Podernovo di Monticiano
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#2 of 3 villas in Monticiano
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Podernovo is an eighteenth-century a farmhouse with swimming pool near Siena that we have transformed into a cozy vacation villa. It is located in the heart of the Val di Merse, a region between the Crete Senesi and the Maremma, less known than Chianti or Val d'Orcia but perhaps even more authentic and yet to be discovered. The villa is only 3 minutes walk from the village which has all the necessary services. At the same time it enjoys privacy and is surrounded by well-kept green areas and Mediterranean woodland. The rental of the villa is ideal for families and group holidays. The individual apartments are also available for rental when the villa is not already privately rented. Villa Podernovo is also a romantic location for rustic-chic, festive weddings in San Galgano Abbey, which houses the legendary 'Sword in the rock'. The abbey is situated only 7 km from the villa and is a unique venue for weddings. This makes Villa Podernovo an ideal location for wedding celebrations and for a honeymoon.
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jack wrote a review Oct 2022
5 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited in May 2022 for our wedding! Diana hosted and co-ordinated our stay and wedding day and we couldn’t have higher praise or asked for anything more! Diana and her team were on hand for anything we needed and made us feel extremely at ease from the minute we arrived.

The villa was absolutely incredible. Rooms were in keeping with typical Italian style and surroundings - rustic, homely and beautiful!
Gardens and pool were stunning and much bigger than expected. These were transformed for our wedding day reception and became even more magical.

Family and friends were overwhelmed by the entire experience and have already asked when we are returning for our anniversary! We had high expectations for our big day and stay in the villa which were completely exceeded.

Hope to one day return and cannot thank Diana and her team enough for the most amazing stay and wedding day.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mandy S wrote a review Jul 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We held our wedding here in July 2022 with our immediate family members, with all of us staying on site. We could not have been happier with our choice to do so!! The apartments are absolutely beautiful, as well as the scenery around the villa! Diana was AMAZING in every way possible. My mother in law injured her knee right before arriving to the villa, and Diana helped to secure her a wheelchair to rent for our time there so that she could get around easier. She also has the best recommendations for food in the area! We are so grateful that she was there for us on our wedding day and the days surrounding it. We would absolutely return in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Diana Grandi, Proprietario at Podernovo di Monticiano
Responded 25 Jul 2022
Dear Mandy, very grateful for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host your wedding and your family and immediate friends. Our paths might meet again in the future. Kind Regards, Diana
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Suzanne M wrote a review Oct 2022
12 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I booked Villa Podernovo for our wedding celebration and fell in love as soon as we set foot on the villa grounds. We held our ceremony at the beautiful San Galgano Abbey which was about a 10 minute drive.
Diana, Grazia and all staff were a joy to be around, nothing was a problem and they made our stay extremely pleasant going above and beyond.
My only regret is we didn’t stay for longer, the villa and surroundings are idyllic and a true Tuscan dream.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Silvia C. wrote a review Oct 2022
Drammen, Norway4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the entire villa for a week for our wedding in August and it was absolutely amazing.

The rustic-chic feel of the villa was everything and more than we could dream of, it was so cozy and comfortable. The outdoors were cured to the minimum details, with amazing plants, flowers, trees, lights: absolutely perfect.

Diana and Grazia were extremely nice and helpful and always available, yet discrete.

Our families and friends who stayed with us keep talking about how amazing the stay was and what beautiful memories they managed to create. It all felt so dreamy and idyllic, almost surreal.

The only downside: no air conditioning which can be quite challenging in July/August.

However, it is totally recommended, especially for longer stays.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Joseph L wrote a review Nov 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We got married there and Diana and Grazia were amazing. The service we got was professional and personal. The setting is incredible and the rooms were delightful as well. Everything was incredibly easy and unforgettable. I’d highly recommend staying there and, if you have any big occasion coming up, it’s a brilliant place to celebrate it.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Deborah O wrote a review Sept 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I planned our wedding venue here two years ago but unfortunately due to COVID, we had to postpone not once but twice for this dream day. However, Diana and her team made the whole process so easy and they remained so professional even throughout all the uncertainty. We finally had our dream stay here in September 21 where we finally said ‘I do’ at the nearby San Galgano Abby and then later that day had our reception at the villa. An absolutely stunning venue, we couldn’t have asked for more. We and our guests all stayed at the villa for the whole week and had an amazing stay. The location is stunning, the grounds well maintained and beautiful, the rooms immaculately clean with all the necessities.
Some of the villa is separated apartments which worked so well for our guests with their own space for the week and there is also a communal area where we could all have breakfast together if we wanted. The pool area is my favourite place, so beautiful and peaceful.
We are already planning when we can all return!

