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"We absolutely loved Castello Niccolo. The property is beautiful, the pool is fantastic ( a great respite after a busy day of sightseeing ). We loved our little villa, it was perfect for our family of 4. We loved being able to cook a few of our dinners in and dine al fresco on our lovely patio. Our boys loved the ping pong, and it was beautiful to sit up on the top grass in the late afternoon and enjoy a bottle of the house wine watching the sun set. The location is fabulous for day trips to Siena (Antica Osteria da Divo), Florence (Anywhere in Oltrarno), Pisa (didn't eat there), San Gimignano (the wine bar off the fountain square, fabulous patio downstairs looking over hills), etc. We found it to be ideal, and so nice to have a lovely home base to go back to at the end of a fun, busy day. The fish/seafood restaurant in Borgo is fabulous, especially if it's your first night... literally a 1 minute drive down the hill and left into the tiny town. The food and service were fabulous, a great way to start the week off after a day of travel from Venice. The crazy rusted "Jetsons" looking building on the hill just past Borgo is the Antinori vineyard!!! We didn't figure this out until our last day. Great place, cool modern architecture and, of course, fabulous wine. There were, however, a few things that were detractors from what would have been a perfect Tuscan week. 1. The mosquitos were eating our poor kids alive; given that there was no air conditioning (at least as far as we could tell) in our villa, we had to leave our windows open at night, which we wanted to do anyways (you're in Tuscany, of course you want the windows open!). So, unfortunately, they were covered in very itchy red bites the whole time we were there. Don't know if the Italian mostquitos are a different type, as they are very different bites from the ones we're used to in Vancouver...seem to last way longer and be way more red and itchy. 2. The highway noise from below. There are a few mentions on the website and reviews of some "possible" noise from the highway that runs below the villa. I would like to point out that this is not only a possibility, but a guarantee, all day and most of the night. While it is not really loud, it is a constant drone in the background, that I found very annoying when you're supposed to be in the peaceful Tuscan countryside. Granted, I live on acreage and it is silent at my home other than wildlife, so I am somewhat spoiled. I just think that this should be more clearly laid out in the description, because I found it to be a major detractor in my overall enjoyment of the place. Again, I will say that the average person coming from a city or town that is used to traffic/highway noise may not even really notice or be bothered by it, but it was a sore point for me. Overall, great spot, would return if we could stay up in the castello and hopefully avoid most of the highway noise. Grazie!
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review. It is a great spot, beautiful and convenient, too. So sorry you missed the information in the documents and links we provided explaining that there are virtually no screens in Italy and recommending mosquito repellant and describing the mosquito repellant devices that are in the apartment. We will ask the management to point those out to future guests. As for the sound of the road below, we can understand that if you live in the silent countryside, you definitely would hear something in the distance especially if the wind is blowing towards the property. Thank you again!
"Our holiday at Niccolo Ginestre was just fantastic. The house was perfect for my husband and I and our three young children. Each morning or afternoon we would visit the spectacular pool to cool off as the temperature was quite hot during our visit.
At the Castello we really enjoyed the wine tasting and castle visit as well as the amazing body massages - definately visit the health and wellness spa!
The surrounding towns of Greve, Castella in Chianti, San Gimano and San Casciano are gorgeous. Dinner at del Nonna's (San Casciano) is a must as is a visit to market day. The cellar tour and wine tasting lunch at Castello di Verrazzano is also a highlight."
"We just had a wonderful stay in the Canonica apartment in Chianti. Thanks to Italy Perfect's great website, and recommendations, we found this to be the perfect villa for our family of 6--we went with our four children, ages 8, 6, 3, 1. The villa grounds are wonderful, there is even a little playground that was a nice surprise! The reception staff are wonderfully helpful, even helped me with our Elba Ferry booking, which had to be done in Italian. The villa was very spacious, and so charming. We were happy to find that we did not need air conditioning in September, and the mosquitoes were not too bad.The views from every window were breathtaking. We found the Chianti region to be full of wonderful destinations, and the nearby town of San Casciano was very pretty, with a big playgound overlooking the valley. The co-op there is really the best deal for food to stock the kitchen, but a bit tricky to find, so on your first night just go to the local bodega. Market days in the hill towns are really fun, and the reception will offer a nice schedule of the nearby ones. Overall we really loved our time here and hope to come back one day! Thanks so much, Pat for your Italy Discovery Journal, we enjoyed the tidbits and activities in it as much as our kids did!"
