... a truly lovely holiday.

Dear Flavia & Riccardo, thank you so much for a truly lovely holiday. Your villa & grounds are magnificent & we have enjoyed ever minute. The rosemary & lavander made everything smell magical. A very special thank for your warmth hospitality & for the delicious perfect gnocchi.

Mudi, Sharon, Vanne, Madison 19 novembre 2006 Wisconsin USA

We could not have found a more perfect place ...

Flavia and Riccardo, we had such a wonderful time here at your villa. What an incredible way to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Thank you for your hospitality and advice. Each day was better than the next your eyes for landscape and architecture are great. We could not have found a more perfect place for a family of architects and designers. Thank you.

Michelle, Louise, Silar ,Matt, Jill, Meredith, Nate, Brett, Herb and Edna 23 luglio 2006

... we could not had a more wonderful experience!

Dear Flavia & Riccardo, your beautiful villa was the perfect place for our family to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Thank you so much for your attenction and care , especially for the Wednesday night dinner! The table setting and food were a delight and your staff were very professional. Many thank to Julia, Roshan, Dario, and the cooks ... For our first trip to Italy we could not have had a more wonderful esperience! The trip to Riccardos' wine cellar was over the top. We will never forget this trip! Ciao.

Bab, Judy S., Kimberly, Steffen, Scott, Rosy, Kia, S. 14 ottobre 2005 Arizona USA

Thank you for a memorable Tuscan experience.

We had a fabbulous week at Podere Barberino in Chianti. The pool was a godsend for the grandchild, our catered dinner was a highlite. Thank you for a memorable Tuscan experience.

The Barrolmans 15 luglio 2005 CA

Everything was perfect ...

Ed and I want to tell you again that we how much we enjoyed our week at your beautiful villa.Everything was perfect and Podere Barberino is indeed a magical and special place.The villa and swimming pool were even better than the pictures.We were so impressed with the the village and everyone was so helpful and friendly.Thank you for all your help and we hope to rent the villa again. Your villa is amazing and certainly outshines "Under the Tuscan Sun".
In fact I wrote a review on a travelers internet forum and 3 people have contacted me asking for your web site. My sons have traveled all over the world and the week at your villa was their best travel experience.My 16 year old liked Italy so much that he just registered to take an Italian language class.I hope you have a good summer and when I get my photos on the computer I will email you the ones of the villa that really show its perfection.

Dion Marchi 07 luglio 2005 USA

... thank you for a great time!

The house, the people,the food,countyside, the total experience has been phenomenal. We love all ...thank you for a great time!

Gary, Sandy G. 29 giugno 2005

“Podere in Barberino in Chianti” is beautiful!

Dear Flavia,
I just want to say thank you again. Our week at "Villa Flavia" (Podere Barberino in Chianti) was so very special. Your “Podere in Barberino in Chianti” is beautiful! Your landscape and pool design enhance the beauty of the property. Everytime I smell lavender and rosemary.
I will think of Barberino. My friends agree it was the perect place for all of us.
My husband, daughter and I loved your Guest House.You have filled it with so many beautiful personal things. We felt honored to stay there.
Our catered dinner was the highlight of our week. Please send our compliments (again) to your chef. We will fondly remember our week in Barberino for many years.
I hope to return some day myself and I hope to send you some of my clients. Grazie mille,

Priscilla Repetti 02 giugno 2005 L. Travel of LA - CA - USA

You made us all so comfortable!!

Dearest Flavia...
We have just gotten home yesterday and all agree that our favorite part of our vacation was at the Villa. You made us all so comfortable!!
I promise to send you pictures as soon as I have some breathing room!!

E. T. 08 maggio 2005 ME - USA

... we love your villa.

Hello Flavia,
We love Italy, and especially we love your villa. We have referred many people to your villa. Perhaps just about anyone who has come from the Chicago, Illinois region has been referred to you by us.
My friend J. S. rented your villa maybe two years ago, and a friend of hers, L. F., rented Rik's house one September. Also in that large group of people that rented with J. were D. D., who I think recently emailed you about your villa in Sicily. And there was also a Dr. F. who sent a doctor friend of his to rent from you. Also, my husband N. recently referred the M. family, but they have a family member who is very ill now, so I don't know if they could work anything out.
We are very happy to send people to you because we can tell them “Podere Barberino in Chianti “is the most beautiful house, in a great location so close to Florence and near the Chianti region. The house is beautifully decorated and comfortable, and we are grateful that you welcome children as well. Thank you once again for a most wonderful stay.

Laura, Matthew, Daniel, and Nick P. 12 marzo 2005 USA

Thank you for making our vacation such a wonderful memory.

