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Wir haben ein paar Tage in diesem wundervollen Ferienhäuschen verbraucht und unseren Kurzurlaub sehr genossen. Herrlicher Garten, eine schöne Liegewiese zur Alleinnutzung, wunderschöner Ausblick, keine Nachbarn. Die Besitzer sind sehr nett und freundlich. Das Häuschen ist schön eingerichtet und hat alles, was man im Urlaub braucht. Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen und wir können das tolle Olivo-Häuschen nur weiterempfehlen!
If you are lucky enough to travel to Tuscany, and even luckier enough to be able to stay at Le Pietraie, consider yourself one of the privileged few. This place is absolutely enchanting. From the moment you drive through the long, winding driveway through gorgeous hillsides with sheep grazing placidly, to the first glimpse of the stone gate and indescribably gorgeous villa, you will know you chose the right place. Nothing is more Tuscan than this, and the pictures cannot do it the justice it deserves.
The three villas are all charming and they have everything you need. We were only going to stay one week, but extended our stay to two weeks because we loved it so much. We stayed in Olivio, which bordered the most gorgeous garden with a covered pergola. We were truly secluded up in the hillside, able to hear birds and grass blowing in the wind, but not much else.
The villas have kitchens with great stoves (we cooked a LOT here, which was fantastic when you think about how much great produce and white truffle oil and wine there is!) and all the amenities for cooking and entertaining. the bed is soft and warm and the bathroom is spacious and new. there is an antique table that you can spend hours sitting around talking about your tuscan adventures as well as playing cards and relaxing. There is closet space and plenty of storage areas, which allow you to stay for an extended time and be very comfortable.
There are many beautiful places to stay in Tuscany... but what makes Le Pietraie so special is the family that lives in the main home. This is what makes a place to stay more than just a room. Nedda and Gionata gave us incredible information about the area, little gems we could never have found on our own. They were so lovely, always there if we needed anything, but also gave us privacy.
What more can i say except writing this makes me miss Le Pietraie so much i wish i was sitting in the garden with a glass of wine instead of at my desk in my office this Monday morning. You will not find a more special place than Le Pietraie to make your stay in Tuscany the most memorable trip of your life. (I am still earning points from my boyfriend for choosing this place!)
This is also the perfect location from which to take day trips to the most special Tuscan cities. Volterra, Sienna and many other cities are a perfect day trip away. you are close to things but yet isolated enough to feel secluded.
We were thrilled with our stay. A lovely garden and atmosphere!
What lovely memories we have of our stay in Olivo! It's perfect, from the way it's furnished.... to the views, the terrace and the gardens and ...the cherry on the cake is the lovely welcome you get, and the lovely chats with Nedda and Gionatan who go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. It is so lovely that you want to enjoy it so we spent quite a lot of time there interspersed with little outings to the nearby hilltop medieval villages, and towns like Pomarance, Casole d'Elsa , Volterra, Monteriggioni and Siena of course (an absolute must!). Looking back we could have done without Florence which was far too crowded even in September. We spent 10 days in Olivo and had gorgeous weather for 9 of those days. We will be back!!! Thank you again Nedda, Gionatan and Matteo!
We had a very relaxing week in the olivo. The Pietrai is a little paradise such a beautiful garden and so peaceful and quite .
The owners are very helpful in giving suggestions for visiting different locations.
We would recommend to anyone wishing a peaceful vacation.
We had a very positive overall experience here. Olivo apartment was even more attractive than in the pictures. It was clean and comfortable, nicely furnished and decorated, incredibly quiet, and we had fresh flowers in every room at our arrival. The terrace was delightful. The kitchen was modern, with sufficient dishes, pots and pans. It doesn't have any means of measuring anything--that was the only basic utensil missing. The shower was large and very comfortable. The bed was good--a little firm for us, but that is a question of preference, not quality.The hosts are very friendly and accommodating, sharing their garden produce most generously. The nearest town with a major supermarket(Pomarance) is 10 minutes away. Beware, because the market is closed from 12:30-4:30(or 5:30?) and it closes at 7:30 pm! Once you know that, it's fine, but it is something to take into consideration when you first arrive. We only tried one local restaurant (in San Dalmazio) which was not exceptional. The weather was not good enough to try the one in Montecastelli with a terrace and a view. The only downside, depending on what you want to do, is that it is a fair drive from any major sight. If you're mostly looking for walks in the country, bike rides, lounging on the terrace, and having a peaceful retreat, this is the ideal place. If you want to be near sight-seeing, you should know that it takes about an hour to get anywhere. It is doable, and I only mention it so others can know what they're choosing. That is actually the only reason it didn't get 5 stars. For us, it was the right combination of quietness and sight-seeing, and it will be one of our special memories.