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Fantastic!! Silvia and Gianni were the perfect hosts. Available for questions yet respectful of privacy.
Everything about our stay was perfect. Were we three adults ( one couple, one single) and the accommodation was...perfect. The apt is large, fully equipped, property is gorgeous and the hosts are lovely, lovely people. Perfectly situated for day trips (car is essential) to all of beautiful Tuscany and surrounding area
(Pisa, Sienna, Vinci, Chianti region, Florence, Lucca etc). Train stn is in Empoli very closeby for easy access to Florence. I would highly recommend this bnb to any traveler wanting a special Tuscan experience. You will not be disappointed. Gym/yoga studio/workout room building is just an added bonus!
Thank you so much Silvia & Gianni!
Our stay at Gianni & Silvia was wonderful.
Lovely people, wonderful house, very clean, great cappuccino and a great location to go to the nearby cities like Siena, Pisa & Florence.
Also a nice garden to relax and enjoy the sun.
We will be back.
Reeeally nice (and big) apartment, in a beautiful sourrounding, with supernice hosts. Silvia and Gianni are really nice and welcoming, always in for an easy chat or a good advice where to go. We stayed there for four days (even one more than we planned) and did trips with the car from there to the surrounding spots (San Gimignano, Lucca, Firenze etc).
Absolutely reccomendable, espacially for the price...
Silvia and Gianni were perfect hosts during our stay in Empoli. From the welcoming plate of proscutto, cheese, fresh bread, honey and wine to showing our children the horses and chickens it was a wonderful stay.
The house was comfortable and spacious enough for our family of four and the gym and gardens were a welcome retreat for each of us after a few hours in the car.
We cant wait to go back and are already planning our next visit!
You will not meet a more lovely and hospitable host than Silvia and Gianni.
The house is absolutely gorgeous and even better than the pictures. Gianni collected us from the station and there was a welcome snack waiting for us when we got into the house.
Silvia and Gianni were always offering to take us to the supermarket or the station, they are truly beautiful people.
Empoli is located a short train ride to Florence and Pisa so it is a nice base but Empoli itself is lovely to wander through.
Please, stay here, you will not be disappointed.
Semplicemente tutto perfetto! Il posto è meraviglioso, casa bellissima e pulitissima. Silvia è una persona stupenda!
Anche per i cani è un posto perfetto!!
I have just one word to describe our experience at Silvia's appartment - PERFECT! Absolutely PERFECT! Bravo, Silvia and Gianni! You are the best! Gorgeous house, gorgeous garden, gorgeous stay! If I was asked to set up my own airbnb rating, I would definetely give Silvia the first prize!
If you go to Silvia, you will be met by a beautiful lady with a shining smile! You will then discover how wonderful everything might be. We felt like at home. We felt like we were expected to come. A welcome gift on the table really touched our hearts.
I must say that photos on the airbnb website do not reflect well the real beauty and uniqueness of Silvia's place. The exterior of the house and the interior deserve additional applause. I have associations with French Provence. Regarding such little, but important things as heating, shower, water taps = everything worked very well. We faced a different attitude to the above things in different places, unfortunately. The appartment of Silvia is clean! I mean, yes, CLEAN!!! Not relatively clean, but perfectly, absolutely clean! Comfortable beds, all the needed kitchen supplies, sofa that can be transformed into a bed, TV with English-language regulation, a parking place, good location (15 minutes by strada from\to Florence).
We were all happy there, at Villa FIENILE VILLACOLLE. And my 5 y.o. son did not want to leave. I promised him to come back in summer. For much longer than just two nights. Silvia, thank you again!
We stayed at Silvia's apartment for two nights (far too short), and loved every minute. The property is gorgeous, we were welcomed on arrival with a lovely gift and cooked up a storm for dinner in the kitchen using ingredients from the nearby San Miniato white truffle festival. I would recommend guests have a car as we found this very convenient to get around during the day. As an added bonus we fit in a quick workout in the delightful garden gym before continuing on our eating your of Italy.
Alicia and Johnnycake were amazing hosts whom went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The apartment is spacious, clean and warm set on immaculate grounds
Silvia is THE most wonderful host. The house is basically "Under the Tuscan Sun" come to life, set in the beautiful rolling hills, surrounded by vineyards and fruit trees. It's also a perfect home base for spending half your time relaxing at the home, and half doing day trips around Tuscany.
Sleeping: two double beds and a twin in one room, and the couch pulls out to be a queen size in the living room. There were only two of us, but you could easily fit five people.
Cleaning: the house is cleaned and beds are made once a day. This was the cherry on top!
Cooking: the house has pretty much everything you'd need (minus an oven) and plenty of kitchen ware. We cooked all our own food for the week and it was wonderful. PLUS Silvia brought us some fresh eggs from her chickens, a snack for our afternoon reading, AND brought us a lovely breakfast on our last morning. (Silvia is basically superwoman).
Wifi: there is a wifi cube that works...occasionally. The best spot to get service is at the picnic table in the backyard. But it's kind of nice to go off the grid in the countryside. We were staying here for reading week so it was not a real issue. There is also a TV that gets English and Italian channels. (Also, if you need to print anything, there is a library in Empoli where you can print in full color for free!)
Transportation: the home is a ten minute taxi ride from the Empoli train station (30 min train to Pisa, 30 min to Florence, about 6 euros one way for each). And Empoli itself is such a cute little town with plenty of restaurants and shopping. The taxi cost about 12 euros each way and was more cost and time effective than renting a car for us. Silvia and Gianni also graciously drove us to the grocery store and to and from the train station! They were so great!
Gym: it was SO nice to have a work out facility there. It's as charming as it looks and now I'll have to build my own greenhouse gym because I loved it so much!
Overall, I simply can't do justice to describing Fienile Villacolle and our marvellous time there! Silvia and Gianni are the kindest hosts I have encountered yet and the price is laughable for the value of staying here. You MUST stay with Silvia and her family for the perfect Italian vacation. You won't regret it.
Abbiamo ospitato sua sorella Simona che ha accompagnato la figlia per il “Gran Prix Kinder+sport” gara nazionale a squadre under 14 di spada maschile e femminile che si è scolta a Foligno il 15 ed il febbraio. Ospiti molto gentili che lasciavano trasparire la tipica "toscanicità" fatta di simpatia, cordialità ed allegria.
Che dire....Conosco Silvia e Gianni da parecchio tempo e sono 2 persone serie ,ma sopratutto molto simpatiche , attente ai particolari e all'accoglienza....penso sia impossibile non trovarsi bene in loro compagnia. Il B & B e' molto bello,situato in zona collinare,lontano dal caos,ma in un batter d'occhio si raggiunge Firenze e dintorni.L'appartamento e' molto spazioso e dotato di ogni confort.Sicuramente chi alloggera' una volta presso la loro dimora non tardera' a tornare.