Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 5305: Agriturismo La Bruciata, Apartment
apartments on an estate outside Montepulciano, Tuscany South
Sept 2011, 7 days
very nice swimming pool area, and large grassy area with chairs, hammock,and stunning sunset views
We have traveled many times to Tuscany and Umbria, and found this wonderful B&B from TripAdvisor - the past reviewers were on the money!
While only minutes from Montepulciano, this piece of heaven located on a hill surrounded by vineyards, orchards, and rolling countryside was so quiet and peaceful that sleeping in became a quandary because of the huge and delicious breakfast and piping hot endless cappuccinos waiting for you downstairs! Laura's wonderful baked cakes, focaccias, fresh fruit and other items dragged you from your comfy bed to rise and shine and get the day started!
Laura's English is definitely fluent enough to assist one in directions, attractions, and her Mother, who also works hard providing great customer service to her guests, is also there to back up Laura, although Mom does not speak English (yet!). You definitely need a car - about one mile off the main road, then three minutes by car to markets and services - at that point you are at the base of the hill with the walled city of Montepulciano above you. The published information was totally accurate, everything was as agreed upon, no hidden fees!
The property is a group of four units attached to each other with amazing views of the countryside from front and back of the units - some units are two bedroom, others one bedroom - on a working vineyard and orchard - quiet and beautiful.
The furniture is fine and the beds very comfortable with well appointed bathrooms - fully tiled - very nice. Our apartment had a small, galley-type kitchen complete with stove, oven, refrigerator, plates, silverware and glassware - bought local meats and veggies and cooked in a couple nights!
One night we took a cooking class from Laura and her Mom, making roasted chicken, rabbit, and made "pici" (a local thick spaghetti) by hand! We used this place as a hub to venture out 50-60 miles in all directions for day-trips - came home to a warm and wonderful place every night.
We met other guests from New Jersey and Connecticut that became our evening wine drinking companions, and will return to this comfortable and friendly home full of love and friendship in the future.
We brought home delicious olive oil produced by Laura and family from olives on the property, and every dish we make with her oil takes us back to the best vacation we have had in a long time!
I would stay here again in a heartbeat - we loved it, and would love our friends to join us!
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