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Reviewed September 8, 2017

We spent 2 magical nights in this gem of a place above Greve. It is very hard to find (you actually have to drive to Panzano and then head back northwards before turning off on a terrible dirt road of 2.5km) but once arrived you wont want to leave. We stayed in La Ruota with a wonderful terrace with breathtaking views of the the surrounding countryside. Our host, Fabrizio, had warned us to bring provisions so we were well prepared but notwithstanding we walked down into Greve on both nights for dinner and at the end telephoned him and he came and picked us up and drove us home in his massive jeep. The setting, landscape, pool are all outstanding and it was the perfect start of a two week holiday around Tuscany.

Room Tip: Go into Greve to the Caffe le Logge and have your early evening drink there. The snacks are bountiful,free and you wont need a starter.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank jamesrobertsmith
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

This place fully lived up to what I had pictured as Italian rustic. It had the picturesque views that even my teenage son could recognize as beautiful. It was basic living at its best, this is not a luxury resort but it is perfect for families or couples wanting a peaceful retreat without hustle and bustle. We loved the dolce vita that Montegonzi inspired. We would definitely come back.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank Elisabeth G
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

If you are driving here I would say a GPS is essential as there are very few signs from the road. We finally managed to find the place quite late in the evening however the staff were up to meet us and organised us a couple of pizzas and a bottle of wine to be brought from town.

Great views in all directions, lovely grounds and pool however the bed was no more than a roll away with noisy old springs. The walls were quite thin and so we could hear everything our noisy neighbours said.

All in all a pretty good spot for a few days in Tuscany.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank James P
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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a magical spot beautifully renovated by the owner in traditional style. It is very remote so next time I would hire a car. Having said that, Fabrizio was wonderful at organising pick ups/drop offs for us. I loved the peace and tranquility and Greve town is also lovely with nice restaurants and shops ( doesn't feel touristy) . Would definitely recommend this hotel - prepare yourself for a steep rough track to get there though.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank themagstar
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The main problem with this is the accessability. Coming off the main road you face 2.5km of bumpy, rocky and mountainous track that is in no way appropriate for a car that doesn't have 4 wheel drive. Also, if you are using a hire car, there is a high risk of scratching it or gaining a puncture.

If you dare not face the perrel of driving into town, you are saved by a track that is about a 1km walk straight into Greve in Chianti. However, this is as steep and as rough as the track you just drove on, and walking back up it can take 30 mins+. I wouldn't recommend using this to walk into town if you are elderly, as it is very tiring.

The view from the villa is outstanding, and is higher than most of the surrouding villas. The pool is not too big nor too small, and the view from it is also outstanding. The pool is surrounded by ample deck chairs and shaded areas, as well as sun loungers.

Inside our apartment, the bedrooms had ceiling fans, so it was never too hot, and dining/kitchen/living room was quite large. Outside, there is plenty of places to sit and eat a meal, and a BBQ. The housekeeper was perfectly friendly, and met us on arrival, althought I'm not sure if that was simply a coincidence. He is always around if there is a problem.

The fact that it is so difficult to get to this property without possibly damaging your vehicle puts me off coming back here.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
Thank Nils C
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