idyllic vacation near the renown thermal spa resort of San Casciano dei Bagni and the Lago di Bolsena. Family-friendly, clean, elegantly furnished, with a well equipped kitchen and everything you need at place. About 2,2 hrs from Rome (Airport). Very welcoming and forthcoming host, who lives in a town nearby. His mother makes an excellent apple pie. Watch out for the fox!
We stayed at Le Spighe for a whole 3 weeks with our family, which included our two young daughters and their grandmothers. It was wonderful! Peaceful, relaxing, and close to an amazing array of beautiful towns, villages, and sites in Lazio, Tuscany, and Umbria. Our favourite adventures were visiting Pitigliano and Orvieto, and swimming in Lago di Bolsena. But most of all we loved coming back to Le Spighe to sit outside and eat our supper and drink delicious Italian wine. Francesco and his father Ilio are hosts par excellence, and we hope to stay in touch. Some practical things: a car is essential and the drive from Florence (and presumably Rome) was long but beautiful. Also there is no wifi, but we enjoyed being disconnected, and visited the coffee shop in the local town (Acuapendente) when we needed to check emails. There are also a number of other rentals on the site so if this one is booked just get in touch with Francesco, there's probably room!
From the moment we arrived at Le Spighe Francesco made us feel very welcome. We arrived to a sensational cup of a coffee and a freshly baked cake. Francesco was exceptionally helpful with any questions we had regarding places to see and time it would take. We loved the accommodation perfect for our needs and very relaxing. We would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone seeking a slice of heaven. It is exceptionally clean, comfortable and very peaceful.
Wow..... Le spighe. What can I say that hasn't been written in all the previous reviews??? We spend a very beautiful 5 days at this place. We lounged around, relaxed, bbq'd, and drove around to the many parts around the area. (A car is a must). I would recommend this place for families, or any people looking to relax and see a true piece of Italy. Francesco and his family were very helpful.... Francesco is a good man. :) I would love to return.
We had such a fantastic holiday at Le Spighe! Couldn't have been more relaxed after our 11 nights. Francesco and his family were so welcoming and helpful. The cottage was very cozy and everything was super clean. Enjoyed having our daily breakfast in this beautiful garden and its great views of the countryside, going to lake Bolsena (20-25 minutes) or the sea (approx. 1h15), walking around the beautiful cute little town of Acquapendente, having great dinners etc.! We're definitely going to be back sometime! And if it was even closer to Germany we would come back all the time! :)
Great place! We had a wonderful time at Francesco's farm. Everything is super clean and the place itself is magical. Francesco was an amazing host and got us everything we needed! Would defiantly come back!
My husband and I stayed at le spighe for a wonderful week in October 2013. Francesco and his parents were wonderful hosts. His mother left us a berry pie and it was more than delicious. Francesco gave us ideas for travel around the area, that only the locals know and it made our trip a dream. We still Facebook with Francesco consider him a friend. I would and have recommended le spighe to my friends!
From the moment we reached out to Francesco here on Airbnb he was very friendly and easy to talk to. He answered all of our questions to the best of his ability. After months of preparation we were delighted when we arrived at his cottage to find out he is just as warm and welcoming in person. After spending two weeks at his cottage we had the pleasure of getting to know him & his family pretty well. He was very knowledgeable about the area and shared some of his favorite places to frequent. We looked forward to spending time with Francesco & the conversations we had. The amount of kindness Francesco showed us was above and beyond… my husband & I were interested in finding a nice leather jacket for him and when we asked Francesco if he could direct us he actually met us in Acquapendente and showed us around the town telling us all about it as we walked. We didn’t find the jacket but we enjoyed every moment of our stay and we feel Francesco was a very large part of making our visit even more special than we had anticipated. We cannot wait to visit again! Much love, Holly & Chris
We were two couples with kids staying in Le Spighe and we have had great time there. This place is perfect for kids as it has large garden and football field, where kids can run around, while you can chillout without being scared kids can be hurt or can get into the street. The place itself is very meditative - the view from behind the house is very nice: a field of sunflowers and typical toskanian hills floating above it. The house and the garden, they way we were met by the host family - we really felt, that Francesco and his lovely family are really with their heart behind it. It was also great to get the feel of authentic, non-touristic Toskany and discover places, few would choose to go to, like Mount Amita, highest mountain in the area with gorgeous view, or picturesque small villages with houses squashing up on the top of the hill.
We hebben een heerlijke 15 daagse vakantie doorgebracht op Le Spighe.
Francesco en zijn familie zijn zeer gastvrij en zorgzaam. Het huis is comfortabel en de grond erom heen staat vol met bloemen en fruitbomen! Als vogelaars hebben we speciaal genoten van de wielewaal, de dwergoorluil en de nachtegalen, die regelmatig in de tuin te zien en/of te horen waren. De omgeving is bouwland en bos. De Etruskische bezienswaardigheden zijn goed te bereiken, evenals de Tuinen van Bomarzo (zie foto)!
Le Spighe is een speciale vermelding beslist waard.
Groeten van Nelleke en Yvon, juli 2013
We had a fantastic experience with Francesco and Le Spighne. His family could not be any nicer and we really loved our stay. Francesco is very professional in all his communication. We were very taken cared for and were given very good information on places to eat and groceries. I highly recommend Francesco and his business and wish him and his family great success. The greatest compliment I could give is I miss it already and look forward to returning again someday. Simone Ellsworth
Words cannot truly express our amazing experience at Le Spighe. We arrived late and after dark but were greeted with a delicious cake and homemade jam. In the morning Francesco arrived to welcome us and give us the lay of the land. The cottage sits on a beautiful piece of land with fruit trees, raspberry and blackberry bushes. Truly luscious land. We cannot wait to go back!
I stayed for a week at Le Spighe in summer 2010. It consists of several fine cottages with lots of outdoor space. The host Francesco is a nice guy who speaks English very good, for those who don't master the Italian language. He takes care of the property and keeps it neat and tidy. He is helpful in any way and will make you feel at home right away.
A nice surprise: During my stay, Francesco and his family invited all the guests for a dinner, with lots of regional dishes and homemade wine. The dinner was fantastic and I got in contact with some of the other Italian guests, thanks to the translation capabilities of Francesco.
It was my first stay in Italy and I couldn't have asked for more, highly recommended!
It's always good to be back at Le Spighe! So I don't recommend it at all, because otherwise it will be crowded and we loose our beautiful and super-holiday!
Francesco always gives us a warm welcome, he is very friendly to our children, they like him a lot. Even now, writing this reference the youngest sees the picture and shout: Oh look, there is Francesco!
Well, that should be enough for this reference!
Sono stata da Francesco a luglio 2011.
Il posto è incantevole, sia per il panorama sia per l'agriturismo.
Francesco è un ottimo intenditore di vini e non deluderà le vostre aspettative... e neppure le vostre papille!
Chiedete consigli su dove andare e cosa visitare: conoscono dei posti indimenticabili e, altrimenti, introvabili! E non sto parlando solo di luoghi da visitare, ma anche di enograstronomia!
Great host, wonderful place to stay: thank you, Francesco!
Le spighe is one of the most wonderful place i visited in Lazio. Francesco and his family make feel one of them.
I can't say enough: highly recommended!