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We had a great stay at the old barn. As the weather was unfortunately a bit rainy and cold when we got there, Donatello had kindly prepared a fire...
The barn is very nicely restored, with a view on the Tuscan countryside. The kitchen has everything you need. It really feels like home.
Luca was also always very quick and responsive when interacting via email.
I definitely recommend if you want to spend a few restful days near Florence.
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour, l'appartement est très spacieux et très agréables. Tout était impeccable !
L'appartement est un peu excentré mais reste facile d'accès en bus depuis le centre de Florence et les alentours sont magnifiques.
Seul bémol, la faible pression et le réglage de la température de l'eau dans la douche.
Luca and Laura was very easy and friendly to communicate with, before and during our vacation in Ponte Agli Stolli! Great recommendations and directions to the village. We loved the house, it´s beautiful and the village is charming with a little shop with fresh bread in the mornings. The house has nice rustic furniture and a well equipped tuscan kitchen (with a gigantic marble sink) and cozy dining room. And comfortable beds! The terrace is wonderful for outdoor breakfasts, though if you travel with small children, as we did, beware of the steep waterfall just below the terrace. The heating in the house was easy regulated (for us for 1 week it cost 70 euro) and it wasn´t the warmest weather. Again, the house is perfect, large and snug. And in the heart of the Chianto Classico-district! Highly recommend it!
Luca and friends made us feel very welcome, the location was relatively easy to find. Settignano is a wonderful retreat with plenty to see, eat and drink.
This house was just perfect for a few days in Tuscany with friends who love to cook. It has a wonderfully equipped kitchen; there are plenty of herbs growing on the premises that we used in our cooking.
The house is well designed, clean and beautiful over all! The owners are friendly, welcoming and accessible.
We had a great experience and came away with unforgettable memories. We hope that future guests enjoy the property as much as we did and help keep it as nice as it is today. I highly recommend a stay!
Such wonderful hosts! The apartment is very cute, cozy, and clean. Very easy to get back and forth to the city center. I really enjoyed my stay!
Staying at the barn was a wonderful experience! Before arriving, Luca gave us plenty of recommendations for dining and vineyards to visit in Tuscany that all turned out to be great. Donatello and his wife, I believe the owners of the barn, met us at a restaurant nearby to help us drive to the barn (it's certainly a bit tricky to find, so having a GPS or phone with data is a must...especially if you plan on driving at night!). They were very friendly and accommodating. The barn itself has a really great, well-stocked large kitchen that's perfect for cooking. The location is quite convenient as a home-base for your Tuscany adventures. As maybe expected, sound carries very easily in the house and the stairs are a bit creaky, which might bother some light sleepers. Other than that, I definitely would recommend staying here!
Magnifikt boende mitt i hjärtat av Toscana! Vi bodde en vecka i denna villa som ligger perfekt till för den som vill tillbringa tid i Chianti och Toscana. Vid ankomst möttes vi upp av Giancarla och Donatello som visade oss vägen till huset, det ligger lite för sig självt vilket vi tyckte var skönt. Huset har tre våningar och panoramafönster över Toscanas landskap. Köket är fullt utrustat så om man så önskar kan man tillaga alla sina måltider där. Vi hade en sex månader gammal baby med oss och hyresvärden hade ställt fram en barnsäng och barnstol. Huset var mycket rent och välstädat. Ett mycket uppskattat arrangemang var när vi bokade Giancarla och Lucas mor Laura som höll en liten förevisning i hur Toscansk mat tillagas, det kan rekommenderas! Det finns också en utomhusgrill på verandan som vi också nyttjade frekvent. För information har WiFi:t en begränsning på 2GB men det är inget problem eftersom man definitivt har annat att se och göra än att surfa. Överlag sköttes allt vädigt smidigt från Luca och Donatello och Giancarla som sköter huset är fantastiskt trevliga!
Luca è stato bravissimo, a dir (website hidden) ha dato molte informazioni sull'itinerario, sul parcheggio, sui posti dove andare a mangiare ed anche su altre indicazioni. Organizzazione eccellente e disponibilità apprezzabile. La camera è comfortevole e corrisponde alle indicazioni. E' essenziale, certo, e forse nella foto appare leggermente più grande che nella realtà, ma è una cosa normale. Comunque molto carina. Ideale per chi ha bisogno di una "base" per muoversi in completa autonomia, senza dipendere da orari e da persone. Essendo Settignano un borghettino (molto carino) storico, con strade e stradine strette, è difficile trovare posto per l'auto immediatamente a ridosso della camera, ma con pochi passi a piedi sicuramente si riesce! In compenso, ci sono diversi locali a pochi passi dove poter degustare vini, birre e cibi tipici tosco-fiorentini. Per chi viaggia senz'auto, è servita dai bus, quindi niente problemi. Se dovesse ripetersi un'occasione del genere lo terrei senz'altro in considerazione! Grazie.
We spent two weeks in Italy with our three young children, and our time at the Barn was definitely the highlight of our trip. We had plenty of room to spread out inside of the house, plus the children loved being able to run around and explore outside. They LOVED the swing!
The kitchen was fabulous and we cooked there every night of our stay. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. Donatello and Giancarla were lovely and gracious hosts. The property is an easy drive to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and plenty of beautiful roads, villages, and vineyards.
I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxed, authentic Tuscan experience.
Luca and family were nice and easy to reach out. I hope they enjoyed their stay, return anytime!
Luca and his wife Clarice spend few at my place and they was amazing guest . very easy going and friendly with good personality . the leave the apartment clean as the it was . i more then happy to see them again and recommend them . thanks u Luca& Clrice - ciao
came and went as the wind
he was kind enough to call after, thanking for the hospitality.
hope to meet him a as i wash there in the day he arrived.
Luca lived for a long time abroad in different countries. Actually, this allowed him to get more in depth with foreing cultures and defines him as a great traveller. He speaks fluently english, spanish , portuguese and this would definitely help everyone who'd like to spend some time in the Tuscan countryside!
Luca is a very smart person and a great traveller.
He lived many years abroad, interacting with different cultures.
Because of his travelling experience and his convivial character I think he really nows how to enjoy a pleasent stay.
Luca is one of the most curious travellers I have ever met. He is always looking for attractions off the beaten track and tries his best to get to know as much as possible about the culture and the people when going somewhere new. It’s always a pleasure to travel with him.
Luca had the opportunitty to travel a lot and visit many places not only in the traditional spots in Europe but also more exotic places in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Besides that, Luca also lived abroad for many years.
All of that made him a person that is accostumed to deal with cultural differences and able to enjoy every distinct aspect of each trip.
Luca can be considered a great traveler, he lived abroad for many years and this has had to deal with different living situations. With his past experience he knows what are the requirements necessary to spend a pleasant and relaxing stay in an environment as comfortable and familiar.