Gambassi Terme Villa
4 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / Sleeps 9
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Serenity in Tuscany
July 7, 2012
We followed dean and jane, previous review, into casa quintino after two weeks seeing paris, colmar, Verona and Venice, and this is what we needed! If you want HD tv, air on, pool go find a holiday inn, if you want to experience Tuscan scenery, tranquility, sunsets, wine, real Italian towns and a rustic renovated stone farmhouse then stay here. We drove to all the towns around on advice from attentive owners Antoni and Juliette, seeing medieval walled towns, castles, ruined abbeys and wineries. We drank at the "local" where my lack of,Italian proved no barrier to a good time. We watched deer in the paddock , heard hogs in the wallow, watched birds of all types and heard nothing but frogs crickets bird calls as we sat on back verandah reading a book and sipping local chianti. We walked the property amongst 600 year old monk constructed walls and Chappell, counted stars and marveled that in a country so busy and populated,that anywhere could be so peaceful,or well located. Although we loved sienna, San ginmnano and Vinci, our favorite remained volterra only 25 minutes drive along scenic road cluttered with tractors, three wheel mr bean cars, and scenery to die for. Volterra was small but amazingly historic, whilst feeling like a real place and not too busy. Ral artisans still carve alibastar, make bronze pieces and gold jewelry in the style of,the Etruscans who have been in the area for 4000 years! Eat,drink and take in the museums without suffering the heat and queues of Florence and Pisa althought these,are both easily,accessible if you want to do these as well. We did,not want a 5 star hotel with all mod cons, we,wanted a five star tuscan experience and we got it!! We would trave From Australia to stay here again and would recommend it to our friends. Check the web page and make sure it is what you want, the house is along 2 km of dirt track, we,only had downstairs formtwomofmus and there is no tv, no air con, no Susan and spa, just a very comfortable living area, bedroom, nice bathroom and a verandah with views to the stars. I could have believed we were the only people in Tuscany unless we looked to the twinkling lights of volterra through the trees in the Forrest next to the house. If you want to se stress, this is the place for you, grab a couple bottles of,local chianti, a good book and go!!
Reg Carruthers, Adelaide Australia