|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||68 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
Delightful restored house in unique Tuscan village. Suitable for 2 + 2 people. There is a main bedroom with ensuite plus second bathroom downstairs which also has a washing machine..There are also 2 sofa beds, one in the upstairs studio with free Wi-Fi plus a flat screen T.V. and DVD .The house was restored in 2010 by an Australian interior decorator and an Italian architect. It features lovely beamed ceilings on both levels along with terracotta floors throughout.
Whilst still in the Italian style it has a modern touch of its own.
Downstairs is an open plan Lounge / dining and kitchen which has a fully equipped kitchen with dish...Read more
Radicondoli, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
Famous cultural Tuscan village which is very active but unspoilt by tourism.
Just a 40 minute drive to Siena and around 1 hour to Florence.
You need car to be able to visit all the beautiful sights that Tuscany is famous for.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in AUD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$231||$231||$1,627 - $1,916||$0||1 night|
|Oct. 27 2012 - Jan. 5 2013
|Apr. 6 2013 - Jun. 15 2013
|Jun. 15 2013 - Sep. 14 2013
|All Other Dates||$231||$231||$1,627||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 13, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Far exceeded our expectation
This review is somewhat late in posting. We stayed in Il Nido in June 2011. I asked the owner if they were listed on a travel site, they weren't, but now they are I can gush to you all.
The other thing I just found out is we were in fact their very first rental. So, here goes.
Travelling with my wife, both very experienced and independant travellers, we were having 2 weeks in Tuscany. I was tempted to stay in Il Nido for both weeks but the fear is always you'll lock yourself into a dump and hate it.
Having spent a week in a farm villa in Castellina we drove through winding roads (excellent instructions from Pamela)to a quiet, out of the way, hilltop Tuscan village to be met by her local "housekeeper". No English but very friendly and helpful. A lot of one way lanes in the village, once parked we walked down a cobblstone lane, through a wall doorway to the most charming tuscan villa you can imagine. Quite unbelieveable. Wow factor overload.
Meticulously renovated. Views for miles out the back. Every ammenity you could want as an independant traveller, even a BBQ which we used for a lovely al fresco dinner.
Our daughter joined us for this week and she slept on the pull out bed downstairs (there is one upstairs but it is a bit of a rock).
Radicondoli is charm itself. The people are friendly. A couple of nice restarants with English menu. Butcher, mini supermarket, etc. Real Italians, not ones playing up to the tourist market.
You do have to drive to every attraction, at least half an hour to Siena and longer for others. But it's worth it.
The owners arranged for a friend to give us a cooking class in her Sienna home. Brilliant.
If you're someone who needs things organised for them, tours at the ready etc., this one is not for you.
If, on the other hand, you want to live La Dolce Vita, you'll love it.
We didn't want to leave.
A & R
Sydney - Australia
Tuscan Bliss - a home away from home!
On our first visit to Tuscany we drove from the Cinq a Terre region, timing our arrival for late afternoon - despite being a little late we were greeted by the local caretakers and introduced to all of the finer points of Il Nido, with any lack of English more than offset by their enthusiasm and cheerfulness. The town-house was our home for a week and was ideally suited. Before entering inside we were overwhelmed by the view from the garden, which is perched on the side of this hilltop village looking across the hills and valleys of Tuscany. Over the course of the next week we spent many hours in the garden soaking in the atmosphere.
The house itself was immaculate with plenty of room and all of the facilities that you could ask for, with the upstairs bedroom and (2nd) lounge room sharing that view. The downstairs living area was extremely well proportioned with comfortable lounges and a well equipped kitchen and laundry adjacent.
Radicondoli is a relatively quiet village steeped in tradition - it has 2 or 3 friendly restaurants, a good tourist bureau, some food shops etc, and most of all is ideally positioned to explore the delights of this area, with easy day trips including Sienna, Pisa, Florence and the Chianti region. Notwithstanding our touring however, it was always a delight to arrive "home" and to settle in - we could have easily have spent another week at Il Nido !