My birthday celebration at Podere le Pialle was wonderful. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the pool beautifully kept, but what really made the stay were Gabriella and Franco. They were kind, helpful, and went out of their way to make mine and my girlfriends holiday perfect.
Gabriellas cooking is superb. If you have the opportunity to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner during your stay I suggest you do it! You will not regret it. We stayed for two nights, eating a variety of home cooked food. Friday night we were treated to a Fiorentina steak that Franco had bought that morning, cooked on the BBQ.
A personal highlight for me was Franco taking me to see his bee hives. They make their own (award winning) honey at Podere le Pialle, and going to see the bees work their magic was amazing. Bee suits were provided, and Franco was more than happy to share his experiences and knowledge.
All in all, a wonderful stay at Podere le Pialle and an unforgettable birthday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our farm house is very small, but if you wish to find the atmosphere of an old countryside cottage in Tuscany, visit us... the panorama is beautiful and we can offer you a rare commodity.... Silence!Come and visit the farm "Podere Le Pialle" near Florence: what awaits you is a warm and honest welcome that will make you feel immediately at home. You can lodge in renovated rooms or apartments equipped with all comfort and if you wish you can eat with us.The Farm house: Guests can lodge in Rooms for 2/4 people, with bathrooms, or apartment composed of bedroom, bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, for 3 people. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Podere Le Pialle Pontassieve, Italy