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Sono moglie madre e nonna soddisfatta di vivere in questo angolo di toscana piacevole ed accogliente
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Elena was incredibly welcoming. We truly enjoyed our stay at her beautiful villa in the Tuscan hillside. Just a 5 minute drive from the center of castiglione de fiorentino, it was a lovely treat to feel like we could "get away from it all". Elena was able to accommodate out extremely late arrival, and even prepared a warm tart for us. The bed was very comfortable with incredibly soft sheets. We will definitely stay here again, when we are back in Tuscany.
We stayed at Elena´s house for 5 days in August and would have loved to stay there forever:P It was one of the best Airbnb experiences we have ever had! Elena welcomed us in Castiglion Fiorentino at her home place and guided us up to the very beautiful casa "Melagrana". The property lies slightly above (5 min car drive) the village Castiglion Fiorentino and consists of 3 floors, a beautiful garden right next to the entrance to enjoy the sunny Italian summer days and a garden with a freestanding pool to cool down. One can enjoy a fantastic view from the flat over the region. Elena was a fantastic host, even though we did not speak a lot of Italian, we were able to easily communicate with her (Elena has little english knowledge) through her very open and caring manner. She is truly a lovely host, welcomed us with a "yummy" homemade pie and offered us to pick fresh (best we have ever tasted) tomatoes ourselves from her garden right next to the house. The flat was extremely clean and everything was nicely prepared for our arrival. Even our dog was warmly welcomed and felt really comfortable. Elena popped by every now and then to check on us and to see if we require any assistance or help. The flat is very well equipped with all appliances and Elena even installed fans for us to cope with the hot weather. We can highly recommend Elena´s place to everyone who wants to experience the true Tuscany lifestyle. The neighborhood is extremely quiet and you feel like being all alone on that little hill. The perfect place to relax, calm down and indulge yourself to the Italian way of life. Thank you Elena for this amazing experience and we will be back for our next trip to Italy.
BTW: Great view and fantastic sun rises / sun sets guaranteed
Sandra thank you for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed the place and the products from the garden. I will look to improve my English for the next time ;)
We were greeted at the railway station by Elena and a smile. She drove us and our luggage to the beautiful villa in Noceta and pesented us with a crostata ( fruit tart) and a bottle of local wine.
The accommodation is on three levels with the main bedroom on level 2 and a second bedroom with slide out double bed which we did not have to use this time. The kitchen was well equipped and the home was well furnished and presented. The weather was not that kind to us but the home and hospitality provided by Elena made up for the unseasoble weather. We would recommend this accommodation and Elena to our friends and acquaintances when they are next in Toscana and looking for comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings.
Elena and her family were great in welcoming us. We had a problem with the car and called her to warn about our delay: even though she and her family were bound to go to a Easter procession in the town centre, they waited for us to arrive. In the oven there was a pie awaiting for us, what a lovely gesture!! The apartment was super-clean and gorgeous; the view on the surrounding hills is stunning. It is a lovely place also for long stays, since the kitchen is equipped with all the necessary for cooking, and one can have breakfast at the table outside, basking in the sunshine.
Castiglione Fiorentino is very near, a perfect location for a stroll and dinner (we recommend Ristorante Muzzicone in San Francesco square).
The house is a great fulcrum for trips to the many medieval villages near Arezzo and Siena.
We highly recommend staying in Noceta in Elena's holiday home!
Elena è stata gentilissima! Sua mamma ci ha recuperato ed accompagnato appena arrivati a Castiglion Fiorentino!
La casa è carinissima e accogliente! (Basti dire che nessuno ha sentito la sveglia la mattina dopo!)
Turisti keep in mind la Noceta!
A beautiful house in a small village, in between groves. For those who arrive by car only. Very romantic and recommended for seclusion and quiet. We enjoyed our stay. We didn't meet Elena but the person who met us (can't remember her name) was very kind, showed us how to get to the house and even gave us tomatoes from the garden near the house. Would gladly recommend this place.
Une belle maison de campagne, très spacieuse et bien équipée, un accueil irréprochable (on se sent comme chez soi) et une belle vue sur la campagne toscane. Nous recommandons vivement cette adresse !!
Même si ce n'était que pour deux jours, nous avons passé des moments inoubliables chez Elena, dans sa maison, au milieu des oliviers, avec une vue imprenable sur les collines de Castiglion Fiorentino.
Un grand MERCI à Elena pour son amabilité, sa gentillesse, sa présence. Bravo aussi pour la propreté des lieux et pour avoir réussi à garder la maison "dans son jus d'origine" (Merci d'ailleurs à Elena pour les détails très intéressants concernant l’histoire des lieux).
Vraiment, pour nous c'est une adresse qu'on va retenir sans faute dans notre carnet de voyage et ou on va revenir certainement les années suivantes (surtout avec les "bambini", n'est-ce pas Elena !!!)
Ho soggiornato con 3 amiche una sola notte alla noceta. L'ospitalità della signora Elena è stata (website hidden) ritornerei volentieri.
Elenais a great host, and we were “upgraded” to her house “next-door”. So this review is of the larger (4 bedroom house). The house has two showers and two toilets, so for us (a group of four), we had no problems – the bedrooms were large and comfortable. We had a bedroom with views to die for!
The house is difficult to find without help, but Elena’s father took us to the Villa, and whilst language is always a barrier – we got on well. It is a great location as a base for touring the region.
Only one word of warning – watch out for the mozzies – they are on steroids!
It is a great location as a base for touring the region.
Excellent visit and we took many fond memories home with us.
Elena e la sua famiglia sono delle persone molto piacevoli, educate, serie e di buona compagnia....sono stato molto felice di ospitarli nella mia casa e posso consigliare a chiunque di farlo. grazie per essere stati miei ospiti.
cliente perfetto, è stato un piacere averlo...veramente consigliato.
I would like to add a reference for the Casa Vacanze La Noceta, a true gem in the heart of the Tuscan country side. Close to Arezzo, this stylish and tastefully renovated country house is the perfect setting if you are looking for a relaxing time, yet with easy access to the main Rome-Florence railway. The hosts are super friendly and the house has all you need (and more).
I recommend this place if you are looking for a stress-free time in a stunning Tuscan setting!
Francesca from South Africa