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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Castiglion Fiorentino, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany

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Cameezle
1 review
“Tourist”
Reviewed 26 November 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Giuseppe was the most gracious host and we were in paradise overlooking the beautiful hills of Tuscany with Castlione Fiorentina nestled in the nearby hillside. I loved having a walk out terrace from my room and the pool was wonderful. I only wish we had spent more time just being at the Villa because being there was an experience in itself. I walked to Mass down the road on Sunday and took the most beautiful photographs of my whole trip to Italia on the grounds of Villa Sienna. I will return someday.

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Rachel D
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful views and location”
Reviewed 11 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Had a great week here in this well equipped villa which was clean and well located. The local town is about 5 minutes away with a good choice of small bars and restaurants. The views from the villa are amazing and the pool is great. We were well looked after by the owner who lives next door but is not intrusive.

A word to the wise though, don't be tempted to use the air conditioning. It is extraordinarily expensive. We used it for a total of about 7 hours and it cost 35 euros. Luckily we found some fans on day three so discontinued using the AC otherwise we could have ended with a huge bill. It would be nice to have this included in the villa rental, which was quite expensive. It wasn't possible to leave the windows open at night either because the locals all seem to have dogs which live outside and bark throughout the night. We couldn't hear them with the windows closed but unfortunately this made the rooms warm.

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Liked best: Swimming pool
Liked least: Living room furniture, a little tatty. Air conditioning
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
13 Sep 2016
Hello Rachel,
are happy for your stay in senaia villa, I really enjoyed,
I hope we'll meet again and use your advice for our growth,
Giuseppe
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Alistair...
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Wow wow wow wow”
Reviewed 4 September 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My wife and I have stayed at a few villas in Italy over the years.................. this has to be the best!
Giuseppe is an owner who lives next door, but you wouldnt know he was there. But he is there if you need him.
The view from the property has to be seen to be believed. The quality of the villa is so high. There is evrything you would ever need in the kitchen, and the rst of the house.
If you stay, you need to haveAnna come to cook for you.
We are booked into here next yar, the yaer after that and the year after - need I say more.

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Liked best: The vista and pool
Liked least: Having to go home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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tverheyen
Herentals
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday!”
Reviewed 29 October 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We wanted quiet, privacy, a beautiful garden, a swimming pool and of course nice weather. We got everything and more! The villa is really nice and large with a beautiful terrace on the most splendid view we could ever wish for. There is easy parking space for 2 cars in the garden with private access to the villa. The swimmingpool is for private use only and lies directly under the terrace with nice deckchairs and a stunning view on the valley and Castiglion Fiorentino. The garden is beautiful and very large. The barbecue is more of an outdoor kitchen with table right next to it. Fantastic. With 3 bathrooms, the villa has more than enough for 8 people and the kitche is well equipped. The hospitality of Giuseppe Baldetti and his darling wife is such that we ended up making desserts for eachother. Giuseppe knows how to make you feel comfortable and at home without ever intruding on you. We loved every moment there!

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Liked best: The privacy and the warm welcome
Liked least: No airconditioning
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Loridah
Cape Cod
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Villa Senaia is my home away from home”
Reviewed 24 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We just returned from our 4th year (2 week stays each time) and loved every thing about this wonderful villa, the hosts, Giuseppe and Laura (and Margarite). They do everything in their power to make things fun and comfortable. The surrounding area is stunning and people friendly. One of our favorite stops is the local bar in town called Sandy's for a quick glass of wine and a Panini or piece of pizza. La Sfizeria, also in town and run by "mama" is a great, inexpensive and great place for pastries, pizza, paninis and wine. Everyone is very friendly and happy to serve. We tried a new place in Castiglion Fiorentino called La Bottega - awesome dinners (the pasta is freshly made and delicious).
A short ride from the villa will bring you to Cortona (favorite restaurant - Trattoria Dardano), Montelpulciano or Florence among other, ancient and wonderful walled cities.
If you are planning a trip to the "heart of Tuscany" Villa Senaia is the place to be.

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Liked best: Everything about the villa
Liked least: the hard water
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Mark R
Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place”
Reviewed 20 September 2015 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed with our friends in the Villa Senaia for 5 nights in September of 2014. It is a beautiful place with an amazing view into the valley around Castiglion Fiorentino. The owners, Giuseppe and Laura are very nice and hospitable people. They made every effort to make us feel welcome. During our stay Giuseppe offered us a private dinner with truffles and that was a real treat. I would definitely come back

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Liked best: everything, especially private dinner
Liked least: nothing comes to mind
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Skiboheme...
Oslo, Norway
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Tuscany in a nutshell!”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

What an incredible place! This villa has absolutely everything you need to make your stay in Tuscany a pleasant one. All rooms are big, clean and with typical furniture and the kitchen well equipped. The surroundings are fantastic, and with stunning sunset views from the villa towards the valley and Castiglion. From here you have easy driving access to towns like Cortona, Arezzo, Perugia, Siena and also to Chianti places like Greve, Panzano, Castellini, Radda and more. We used bikes to explore the nearby surroundings, and you can rent them from the landlord Giuseppe or arrange it with nearby bike shops. We must also mention the friendliness of the landlord Giuseppe, his wife Laura and their lovely little daughter Marguerita. One afternoon they showed us how to bake pizza the original way, using the oven in the garden. This was a great experience in all ways, and we had enough pizza for breakfast the next day :-)

I am always sure we will return to Senaia another year.

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Liked best: The afternoons at the patio beneath the pool
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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