We had reservations for May 1. After a long day of driving, we arrived in Villamagna, only to discover that the directions provided by the lodging were totally insufficient and inaccurate. I called the place and got an Italian voicemail....no one to talk to. I then called both the cell numbers provided by the lodging on Venere and both very nice ladies told me in their best but heavily accented English that they no longer work there, that no one at Podere Compaini spoke English, that it was hard to find, but they tried to give directions.. As best I could understand from them, this place is not in Volterra or Villamagna---maybe somewhere in between but no specific directions given by the property on the website or confirmation, and current Garmin GPS does not show the road existing--- and although many podere and agriturismo have signs on the roads, Podere. Compaini does not. After spending over an hour trying unsuccessfully to find the place, including asking the carabinieri in Villamagna, I gave up and drove back to Siena, luckily getting a last minute room at Il Canto del Sole (very nice--go there instead of Podere Campaini.) Unless you can talk to the owner directly and get explicit directions, don't book here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Podere Campaini is a charming agritourism holiday farm poised on the crest of a hilly expanse, amongst an olive grove, overlooking the small, enchanting city of Volterra, in poetic Tuscany. The Campaini Estates offer spacious, comfortable apartments styled in traditional Tuscan architecture, characterized by sturdy wrought iron beds and timbered ceiling beams. Brightly sunlit living spaces are replete with modern conveniences: television, air conditioning and broadband Internet. ... more less
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