The villa is located between Greve and Panzano. when we arrived on Sunday at noon we were greeted by Maria Antonietta. She explained that the markets would be closing shortly and offered to drive us to Panzano to pick up groceries since we did not have a car. She showed us the butcher, local market and vegetable stand. When the rest of our party arrived we had an incredible meal to share. Our party of 8 stayed in the five bedroom farm house. with 4 bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom on the first floor. The house was clean and welcoming and the surrounding property with a pool and beautiful outdoor dining area was perfect. Both Maria Antonietta and her husband Mario were the kindest hosts and did everything possible to make our stay memorable. Using the villa as a base we drove to Florence, Siena & Lucca. It was an amazing vacation.
Eight of us spent a week in Agriturismo Sommassa. The views over the Tuscany hills were amazing. Panzano in Chianti is a charming town with delicious restaurants. The villa is a good place to explore other cities like Siena, Florence, Pisa or Lucia, and a relaxing place to take the day off and just relaxMaria and Mario were wonderful hosts, greeting us with a bottle of Chianti and olive oil that they make. We would love to return again to enjoy their hospitality.
Our family of seven including 2 grandchildren enjoyed an amazing month at Sommassa. Maria and Mario are perfect hosts and couldn't do enough for us. We enjoyed the gorgeous pool overlooking beautiful Tuscany and the lovely roomy clean villa. Thank you Maria and Mario. We hope to visit our new friends in the near future.
We booked with Maria Antonietta for our group of 9, and Villa Sommassa could not have been better. Maria Antonietta and Mario were absolute perfect hosts- quick replays over email or WhatApp, visits to the villa to check on us, and the most delicious gifts of her and friends olive oil and wine. It has a great location- 5 minutes by car from Panzano, 15 to Greve, and 45-50 to both Siena and Florence. We really enjoyed walking around Panzano multiple times- the famous butcher shop is a blast (we cooked both the best roast I've ever had, and a delicious bistecca panzanese from there), the market in the central square on the weekend was delicious- the chicken man of Panzano is not to be missed- his pork kebabs were about the best food of the trip, and the little street art by local artist Luca Carfagno all over the place was very cute.
The villa was fantastic. The terrace is right outside the kitchen and dining room, and we ate at the large table almost every night. The grill works flawlessly- buy your carbone/charcoal from the COOP or the butcher Cecchini. The views of sunset from the terrace over the olive trees was idyllic. The pool was also incredible! 360 degree panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards (Cafaggio is the one we visited, but others are nearby), refreshing water for a dip, and loungers to read and nap in. If you sit up at the pool after sunset, you'll be treated to a symphony of Cinghiale snorts under the stars.
There are 5 bedrooms, 4 upstairs and 1 downstairs. Two of the upstairs rooms are attached. The downstairs bedroom is the only one without its own bathroom. The fireplace in the downstairs kitchen makes a toasty atmosphere during and after dinner on a chilled evening, while the couches upstairs make a comfy and fun place to relax and finish bottles of wine. The rental portion of the villa is about half the house- the other half is inhabited by a family that we never saw or heard, so privacy is a non issue.
My only complaint is that we enjoyed the villa so much we didn't explore as much as I planned! We definitely want to come stay here again!
The Kowalczk family
Nice large house and very clean! Each room has it's own bathroom. Aircondition is available but you have to pay an xtra cost. Nice big terrace with bbq! Fantastic pool, nice maintained with perfect vieuw over the landscape! Panzano is a little village but has everything you need, shop,farmacy,bars, restaurants...and you must visit the butcher in town!!!
Mario and Maria Antonietta are very nice host, and Always ready to help!! We got some vegetables from the garden from them! Very good wifi!!
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