"Die Wohnung hat unseren Erwartungen voll entsprochen. Sie war gross, komfortabel und das alles an bester Lage in der Verlängerung der Ponte Vecchio. Der vorhandene Lift macht es einfach, um in das vierte Geschoss der Wohnung zu kommen. Um das Problem eines piepsenden Bewegungsmelder hat sich Italy Perfect umgehend gekümmert und gelöst. [The apartment fully met our expectations. It was big, comfortable and all in a prime location in the extension of the Ponte Vecchio. The existing elevator makes it easy to get to the fourth floor of the apartment. Italy Perfect immediately addressed and resolved the problem of a beeping motion detector.] Thank you very much, very nice to read your positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team"
"Amazing pre trip service from Pat who was super helpful and during our trip hostess, Barbara who was utterly exceptional - helpful, supportive, and responsive no matter what time of day - and whatever the request - she got us into places we could never have done without her, an incredible place, and location, truly wonderful hospitality and thoughtful touches including welcoming bellinis, truly an exceptional holiday I would throughly recommend this to anyone thinking of visiting Venice. Do it now while it’s quiet !"
"Our family of three stayed at the Imperial Vista in November for a week. We could not have been more comfortable in this spacious, impeccably maintained apartment. It is well appointed, with a fully equipped kitchen and separate living and dining areas. In the immediate neighborhood is a good grocery, Carrefour Express, and a good enoteca, Wineconcept (reserve a wine tasting). The Colosseo metro station is only a few minutes' walk, making it easy to travel beyond the city center. The view of the Colosseum from the apartment is spectacular. This was not our first trip to Rome, but it was our first experience with renting an apartment abroad. The Italy Perfect staff were very helpful as we decided which apartment would best meet our needs in Rome (and in Florence), and they were quick to answer questions via email during our stay. Our trip to Italy was our best experience with overseas travel to date, and we attribute this to our Italy Perfect accommodations. Favorite experiences from this trip: walking along the Via dei Fori Imperiali at dusk (always a favorite); a private tour of the Roman Forum (with Daniella Hunt from Mirabilia Urbis Tours); the fourth-century mosaics at Santa Constanza; a very good lunch at Sorpasso in the Prati neighborhood; Centrale Montemartini, which stages antiquities in an unusual setting; an excellent dinner at Colline Emiliane. [Thank you for your lovely review Rebecca! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Imperial Vista! The Italy Perfect Team]"
"My family and I spent most of December through early January at the Strozzi, Prisco and Michaela apartments. The accommodations were perfect for 3 couples with both privacy within each unit and the ability to be together in the larger Strozzi unit for meals and Christmas dinner. The units are located on a very busy street, close to every type of restaurant and shop the city offers. And, it is all just steps from Piazza della Repubblica, and a couple blocks more from there to the Duomo. The owners were attentive and accommodating - bringing us extra dining chairs for the 6 of us to share meals together in the large and well appointed kitchen in Prisco; gifting us with a Panettone at Christmas and offering many suggestions for restaurants and shopping. As we travel to Florence frequently, we found the location to be a centralized hub for walking throughout the city. [Thank you for your lovely review Susan! We are delighted that the apartments were so well suited to your needs. The Italy Perfect Team]"
"We loved our stay in Casetta Bonsi! This is a charming place, very quiet even if very close to Ponte Vecchio. The owner Maurizio was very welcoming and helpful with his suggestions. The house is beautifully decorated and rich of history. Our daily breakfast on the terrace was a real pleasure!"
"We had a wonderful stay in the Flaminio apartment. The apartment was immaculately clean and very comfortable for our group of four.The location is a 5 minute walk to transit connections and the busy Piazza del Pompolo, but is on a quiet block. The greeter, Gianluca, was very organized and easy to communicate with.He made our checking in and out was quick and easy. We would happily stay in the apartment again on a future visit.[We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. The Italy Perfect Team]"
Larry & Betty
"Amazing hospitality. Communication was always prompt and kind. Sparkling clean. We visited in December and the heating worked really well. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious. The best thing is the location. This is one of the best areas in Rome for site seeing, and eating. Do not hesitate. The location is perfect."
