A wonderful Tuscan holiday
08/13/2019 at 8:54 AM
We have little to add beyond the other wonderful reviews of this property, It was the perfect place for our Tuscan visit. We did side trips to Siena, Monteriggiano, and to the Chianti area. The house, pool, game room, and everything was perfect. Fabio was great throughout the booking process and arranged transport, day trips, etc. (We were one of the rare visitors to the property that did not book a car - we didn’t want the hassle. ) The real star of Villa Le Caggia is Maurizio. He came every morning to check on the house (and heat the wonderful hot tub!). He prepared our welcome dinner and also did a cooking class. Our children made ravioli, tiramisu, and a delicious pork dish. We took the advice of another reviewer and had him cook for us more than once. He actually cooked six of our seven dinners and they were superb! He also helped us with buying groceries or anything else we needed! In short, we recommend the property 100%. Thank you Fabio and Maurizio,
Trip of a lifetime
08/13/2019 at 3:59 PM
Mauritzio, Domenico and Fabio were delightful and most attentive to all of our requests and plans. They lined up a great driver for us who spoke very good English and a lovely guide named Mary Elena who took us on several tours of the small villages and the wineries around the Tuscan countryside. The villa was exceptional. Very modernized with everything you could hope for and yet awash with the sense of timelessness that permeates Tuscany. My husband and I travel abroad every year and have had many trips that were wonderful but our time at Villa Le Caggia stays with us like the memories of your first love. We are planning on a return trip in 2021.
07/29/2019 at 11:15 PM
We just returned from our 1 week stay at this villa. It far exceeded our expectations. It is breathtakingly beautiful. When booking, I always rely heavily on reviews, so I feel the need to point out the many great things about this house. First, we are from New Orleans and A/C is required. This house has an A/C ceiling unit in every room and we nearly froze to death! Yes, that's right. We were there from July 7 -14, 2018. Nights were very cool and a sweater was required as we dined outside every night on the grounds. After dinner every night, we sat by the fire pit. Only regret was that we did not have items to make smores. There were 10 of us. We are mid fifty and we had twin 11 year old boys and a 13 girl and two college girls plus 3 other family members. Everyone loved every minute and never wanted to leave the house. The boys hunted for wood for the fire pit, played ping pong, swam, bocce, ping pong and the TV room has Netflix! American Netflix at that. The bedrooms are all HUGE. Plenty of closet space and large super modern bathrooms. We are a bit spoiled. We like our own space and this house has it. 7 bedrooms and every one has their own bath. About Fabio, we met him on night one and he was very gracious. We had requested food to be stocked. It was a short list, so Fabio came by on Sunday with more food and beer. Mauricio is the best!! He was there everyday. He cooked the welcome dinner (highly suggest this.) I'd like to take him home. He worked in the garden. They grow their own vegetables. We picked herbs from the garden when we cooked on our own. We did the cooking class at the villa and would also suggest that as well. We did rent two cars from Hertz in Siena. Be prepared for that experience. I'll say that we are glad that we rented vehicles, but Hertz was a nightmare. They make you take their insurance and when you do that your credit card coverage is not valid. This VILLA was the best part of our trip through Europe. We came from a few days in Paris and the tranquil setting was perfect. The entire group gives this villa 5 stars. Susie C.
Probably the best property of the many we have rented on Homeaway
07/03/2019 at 7:42 PM
I do not have enough words for this place. The pictures do not do it justice. We have rented multiple properties in six countries, and this one stands out. Everything spotless, including the pool and hot tub. Gorgeous surroundings, could pick fruit off the trees for snacks. There were seven bedrooms and six baths over the two buildings that were available to us. Everything charming yet up to date and functional. Robes provided. The managers, Maurizio and Fabio made us amazingly welcome and could not do enough for us - they went above and beyond. They got us groceries that awaited us, made a first night's dinner for us (including great options for our two celiac people) and we ate outside under the tree. We also had them do a cooking lesson for us which exceeded our expectations. We have a number of experienced cooks in the group and besides having a lot of fun, we all learned something. The grounds are extremely well kept. Great system for wine - help yourself and billed at the end - very reasonable. Although we had not planned to return to Tuscany (we have been there twice before at other properties) we think we might want to do a family trip here with our grown kids. This place and the people are awesome.
THE REAL TUSCAN DREAM
10/24/2019 at 10:51 AM
I had a fantastic staying at Villa Le Caggia with my family in April. The natural surrounding of the Villa is stunning and the Villa itself, on the top of the hill, is surprisingly beautiful. Maurizio, Domenico, the 2 Fabios and Elisabetta (the owner and a great Artist) are the authors of the restructuring of this ancient typical Tuscany villa and, most of all, of the interior decor which make the real impact. We were surprised by the research behind every detail around, inside about forniture and decor, outside about the garden, the pool area, the walk around path through the green of the park. Very good food and great wine as completion of the picture.
