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Book this 2 bedroom villa in Castel Del Piano today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 35 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1276 to as high as $2205, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Apr 16, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
About the owner
Umberto & Alvina G.
Umberto & Alvina G.
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- 16 Apr 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Italian
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Castel-del-piano Attractions
- Central heating
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Mountain Views
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 35 reviews
- Very Good
“Family time in Tuscany”
This is our second visit to Podernuovo as a family. We chose to come back all the way from Australia because we loved this farm in its beautiful location. A taste of real un touristy Tuscany. We grew to love the village of Castel del piano which was a pleasant walk through the top gate of the farm. Our family enjoyed sitting by the spring, feeding the donkeys, collecting chestnuts and walnuts, picking fresh figs, eating grapes in season, fresh pasta from the village, the fireplaces and the views from every window to local farms and hilltowns. Last time we came Alvina and Umberto taught us how to make bread and this time we learnt how to make cherry gelati! The farm vegetable garden and fruit trees and Umberto's wine add to the feeling of a home away from home. Alvina and Umberto are kind informative and hospitable. We used Podernuovo as a base - we relaxed on the farm and every second day took day trips to Siena and Assisi , Mt Amiata, and Mt Labbro (this time) and to Sant Antimo and Montalcino(last time) It is so accessible to so many places! We stayed 6 days last time and came back for 2 weeks this time. A wonderful relaxing place to stay.
My husband and I just spent one week in the Villas at Podernuvo with our three young children. The property is spectacular in its upkeep with beautiful gardens, stream and wonderfully restored villas. Our children loved helping care for the donkeys, chicken and sheep, picking fresh fruit and vegetables and exploring local towns and sites all conveniently located. Most special was the generous and warm hospitality by Alvina and Umberto who are gourmet cooks and incredibly knowledgeable about the local area and Italy in general. The most memorable part of our stay was when we renewed our wedding vows by the spring just under the grape arbor all made possible by the loving planning of Alvina and Umberto. It was a surprise for my husband and the children were involved and it was truly spectacular. A week that will live collectively in our hearts for years to come. We can't wait to come back and our planning our next trip!
“A holiday in Tuscany”
Staying at the Villa of Umberto and Alvina's was an amazing experience and I will never forget it. I was able to relax and explore, as well as enjoy the delicious food! I would recommend a visit!
We had a fantastic stay with Amberto and Alvina – they couldn’t have been better hosts. We loved tasting all their lovely produce, hearing their stories and meeting their farmyard animals! The villas are spacious and set in the lovely Tuscan countryside – very peaceful and quiet. It’s a short walk up to the village which has lots of nice food stores and delis. There are some great hikes around the area with lovely views. The food was amazing! I cannot recommend this enough.
“Tranquil, hospitable and delicious”
The property was a lovely resurrected two storey traditional farmhouse (still a working small farm) with a patio, bbq and farm kitchen. The garden was basically an olive grove which you could sit and read, chat, drink wine and eat. It's nestled partway down a hilltop in a stunning part of Tuscany with views over the surrounding area where you could spot the other hilltop towns. It was a brief hill walk on a well trod path up through parts of the farm and groves into the town. Coming back down in the evening with torches looking at fireflies was a highlight. You could take lovely walks around the area through the forests and villages going via different delicious treats on the way. Alvina and Umberto where as much an attraction as the area. From Umberto coming and getting a bunch of confused tourists to lead them to the property (its nestled away down some lanes) to Alvina's food treats when we got there and the lovely on tap (yes on tap) wine. We even got included in some of the farm duties with our little one Yasmeen being allowed to feed the donkeys. All in a thoroughly relaxing holiday made all the better by some fantastic hosts.
A drive up a narrow road rewards you with a piece of Tuscan tranquility when you arrive at Podernuovo. With nicely renovated accommodation and great views out over the countryside we found it a very comfortable place to linger,especially with our hosts Alvina and Umberto bringing us delicious home made cakes and bottles of wine! There is plenty to see in the local area and the town of Castel del Piano is a short walk up the hill at the back of the property.My wife loved the fresh pasta shop! I had my bike with me and the local riding is excellent with the challenge of riding up Monte Amiata very close by.
