Rummelig lejlighed med fantastisk udsigt over Chianti
- Engelsk, Italiensk
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Nicely restored property with a wonderful view - a good base for going to Florence
We have enjoyed a week at Borgo di Sopra, a perfect location uphill overlooking the wine yards and the Tuscan landscape. It is at very nicely restored defense tower originally belonging to the wine yard castle on top of the hill. It has all modern facilities but with the respect for the local architecture which makes it very authentic. There are very nice terraces to all flats that are quite private. There are no tourists in the area and the road is a dead end meaning no disturbances at all. The road description looks a little complicated at first, but is very accurate and easy to find your way. You can choose to stay or use it for a base for going to Florence (very easy by train) or by car to several interesting cities including Siena. After a day trip to the cities it is a very quiet and peaceful place to rest. Daily shopping is easy at COOP in the local city Pontassieve, and there is also a highly recommendable ice-cream bar in the city. The host family is pleasant and helpful in the amount you need, with advice for tours and traffic or other practical issues. We give our full recommendations for both location, facilities and hosts.
Un piccolo angolo di paradiso Toscano/A little slice of Tuscan heaven
Words seem inadequate in describing our stay at Borgo di Sopra. Everything about our stay was perfect. Jane and Gianpiero were incredibly kind and gracious hosts who did more than we could have expected to make our stay as wonderful as it was.
The setting is classic Tuscany with incredible views of the grapevines and olive groves. It is an easy 25-minute train ride into Firenze, but the amount of peace and quiet we had out in the vineyards was a perfect respite from the hot and crowded city. We loved our al fresco meals under the pergola surrounded by lavender and rosemary.
On our way in, we realized we would like to eat dinner before arriving at the property, and Jane made reservations for us at a wonderful restaurant nearby. Moreover, they booked a tour at the Frescobaldi winery that is located just up the hill. Gianpiero told a wonderful history of the property (going back more than four centuries), and it was clear a lot of time and love went into the restoration of the property.
There was an incredible amount of information provided regarding train schedules, parking, restaurants, etc. that eliminated a lot of guess work and allowed us to enjoy every minute we had in Tuscany.
Jane and Gianpiero’s help and knowledge made our stay in Tuscany truly unforgettable. Our only lament was that we had to leave. We look forward to visiting Borgo di Sopra again!
A wonderful 10 days!
The property is even more beautiful than pictured. The landscaping was lovely... and that view! We loved meeting Jane and Gianpiero! They were such wonderful hosts, so warm and welcoming! Jane went grocery shopping for us before we arrived; it was nice to be able to settle in as soon as we got there and not have to worry about shopping.
My kids loved playing with their dog and cat. It was an unexpected surprise (they also enjoyed Jane and Gianpiero:))
Pontassieve is just a 5 minute drive from the property, and from there you can easily catch a train to Florence.
We enjoyed our stay, and I hope we can return one day!
pour se ressourcer en pleine nature, avec une vue magnifique, à 20 minutes en train de Florence
Un beau logement tout confort et très bien équipé, avec les chambres climatisées (apprécié en cette fin juillet 2018 très chaude), beaucoup d'espace a l'extérieur (terrasse, pergola, ping pong, grand jardin), qui ont été très appréciés par chaque membre de la famille (1 couple + 3 enfants ados/jeune adulte). Un accueil chaleureux.Nous avons rayonné très facilement à Florence (par le train), ainsi qu'à Sienne et dans les villages de la Toscane (en voiture).Je cherche des points négatifs mais n'en trouve pas...
A hidden gem - beautiful, peaceful, rustic!
If you are dreaming of a beautiful farmhouse in Tuscany, but you want all the modern amenities, this is probably for you. The owners purchased an old watchtower that had seen better days (dates back to the 1500’s), and with amazing vision, investment and attention to detail, created a number of units to meet the needs of different travelers. We stayed in “Antica” which sleeps five very comfortably. It’s in an area that’s not traditionally a tourist area, so you won’t be fighting the crowds. But it is just a short train ride to Firenze, and 1-2 hour drive to places like Siena, Ravenna, San Gimignano, Assisi, etc. The access road goes through fields of grape vines from a nearby winery that you can walk up the hill and visit.
Jane was very helpful before and during our stay, making sure we had all the info we needed to find it, and offering restaurant suggestions (and booking tables for us). The terraces are nicely furnished and shaded so you comfortably sit outside, smell the jasmine and enjoy the view whether for your morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. At night, you can hear the nightingales...So peaceful!
Heavenly, welcoming, peaceful and reviving
We were delighted in every way with the stunning location surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, the friendly helpful welcome from the lovely owners with tips on local area and even offering to shop for us in advance if we chose. Thank you so much for our glorious stay, the 3 bed house was so comfortable with delicious views everywhere. Pontesieve is an easy drive down the track and we found it very convenient for Florence but also exploring the Casentino hills, don't miss Poppi! Thank you and we shall return!! Very much recommend.
Thank you so much for your kind words! Thank you also for giving some tips on the surrounding area. The beautiful Casentino area of Tuscany is nearby, and is not well known to tourists.