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“Villa ai Cedri, A beautiful retreat!”
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Cortona, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany

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Mark S
Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
“Villa ai Cedri, A beautiful retreat!”
Reviewed 21 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

A homemade blueberry tart, beautiful floral arrangements and fresh veggies from their garden, and Giovan, our host, all greeted us on the first day. The home was clean and the beds comfortable. The kitchen was fully equipped with all the utensils, pots and pans etc. Giovan was as accommodating as could be although there was really nothing we had to ask for. It was a treat to sit at the covered outdoor dining table and have coffee/tea over breakfast and watch the panoramic views as the sun rose over the valley. Dinner with a glass of local wine at sunset was memorable as well. On the hot days the pool was a treat (morning dips were great too). There is a local market/butcher 5 minutes away with anything you might want and friendly staff. Giovan has a wine cellar in the home with reasonably priced options (as well as some of his his home made olive oil). The home is situated above on a south facing valley with an exceptional panorama. Our first morning, as the sun rose from behind the house, the first light illuminated the hilltop town of Montepulciano in the distance (about an hours drive)...stunning! Because of it's central location we were able to do day trips easily to Montepulciano, Montelcino and Chianti regions for wine tours and tastings. I could not think of a better setting than the Villa ai Cedri as a launching point for our tour of this area of Tuscany...a truly 5 star Villa. The grounds were impeccably manicured by the host family; beautiful flowers, flowering trees, olive orchard, shade trees and even a nice garden to harvest some tasty treats for dinner. We visited some friends who had a villa on the other side of Cortona that was more expensive, by a lot, and I would not have traded them Villas.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Sep 2016
Many thanks for the beautiful review,i apprecciated very much your understanding of our commitment to make yours holidays more confortable and plesant as possible, we try to always give the feeling of being in a place family where you can feel right like at home and without any difficult,, and this is our goal that we would like to always achieve. Thank you very much, sincerly Chiara and Giovan Battista and family.
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igeert
Schilde, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A piece of Tuscan Paradise”
Reviewed 31 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Villa ai Cedri gave us a true taste of Tuscany. The views are spectacular - just like the movies !
The house, garden and pool area are beautifully decorated and well maintained, it makes it all feel like a real home away from home.
The kitchen is the best equiped we have ever had, add to that the outdoor BBQ & pizza oven and you are in for a treat. Making home made pizza's, including your own dough and baking it in the pizza oven, is a guaranteed family moment to never forget !
Villa ai Cedri is ideally located, close th lovely town of Cortona (10') and also maximum 1 hours drive from the other cities to visit: Pienza, Sienne, Montalcino, Motepulciano and Firenze. But it will mean you need a car. Having a hillside location provides for the tranquility and views but you will need the car to get around.
Giovan and family are really warm hosts that live nearby if you need them but you have all the privacy you would want. Giovan even treated us to some howe grown vegetables (tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce and Tuscan herbs) and some eggs.
The house has some hidden treasures such as the wine cellar where you can taste some of the delicious local wines and the white 'Villa ai Cedri' definitely makes for a perfect aperitif wine.
One minor point for improvement is the internet connection. It is dependend on the satellite connection and that is sometimes unpredictable. On the upside, you have full high speed wifi coverage in house and around the house, all the way to the pool area (your teens will appreciate that for sure !)
We would definitely come again and enjoy the hospitality and lovely home.

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Liked best: The house, garden and pool area are beautifully decorated and well maintained, it makes it all feel like a real home away from home.
Liked least: Internet connectivity
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Aug 2016
Thank you very much for your positive review, we appreciate a lot!
Best wishes from our family, expecially to your son for his new adventure!
Chiara and Giovan Battista
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alexander...
Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“An idyll; a dream come true; the most glorious place to stay.”
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We returned from 2 weeks at Villa Ai Cedri just two days ago. It is the most wonderful place you could imagine staying. Whilst the website photographs make it look stunning, this is a place where reality is even better. We felt like we were staying in an exclusive retreat. The house was clean, comfortable, well-appointed and spacious. The gardens are exquisitely beautiful with an amazing array of delights - the pool was the cleanest and best we have ever enjoyed (maintained diligently and discreetly by Giovan and his family every day very early in the morning) - deep and immaculate. The kitchen garden from which we could gather whatever we fancied to eat; the herb garden; the different areas to sit and gaze across the valley at the sunsets; the wonderful outside kitchen with pizza oven and open wood fired grill; the boule pitch; the wine cellar with a great selection of local wines and olive oil pressed from the garden's own olive trees. Absolutely wonderful.
We loved the slightly 'hidden away' nature of the narrow track up from the valley road - but it's still only a ten minute walk downhill (fifteen minutes back up again!) to the well stocked local supermarket with a good little deli section, bread, cheeses and meats.
The location was excellent for access to Cortona, Montepulciano, Castigliona del Lago, Arezzo and Siena which we visited with their delights and had wonderful lunches.
We had a very special holiday at Villa Ai Cedri and it will be particularly strongly associated n our minds with our three year old daughter gaining real confidence in swimming with great glee - whole lengths (with armbands) - and learning to write.
We would visit again at the drop of a hat.

