Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 4798: Agriturismo Cretaiole, Apartment
apartments on a farm near Pienza, Tuscany South
September 2010, 7 days
Cretaiole is a few miles outside of Pienza in a beautiful part of Tuscany. It's located amongst rolling hills and a large garden and vineyard.
You must have a car to truly enjoy the area. However, it is a 45 minute walk through the valley to Pienza and they have bicycles you can use.
The apartments are in an old farmhouse and are historically preserved: simple, comfortable with great views of the the Tuscan landscape.
There is no pool - and we did not miss it at all. There is too much to do and go and see. There are natural springs close by if you need a dip. The grounds are extensive and provide plenty of room to gather with new friends or to spread out and have some privacy.
The apartments were clean, comfortable and ample.
My bed was OK and the bathroom was modern.
Kitchen was fully furnished - we cooked many times.
Problems or Bonuses
All the surprises were good. This was my first farmhouse stay and I was amazed at the ease and joy of cultural immersion. Isabella, our host, plans lots of activities that you may join at will. I was so impressed with her and the entire family and their warmth and great effort to ensure that we had the time of our lives.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Luciano's daughter in law, Isabella, runs the place and speaks fluent English. She greets you upon arrival and is available daily for consult and assistance. She quickly becomes your friend.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I would highly recommend this farmhouse to anyone who is interested in learning and experiencing the Tuscan life. The Moricciano family makes it easy and fun.
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