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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Colle di Val d'Elsa, Tuscany

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MariaCT06...
Connecticut
1 review
“Wonderful apartment, gracious host.”
Reviewed October 13, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

My husband and I traveled with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay at this lovely apartment. It is newly restored, impeccably clean. The owner, Antonella, went above and beyond to make sure we had everythng we needed and were comfortable. She and her husband, George, live across the hall from the apartment and were available to help us when needed. We did not have a car and she arranged reliable drivers to take us to and from the Florence airport. (Taxi service is very limited in Colle di Val d'Elsa so if you need a driver for airport transportation, vineyard tour, etc. make sure to arrange well in advance.) Beds were comfortable, plenty of towels and hairdryer in each bathroom and we had everything needed to prepare a few meals. Had a little difficulty with Wifi but found if we reset the router, it worked fine. The apartment is a short walk to a few restaurants, pastecceria, small food shops and wine enoteca. We had no need to go beyond the town for supplies. The bus stop is a short walk from where you can catch the hourly bus to the main piazza for bus connections to many towns/sites. You can also walk the approx. 1 km to the main bus station. Antonella was kind enough to take us on a quick walking tour to show us where everythng was located as soon as we arrived. We would not hesitate to rent the apartment if we visit the area in the future.

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Liked best: Walking distance to food shops, etc.
Liked least: Limited convenient outdoor space for 4 people - garden was at basement level.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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BTKearney
New York City
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“Exceptional hospitality and a great apartment.”
Reviewed July 9, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Great apartment with spacious bedrooms, a nice little terrace and parking nearby. They were excellent hosts and went out of their way to make the stay comfortable for us and our baby daughter. The welcome gifts were a nice touch - the owner really takes care of the details. The upper town itself is a charming and appears largely unvisited by tourists. There's a lovely piazza just down the street from the apartment where we sat outside and had dinner. Overall, a great stay.

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Liked best: The street
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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AlfArf
Laramie, Wyoming
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“LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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My sister and her husband and my husband and I rented this beautiful apartment for a week while touring the Tuscany area. While in Italy we rented 4 wonderful apartments, but this was by far our favorite!! Colle di Val d’Elsa is so charming with its medieval walls housing apartments, restaurants and shops. We loved the apartment and location. It was perfect for touring the area and parking was very close.
Antonella greeted us at the front door (she lives in the same building) and even though she did not speak English, she did not have any problems communicating with us. She provided us with a lovely box of pastries and dessert wine. The rooms had ceiling fans and were very comfortable but she came over with a couple of floor fans to make sure we were happy.
Everything about the apartment was well done, it has been recently remodeled and quality materials and craftsmanship were apparent. The apartment had absolutely everything you needed. The bedrooms were large, the beds extremely comfortable. In fact, we slept until 9:00 am several mornings. All of the windows have solid shutters and I think that is why we were able to sleep for so long. The bathrooms were also very large and nice. There was a very small deck but it had a lovely view.
Just 15 feet from the front door of the apartment there is an ATM machine, across the street is a bakery, a number of restaurants and shops were within 5 minutes or less. In fact, 3 our favorite dinners were in Colle di Val d-Elsa. Porta Nova is a new restaurant (had only been open two weeks when we ate there). It sits atop the walled fortress towers and has the most amazing view! The food was excellent. They have a sister location Ristorante Dietro le Quinte just down the street and the food was excellent as well.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Friends
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Barry S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“We hated to leave this lovely apartment”
Reviewed October 25, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We spent a week here while touring Italy. It is a very well equipped, modern, roomy, clean apartment located in a charming town well located for visiting Tuscany. There are excellent restaurants and bars within easy walking distance so you can have a bottle of wine with dinner and avoid driving. We will certainly stay again at Dietro le Mura the next time we return to Tuscany.

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Geoffw195...
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Getaway”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Antonella and George could not have been more welcoming to their wonderful two bedroomed apartment in Colle di Val d'Elsa. Perfectly positioned in the middle of the medievil walled town, surrounded by fantastic restaurants. With all the delights of Tiscany within easy driving distance, Dietro Le Mura was a great place to stay. Its easy to see why Dietro Le Mura has such a high rating.

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Liked best: Antonella & George
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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VirginiaN...
New York City
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Bellissimo”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

My husband and I stayed at this beautifully renovated rental property for four nights in late April 2014. The property is impeccably clean, extremely well equipped, and offers magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and old town walls.

The charming owners, Antonella and her husband, could not have been more helpful or accommodating. When we arrived, wine, fruit and small pastries awaited us! Throughout our stay, they were always there to provide us with any assistance we needed, including help transporting our luggage to and from the apartment.

The old walled town of Colle di Val D'Elsa is authentically charming and as yet undiscovered by the hordes of tourists who descend on the better known Tuscan hill towns. We can only hope it stays that way. The town is ideally situated for day trips to San Gimignano, Volterra and the exquisitely beautiful surrounding Chianti countryside.

During three of our four evenings in Colle di Val E'Elsa, we ate at a spectacular local restaurant called Officina Della Cucina. The food was superb and the value tremendous. We recommend making reservations because the place is extremely popular and without them you are unlikely to get a table.

If you are driving to this property, we also recommend getting its GPS coordinates in advance, because the property is in the older, higher part of town and getting there can be tricky.

In sum, we had a fantastic stay at Dietro Le Mura and cannot recommend it highly enough. Bravo, Antonella! Grazie mille.

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Liked best: The superior quality of the property, its views, its location, and the warmth of its owners.
Liked least: We liked everything about the property.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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kesu52
Kiruna, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect place and a fine apartment”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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When we arrive to the apartment there were vine and pastries waiting for us. The apartment were very nice and clean.The owner was very keen on us and made ​​sure we had a good time in the apartment. Colle di val d'elsa was perfect to start the trip by car in the neighborhood. Rent a GPS, it is an inexpensive and very helpful.

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Liked best: Nice place
Liked least: Nothing, everything was perfect
Travelling group: Med vänner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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