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The villa and the property was absolutely beautiful, and the view from the terrace was amazing. The location allowed us to walk to a few local wineries, drive to small villages in Tuscany, and gave us relatively quick access to cities like Siena and Florence. When we weren’t touring about, the villa had a lot to offer, and we took advantage of the snooker table, swimming pool, tennis court, and bocce court. Rafael was incredibly helpful, and Marinella is an amazing cook. The owner, Bruno, really made us feel at home and we enjoyed his company one evening at dinner. We ate outside on the terrace every evening except Sunday, and wouldn’t have traded it for any restaurant. An amazing experience, would love to go back.
Kevin T.Kevin T.
Rafael and Mariella were terrific. Great feasts! Wonderful thoughtful service. Bruno went out of his way to solve a transportation problem that arose when my son's airplane landed at the wrong city.Karen and Richard W.
Beautiful property, I would highlight Rosa the cook and what comes with property with preparation of dinner etc big asset when vacationing.Cathy T. Los Angeles CA
La Colombaia was an excellent choice for our family, and we thank Lori for matching us with this property. The accommodations were very well represented through the website, and a beautiful property. The only thing I would change on this property would be to include the price of the heating in the initial rental cost of the property, and not make it a separate cost. Bruno and Rosa were very helpful and accommodating to all our needs, besides being delightful. We enjoyed the wineries and villages in the area, but also enjoyed our time at the villa, if it was playing Bocce ball, tennis or the wonderful meals prepared by Rosa. We look forward to either working with you in the future and recommending you to our friends.Cindy and Rob H. The Woodlands, TX
We had a great week at La Colombaia. Our host, Bruno, and his staff made this an incredible trip! They made us welcome and gave us great tips on how to get around, where to eat and what to see at the places we visited. The email information you provided was very helpful. The Birthday dinner at Osteria di Passignano was excellent and the staff there was very considerate to our needs and especially the surprise of our friends meeting our group for dinner. I would definitely recommend Osteria di Passignano for others staying in the area! Thanks for helping us put together a wonderful trip,Katy E. Bloomington, MN
It was even greater than we thought possible, truly a dream stay. The owner, Bruno showed concern for our satisfaction while being concerned about not intruding. Rosa and Alexandra were outstanding in their cooking and attention to our needs. What great people. We can't recommend the property enough.James M. Sacramento, CA
Hi Lori and James,
IT WAS THE BEST. We all had a great time and the villa, staff, and scenery were all fabulous. I really appreciated the fact that the owner called a few times to make sure everything was OK. Please relay my thanks to him. The cooking was great and the rooms very comfortable. When we ate out, we found a wonderful restaurant just 1 mile from the Villa. It was called La Cantina and it was one of the best meals we had in Tuscany. If we return to Italy, I will surely call you. Thanks again for a most memorable experience. Regards,Stan and Rookie K. Livingston, NJ
Rating 5 out of 5 It could not have been better! Far exceeded our expectations and our expectations were quite high! Loved every inch of the villa and Rosa and Alessandra are very special women!Jim and Carolyn S. Dowingtown PA
Dear Lori and James;
My name is Vici T and I recently spent the most fabulous week at the most magical Tuscan villa, La Colombaia in Greve in Chianti, Italy to celebrate my 60th birthday. I am sending this email to thank you very much for the delicious birthday cake that you provided at our welcome dinner. It was a wonderful surprise and very thoughtful of you and perfectly capped the splendor of our first day. I will post my very positive comments on your website, but I also want to extend my personal gratitude to you and your company for your thoughtfulness helping to make our stay from October 2, 2010 to October 9, 2010 the vacation of a lifetime. Every detail exceeded my expectations and I sincerely thank you.Vici T. Burlington, ON., Canada
Dear Lori and James;
I have just returned from a magical and magnificent early October week at La Colombaia villa near Greve in Chianti. The villa is breathtakingly beautiful both inside and out with rich and deep character that captured my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Our group of eight women began each day with coffee on the terrace overlooking spectacular vistas of olive groves and vineyards. Each day offered a new adventure because the location is ideal for drives into Florence, Siena, Lucca and other delightful towns such as Volterra and San Gimignano to shop and explore but allowing ample time to return to La Columbaia in time to enjoy a glass or two of delicious local wine on the terrace or in one of the elegant and sitting rooms before enjoying the culinary delights perfectly prepared by Rosa and her assistant. The dining room fire place was lit on cool evenings which added to the warm ambience of this room.
