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Review of Il Visciolo

The holiday house entrance and the terrace.
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The holiday house entrance and the terrace.
View from the private terrace in front of the cottage Path to the house (on the left), with view over the valley.
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The holiday house entrance and the terrace.
View from the private terrace in front of the cottage
Path to the house (on the left), with view over the valley.
Relax at Tuscan sunsets, the terrace with a view is at your esclusive use.
Relax and enjoy Tuscany.
Wi-Fi Internet access covers all the house and the terrace. RJ45 ethernet connection available too.
Our guests often dine outdoor, in the terrace, as the kitchen's door is directly connected to it.
View from gazebo in front of the house
The garden, the cottage and other buildings of San Casciano on its back
Deck-chairs on the terrace, for your exclusive use.
The main bedroom. The two bedrooms are separate for a complete privacy.
A sunset from the main bedroom. High quality mattresses are provided in all the beds.
The view from the main bedroom.
2nd bedroom with two twin beds on a sleeping loft. Beds can be joined upon request.
2nd bedroom, the sleeping loft as seen when the twin beds are joined.
Bathroom on the first floor.
Ground floor, the kitchen is on the right. Stair leads to the two bedrooms and upper floor bathroom.
Part of the living room on ground floor.
The Florentine Chianti hills view from the living room.
Equipped kitchen,direct access to the terrace. American coffee machine, kettle, toaster are provided
You can have meals in the terrace, the gazebo is just in front of the kitchen.
Gazebo on the terrace.
Panorama from the garden with olive trees.
Il Visciolo seen from the car park inside the property. We live in the farmhouse on the left.
From November to April: gazebo is uncovered, table and chairs to eat in terrace are at your disposal
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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Tuscany

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J-S-Frank...
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exceptional”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We spent a week in October 2013 at Il Visciolo enjoying the wonderful hospitality of Flora and Alessandro.
The villa is exactly as it is portrayed on the Villa's website. Fully self contained, spotlessly clean and located in a very serene and peaceful setting.
Location is ideal - 35 minute bus ride to center of Florence. 5 minute walk to center of San Casciiano and close to a large Coop supermarket. San Casciiano is charming and walkable with several restaurants and shops.
The hospitality of the owners was exceptional - friendly, helpful but not intrusive. We were welcomed with a bottle of excellent wine, olive oil, olives from their orchard, crackers and cheese. When we mentioned that we were not planning to go out for dinner, Flora quickly provided some wild boar salami, fresh tomatoes and fresh bread for our dinner.
Flora was an English teacher and, of course, is fully bilingual. Very warm and outgoing, she provided helpful information and hints during our week stay.
Overall, our experience with Il Visciolo was outstanding in all respects. Highly recommended without reservation.
Thank you Flora and Alessandro!!

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Liked best: Hosts, location, cleanliness
Liked least: No cons
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
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KathyK14
Caloundra, Australia
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20 reviews
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“Best choice made whilst on a 3 month European trip!!”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Absolutely thrilled with our choice to stay here!! We have stayed in many 'well recommended' places, only to find the descriptions such as walking distance, amenities, helpfulness of hosts to be misleading.....this place is just tops!!! We found the bus route from Rome railway station easy, we were met by Flora and Carlo who then proceeded to give us an excellant briefing of the house and the area AND also had chilled white wine, olives and cheese nibbles waiting in the fridge! The house is perfect and has every amenity that you could wish for (including washing machine, dishwasher, etc) however for us, the main attraction was the huge patio with a view over the Tuscan hillsides. The house is well within walking distance to excellent restaurants, pharmacies, bars, bus station, (everything!!) but once through the gates you feel as if you are in your own Tuscan world. Flora, Alessandro, and Carlo are on hand but never intrusive. . . .you do not feel aware that they are on the property and have your own separate entrance. The house is even so well equipped that it has an awning and outside lamps that are operated automatically by solar power!! We have found sitting on the patio at night, sipping a glass of excellant Tuscan wine and watching the sunset with the Cyprus pines and distant Tuscan homes silhouetted against the pink sky to be magical. We have found it to be truly relaxing whilst still able to easily access Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, and Pisa on day trips. Thank you to all of the family for making our stay so pleasant!! If returning to Tuscany (and we hope so!!) we will have no hesitation of where to stay . . .we love Il Visciolo and San Casciano!!

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THE_BESTO...
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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“IDEAL SELF CONTAINED HOUSE FOR YOUR TUSCANY HOLIDAY”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Great location in quiet village, away from tourist route, but only a 2 euro bus fare
and 35 minute trip into Florence. Wonderful hosts who live nearby who assisted with any information or help if and when required.

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Liked best: Privacy and the view
Liked least: Water not hot enough and the small size of the t.v.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Management Response
30 Jul 2013
Thank you very much for your appreciation. Regarding water, after your departure we noticed that the water heater in the bathroom had the control knob set to the minimum, that is why you experienced a less hot water. You just had to rotate the control knob to increase the temperature on your needs. We agree that the TV is not among the big ones, being a screen size 21" with a 4:3 aspect ratio. But we think that a bigger one would not fit with the rural style of the house.
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Ian B
Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation, location & professional friendly booking”
Reviewed December 23, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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A superb property reconstructed by the owners Flora and Alessandro with loving attention to detail and use of original materials, .
We loved this villa, and plan to return as soon as we can. Everything you could possibly need is provided .Located minutes from a delightful walled village with many small restaurants. Very clean well kept streets, cafes & shops including a well stocked Co-op.
We were 4 adults made welcome by the friendly English speaking owners who were only too keen to make our stay very enjoyable.
During the booking process all my questions were answered promptly including dietary requirements which the owners sourced for us.
The property, just south of Florence, is perfectly located to visit the Chianti district with numerous small villages and larger towns which we visited by car ,although they are all readily accessed by public transport.
One of the pleasures of our stay was to return to our private terrace by 6pm most evenings to dine on local cheeses, olives (courtesy of our hosts Flora and Alessandro) wonderful fresh fruit, and a bottle or two of the local Chianti to watch the sun set behind undulating hills dotted with small villages,olive groves and vineyards.Perfetto!!

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Liked best: The wow factor of the property
Travelling group: Friends
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Jerry330
Indianola, Washington
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“I cannot think of any place I would rather stay for another week in Tuscany!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
1
person found this review helpful

The house comfortable, well furnished, has a wonderful view and a restful ambiance. Flora is a charming 'hostess'. The location is convenient to some of the most beautiful countyside one can imagine. San Casciano is a lovely village with several fine restaurants. What more could one ask for?

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Fife
Reviewed September 5, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Waterlooville, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 17, 2012 for a stay in September 2011
5
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Liked best: views and location
Liked least: only one sofa so others had to sit on hard chairs
Travelling group: Extended Family
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