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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Barberino Val d'Elsa, Tuscany

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Patricia...
Boxford, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Thank you Lucia and Gabrielle”
Reviewed 29 December 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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We visited Villa Carolina in Linari, Italy at the end of September, 2012 for a week. The villa exceeded our expectations from the pictures and previous reviews we had seen. The interior was immaculate, beautifully decorated and comfortable for us and the two couples we were traveling with. Each couple had their own bedroom and modern bathroom. The large kitchen was well equipped and the nucleus of where we happily gathered each morning. The exterior was gorgeous, surrounded by vineyards, overlooking the lights of the city below and convenient to all of the must-see Tuscan villages. We took day trips each day but one, when we decided to simply enjoy the beautiful grounds and pool of Villa Carolina. Our hosts, Lucia and Gabrielle, were most gracious and welcoming and prepared the most authentic Italian, unbelievable meals for us on several evenings. It was very difficult for us to leave but we hope to return some day soon. Until then, we will continue to daydream about our visit and meeting these beautiful people.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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MariuszJa
Reda, Poland
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47 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
““1oo % of luxury and 1oo % of Italy””
Reviewed 17 November 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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We spent our holiday in Villa Karolina with our family. After coming we were greeted by the owners ( Gabriele, Lucia and their daughter Carolina ). They showed us around the beautifully furnished house. Each of three bedrooms has their own bathroom. Besides, there is well-equipped kitchen with a big table and a separate living room with a flat TV ( satellite channels ). Generally the house is in a classical style but you can find there some details connected with Tuscany which additionally emphasizes its unique character. The kitchen opens onto the big garden with an amazing swimming pool. In the garden there are places for having dinners, drinking caffee and reading books which are arranged in an interesting way. Moreover, by the swimming pool and on the terrace overlooking Poggibonsi and surrounding hills you can use deckchairs. The owners live upstairs but thanks to separate entrances to the property the guests can feel freely. However, we enjoyed Gabriele and Lucia’s politeness and possibility to talk with them and ask a lot of questions. Gabriele advised us on choosing and buying wine, quite often he treated us to delicious ones ( his knowledge of wine is really wide), whereas Lucia was our guide about Italian cuisine and she prepared for us tasty dishes. We strongly recommend to try Lucia’s pizza and zucchini flowers. It is important to admit that the house is perfectly situated especially for those who want to visit places recommended by guide books ( Siena, Firenze, San Gimignano and towns on the Chianti trail ). There is also a big supermarket Pam where you can buy everything you need during your stay.
To sum up , it was an unforgettable week in the heart of Tuscany thanks to the owners’ hospitality. It is worth recommending this house to everybody who wants to rest far away from the bustle of the big city and to feel an Italian atmosphere in the luxurious conditions which are offered by Villa Carolina.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
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ddusel
Boxford, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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“Superb Stay”
Reviewed 15 November 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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My husband, myself and two other couples had one of the best weeks ever at Villa Carolina. The accomodations were impeccable - we all had plenty of room and the common areas fit all of us and were perfect for hanging out. Lucia and Gabriella were wonderful hosts and Lucia is probably the best chef in all of Italy. She cooked us more than one meal while we were there and I still dream about it! The pool and yard are as relaxing and welcoming as they are beautiful. The surrounding vineyards really set the tone for a Tuscan vacation. The location of the villa is ideal for day trips throughout the surrounding countryside. I don't think that any vacation I go on from now on will compare. I look forward to revisiting Villa Carolina sooner than later. The hospitality and friendship of Gabriella and Lucia made our stay complete.

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Anita D
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 21 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Martina P
Antalya, Turkey
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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