We are a easygoing couple with seven years old children (they are twice) .
The children are used to travel and and independent.
My friend and I stayed eight nights at Michele Ladevaias' Podere Le Splandole, at ten kilometres south of Siena, Italy. We arrived by car in the afternoon directly from the north of Italy. Once we left the highway, which is so close to the property, we had our first glimpse of the astonishing Crete Senesi region. We also perceived the Podere from the road, at the top of a typical crete senesi green hill and surrounded by tuscan cipreses. The view could not be more attractive and enticing
We had received from Michele in advance all the directions and instructions for a care free arrival, and it happened. We were most welcomed by Michele's wife, Francesca, and himself. Michele led us to the home and showed it thoroughly and patiently, while giving us tourist and practical information of the region
The house, recently built, has two bedrooms, one in suite, an additional full bathroom with shower, a big and fully equipped kitchen, integrated to a cozy living room, with all the amenities and more than you would expect. The house is wholely centrally heated by a top notch heater. Furniture is eclectic, with some rustic pieces, such the dining table, and classic modern, such as the two spacious sofas. Also, at our disposal, Michele has an interesting collection of books and DVDs, placed in a lovely and wide bookshelf
Michele and Francesca were so relax and placid, making us feel completely free, and at the same time supported and close
In brief, Michele and his family, as well as the excellent premises of the Podere Le Splandole, made our holidays even much more delectable than we expected
I want to thank Michele so much for doing so and wish him and his family the best
A perfect holiday.
We actually stayed for two weeks and easily could have stayed another two months. That's how much we liked it.
Michele and his family are very welcoming and nice, the house is comfortable, clean and has everything you need.
Podere Le Splandole is a beautiful, quiet place where you immediatly start to relax.
Michele and his family are so welcoming, and have led a very interesting life. They are curious and very warm. The house itself is absolutely perfect. Great location, easy to get to and from, BEAUTIFUL, and had everything we needed for a perfect stay.
That was amazing week in Le Splandole Apartment and everything was beyond our expectations. We really enjoy time we spent in Crete Senesi (added to list of my very favorite places). Also need to say that surrounding scenery is very beautiful (even in January) and energize me every morning. Good thing that position of Le Splandole ideal for sightseeing by car (everything very close as it possible). That was truly joy rides and also eye-pleasing!
Apartment became almost our home and very glad that we stayed here. It have clever design, quiet and relaxing atmosphere. We had everything that we needed for stay here and even more.
Be sure that Michele is great host, kind and communicative person. Don't hesitate to ask him about region and local sights that you could or should visit.
Cant say enough about this experience. Michelle was a most gracious host (Christmas Eve and we got delayed (lost) on drive down from Florence) He talked us through directions and finally met us at the nearby Supermercato store to lead us to our destination. He had his family all ready to drive to Genoa to visit family for Christmas. He has our eternal gratitude for his patience. Accomodations, the best we experienced during two week plus stay in Italy. Location, superb, second floor unit two large bedrooms, full hall bathroom and 1/2 bathroom in master. Pleanty of storage in bathrooms for "stuff", large comfortable living room and two spacious sofas. Dining room and kitchen combo, pleanty of room and (utensils/cooking gear) as we prepared more than a few meals including Christmas dinner. One of the more pleasent times we had relaxing here in Asianoo. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to delve into the Tuscany countryside or nearby Sienna. Thank you, Michele
There is nothing about this apartment and hosts that we didn't love. The place is modern, comfortable, in the middle of striking Tuscan countryside but not far from shops...I could go on and on. We had our two children with us and we didn't lack anything. Michele was one of the most helpful hosts we've ever had. He went out of his way to give us detailed suggestions of places to visit and answered all our questions. I couldn't recommend this host and apartment enough. We hope to be back some time soon.
Abbiamo trascorso un soggiorno molto piacevole al Podere il Splandole. L'appartamento è molto confortevole ed elegante, molto bella vista nel coure di una delle regioni più belle d'Italia. Grazie a Michele per tutti i suoi consigli e i suoi indirizzi prima e durante il soggiorno.
What a wonderful stay!
Michele and family were very accommodating and welcoming. Had very wonderful conversations, and I'm sad we were only able to stay a couple nights..
They've done a wonderful job with the house as well. Very clean and well decorated.
I'm sure we'll find a way back to this place!
Perfetto! It was such a pleasure to stay at Michele's house, everything was amazing, house was really clean and Michele with his wife were really really friendly and helping sorting stuff out We hope to come back soon for more days.
For sure, we recommend this location to everyone!
We had a wonderful stay in Michele's apartment. The location is incredible - it is in the countryside, nice and quiet, with beautiful views across Tuscany, but it is also close enough to travel to lots of sites in the area, including Siena, Florence, Montalcino, etc. The apartment itself is a beautifully decorated, modern place with lots of space and a great kitchen to cook some Italian meals! Michele is a great host and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again when we travel to Tuscany. It's a real gem!!!
I know Michele since 1996 in Belgium/Holland. I have been his guest several time at that time and I still remember his great hospitality and the amazing breakfast with Nutella.
Great happy funny family. Know them since 1999 in Bruxelles.
Their house in Tuscany is fantastic. We loved it.