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Nous venons de passer une excellente semaine au Melograni del Chianti ! Dès notre arrivée , nous avons été saisi par la beauté du lieu et par le calme qui règne dans ce petit hameau. La vue depuis le gite est magnifique ! coucher de soleil sur les collines et les vignes, ballet des lucioles une fois la nuit tombée, le chant des oiseaux au réveil .. un petit coin de paradis pour les amoureux de la nature comme nous !
Notre appartement, le Mangatoia était très agréable, bien équipé , propre et très calme et bien qu'il soit situé près du proche d'entrée du gite, nous n'avons jamais été importuné par le passage d'autres locataires .
La situation du gite nous a permis de rejoindre très facilement Florence , Sienne (superbe cathédrale !), Volterra, San giminiano et les caves du Chianti .
Lucca est un peu plus loin ( environ 1h 20) .. mais c'est aussi une très belle ville à visiter . ET quel bonheur de se détendre le soir au bord de la piscine après nos grandes journées de visites ;
Le centre commercial de la petite ville de Poggibonsi est à 5 minutes à peine , et on y trouve tout pour les courses .
Mais le + de cet endroit reste certainement l'accueil et la gentillesse de Serena et de son assistante Elena . Elles sont juste adorables, toujours là pour nous donner les bons conseils pratiques ( le bon parking pour se stationner dans Florence et Sienne ( attention ZTL !) ou pour faire pour nous la réservation d une bonne table comme la SOSTA dans la campagne ..
BREF, nous avons été conquis ... un seul regret, celui de n'y être resté qu' une semaine !
Brigitte et Olivier PARIS 12
VILLA: Large and beautiful stone villa with 7 apartments of various sizes (details on website). We stayed in the two-bedroom Cantina which has a small backyard with a table, chairs and a lounge chair. Note that none of the apartments have air conditioning so we were very happy that ours was on the ground floor in the back of the building. The sun never hit it directly. It was a little hot after we returned from our day-trips, but opening up the windows sufficed to cool it down. We never even needed the fans to sleep and we were there in the middle of a record-breaking July heatwave.
LOCATION: A car is essential. The villa is about a 7-minute drive from a town called Poggibonsi where you will find a huge grocery/supply store and a few inexpensive restaurants. Note that no GPS seems to know the short and direct way to the Villa, but once you get there the manager will give you simple directions. Poggibonsi is next to the highway which makes day-tripping very easy, especially since it is roughly 20 minutes from Sienna and San Gimignano, 30 minutes from Florence, 1h15 from Lucca, and 2 hours from the Western Tuscan Coast.
APARTMENT: Our Cantina apartment was very spacious, super comfortable, and very clean. The décor was simple, airy, and authentic. Each room had a double-bed and a large wardrobe. The bathroom had a sink, shower, and toilet. The kitchen was equipped with everything you need to prepare meals. The backyard overlooked the breathtaking Tuscan countryside and we could watch gorgeous sunsets every night!
POOL: Shared pool, but guests rarely have the same schedule. We were alone on quite a few occasions. There are numerous seating options in shaded spots.
CHECK-IN: No problems whatsoever. Also, asking questions and making the deposit from home was always quick and easy.
WIFI: The modem is in the manager’s office so you must be close enough to capture the signal. The pool area gives the best access.
MANAGER: Serena is completely devoted to making her guests feel welcome and comfortable. You won’t find a better host! She goes out of her way to make reservations for you, book excursions, give you inside information, and make your stay as easy as possible. She is on-site all day until 6pm. Plus the villa produces its own olive oil and wine so follow her down to the cellar for a tasting!
I would happily go back to this villa. It was very relaxing and a perfect home base for exploring Tuscany. Ciao! Grazie Serena!
We went to Melograni del Chianti as a family get together in September 2015. We rented the apt Focolare. Made the booking via email and paypal. Serena the owner was very responsive. Apt very comfortable, clean and decorated with good taste in respect with Toscan style. Great view over the Tuscan countryside, nice place for quiet holidays. Supermarket is less than 10min drive and you can find everything you need. it is also close to San Giminiano (30 min drive) such a lovely place with lots of restaurants.
Big thanks to Serena who was very welcoming and available to provide us information about places to visit. We even had the chance to participate in grape-harvesting in one of their vineyards, such a great experience! Really recommend Melograni del Chianti for a relaxing holiday in stunny Tuscany! And don't forget to test Melograni del Chianti wine, very nice!
Our stay at Mangiatoia was everything we were looking for. A beautiful setting with a view over a valley of vineyards. We were two couples in a charming two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath apartment. Well furnished, with comfortable beds and very clean.
Serena is an excellent host and was great about about arranging wine tours and dinner reservations. She also arranged for us to have a cooking lesson in our apartment one evening
We visited the Antinori family winery which is very modern in contrast to most Tuscan wineries. An excellent tour and the onsite restaurant served a delicious lunch.
The location is perfect, very near all the necessities but still rustic. I highly recommend this property.
Perfect location for touring all major cities and villages of Chianti. Clean and spacious apartment well supplied. Serena was a wonderful host, very helpful and charming. Unfortunately, being late in the season, we could not take full advantage of the pool and grounds which are first class. We did get to witness the olive harvest with the friends and family which was a great pleasure.
This is a great place to stay in Chianti and we strongly recommend the stay for as many as 10 days.
Beautiful country side location. Very clean and well maintained. Close to Florence, Siena, Voltera and wine tasting galore.
It was nice to cook at the location, we also BBQ'd, and did our laundry. This location is livable, romantic, scenic and friendly.We hope to return.