Always wary of booking accomodation "blind" via websites it was a strong positive signal in exchanging emails with Andrea, one of the owners of Villa di Geggiano. We got the impression we were dealing with a professional of integrity.
So, after 3 weeks on the road from Paris across the north of Italy and back into Tuscany doing the tourist thing, we had booked a week at the "Villa". What a delight to arrive down a tree covered lane to the realtive sanctaury of the Pavillion Suite. This is a very modern conversion/addition to an ancient building with all the aqmenities for the 21st Century. Bathed in sun for most of the day sitting outside looking over the vineyards with a glass of Prosecco was sooo relaxing.
Andrea is a delighful host, available when you need him, but never intrusive. A tour through the 14th century Villa was simply amazing given the original state that it has been kept in. An intriguing hour. A little bonus was Andreas dogs, two Italian sheep dogs one older and a young pup having lots of fun in the magnificent gardens.
Although only about a 12 minute drive to the heart of Siena the location feels vey private and remote. A 4 minute drive down the hill finds two restauarants (the best being Osteria La Piccarda) and a good macellaria and small supermarket.
As a point from which to unwind and relax it is perfect, but also from here we did day trips to Firenze, Siena Montelpiulciano and San Gimignano.
Highly recommended stay as a base or oasis on your next trip.
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My wife & I (very experienced world travelers) recently stayed at this lovely two bedroom guesthouse which is located about 5 miles north of Siena, right in the heart of the Chianti wine region. We have stayed here before and had the same wonderful experience.
This is a modern and tastefully furnished guesthouse that sleeps up to 4 adults in two completely separate bedrooms. It also has a fully equipped kitchen if you choose to cook or buy food and store any provisions during your stay. It has wi-fi and a hot tub which is heated in the cooler months and kept cool during the hot summer months.
The owner, Andrea Boscu, is "sympatico," very helpful and eager to make the stay as comfortable as possible. The villa, which is just steps from this apartment, is an amazing historic property that Andrea's family has owned for over 500 years. Andrea has given us a full tour of the property in the past and it truly is an incredible villa to see.
It is a 10-15 minute drive into Siena, the host treats you like family and the apartment is extremely quiet and peaceful.
We rate this property as one of the best places we have ever stayed in.