Thank you to Diana and her team, we had an amazing stay and couldn’t have wished for more during our special time away.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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shaz1005 wrote a review Sept 2022
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had such an amazing and wonderful time celebrating our wedding at Villa Podernova and Diana was very professional and helpful. The accomodation is perfect for hosting family and friends and we were lucky enough to have the whole Villa booked for our wedding. The day was so special and the setting truly remarkable. All our guests had a wonderful time and we will have wonderful memories to look back on. Can't recommend highly enough.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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katieleeswilliams wrote a review Jul 2016
Kent, United Kingdom24 contributions4 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I honestly don't know where to start when writing about Villa Podonovo and its incredible team, I really don't feel words do this place any justice to how I feel but I will try!

To begin with lets talk about the team... Diana, Francesca (And Tito!) - two incredible women, who are amazing at what they do. From day one of meeting them both they had an instant aura about them, so friendly and welcoming and you could see how passionate they were about their Villa and what it has to offer. They kept in touch through out this entire time via email and skype chat and were always there to help answer (my relentlessly stupid) questions with what I can only imagine to be a smile on their faces. On the actual day they really exceeded my expectations... adding their own touches to things I wouldn't of even thought of. You worry so much on the big day but they really did just take care of everything. Even small things about where to place certain things... they had it covered, and you could tell they just wanted it to be as beautiful as you did. What I also adored about these women was how positive they were... It was forecasted to shower, and they didn't let that dampen my spirits, and just kept me focused that no matter what they had it covered.... and they did. I have everything to owe to these Ladies, they are truly wonderful people and I hope to cross paths with them again really soon.

Now to the actual Villa itself... honestly, the photos on here just do not do this place justice, it is SO beautiful, I can safely say it is now my happy place! When you enter the Villa, it is filled with the most wonderful smells of all the fresh flowers growing (We went in June) It is incredible. The grounds are huge, and they have lots of different areas which is so much fun to walk around and explore. It is extremely picturesque, and the views are stunning. The bedrooms have wooden beamed ceilings, and have so much character, in the words of the groom they are beautifully rustic and quaint and give you a real genuine taste of Tuscany. Our guests all loved staying here and were truly blown away Villa Podonovo.

If you are familiar with Pinterest you will understand what I mean when I say it is a Pinterest wedding venue, even our guests commented on this.

We were fortunate to have the most amazing tuscan food on our day, again this was a huge part of what our guests commented on, just how good all of the food was.. from the aperitifs (These were just divine) to our pasta first course... then we has stone baked pizzas for our main.. these were baked in their traditional pizza oven outside next to where everyone sat and all different deserts. I know I have commented on this previously, but again this just exceeded our expectations.. We didn't have a food trial before the big day, and in some ways I'm kind of glad, everything looked and tasted incredible. Even how things were laid out... so much effort was put into everything, they really do make it look amazing.

And the cake! Oh my god... it was stunning, so so stunning, and was absolutely delicious. It was exactly how I had asked it and more, in fact everything about the whole day was.

I couldn't recommend this place more if I tried, I have fallen so in love with Villa Podonovo, I actually feel a sense of sadness that Im not there right now! It genuinely makes me feel very emotional by how happy that day made us and our family and how perfect our Weddng was.. and that was all down to this Beautiful place and its beautiful team.

You will be truly honoured and lucky to call this place your Wedding venue.
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Date of stay: June 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MariMosor wrote a review Nov 2015
New York City, New York1 contribution4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When my husband and I were looking for a venue for our destination wedding, one of my best friends recommend Villa Podernovo. She had stayed at the villa 3-4 years back with her family and she thought it would be the perfect venue for what we were looking for which was a rustic, romantic place where we could spend a few relaxing days with our loved ones. From the first moment when I spoke to Diana I felt put at ease by her soft spoken nature and by how organized she is. Planning a wedding is extremely stressful, especially when you have to do it from another country but working with Diana, I knew I was in good hands. She helped with everything from photographer suggestions, music, florist, decorations, including events that we organized for our guests for the 4 days that we spent at the villa. She made herself available via email or Skype whenever I needed to talk to her (which was a lot since I am a type A personality)!

