Gabriele / Owner
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We loved the house and pool. The location was great for touring local hill towns.
Perfetto! Lucia was terrific and Caterina was lovely and very helpful.
Very enjoyable week long family vacation
Our family spent a week at Villa Carol in July, 2019 and overall had a very pleasant and enjoyable time. Lucia and Gabriele were warm and welcoming hosts and Caterina, one of their staff members, a delight that helped with translations and arrangements.
THE PERKS. Lucia and her staff cooked 2 wonderfully delicious meals for us, including wine and after dinner liqueurs, and were gracious in accommodating dietary needs. We had also arranged for a pasta cooking class at the Villa which we found to be fun. There are chickens and roosters on the property and Lucia supplied us with a dozen fresh eggs one morning. Caterina arranged for us to have a driver several times during the week making our trips to Siena, Florence and Pienza much more enjoyable and relaxing.
THE LOCATION. The Villa was conveniently located for day trips to both Florence and Siena which were within an hour and for heading to Montalcino and Montepulciano within 2 hours. The countryside near there is spectacular. The Villa is perched on a hill with outside views of Poggibonsi and nearby industrial zone (and as such, the views included some low rise industry). There is a supermarket within a 5” drive which was an advantage. San Gimignano is only a 15” drive and is a lovely town in spite of what Rick Steves says.
THE VILLA. After reading previous reviews which stated that the owners lived nearby, we were quite surprised that the unit was in the lower level of their home. This was not much of an issue, just a surprise from previous comments. We also smelled cigarette smoke in 2 of the rooms but the owners assured us that they haven’t had any guests that have smoked in over 5 years. All the windows had screens on them so we could enjoy the morning and evening breezes without worrying about bugs. There are houses next door but the outside is quite private. The weather was very warm - high 90’s - so their pool provided some nice and much needed relief for us. The space is air-conditioned (a big pus given the time of year) and the beds were very comfortable. The outside area was spacious but bring your bug spray! It was great having a washing machine and dryer available for our use.
We highly recommend wine tour/tasting at Podere II Ripi near Montalcino. The drive to the winery was beautiful and the setting really lovely. The other winery, much closer to the villa, was Fattoria Paggio Alloro, and also had lovely wines, a beautiful setting and was a great value.
Villa Carolina é um lugar fantástico e luxuoso . Sua localização é estratégica, fica a poucos quilômetros de Siena ,Firenze e Pisa, e também a poucos minutos de San Gimignano , uma fabulosa cidade turistica Medieval , no coração da Toscana
A Villa e é de uma beleza incrível ,oferece todo a comodidade e conforto e muita limpeza , para se desfrutar uma excelente férias.
Os proprietários Gabriele e Lucia , como sempre maravilhosos , gentis e super eficientes , não nos deixam faltar nada e nos fazem sentir sempre a vontade .Sem contar os jantares , com pratos típicos toscanos deliciosos preparados para nos com carinho por Lúcia.
Conheço vários lugares neste mundo ,mas a Villa Carolina está em primeiro lugar no meu coração, sempre que eu posso, retorno.
Eu aconselho sim! , para quem não quer se preocupar , e procura tirar férias agradáveis e inesqueciveis .
Wonderful villa, great location.
Our group of three couples spent 3 weeks here. The villa was wonderful, with ample room for everyone. We took 2 cooking classes from the owner at the villa. Each class was hands on and included an appetizer, pasta, main course and a dessert. After cooking dinner, the 2 assistants brought our dinner out to us while we sat at the outdoor dinner table looking over the city. What a wonderful experience!!!
The owners went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. They brought over bread, tomatoes and peppers for us to enjoy. Couldn't have asked for better hosts.
N. Rubus (Sept 2018)
Thank You so much for your lovely review we really appreciate It! Read so nice reviews is the most grateful part off our job! Thank You!
Great Villa, amazing host!
We just had an amazing week at Villa Carol. The Villa itself is amazing with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus a great outdoor area with swimming pool.
The location is set in the heart of Chianti region of Tuscany and is about 1.5 hours from Pisa, 45 min from Siena and Florence. San Gimignano is about 10 min away. Easy driving around the area.
The villa has great A/C and WiFi, along with a complete kitchen, just very sparse on seasonings and baking items. There is a huge PAM Superstore (supermarket) about 5 min from Villa that has everything.
Be sure to do the homemade Tusnca dinner from the host. She is an amazing Chef and we had a blast with a full authentic 4 course meal including wine and limoncello after!
If you go during the hot months be sure to bring mosquito repellant as they are rampant all over in the area and at the Villa unfortunately. Nothing they can do about it though! You can buy the spray at the supermarket by the Villa for about 4 Euro per can.
The swimming pool got a lot of use from us during the immense heat wave!!!
We had a great time and were very pleased with the service and our hostess. Great time and would definitely stay there again.
Wonderful Villa in the Heart of Tuscany
We were a group of three couples touring Tuscany and found Villa Carolina a wonderful gem located closely to San Gimignano and within easy driving distance to Siena and Florence and the wonderful Chianti and Brunello wine regions.
The owners Gabriele and Lucia were delightful and made us feel at home. The outdoor pool and gardens were well maintained with a beautiful view overlooking the small hamlet of Linari.
To our amazing chef Lucia...we thank you for three wonderful dinners served on the outdoor patio. We would strongly recommend that everyone should experience at least one meal prepared by Lucia...the mille foglie for desert one evening was squisito!
Es un gran lugar para explorar la zona, el pueblo más cercano local de Poggibonsi con una excelente selección de tiendas, restaurantes y supermercados se encuentra a 2 km de distancia y es una alegría para pasear por el campo de Chianti bastante circundante.
Todas las joyas de la Toscana son de fácil acceso con ambas Florencia y Siena de ser sólo un poco más de la mitad de una hora en coche de distancia en coche o accesible a través de conexiones de tren y autobús de la cercana Poggibonsi. La famosa ciudad medieval de San Gimignano está a sólo 10 minutos de distancia, y muchos más de las regiones atracciones se visitan fácilmente.
Distancias: El pueblo de Linari está a sólo 1 km, supermercado y todo tipo de tiendas se pueden encontrar 2 km de distancia, Poggibonsi con todo tipo de tiendas a 2 km (abierto 7/7 días, 08 a.m.-8 p.m.), San Gimignano 8 km, Florencia 33 km, Siena a 22 km, Pisa a 75 km, Volterra en el km 33, el mar a 80 km, el aeropuerto de Florencia 43 kilometros, Pisa Aeropuerto 80 km, Montalcino 60 km, Montepulciano 65 km, Pienza a 58 km.