We were very pleased with the comfortable beds, hot showers and other modern amenities such as satellite TV and internet. Our host, the very distinguished Bruno made himself available for advice and guidance including making arrangements for some of our group to visit Venice for the day, making restaurant reservations and taking me to the doctor when I became ill. The villa, the location, Rosa and Bruno far exceeded my expectations in every way and I would unequivocally recommend La Colombaia for anyone seeking the vacation of a lifetime. Sincerely,Vici T. Burlington, ON., Canada
Dear Lori and James:
We would like to thank you for the wonderful service you provided for us on our trip to Tuscany. Your information package was spot on and very helpful. The welcome dinner was wonderful and thank you for the added touch of the birthday cake. A nice surprise for our 60th birthday gal. Bruno, our host, was so pleasant and helpful. It truly made our stay. We were able to try some of the local restaurants for lunch near the villa and these were on his recommendations. A wonderful spot for family or incentive group travel. A trip of a lifetime for the group. Thanks once again.Erryle G. Barrie ON
We found La Colombaia to be ideal in every way for our family holiday. It is perfectly situated in Tuscany with ease of access to Florence (30 minutes), Siena (45 minutes) and Lucca (1 hour). The villa itself has so many entertainment and relaxation options that our family, ranging in age from 2 to 60, all found things to do when not sightseeing. The accommodations and the food are just wonderful, plush and scrumptious. The long dinners on the veranda overlooking the most stunning view of Chianti are the memories of a lifetime.L. Maddox
Our visit to La Colombaia in May 2010 was our most memorable trip to Italy, As wine professionals we travel extensively throughout Europe and I can not recommend a more exceptional property. Bruno, Rosa and the professionals at via travel design made this vacation worry free and we are looking forward to our return in September. A most lovely home away from home!S. O’Connor Seekonk MA
It could not have been better! Far exceeded our expectations and our expectations were quite high! Loved every inch of the villa and Rosa and Alessandra are very special women!Carolyn S. Downingtown, PA
It could not have been better! Far exceeded our expectations and our expectations were quite high! Loved every inch of the villa and Rosa and Alessandra are very special women!Carolyn & Jim S. Downingtown Pa.
La Colombaia is one of the most beautiful and elegant villas in all of Chianti.
Surrounded by ten hectares of olive groves and vineyards, the villa provides the perfect retreat for those wanting to relax in full Tuscan style. La Colombaia, an appealing blend of comfort and elegance, is surrounded by a 180 degree veranda from which there are uninterrupted, south and west facing views over the local countryside.
With its luxurious amenities, from the tennis court to the excellent staff, guests might find it difficult to get out and see the rest of Tuscany!
On this floor guests will find a fully equipped kitchen, large dining room with french windows leading to the south facing terraces and the pool, sitting room with television and billiard room.
Bedrooms located on this floor include: double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, twin bedroom, twin bedroom (can be made as double) with ensuite bathroom with shower. All bedrooms open out onto the gardens and terrace, which is ideal during summer months. On this floor quests can also retreat to a spacious library upstairs. Two of the rooms are air-conditioned.
Here is located one single bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
Guests can rest by the beautiful stone-lined pool and sunbathe to the gentle sound of the white doves cooing in their nearby dovecote. For those wanting some peace and quiet there are plenty of tranquil spots to sit and read, or simply absorb the view and atmosphere of this most beautiful of places. The more energetic can play Bocce (Petanque) on the house's own shaded pitch or there is always tennis on the astroturf court.
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