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Review 3102: Le Manzinaie, Iris Villa


Review by Ken from US

apartments on estate near Montepulciano, Tuscany South


sept 24, 2 weeks


Better than any Bed & Breakfast that we've been to, we stayed in Le Manzinaie - an oasis in a farmland - located midway between Montepulciano Stazione and Valiano. There are one and two-bedroom apartments and two separate villas. We were looking for a 2bed/2bath and rented the “Iris” villa, a 3bed/3bath, for two weeks - at the same price as the 2/bed/2bath units. It was a newly remodeled unit which more than met our expectations. The kitchen was well stocked and supplied with coffee, bread, bacon, eggs, milk and juice. We also picked fresh fruit and tomatoes from the orchard and garden. Additional supplies were 3 km away.

If people are to be rated, then the family who own and operate Le Manzinaie each receive five stars: Fiore, who hunted us down each morning and afternoon lounging by the pool or reading a book in the gazebo to ply us with cappuccino, beer or wine; Marzia, who prepared a wonderful feast one night each week for all the guests (it lasted from eight o’clock until midnight); and Alice (pronounced a-LEE’-cha), who made recommendations and reservations, and whose printed itineraries and detailed instructions kept us from losing our way as we wandered the Tuscan hills. Fiore, Marzia, and Alice are warm and loving hosts who work hard to see that you enjoy yourselves - they made us feel like visiting family and we were sad to leave. We highly recommend Le Manzinaie as a respite from hectic touring.

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