In the end, I relied on her good taste and judgement for most of the vendor suggestions and I was not disappointed. From the moment when we pulled in the driveway, our wedding experience was beyond anything that we had imagined! The villa and the grounds are absolutely stunning and with all the decorations that we had picked, the place looked like a fairy tale. The food was absolutely delicious and our DJ, Mattia played really great music until 3 AM! Diana and Francesca, Diana’s assistant went above and beyond helping us for the entire time that we were there. They even put the entire kitchen at our disposal so we were able to enjoy breakfast with everyone in the villa’s intimate setting. Francesca even stayed with my bridesmaids and I for the entire time that we were getting ready to ensure that both the hair stylist and make-up artist understood what each girl wanted, given the language barrier. The best surprise of our wedding day though was our florist. Our wedding table looked 100 times more beautiful than any picture that I had come across in my research and our guests kept taking pictures so they could copy the decorations for their weddings. It literally took our breath away!

Thank you Diana and team for everything you have done to make our wedding an unforgettable one and we look forward to visit you again in the near future!
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Date of stay: September 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Daniel K wrote a review Aug 2018
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom10 contributions8 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I held our marriage celebration here. It was a fabulous location and the day was a great success. Highly recommended!

Villa
The villa is fantastic and really sells itself. The pictures online are a good representation of this beautiful location. The apartments and outbuildings were all cleaned to an exceptionally high standard. They were also well equipped and we didn’t feel anything was missing. We made use of the large kitchen, the bar-b-q, and the indoor communal area at night.

Management
Diana’s team were exceptionally supportive and helped us out with many wedding related needs. We were especially grateful for Tito’s instant out of hours support when medical help was needed for an elderly guest and also for technical assistance during a short local-area power failure.

In preparation for our wedding we visited the villa out of season and stayed overnight. We met a contracted-in chef, experienced a full meal of sample courses and were very happy with the experience. A meeting was held with Diana to discuss an extensive range of wedding topics. Here we experienced a meticulous and highly organised wedding planning session. It filled us with confidence about the organisation of our wedding reception and stay at this venue. We had a choice of suppliers for various elements of the wedding; some were recommended and some sourced ourselves. During the three days prior to the wedding we did experience challenges with two suppliers, one of which included a vintage car breaking down. Diana was outstanding in her ability to help and remedy both situations; being available by email and phone as the big day approached.

The Wedding
From start to finish our wedding day was perfect. Where we had failed to organise some smaller elements of the day, Diana stepped in (or ran around) at the time and made sure events happened as they needed to. This was invaluable support on the day and for that we are very grateful. The following suppliers were fantastic and contributed to the day going so well:
Catering - L’Aurora Catering
Flowers - Patrizia Sacchi
Cake - Michela at Le dolci creazioni
Make-up & Hair - Consuelo Cardella
Photographer - Livio Lacurre Photography
Car - DriveInStyle

Ceremony Challenges
A word of warning about the official civil ceremony we chose. This was held at a stunning and popular location close by. One key administrative person in the respective town hall is known to be challenging to deal with and this was certainly our experience. I believe we were lucky (and with Diana’s help) to overcome some silly administrative challenges presented to us just two working days before the wedding. Be prepared for the face to face meeting with the official; do it well in advance; know the Italian rules AND the local rules/variants; have all of your document copies sent in advance and have originals with you; have the witnesses there in person too. Note we had fluent Italian speakers in the family to help here. That said, the Mayor who actually married us was exceptionally friendly and helpful on the day.
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Date of stay: May 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Which popular attractions are close to Podernovo di Monticiano?
Nearby attractions include Abbazia di San Galgano (1.2 miles), Eremo di Montesiepi (1.2 miles), and Museo Civico e Diocesano d'Arte Sacra (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Podernovo di Monticiano?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Is parking available at Podernovo di Monticiano?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Podernovo di Monticiano?
Conveniently located restaurants include Il Minestraio 2.0, La Grotta di Tiburzi, and Ristorante Antico Tempio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Podernovo di Monticiano?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Podernovo di Monticiano located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Monticiano.
Are there any historical sites close to Podernovo di Monticiano?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Casa natale di San Galgano (4.5 miles).
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