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Liked best: The extensive beautiful grounds with all their amenities
Liked least: Slightly slow WiFi (satellite)
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Jul 2016
Many thanks for your stayng ,wonderful review we appreciate very much.
See you again
Best wishes
Giovan Battista & Chiara
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Teresa H
Laguna Niguel, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Villa Ai Cedri in the heart of Tuscany”
Reviewed 17 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This was my Birthday trip with a total of four sisters. When we arrived at the villa...we had the most amazing fruit tart, meat, cheese, bread, wine and fresh cut gorgeous flowers awaiting us on the table. The owner Giovan met us and showed us around the charming country villa and the grounds...which was beautifully kept. The owners take great pride in making your stay memorable. On two different evenings...the owners prepared fabulous meals and served us. It was a real treat and very much appreciated. I personally loved everything about this villa...lovely, clean, stunning views and so comfortable. The property is so beautiful with a porch with breathtaking views and stunning sunsets. There are many places to sit and relax all over the property to soak up the incredible view. It had an outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and beautiful pool!!!! My sisters and I would go back in a heartbeat and stay at this Villa!!!! We were so sad to say goodbye! Thank you, Chiara and Giovan Batista (Teresa, Kathy, Laura and Mary) CIAO Until we meet again!!!!

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Liked best: The Owners, Villa and Location in the heart of Toscana/Tuscany
Liked least: Small shower in downstairs bath...not that big of a deal though.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
19 Oct 2015
Thank you for your great review! It was a pleasure for us and we hope to see you soon again at our villa.
Chiara and giovan Battista
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PITtravel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“TUSCANY AT ITS BEST”
Reviewed 20 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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When you close your eyes and imagine the ideal Villa set in the Tuscan country side, you picture thick, stone houses over looking beautiful vistas. Your see olive groves surrounding you and a bountiful garden filled with fresh herbs and tomatoes. There is a fig tree by the pool and an outdoor kitchen with a brick oven. You imagine comfortable evenings on the porch with friends and family sipping good local wine and watching impressive sun sets over the valley below.
Now, when you open you eyes, you go directly to the internet and book a week at Villa ai Cedri to insure that you can have this whole experience!!!!
Our recent stay at this home was more than any of our group could have imagined. The Villa is situated on a hill, facing west, over a beautiful valley. The property is impeccably maintained by the owners and their family. The flowers, the landscaping, the stone paths, the strategically placed benches, just add to the charm of this place. The house itself is comfortable and clean. They recommend sleeping for 8. That number of people is accommodated more than comfortably. We had 9 and you could probably squeeze in 10, but I still think 8 is the ideal number to enjoy the comfort of this house. The Kitchen is well stocked. We had no problems when we wanted to get swept up in the moments and cook up some Tuscan fare for our group. There are many nice amenities that make this house special. Of course, the pool is delightful! There is an outdoor kitchen as well as a brick oven. They even have a small wine cellar complete with lemoncello!
One note of caution, though. The house is situated on a hillside off the main road. Of course, this adds to the charm and beauty of the property, but it is a bit of a challenge to initially find the house. Also, there is a little village at the base of the hill for groceries, but the climb back up the hill can be challenging for some. You will probably need a car to get around.
Still, this is a remarkable place! The owners, Giovan and Chiara, have created a beautiful, welcoming home that allows you to comfortably immerse your family in the "Tuscan Experience" for the time that you are here.
I would return to beautiful Villa ai Cedri without any hesitation. You can book this home with the confidence that you and your group will have a glorious time "Under the Tuscan Sun"!

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Liked best: The owners and the views from the porch!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
21 Sep 2015
Thank you for your amazing review!
Hope to see you soon again.you are always welcome to our villa!
Have a nice day
Chiara and Giovan Battista
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Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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Liked best: The garden and the view with the pool, the barbecue and the stone oven.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
10 Sep 2015
Thank you very much for your review.Your family is very nice.
We hope to see you soon again at our villa.
Chiara and Giovan Battista
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
8 Sep 2015
Thank you very much for a detaile review and see you another time.
Chiara and Giovan Battista
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