"This four bedroom, four and a half bathroom fully functional apartment has been recently upgraded and is beautifully and comfortably furnished. The location is central to everything - just a block from the Piazza di Santa Croce. It is an easy walk to many of the main attractions of Florence. There is a wonderful view of the rooftops of Florence as well as the Duomo from the living room in the apartment. We were traveling with 6 people including my 87 year old father-in-law. The elevator was therefore very useful as it is a fourth floor apartment. Also, because of the central location we were able to return to the apartment easily when we needed a rest. The bedrooms are comfortable and the hospitality was outstanding. We met with the owners and they gave us a wonderful tour of the apartment and many great recommendations for eating in Florence as well as directions to the nearest store for groceries. They had stocked the kitchen with some basic food items for us as well as a celebratory bottle of prosecco! The apartment comes with a maid who comes for two hours a day to clean if wanted. There is a functional washer and dryer which was quite handy. The owners are available to communicate with when needed. The apartment is on a busy street and street noise can be heard from some of the night clubs at night especially on the weekends. The owners have installed heavy glass windows and heavy shades that cover the windows which helps. Italy Perfect was very helpful in coordinating our stay and I would recommend them without hesitation. [Thank you for your lovely review John! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Lorenzo Apartment! The Italy Perfect Team]"
"Wonderful apartment that lives up to its description and photos, including the wonderful rooftop terrace. The location in the Jewish Ghetto is perfect for site seeing Rome's main attractions, as well as exploring the wonderful Trastevere neighborhood. The ItalyPerfect team exceeded our expectations with trip preparation, communications, local recommendations and follow up. They are total pros and I look forward to working with them again for our next travels to Italy."
"We enjoyed this spacious apartment within walking distance of all major Rome sites. The host/owner and team were welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend! [Thank you for your kind review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team]"
"This is the second time we have gone to Florence and used Italy Perfect. The accommodations at Memoria are excellent. It Is in walking distance for all the sites in Florence. The personnel at Italy perfect were very helpful in working out arrangements for the apartment and provided helpful other information. Once we arrived, Isabel was very helpful in coordinating activities such as a driver for excursions, cleaning lady for the apartment and suggestions for things to do. The month in Florence was outstanding. [Thank you for the great review Roy! We would love to welcome you back a third time! The Italy Perfect Team]"
"The Pisco apartment is a comfortable place - stayed here 11 days. It is well maintained and provisioned. The location is perfect for exploring Florence, five minutes walk to Piazza Repubblica, less than 10 minutes to train station and surrounded by excellent restaurants. It is very secure - locked street door, locked door to the common area between the apartments and then your own locked door. The hosts were very nice and informative. It is a noisy area, at the convergence of 3 streets with mostly foot traffic, but there are double windows in the bed room that keep out all noise.We would recommend the apartment and Italy Perfect. [We are delighted you enjoyed your stay as well as the location! The Italy Perfect Team]"
"My family and I can't say enough good things about our experience in Florence. We were having a difficult time finding the right accommodations for our family -- which includes 2 kids under 3. Once we connected with the Italy Perfect team, the process couldn't have been smoother. The U.S. team provided all of the information we needed to book our stay and was incredibly responsive in the weeks leading up to our trip (thanks Kelly!). When we arrived in Florence, our greeter was waiting for us and spent a lot of time getting us settled after a long trip. The apartment itself was fantastic -- spacious, clean and convenient to everything. The building had a doorman who helped us with local directions and advice throughout our stay. We enjoyed everything so much, we ended up extending our time in Florence by 4 days, which Italy Perfect was happy to accommodate. The next time we head to Italy, we won't waste anytime on AirBnb or the rest. Italy Perfect is the way to go! Thanks again! [Thank you for your wonderful review Chris! We are thrilled you had such a lovely time and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]"
"We have had the opportunity to stay in the Giovanna apartment several times and love it. Location, quality and attention to detail on the part of the owners staff are a welcome addition. Could not recommend more and look forward to next year. [Thank you for your wonderful review. Look forward to welcoming you next year! The Italy Perfect Team]"
"Incredibly great agency. Wonderful apartment!! Great management and daily service The location is the best in Venice Eat at Quadri (upstairs) and the Met [We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! We hope you return soon! The Italy Perfect Team!] "
"I had the most wonderful stay at the Palazzo Treves; it could not have been more perfect. The spectacular view, convenient location, beautifully designed rooms, expert staff, daily warm croissants and cleaning service....wow! As I told Barbara, the secretary, I plan to return - for the next Biennale or hopefully before."
"Francesco was a fantastic host. His property was beautiful and well maintained. The villa had all the modern conveniences you would want without sacrificing the authenticity of a Tuscan villa. The views of the vineyard and olive trees were beautiful. I highly recommend this villa and we will return for our next visit."
"Our week in Venice was superb, every aspect enhanced by residence in the handsome Menta Apertment and the kind support of the Palazzo staff. We are sincerely grateful to have been in the excellent care of Italy Perfect once again.With special thanks to you, Jean"