“Scenic and romantic, yet family friendly stay along with generous and gracious hosts.”
The perfect location for a taste of the rural Tuscan lifestyle. The grouds are breathtaking with views of Umberto's and Alvina's well maintained vineyards, vegatable gardens and assorted livestock habitats. Getting into town to replenish our local delights such as cheeses, breads and meats was quick and easy and made us feel a little bit like native Tuscans. This trip was made easier by Unberto and Alvina always being willing to assist us in our travel itinerary. They gave us tips on what to see and what to avoid and were spot on on their recommendations. We did get out to see some amazing sights that were historic and beautiful but some of our most cherished memeories will be the sunsets from our villa and having relaxing meals, excellent home made wines and entertaining conversations with our hosts.
This was our second stay at TimeinTuscany; this time accompanied by friends with two very young children. Alvina and Umberto's place is off the beaten tourist track but within one to two hours of all the major Tuscan cities. They are the perfect hosts; warm, welcoming, informative but never intrusive. As it is a small working farm the little children loved it. Feeding donkeys, sheep and chickens, collecting vegetables and eggs from the garden and following Alvina and Umberto around like tiny shadows. Umberto and Alvina are both fantastic cooks and you enjoy the fruits of their hard work with great wine, oil, fruit, bread, jam and the best pizzas around. The accommodation was more than adequate for two couples with young children as the downstairs bedroom in Il Seccatoio is very large and there are two bathrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is an outside BBQ so you can easily self-cater with good produce shops in the local village. We almost hate sharing the news about this place as it is such a great place to stay but .... If you want to be right in the centre of a bigger, busier, more touristy town then this is maybe not the place for you but if you want to experience magnificent Tuscan scenery whilst sharing a bottle of Umberto and Alvina's vino then jump on board. Who knows, you may even experience thousands of fireflies floating through their property on a hot June night as we just did.
“Fabulous Villa in Southern Tuscany”
This is a terrific villa situated in a lovely area of Southern Tuscany, about a 15 minute walk up to a charming town, Castel del Piano. The town has a very nice medieval quarter and good restaurants. The villas were well-layed out with outdoor patios, and immaculately maintained. The owners, Alvina and Umberto, were extremely helpful and hospitable. We even enjoyed a delicious pizza dinner in their lovely home during our stay. A bonus was that Umberto makes his own wine which he shares with the guests. Alvina shares some of her baked goods and produce from the garden. Good hiking, beautiful scenery. A magical place.
“A magic stay at Time-in-Tuscany Villas at Podernuovo”
Umberto and Alvina overlook nothing to make your stay a magic experience in one of their two luxurious and modestly priced Time-in-Tuscany villas. Staying at their Podernuovo farm was like living in a 3D picture postcard. Breakfast on the terrace? First to decide which one. We chose the sunny one at the back that looks through the red poppies and across the vineyard to the surrounding hills. We left the front terrace with its climbing roses to the evening when, glass of rosé in hand, we enjoyed the rich Tuscan sunset and views to the hilltop town of Montegiovi. After breakfast is a compulsory visit to the donkeys, Cosimo and Concetta, who expect to be patted and hand fed. Next, we set off up the hill to explore the old town of Castel Del Piano, pick up some local cheese and enjoy a coffee off the village square. Another morning is needed to walk through the lush valley to the old church and up the winding road to enjoy panoramic views from Montegiovi. A minimum of a week is a must if you are to relax in this romantic setting and also have time to drive around and enjoy the surrounding country side and sights. Indulge in an extraordinary wine tasting and degustation experience at nearby Castello Banfi. Not to be missed is a day at the modern sculpture garden, Il Giardino Di Daniel Spoerri; the installations so magnificent and diverse that you will need to rest your legs over a Tuscan lunch before completing your stroll of discovery through natural fields. Around Monte Amiata are contrasting landscapes of vineyards, chestnut trees and olive groves on the one hand, and rolling hills and cleared farmlands dotted with ochre stone houses and pencil pine lined roads on the other. Oh, and don’t forget to visit Sant Antimo Abbey in Valley D’orcia.