We had stayed at the Villa for approximately a week with my family of two kids. The little ones had a fantastic time exploring the grounds, hanging out at the pool after exploring the nearby attractions, they had played with horses and rode a pony at the Villa and had a terrific time. The owners were so warm and welcoming to us, while giving us the space to be with our family and enjoy. They welcomed us and introduced us to some of the local restaurants, helped us navigate Siena, made a pizza night dinner for us in their brick oven when we all had a chance to make our own pizzas and had a wonderful time overall. The villa is located close enough to several towns and villages and the area is terrific to explore. We will be back there some time soon.
I highly recommend this villa as a rental for large families, family reunions, gatherings with friends or for special events such as a wedding. We rented this place as a mini family reunion and it was incredible. There are enough private rooms for individuals/couples. The location is perfect with quick access to many wonderful locations in Tuscany. Highly recommend the pizza night at the villa! The hosts are fantastic.
If you are planning a large group vacation, I truly cannot sing the praises of Villa Scopetello and its wonderful caretakers, Sonja and Michael, enough! I would go back in a HEARTBEAT! We stayed for two weeks in September 2017 and had 20 family members the first week and 20 friends the second week and everybody has continued to rave about this villa. It is so well-equipped to cater to large groups, and it’s just beautiful. The photos don’t begin to do it justice. There are multiple kitchens, with more than one fridge in each, which is great for big groups. There are tons of bathrooms for everyone and lots of showers, not just tubs. There is SO much to do on this property, it actually makes it really hard to leave! There are hammocks all over, the pool is ENORMOUS with lots of seating around it. It’s equipped with a pool house that has a toilet, shower and fridge for drinks, so you don't have to constantly run back to the house. The tennis court is great, we played soccer on it. There is golf, ping pong, a pool table, a zip line, a fire pit, and wonderful places to sit and chat all over the property.
Sonja and Michael are absolute MAGIC. They are the best hosts in the world! They are hilarious and such lovely, fascinating, caring, hospitable people. We actually hung out with them most nights and had a ball! Sonja is honest to goodness, one of the most talented chefs I have EVER experienced. Her Italian food is the stuff of dreams! She prepares multiple courses of gorgeous dishes that could seriously be on the cover of a magazine. We were in Tuscany for a total of three weeks, and Sonja’s food was, by far, the best we encountered. Amazing!
The property is covered in stunning olive trees, which just feels exactly as Tuscany should. They installed the B-E-S-T invention on the face of the planet…A WINE WALL in the back terrace. It’s literally a spigot that comes out of a wall and you walk up with your glass, turn it and red wine comes out. Brilliant!
There is the most breathtaking hotel called Locanda dell’Amorosa just a 10 minute walk through some lovely woods and hillside vineyards, it’s like a quintessential Tuscan hotel that is so picturesque, it feels like a movie should be filmed there. The hotel has a restaurant and a wine bar and so nice to be walking distance.
The villa is also reasonably close to many hillside Tuscan towns, that make great little day trips.
I would give Villa Scopetello 15 stars out of 5! I hope everyone gets the chance to go!
We celebrated our wedding at Villa Scopetello, September 2017 and we cant wait to go back!
Sonja and Michael are THE BEST hosts....... EVER! Made us feel welcome and happy. Besides that the Villa is a magical place where you can disconnect from the world. Sonja and Michel made our wedding day the best time of 2017. We cant thank them enough!
The food was delicious, rooms are clean and beautifully decorated. Villa Scopetello is a MUST stop if you are in Tuscany.
Andrea & Camilo
Sonja and Michael are great hosts of this beautiful house in Tuscany. The views are spectacular, pool and tennis courts well kept, great outdoor dining location and nearby to many beautiful towns. Strongly recommend.