Chris and Family (Florida, U.S.A.)

From my initial inquiry emails this villa stood out from the rest.  Dennis was quick to respond, informative and warm.  While having traveled to Italy before, this was my first time renting a villa and I took my time searching through many options in the Tuscan region. Without question we picked the very best option. Besides the villa that is more beautiful than the pictures show, Dennis and Gilly's hospitality and small touches really set the experience apart. They had a welcome basket for us and had stocked the refrigerator with the basic supplies that we needed on arrival. After a long flight, train and driving, not to mention a few wrong turns this was greatly appreciated. The welcome glass of Prosecco was a very nice way to settle in and begin our trip.  Dennis has a wealth of knowledge of the area his advice on restaurants and sightseeing is spot on. I highly recommend "Vasco's" for Sunday lunch! Instead of merely giving us instructions, Dennis led us through the winding roads and introduced us to the family before we sat down for one of the best (and most filling) meals I have had. The "blue book" they have made up with information on the area had more than enough to information to fill a two-week stay.  Dennis and Gilly really thought through the stay and had the small things covered. For example, not only having a bbq grill, but also charcoal and lighter. To me, these small preparations are indicative all the thought that went in to the overall experience. On the night of our arrival Gilly prepared a delicious 5 course meal of from a menu that we had arranged. It was absolutely fantastic and I can think of no better way to settle into our stay. Dennis also arranged a local Chef team (Linda and Nadia) to come a make a meal and do a pasta making lesson. For our family that has a few "chefs" of our own, this was very memorable and delicious.