As a family group of 9 people ranging in age from 10 -79 we enjoyed an incredible week long stay at Salceta. It is a magnificent home with beautiful furnishings and artwork - the gardens, pool and villa are very well maintained. We enjoyed the location as a base to explore Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti area. We also took a few days off to relax at the pool and enjoy the villa. From the well equipped kitchen we were able to cook delicious meals which we ate al fresco overlooking the gorgeous garden and pool. Such a great find, we kept pinching ourselves as it felt as though we had stepped into another world.
Marina was a wonderful host and we valued her suggestions as to what to do and where to eat in the area. Everything was perfect.
I never thought I could have such a great experience renting an authentic country house in Tuscany... La Salceta made it possible. First, the host was delicious since the very first moment we arrived, Marina is a classy Italian lady, smooth and mild mannered, she greeted our group explaining us and showing the property around. The pool looks super cool even if, when we got there, the air temperature was a little too cold to swim. What we liked the most at La Salceta is the feeling of tranquility since the property lays in the middle of the countryside (very safe though) also the simple elegance, the contained luxury, the love for the details. The pictures are all very accurate, this is how the house, the patio, the grass and each single room and bathrooms look like. Finally in the surrounding area within a 15 miles radius we discovered some of the best restaurants I have ever been, that kind of food (including the famous bistecca Chianina) is memorable, those places are simple affordable and friendly. I look forward to return in the middle of the summer.