Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 2021: Pie di Costa, Apartment
5 apartments on an estate in Montaione, near Florence, Tuscany Chianti
April, 2006, 1 week
Pie di Costa is within walking distance of Montaione. It's a lovely location and the facility is well situated, with enough distance from neighboring farms to provide privacy yet impart a feeling of community.
The vacation home is within 20 minutes walking distance from the village. It's an uphill climb, so less fit visitors might prefer a car. Or you can push a bicycle up the hill to the village and whiz back.
The building is a lovingly restored farmhouse. There are 5 apartments, each with its own outside sitting area. The interiors are very nicely done, particularly the furniture and cabinets.
There is a shared garden that is very well maintained. There is a pool, that seems OK, but I visited in April so I wasn't much interested in swimming. The garden includes several pieces of antique agricultural equipment set here and there to make for charming photos.
The apartment was spotless.
I'm not fussy about beds, but my wife is, and she had no comment, so I'd say it was fine. We had one bathroom with a shower.
The kitchen was fine: more than we needed.
Problems or Bonuses
No bad surprises. The place looked pretty on the website, but I was surprised how much prettier it is in person.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Filippo Bracci is the host. He speaks good English. He was cheerful and helpful in all routine matters and extremely prompt and effective in helping us to solve a luggage problem that we created for ourselves. The website accurately reflects the place.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Next time I go to Tuscany, I will stay at Pie di Costa. The only change I will make is to stay longer.
Things to do in this area
We liked the Erasmus Pizzeria for organic dinners. We visited the usual duomos and the Etruscan Museum in Volterra. Next time, we'll just hang out at Pie di Costa and stroll around Montaione.
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