Dear Flavia, Ricardo and Julia,
I must tell you how much we loved your belissimo Villa. It was definitely the highlight of our two weeks in Italy. The beautiful brochure has been passed around, as our pictures were not ready, and it showed the fabulous bedroom we stayed in. Everyone was very impressed.
Our group are long time friends but never had the opportunity to be together on an extended trip. Your Villa was the PERFECT place to enjoy this trip. It was so wonderful to return at the end of a day of touring and the pool was such a welcome relaxation. The views, the gardens the hospitality!!! Your welcoming gift of wine, coffee and snack was so gracious and the meal at the end of our stay was delicious. On our train trip to Venice, we spoke at length to a man about your Villa and I hope it will result in a rental next Spring. He has your email. Thank you for making our vacation such a wonderful memory. Arrivederci!

Rita and Joe Hotin 28 ottobre 2004 ME. USA

A magical setting for our 2 week ...

Dear Flavia,
your beautiful villa provided a magical setting for our 2 week gathering of tree generations of S. family. The pool was the highlight for the children aged 20/15. We adults loved relaxing inside and out. This was a perfect location for us being so close to the towns and so accessible to Florence, Siena and the lovely hills of Chianti. Thank you so much for your warmth and hospitality, special treats and advice. A highlight was certainly our medieval meal in Certaldo!

S. family 04 ottobre 2004 ME – USA

Everything about this vacation exceeded all of our highest expectations!

Flavia, Riccardo e Julia, 
we all grateful for the opportunity to have stayed in your villa.
We appreciate you making us feel welcome upon our arrival and for your helpful suggestions at each stage of our stay. when we return to our friends and loved ones, it will be hard to find the words to describe this beautiful place and your villa! The villa provided all the modern conveniences we have come to rely on combined with the old, rustic charm that is unique to Tuscany. The view were magnificent, the weather phenomenal, the air was clean and the local people were friendly. The meals that were cooked for us also delicious! Everything about this vacation exceeded all of our highest expectations!
Thank you again for your hospitality and such a memorable trip to Tuscany!

Linda R., Fred A., Vincent, Todd L., Linda Le, Charalampos P. 02 settembre 2004 NY, CA, New Jersey, Germany

... all, all!

Once again you have made us wery welcome in your lovely villa.
We enjoyed all of it. The party of Romeo and Juliette, the pool the beautiful and light rooms... all, all!

Clode, Susan, Victoria, Michael C. 15 luglio 2004 Las Vegas

Podere Barberino is a very special place.

Dear Flavia,
we had the most wonderful vacation. We all miss your beautiful villa and your gracious hospitality!
Thank you for confirming that the Giraffa Rione won the Palio of Siena! I will spread the word to our group. Attending the festivities in Siena was a big event for us all. The kids did love it!
I am telling all friends back here that if they really want to experience Tuscany, they should stay at Podere Barberino. We really enjoyed being able to walk to Barberino Val D'Elsa every morning for our cappucino and croissants. What a beautiful town.
Of course my eight year old ate pizza every day for breakfast! Podere Barberino is a very special place.

Vickie R. 17 giugno 2004 O – USA

Magical place!

Tuscany and the villa are truly magical place!

Rachel, Roland, Anne, Tina , Jeanne 30 ottobre 2003 USA

... "a little bit of our house".

Dear Flavia and Riccardo,
Our stay here at Podere Barberino was absolutely perfect but all two short.
We enjoied the magnificent villa, your hospitality, the food and the beautiful country-side.
Thank you so much for making it "a little bit of our house".

Bob, Carol 21 settembre 2001 Columbia

Beautiful house, fabulous view, incredible food and sunshine ...

Dear Flavia, 
our problems is that we only had two weeks. next time we will make it a month.
Beautiful house, fabulous view, incredible food and sunshine you couldn't have made the villa Flavia more inviting!
What a beautiful location, but most importantly, the generously of your spirit shines.
Thank you for such a lovely weeks. We look forward to coming again.

Meina, Patrick and Christphen W. 27 agosto 2000 CA

The centrepiece of a most memorable Tuscan time!

Flavia and Riccardo,
the villa Flavia was the centrepiece of a most memorable Tuscan time!
From the ambience of the house, the gorgeous landscaping, the discreet yet very visible support help.

Ralph, Emily, Laura S. 09 agosto 2000 Washington USA

Our stay at your villa has been wonderful!

Flavia e Riccardo,
our stay at your villa has been wonderful! The beauty of your home has only been exceeded by your hospitality your kindness to us, strangers in a strange land our memories here will truly be a highly of our trip to Europe.

Gregg, Debi and Candice 25 maggio 2000 USA

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