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“A great place for a big get together”

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La Sciolta Historic Villa
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“A great place for a big get together”
Reviewed 14 July 2012

We went to the villa for my wife's 60th Birthday in May 2012 with 29 friends and family. The villa is about 9km from the Certaldo rail station. They have heaps of different accommodation available at varying degrees of comfort and cost. I would be happy to recommend it to anyone looking for a venue to hold an event. The villa is ideal for big dinners and has heaps of plates glasses etc.
The weather was not great during our stay and the outdoors areas would have been better utilized if it had been warmer. Here are my tips.
1 Hire a car as the roads are quite good.
2. Restaurants are close but are a little too far to venture out at night once it is dark if walking.
3. Mobile phones and wifi are not great at the Villa but are better up the hill near the road or at the apartments.
4. Gabriella and her husband are great and most helpful for anything required.
5. There lots of places to visit nearby and the grounds are comfortable to enjoy if staying home.


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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 23 June 2011

We arrived in early May for a week at this quaint and interesting family owned Olive Farm. The living quarters were outstanding. We stayed in the small hunters cottage overlooking La Sciolta. Gabriella is a great hostess and very accomodating. The location is close to everything. The people were wonderful and friendly. It is a great place to relax or explore the surroundings. If you are a cyclist there are many interesting places to bike and vehicles are friendly to bikers. All of the recommended restaurants in the area were outstanding.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Washington state
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Reviewed 2 April 2010

We stayed in Le Tre Querce with another couple in September 2009. The facilities were great, very quiet, comfortable, and close to other sites for touring. Gabriella was very helpful, arranging a visit for wine tasting and even arranged a visit to the local Dr. for me for a small problem. Spending some time around the pool in the September sun with a glass of local wine was a treat. We would definitely come back.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 2 February 2010

Gabriella and Christiano met us on arrival and showed us around the property making us feel right at home, complete with a bottle of their own olive oil and wine from their vineyard.
The location was perfect for day trips to many beautiful towns in the area and when we wanted to relax where better than the pool and grounds at La Sciolta. We made friends with some of the other families staying on the property and had a thoroughly enjoyable vacation.
Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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Newcastle
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Reviewed 2 February 2010

We found the Fattoria La Sciolta online and were not sure what we would get - but we weren't disappointed!

Gabriella was a wonderful host and nothing was too much trouble for her. This was very important to us as we were also getting married in Volterra as well! Gabriella's friend organised the legalities and following the ceremony we arrived back at the fattoria to find the table set and decorated so we could settle back to enjoy a wonderful meal cooked by a local chef. She also took me to get a bouquet and a wedding cake during the week!

The accommodation was great - there were 17 of us and we took the main house and tre querce cottage. There was a real mix - grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters and friends - and everyone was happy! Don't expect luxury but if you like character, charm and a good nights sleep you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed September 2009
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Devon
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Reviewed 2 February 2010

This was the third time we have stayed at Fattoria La Sciolta; it has always been such a pleasure that we have taken different groups of friends there to share the experience.
Gabriela and Cristiano are extremely hospitable. We stayed in Il Leccio. The house is in beautiful grounds, it iswell equipped and furnished as a home, not just as accommodation. I would recommend the place wholeheartedly. This is not a place to stay if you want nightlife - it is for a relaxing holiday enjoying the delights of one of the most beautiful parts of Italy.
It is in a good central location, ideal as a base for visiting different parts of Tuscany; San Gimignano, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Vinci, Certaldo..... You do need a car, though.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
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San Jose
1 review
Reviewed 31 January 2010

We spent 3 weeks with family and friends, and had a fantastic time. The owners were extremely gracious and went out of there way to make our stay unforgettable. The house and outdoor setting were perfect. Furniture was simple, comfortable and perfect for kids. We enjoyed the pool and outdoor dinning. The house is located in the country side but close to many places to visit. We took daily trips, by car, to visit Florence, Rome, Pisa, and many more... We would highly recommend Fattoria La Sciolta and would love to go back.

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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Additional Information about La Sciolta Historic Villa

Property: La Sciolta Historic Villa
Address: SP4 Volterrana _ La Sciolta 26, 50050 Gambassi Terme, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Gambassi Terme
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Gambassi Terme
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villa is an authentic tuscan property totally restored, it accommodate 18 people in 9 double bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, it is located in the middle of Tuscany near Florence, Siena, Pisa and close to the famous towns such as San Gimignano, Volterra, San Miniato, Certaldo. It is placed in a strategic location to visit the Tuscany region and ideal for day trips also by train. The Villa has a Tuscan classic style equipped with comfort and technology, large private garden and natural park around, Air conditioning, Wi Fi connection in all rooms, private pool with green solarium. Its dependance is at disposal for more people. Here you can relax in the unspoiled nature, or to participate in the following activities: Wine & Olive Oil Tasting, cooking classes, hiking trails and horseback riding, mountain biking and cycling routes, olive harvest in the period October 20 / 30th November. Discount card for the nearby wonderful GOLF CLUB CASTELFALFI 27 holes or relaxing in the nearby SPA center Terme Della Via Francigena. The family management is always available to their guests with helps and advices. ... more   less 
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