- english, german, italian
I am a Medical Doctor who has worked many years in this beautiful area of Tuscany.I like gardening and I think Pietraia's garden has become a nice one. Gionatan, my son, has decided to rent our apartments.
Nedda purchased this Farmhouse in 1981
What makes this Farmhouse unique
there is a beautiful view from the terrace of each apartment on the Peacock Valley
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
We had a lovely experience at this out of the way gem! It is laid back and quiet. Nedda and Gionatan were great hosts and we wished we could have stayed longer. We did a lot of driving on many winding roads to get around, but the area is beautiful and you cannot take a photo to capture it - you have to experience it in person!! Mille grazie!!
absolutely beautiful spot
The pictures of the Pergola were exactly what we wanted for our stay in Tuscany. When we arrived we were completely and utterly in love with place. In the weeks before our arrival the owners had already provided very accurate directions as the farmhouse is nestled on top of a hill at end of its own charming access road. In addition to this the owners were available to answer any questions we had and also provided information on the local area. We arrived after dark and so it was only the next morning that we were treated to the truly wonderful view across the valley from our private terrace - where we would spend many a happy hour relaxing, reading, eating, drinking and taking in this fabulous view. The style and the decor was totally right for the property with the solid, authentic period peices combining with the beams and the tiles to create exactly the right atmosphere for a rural Tuscan retreat. The kitchen and bathroom were very well appointed and clean. The owners live in the main part of the farmhouse which was reassuring and they are friendly and available but respected our privacy throughout our holiday. There are many utterly charming towns and stunning views to discover in the local area and we would recommend visiting a vineyard and also horse riding. Here is a fantastic base from which to discover this beautiful part of Tuscany and a beautiful place to relax in......surrounded by beautiful Tuscany.
Charming, Restful Apartment with Beautiful views
We spent 3 nights at Pergola but would have liked to stay much longer. The farmhouse sits on a hillside and the views on 3 sides are beautiful. Sitting on the patio for early morning coffee and at sundown was a wonderful experience. The apartment has everything needed for any length of stay. The kitchen is fully equipped and the bathroom is exquisite. The apartment was spacious, comfortable and had a great deal of old world charm. The gardens surrounding the farmhouse, with grape vines, olive and pomegranate trees, roses etc., add beauty and interest to the building. Our hostess, friendly and welcoming, left a beautiful bouquet of pink dahlias as she knew we were celebrating our anniversary. The nearby villages of San Dalmazio and Montecastelli Pisano are well worth a visit. All in all, our stay here was thoroughly enjoyable.
Lovely place to spend a week
We had a great week staying at Le Pietraie.
The apartment (Pergola) was really nice, and was a decent size. A highlight was being able to relax on the shady patio enjoying the scenery and the peace and quiet.
Our hosts were helpful and even provided us with flowers and vegetables from the garden.
We managed to visit some of the well known tourist sights - Siena, San Gimignano, Elba. We particularly enjoyed visiting a number of lovely little hill top villages in the area and swimming in the nearby river.
We frequented the 2 restaurants in nearby San Dalmazio on several occasions.
We would be more than happy to return some day.
Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Tuscany off the beaten tracks
Far away from tourist packed areas, and busy roads, Le Pietraie was a real haven of peace and beauty. Our hosts were wonderful people, warm, generous and very helpful with tips on how to make the most of our time in Tuscany. We were able to see all the main sites of Tuscany, but also to do more: to experience the unspoiled beauty of the area, to explore villages that were not mentioned in the main tourists guides and yet deserved to be seen to get a real feel of the region.
Im Mai 2008 lebten meine Frau und ich eine Woche in der Wohnung Pergola. Wir waren begeistert von der stilvollen und praktischen Einrichtung der Wohnung und dem wunderbaren Ausblick in die Berge der Toscana. Und was uns noch mehr freute, war die herzliche Gastfreundschaft der Vermieter-Familie. Wir werden dieses wunderbare Feriendomizil unseren Freunden weiter empfehlen!
The house belongs to the medieval town of Montecastelli Pisano, and is situated in the Pavone valley, not more than one hour's drive from Florence, Siena, Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano, the Tyrrenian Sea.
Two very clean Rivers give opportunities to swim. In spring the hills are getting more and more green every day, with the white blossom of the big wild cherry trees, you can walk among wild primrose, or wild cyclamens, or anemones. There is a field full of yellow narcissus. Every part of the valley has its own flowers. In summer to walk along the River Pavone is something very very special. You can swim and stay all day there, making a barbecue near the water at night and singing around the fire, waiting for the rising moon. In June you can walk under the bright stars, surrounded by millions of fire-flies. In autumn the oak forests turn to orange brown and will keep their leaves until December. In 1-2 hours you can be in the best Golf clubs of Tuscany.
Golf: You can reach several Golf Tuscan Clubs in 1/2-2 hours. They are near the principle Art cities of Tuscany, and the time you need to reach them is among the beautiful tuscan hills.
In Tuscany, thanks to a warm climate, and surrounded by the beautiful landscapes, it's possible to play all the year long. By the way, the best period to play golf in Tuscany, is in spring and autumn when the temperature not so high as in summer, let you play during the central hours of the day.The Golf Clubs around us are near FIRENZE:Golf Club Bellosguardo Vinci (Vinci); Golf Club Centanni, Bagno a Ripoli; Circolo dell’Ugolino, Impruneta; Golf & Country Club Poggio dei Medici, Scarperia; Castelfalfi Golf & Country Club, Castelfalfi; Contry Club Le Pavoniere, Prato; near SIENA:Circolo Golf L’Abbadia, Colle Val d’Elsa. Near PISA: Country Club Cosmopolitan, Tirrenia; Montecatini Golf, Monsummano Terme; Golf Club Fontevivo, San Miniato; Golf Club Vicopelago (Lucca); near AREZZO:Golf Club Casentino, Poppi, Golf Club Cortona, Cortona; near LIVORNO:Golf Club Hermitage,Portoferraio; near GROSSETO:Golf Club Maremma, San Martino; Golf Club Argentario, Porto Ercole.