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Review 3217: La Pietra Grezza, Ancient Fireplace


Review by Judith from Costa Rica

2bed/1bath apartment near Cellai, Tuscany Chianti


August to November 2007, 3 months


Pietra Grezza is in a magical setting surrounded by forest, rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards. From its beautiful location high above the Arno Valley, you can see sweeping vistas of the surrounding countryside. Small villages and larger towns are situated throughout the area so restaurants and stores, banks etc are within easy reach by car. Access to the Autostrada is nearby, bus and trains are close so we found that it was very easy to travel everywhere. We realized taking the train to Florence was much easier than driving through the traffic and hunting for parking. It is only approximately a 30 minute trip through beautiful countryside to the main terminal of Santa Maria Novella.

The accommodation at Pietra Grezza was charming. We had lovely views over the valley through large open windows which brought cooling breezes through the apartment day and night. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and dishes, all linens and towels were provided. A wonderful historic open fireplace could even be used as a Tuscan grill. We had many wonderful meals on the terrace and spent lazy afternoons reading on lounges surrounded by huge pots of rose-colored hydrangeas.

Alberto, owner of Pietra Grezza, was very accommodating and helpful, doing everything possible to make our stay the best possible. His homemade jams are delicious! He keeps the gardens around the villa full of blooming roses, lavender, herbs and fruit trees.

We had a wonderful time and certainly plan to return as soon as we are able. I highly recommend this property.

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