I am the owner of bike rental shop in Florence, Tuscany Cycle, just in case if you need some bikes in the town, let me know.
We'd definitely recommend staying at Dejan's place. Since he's quite busy we mainly communicated by phone and messaging, but Dejan and his gilrfriend are very nice and trustful and everything worked out just fine.
The apartment and it's location is beautiful, between Apennin mountains, olives and just like on the postcards. You can get there by bus from Florence central station, groceries story is in the village of Paterno, too. So everything you need.
The bikes are a bit heavy, so you probably won't use them that much ... But there're hiking routes everythere and maps in every bigger village, and mostly the trails are maintained, so you won't get lost ...
Have a nice trip,
It is a cosy countryhouse not far from Florence in a nice village on the top of a hill. I think, you can get here only by car, but maybe there is a bus. The panorama is absolutely admirable! It is a good place for long walks or bicycle riding. Dejan, the host, is really friendly and helpful. He provides his guests with everything one may need, including wi-fi internet and 2 good bicycles. The house is excellent: well equiped and decorated, even better than on the photos. I liked this stay very much, it was a pity to go away.
Dejan's place in Tuscany was beautiful. Its in the middle of the Tuscan countryside where there are no tourists. The bus ride from Florence to the villa is about an hour and a half and the last bus to leave Florence is around 6PM. The bus stop is literally in front of the house so it was easy to get to. We stayed there in December 2013 for 5 nights and managed to get all the tourist stuff done in Florence with time to spare to hang out around the house. Dejan owns a bike shop in Florence and provided us bikes at his house. He is very nice and helpful and wanted us to have a good time. He basically left us the whole house. For wifi, he provided a USB stick for laptops.Overall, a wonderful experience.
This felt like staying at a friend's holiday house. The house is not spotless but has a a very homey feel. A few minor glitches with the electricity were easily forgotten with Dejan's help and a complimentary bottle of local wine! All in all we fantastic time in Tuscany in a great area with beautiful walks and scenery and would highly recommend it.
Dejan was a great host! Great location in the small Tuscan town of Paterno. Bikes he left us to use were perfect for the area and there are plenty of WELL MARKED walking trails around the house. Great for getting away and seeing the Tuscan outdoors without getting too far outside of Florence.
House was great. Dejan is a sharp young bueinessman who owns a bike shop in Florence. Willing to do whatever it took to make sure our stay was great. Got the key and instructions from his mother and father when we got to the property. We got there early, they were finishing up cleaning up and long story short ended up treating us to a home cooked Tuscan meal. Not apart of the deal, or expected, but the kindest (and tastiest) gesture I've received in a while. Great people!
La casa é comoda e silenziosa. Si trova in un borgo tranquillo a mezzora da Firenze, ideale per una vacanza in Toscana.
Appartamento indipendente e confortevole. Abbiamo passato un piacevole week end. Massima disponibilitá di Dejan
Bonito lugar en el campo y casa bien acondicionada.
La casa è perfetta, immersa nel (website hidden), mio marito e i nostri 4 bambini abbiamo passato una bella serata e dormito in letti comodi. Alberi di ulivo pronti per la raccolta, pace e quiete. Sicuramente torneremo a trovare Dejan che purtroppo non abbiamo conosciuto. Ottimo host, ottima comunicazione, lo consigliamo.
Great place, we loved it. Our family of 6 slept very well on comfortable beds and woke up to peaceful and beautiful surroundings.
This is a great independent house in the hills in Chianti region. It is great for folks to explore the Chianti area, and also hike in the region etc. If you have small kids, it might be easier to stay closer to Florence city itself. We had not realized how far this would be, but once we got there, we wanted to change our booking after a day. Dejan was extremely nice about it, and refunded us for the rest of the days that we were canceling. We would highly recommend this place to folks looking to spend time in the hills, and use this place as a base to make day trips and come back. Dejan is very easy to communicate with, prompt, and very nice to deal with. Thank you Dejan for making our experience so smooth and nice.
We stayed in this cute countryside house just for one night. We really liked it. The small village is beautiful, have a small shop where you can buy local products. We prepared dinner from the ingredients we bought here :)
The host, Dejan was amazing. He was really helpful. As we had some problem with transport he gave us a lift from Florence to the small village! (and picked us up the next day)! We were really grateful! He is a really nice person. If you ever wonder to explore
Florence he has a cute bike shop in Florence where you can rent bikes and/or buy some original biking thirsts! I would recommend it ;)
Thanks Dejan again for your help!
Very friendly and open minded young man, also nice to talk to. I was happy to be his host en would host him again anytime.