They say you shouldn't judge a book by the cover,and that's just how I think of this villa,we all arrived early evening pouring with rain which made finding the place all the more difficult,the young lady who came to meet us and show us the way turned up with the wrong keys so we had to wait outside for half an hour just to get into the property,then once inside she didn't have the keys for all the rooms,and almost as a final straw there was no food,and then a strange thing happened we as a family searched high and low we found some pasta onions some wine cheese and made a truly memorable evening of it ,things only got better from there ,the villa is of a very high quality,the views are spectacular and the pool most enjoyable,as a base for going places it's perfectly situated and to just have a relaxing day there is bliss,complete silence,fragrant smells,a truly relaxing place,all of the facilities are great for cooking and eating outside and the wood fired BBQ an absolute treat ,it was a sad day when we left but fantastic memories made for life
We arranged a family getaway at villa Valle pool & baketball court for September.
It is in a remote area which can be idyllic for privacy.
We were met by our host at the nearest village and we followed her to the location as it can be quite tricky to find first up in the dark.
We were banked up in the drive way waiting to get in the metal gates, unfortunately our host had the wrong key, not much fun reversing a 9 seater bus up a country road to get the car out, we waited 20 minutes outside the gate till the correct key arrived, these things happen.
We are shown into the old Tuscan villa, it is late and we have all travelled far and we are given a tour of our rooms, yet again they cannot be accessed, wrong key !!!! We cook dinner in the old but very user friendly kitchen, although the main fridge/ freezer doesn't work. The rooms are large and accomodate us all.
The scenery when we wake in the morning is absolutely stunning.
Lots of hidden private areas. The pool is very large, clean and cold but very refreshing.
Excellent private getaway and if they can improve in a few areas it would greatly improve its rating.
Gorgeous Tuscan villa with unbelievable views nestled in the picturesque hills of the Chianti region.Perfect location for anyone who wants to be near Florence since it is only a 20 minute drive away.Both the interior and exterior is made with the utmost attention to detail and of course the basketball court, very large pool and huge gardens are an added bonus for everyone young and old.All rooms are super comfortable and the hosts are fantastic!We had such a wonderful time and can't wait to go back again!
The title says it all - La Valle is heaven! Halfway between Florence and Siena (30mins or so to Florence centre), it's a hidden gem for groups of friends looking to relax post-exam, families looking for a scenic and peaceful holiday, couples looking for a romantic getaway (although the house is so big I'd recommend going with more people!), or anyone wanting to explore Tuscany without the hassle of overnight stops!
You can easily explore Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Greve in Chianti, etc from the house (but you definitely need a car to come here! or you can easily just take in the beauty of the place!
We were a group of 7 looking to just hang out in a beautiful spot and La Valle ended up being exactly what we were looking for! BBQs (there is one built in stone there) pool, chilling in the sun, playing basketball, going for runs in the nearby hills -and you can be as loud as you want with the music as there are no neighbours!
Highly,highly recommend it and can't wait to organise another trip back there!
Amazing villa and scenery! Everything is made with attention to detail and full respect to the local italian architecture. The serenity and wonder of the nature around was incredible and our afternoons by the pool never to be forgotten! Hope to return soon...:)