Maison haut de gamme, très bien équipée et agencée avec goût
05/09/2019 at 10:45 AM
Excellent accueil et très bons conseils dès notre arrivée. La maison est spacieuse, très bien équipée et agencée avec beaucoup de goût. Nous avons apprécié passer du temps au bord de la piscine et du jacuzzi ainsi que les repas sur le très bel espace devant la maison. Belle adresse.
Amazing Tuscan experience!!!
Wonderful, charming property with all the modern amenities with no detail overlooked. Many delightful corners, spaces, activities for friends and family to enjoy their stay. Spacious bedrooms and more bathrooms than 10 people needed. Jacopo was a wonderful host, who made us a welcome meal for 10 weary travelers from various parts of the world. We also took advantage of Jacopo's Tuscan cooking class, which resulted in a great experience for all and a wonderful dinner. It was a great place to explore nearby towns, with rental cars arranged through Jacopo.
11/08/2019 at 11:37 AM
Absolutely a wonderful villa and great location!
We were met with a warm and sincere welcome from both Jacopo and Fabio. Great managers of villa. Made sure our stay was perfect. Villa was well stocked with wine for all 12 of us and plenty of room for all. Jacopo even had a guitar that my husband Greg played to entertain us all every night around the fire pit. Weather couldn't have been better. All 12 guests give it a A plus. Hope to return very soon. Robson party
11/01/2019 at 4:14 PM
Le Caggia - a lovely place to memorize
a) Le Caggia is a lovely place and we all have a lot of good memories from our stay which we can memorize through the coming cold winter season in Norway b) Welcome dinner prepared by you on short notice - unfortunately some delays caused by us - was highly appreciated c) In addition we managed to visit both La Cetina, Siena, Sovicille, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Volterra d) Excellent dinner served at Le Caggia including some of our favorites -wild boar and tiramisu - and of course a lot of excellent Tuscany wine – Chianti. (All arranged by Lene and prepared by Cristiana and Marina) e) Wine tasting at Felcina close to Castelnuovo Berardenga. (All arr. by Lene and Asia as guide) f) An excellent ”light” Tuscany meal at Villa di Sotto in Villa-a-Sesta with exceptional good service, panoramic view and where we experienced a lovely sunset…..good timing which made our day. (All arranged by Lene and Asia as guide) g) Looking forward to seeing you both next time in Tuscany/La Cetina
09/06/2017 at 3:24 PM
Perfect! Quiet, serene, just beautiful!
Visited for the first week of July with 10 adults. Absolutely loved it. Plenty of room, clean, comfortable and both Jacobo and the other manager were extremely accommodating. We had 2 meals cooked by them which were excellent and we would highly recommend doing this. Appreciated having many different wines available for purchase at the villa and very affordable prices. Would go back in a heart beat.
07/31/2017 at 9:33 AM
Vacation of a Lifetime!
Our experience at this beautiful villa exceeded our expectations in every single way! Our hosts, Jacopo and Fabio had tended to every single detail of the property to ensure that our stay would be a memorable one and were simply delightful. Our welcome meal (advice: DO take them up on that option!) was an incredible offering of homemade Italian cuisine and was the most welcome sight for weary travelers. We were amazed that in the midst of this peaceful and quiet area that there could be such a well-appointed villa- the rooms and bathrooms are much larger than our other living experiences in Italy, and the kitchen, dining room and outdoor areas easily accommodate large groups while maintaining a cozy atmosphere. The sea water swimming pool is fantastic as is the hot tub. I had been concerned that the smaller towns we'd hoped to see would be too far away but the Podere la Caggia villa is nicely situated and is close to many towns to explore. We can hardly wait to go back! It's just beautiful and so relaxing; I wish we could have stayed longer.
08/14/2017 at 11:49 PM
The PERFECT Tuscan Getaway
Podere Le Caggia is the perfect place to stay if you are visiting Tuscany! The location is superb and the grounds are absolutely beautiful! The country home is inviting, well furnished, and clean, not to mention absolutely charming! There is nothing left to want! We were in a group of ten and there was plenty of space to do our own thing or to gather together as a group. The hosts, Fabio and Jacapo, made us feel so welcomed and cared for. They made it a point to tell us that the villa was our home while we were there. Both are excellent chefs, too! It felt so special when we had them cook for us! To top that off, we had them give us a cooking class! That evening remains one of my fondest memories of Italy to date! I feel so very lucky to have found this PERFECT getaway! I hope you may be so lucky, too!
