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Property Details

Sleeps:
9
Single Bedrooms:
1
Double Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
4
Type:
Villa
Property #:
15540
Nearest Town:
Fiano

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La Novizia

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Overall:
Overall it was very good to excellent.
Enjoyed Most:
The location and view of Tuscany were absolutely stunning.
Enjoyed Least:
Perhaps the mosquitoes and some of the modern conveniences we are used to in the States--but this is not inherent to the property by any means.
Surrounding Area:
The beauty and proximity to everything--the wineries and beautiful walled cities.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Fiano and Marciella were the closest towns.
Tips or Restaurants:
Mosquito repellent and an ABSOLUTE MUST IS A GPS for driving.
Directions:
GPS coordinates would have been extremely helpful.

Jill, July

Overall:
Overall, we loved it!
Enjoyed Most:
The beauty, yet comfort, of the villa, the outside areas, and without question, the views.
Enjoyed Least:
If I have to answer this, I guess I would say the noise of the workers in the early morning.
Surrounding Area:
Visiting the many small hilltop towns and enjoying the incredible food.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Fiano and Marcialla were each about a mile away. They were walking distance but we wouldn't attempt to walk on the narrow roads.
Tips or Restaurants:
The villa was very well equipped, especially with necessary food items. We would suggest a sharp knife or knife sharpener.
Directions:
We did use a GPS but it was most helpful when traveling between other hilltop towns.

Nick , October

Overall:
The property, location, and welcome dinner were excellent.
Enjoyed Most:
The location was excellent for touring the region and the house had a lot of charm with a great view.
Enjoyed Least:
We found the lack of privacy an issue, as the owner's mother lived steps away from where we spent 90% of our time.
Surrounding Area:
The trips to Siena, Florence and surrounding towns was wonderful.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring sprays and creams for bug bites.
Check In Out:
The arrival was great and the meal provided amazing.

Elsa, July

Overall:
We had a marvelous time at La Novizia. We spent the second week of our three-week holiday in Italy there and it was a restful haven.
Enjoyed Most:
We loved the setting and the expansive views of the dreamy Tuscan countryside. The house is authentic and charming and yet has all the modern conveniences: air-conditioned bedrooms, essential in July, washer-dryer and a clothesline with a view! and dishwasher. It is perfectly maintained and kept impeccably clean by the maid who comes in daily. The pool, while not enormous, was a refreshing respite at the end of the day and the site of a great deal of family fun. Its setting among rosemary bushes and lavender added aromatherapy to our splashing!
Enjoyed Least:
The kitchen, though charming and authentic, is not very practical because of the fact that it is built on two levels.
Surrounding Area:
We visited Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Certaldo, all of which are within easy driving distance of the villa. We had also planned to see some other nearby towns but were seduced into spending a couple of quiet days just enjoying the property.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest small town is Fiano, which is 2km away across the fields and olive groves. It would be an inviting walk in cooler weather but the 30-35 degree weather made us opt for our air-conditioned car.
Tips or Restaurants:
The house was extremely well equipped and had everything we needed. All the supplies I had brought with me fore example matches, cutting board, sharp knife, cleaning supplies stayed in my suitcase.

Alexandra, July

Overall:
I would recommend this property to anyone interested in a relaxing and 'authentic' atmosphere!
Enjoyed Most:
The overall ambiance was fantastic - we really felt like we were in the heart of Tuscany...and the view was out-of-this world!
Surrounding Area:
Loved the small towns and proximity to some of the major cities we wanted to visit, such as Siena and Florence. We took a one-day bike trip which was another highlight. The trip was not strenuous and the guide really gave us a lot of history about the region. The company is called Bicycle Tuscany.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Marcialla - we could walk it - but never did.
Tips or Restaurants:
Recommend 2 things: Scheduling a chef to come in and either cook or give a quick Tuscany cooking lesson. This was one of the highlights of our trip and can be arranged through Rentvillas.com. Also, we found a great restaurant in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa - Osteria La Gramola. The food, service and ambiance was great, and they even had a gluten-free menu for some of our folks.

Tammy , August

Overall:
The villa was everything I wanted, hoped for, and more. The interiors were beautifully appointed, and just being in a 12th century villa was a treat in itself.
Enjoyed Most:
I loved the kitchen with the old sink and stone fireplace. The views from the lawn were magnificent!!!! It had views of the hill towns of Tuscany that went on for ever (a great spot for morning coffee and evening cocktails) . The views from the bedrooms (and loved the wooden window doors) overlooked the same gorgeous views. We woke every morning to the sounds of the church bell towers off in the distance and the resident rooster. We used the dining table under the outdoor vined pergola for breakfast and dinner. Elena, the owner that lived on site in a smaller separate villa, was a delight and very helpful when we had questions. The villa was well appointed with amenities. Each bathroom had hair dryers, ample towels, soap, shampoo, toilet paper. The kitchen had a modern refrigerator and ice maker. The villa has a small washer/dryer.
Tips or Restaurants:
A five minute drive into Tavarnelle takes you to a COOP supermarket that has everything you would need for your stay. Our favorite restaurant was Il Frantoio (Mario's restaurant in Marcialla) just a few minutes from the villa. My suggestion to future guests at the villa is to buy what you need at the COOP in Tavarnelle. One other suggestion, is to save your plastic grocery bags (the COOP charges for bags). Bring your used bags with you when doing additional shopping, so you do not have to pay for new bags.

Janet, October

Enjoyed Most:
The rustic style of the house is very appealing. The house is best suited for 3 couples and 3 children as it has 3 good bedrooms all with en suite plumbing.
Enjoyed Least:
The fourth bedroom has twin beds and no en suite bathroom. The pool is small, and the property would benefit from a large pool and deck area.
Surrounding Area:
The countryside is very picturesque.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Fiano is the closest and can easily be walked to with Tavernelle the best for groceries etc., but you have to drive.
Tips or Restaurants:
The restaurants in the area were fine but for really top notch dining you have to go a bit farther afield. The best we found was in Castellino about 35 minutes away. The loggia of the villa was good for outdoor dining, but would benefit from a pruning of the vegetation to provide a better view while dining.

Murray, September

Overall:
We loved being there and plan to return next year!
Enjoyed Most:
The view is breathtaking! Loved having our morning coffee in the lawn chairs just taking in the scenery. Owner was very hospitable and really helped us with our poor Italian. She speaks English very well and did everything to make our stay very enjoyable.
Enjoyed Least:
Kitchen is very poorly lit and could use a couple of new fixtures. maybe. The downstairs bathroom needed some type of shower curtain around the bath to make it easier to use and not get water everywhere. Overall, though, our stay was wonderful!!!
Surrounding Area:
Absolutely gorgeous and peaceful. Watch the local drivers, though. The roads are pretty narrow and difficult for two vehicles at a time in some places. The local restaurants in Barberino and Fiorno were great! Try to speak the language if at all possible. We found the local people really appreciated our making an attempt.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Marcialla...very nice and quiet. You could walk there, but we took the car every day to take in as much of the countryside as possible.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring washcloths and bug repellent. The nights were breezy during our stay, so bugs really weren't such a problem. Casual dress is appropriate almost everywhere. Sunscreen a must. Buy good quality maps of the area. Make advance reservations to see attractions in major cities. Lines can get pretty long for museums.
Directions:
As long as you pay close attention to road signs, no problem at all.

Kathleen, June