I'm from the UK but I've lived in Italy for just over 20 years now. I originally came for one year but loved it so much I decided to stay. I'm happy to help with ideas for things to do in the area, restaurant bookings or whatever else you may need.
We stayed in this house during our visit to Scarperia for the Italian Moto Gp. The location is fantastic, smack centre of town, literally strolling distance to lots of lovely restaurants, cafes etc. But most important for us, its just 20 minutes walk to the best show on earth..... circuit de Mugello. Rachel is the perfect hostess. After a very long motorcycle journey (1700km) Rachel met us in town and brought us to the door. A quick tour of the house, and she was off, leaving us to relax and enjoy her very welcome gift pack. 5 adults stayed here in all the comforts of home. Rachel was just a call or text away and very helpful, recommending the restaurants and helping us with further travel plans. So, in short, if you have a reason to take a break in this beautiful part of the world Rachel should be your first contact.
Rachel and Jon were the perfect hosts. The apartment was beautiful, spacious and perfectly clean. Rachel gave a welcome basket with fruit, wine, snacks and cakes. We had a peaceful and wonderful stay for three nights and felt like we were staying in a spa! Scarperia is a fun town and perfectly located for exploring Florence and nearby towns. We will look forward to returning to Scarperia and visiting Jon and Rachel on our next trip to Italy.
Our stay in Scarperia was amazing. We were visiting the Mugello race circuit and choose to stay at Rachel's. We were certainly not disappointed. The apartment is just perfect, tucked away on a quiet street but close enough to everything in the town. Rachel was a great host and accounted for everything. Her restaurant recommendations were also lovely. I'm sure I will be back again
Had an excellent time staying in the house, with lots going on we had a really fun time. The house had a lovely feel to it and with it being in the center of the town there was plenty to do on your doorstep.
We spent a wonderful 2-week holiday at Rachel's house in Scarperia. Welcome drinks and fruits as well as everything you need in the house and kitchen to start the holiday. Very comfortable house and a nice situation to drive around and visit all the beautiful places of Tuscany. Rachel and Jon were very kind and helpful hosts to help us find our way around and feel at home. We would definitely recommend anyone wishing to visit the region to spend some time there.
Rachel was an awesome host. Helped us park our car, told us all about Scarperia. A great time overall. Place was very nice as shown in the listing. Kitchen had everything needed for cooking.
Rachel is a wonderful host and very kind. She took great care and gave us useful information about the area and parking/restaurants etc.
We would definitely visit again.Scarperia toen is wonderful and ful of history.
The house was comfortable and had every convenience.
Rachel & Jon's place in Scarperia is simply stunning! Situated in a quaint village with excellent shops and restaurants, it was perfect for our purposes of seeing the Moto GP race in July 2012. Although we spent most of our time outside the house, it was a great place to come home to at the end of our long days. If you follow Rachel's suggestions for restaurants in town, you won't be disappointed!
Scarperia a beautiful town and lovely display of flowers last Sunday in may. Rachel fantastic, and took booking at the last minute. Apartment is beautiful has washing machine and hair dryer - everything one needs. Family oriented area - no point trying to sleep before 12. !
Although we couldn't meet Rachel (she was out of town), her husband was a good host. We loved the typical tuscan house that we stayed in. We also got to see the beautiful Scarperia and the race track. Lovely home in a picturesque quaint town.