08/16/2017 at 12:35 AM
Such an incredible place with wonderful amenities! The hosts Fabio and Jacopo were the best and so accommodating! Definitely have the welcome dinner, which was delicious and had plenty of left overs. Also we enjoyed the cooking class very much! The salt water pool was so refreshing. Then bedrooms and the bathrooms were good sizes and nicely done. The ten of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
08/22/2019 at 4:15 AM
A Dream Come True
Our week at Podere Le Caggia truly was a "dream come true." The villa is even more beautiful than the pictures and more delightful, relaxing and comfortable than its description. Our group of ten traveling friends enjoyed every moment--from the welcome dinner and cooking class (both of which I highly recommend), to the pool and hot tub, firepit and hammock, we hated to leave the property, although it is perfectly situated for touring the Tuscan hill towns. Our hosts arranged three-hour tours for us of Florence, Siena and SanGimignano, which turned out to be as delightful as they were informative. They also arranged for us to tour the neighboring castle grounds, and recommended other points of interest. They were available at any time if we needed anything, while totally respecting our privacy. I cannot imagine a lovelier way to spend a vacation. I hope this becomes a recurring dream!
08/13/2019 at 10:36 PM
In love with Le Caggia
Our stay at the Villa exceeded the entire groups' expectations. Completely modernized Villa with all of the original old world charm. The Villa and the surrounding property are both absolutely beautiful….plenty of space and clean, modern features. Jacabo and Fabio were fantastic hosts, cooking for us on two evenings and a great resource for local sights and travels. We loved the experience and would highly recommend this Villa to anyone wanting to experience Tuscany in all its glory. Rental car is a must but a great way to enjoy the travels to all the wonderful surrounding sites and communities.
08/15/2019 at 12:26 AM
Wonderful Tuscan villa
We recently returned from our visit to this beautiful, historical Tuscan villa with 11 members of our family, traveling from five locations throughout the United States. The villa is large, with space for everyone to spread out and enjoy themselves. The kitchen had everything we ever needed, and we spent most evenings eating dinner outside, overlooking the beautiful surrounding fields and forests. The bedrooms were roomy and comfortable, and we had more bathrooms than we even needed. Other amenities include a beautiful pool, hot tub, and washer and dryer. The thing that initially attracted me to renting the villa was the description of all of the services that could be arranged owners -- and we utilized most of them! Jacopo was incredibly friendly and welcoming, and had the refrigerator stocked with basic supplies that we had requested. He made a delicious multi-course dinner for us that first night -- a very welcome site after our long travels. He reserved several rental road bikes that were delivered to the villa with all of the equipment we needed, and we enjoyed morning rides around the country roads. He organized a private shuttle to pick us all up at the villa to take us to Florence for the day, where a private tour guide met us and showed us the highlights of the city, the Uffizi gallery and the Academia with Michelangelo's David. Some of the family enjoyed several hours with Jacopo in an Italian cooking class, and we all enjoyed their food creations for dinner. He also assisted us in arranging shuttle transport from and to airports. If I were to do anything different, I would have had Jacopo arrange rental cars to be delivered to the villa -- saving us having to pick them up at the airports. Jacopo was simply amazing -- the extra services offered on the website is what won me over to reserve the villa, and I was more than pleased with everything Jacopo was able to provide. I highly recommend this beautiful villa, and I have already shared this verb site with several friends who are interested in planning a family trip to Tuscany. We loved our family vacation, and look forward to our next visit.
07/31/2019 at 8:58 AM
A Dream come true!
This property is very close to the perfect movie set! The grounds are gorgeous, and the buildings quaint...and large! From the moment we arrived until the day we left, this was our Tuscany home. The host was welcoming, and the wine delicious and plentiful. We had arranged to have a cook for a few nights, and a cooking class for another...this was a very special and wonderfull experience! Huge value for your money! I would definitely return to Podere La Caggia with friends again. Memorable!
07/31/2019 at 7:10 PM
Beautiful family vacation
This villa is absolutely amazing! The pictures don't even begin to do it justice! Our family stayed for a week here as part of our Italian vacation and loved every second of it. This Villa has everything you could possibly need and more. It's so spacious and clean. Jacopo is an amazing host and available for any questions you might have about the area and places to go see. We highly recommend having Jacopo make you an Italian meal during you stay. We did and it was absolutely delicious, you won't be disappointed. We can't wait to come back and would recommend this Villa to everyone we know.
08/11/2019 at 3:24 PM