We really had a great time at this wonderful place! Everything was perfect styled, clean and well organized! We loved to be at Podere Ampella. The kids had fun at the pool and we made many trips. The area is beautiful, wine and food delicious. We hope to come back soon.
Beate, Germany
Thank you for a wonderful experience on your estate. The San Giovanni villa with its breath-taking surroundings was a great place to stay. Please also send my regards to Mauro, for all his assistance and kindness.
Muriel, France
I would like to say that we enjoyed a wonderful week at Podere Ampella. We would highly recommend it to anybody we know wishing to spend a holiday in beautiful peaceful surroundings. We cannot speak highly enough of the condition of the house, it was so clean and comfortable to stay in, we will definitely be back.
G. McCann, Canada
Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our holiday in Tuscany at your villa. We were very impressed with the quality of the accommodation and appreciated the warm welcome you gave us. We hope to return to Tuscany again in the future and will certainly like to stay in one of your villas on our next visit.
A. Gibbon, England
Thank you so much for a lovely stay in your beautiful house. We had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was perfect, beautiful views, gorgeous villages and great pasta!!
Thanks to your Mama for the cake and wine for our anniversary and thanks to the Italian lad for all his help.
Thank you
Marie, Belgium
We had the best vacation ever. The views are simply breathtaking. The villa has everything you could ask for with a pool and the best sunsets. Our kids jenny, mike and frank had a terrific time . Our only problem arose when we had to leave not enough time.
We would definitely come back and will recommend it to all our friends
Mark, USA
We really enjoyed our break at Podere Ampella. Paola and Robert were fantastic hosts. The house has been renovated recently and the facilities were fantastic. The kids enjoyed the hugh pool overlooking the Val d'Orcia valley. We will never forget our holiday at Podere Ampella and will be back with friends next year.
Stefan, Austria
Wir (2 Erw./ 4 Kinder 4/7/9/11) haben einen traumhaften Urlaub in der Villa San Giovanni erbracht. Das Haus entspricht sehr genau der Beschreibung/Fotos und ist durch das separate App. im Keller mit eigener Küche sogar für 2 Familien gut geeignet. Der private Pool ( nicht separat eingezäunt) ist sauber und gepflegt. Badezimmer/Duschen sind klasse. Der Blick von der Terasse ist wirklich einzigartig !!!!!!!!!!! Durch das abgetrennte Grundstück (sogar mit eigener Zufahrt) ist man für sich und bekommt von den anderen Gästen auf der kleinen Anlage Podere Ampella nicht viel mit. Die Anlage liegt allerdings relativ nah an der mäßig befahren Straße.
Paola und Robert wohnen direkt auf der Anlage und sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Die Küche könnte noch etwas besser ausgestattet sein. Insektenschutzgitter vor den Fenstern fehlen leider.
Es steht nur ein Sonnenschirm für Terasse und Pool zur Verfügung.
Nur ca. 5 min entfernt ist das Ristorante del Castello in San Giovanni D Asso (unbedingt den Hauswein probieren). Sehr empfehlenswert. Montalcino ist in ca. 15 min erreichbar. Sinalunga in ca. 20 min. Die Villa San Giovanni ist sehr zu empfehlen. Wir werden bestimmt wieder hinfahren.
Tim, Miriam, Malina, Mariana, Marius & Maxine, Germany
We had an amazing week in casa marta. As we were driving there, we turned a corner along the road somewhere after Sinalunga and the scenery took our breath away. Every hillside seemed to grow in beauty and our anticipation increased as we neared Podere Ampella and it more than met our expectations. That first evening, as we sat outside in the peaceful garden, a small bat was flying around overhead and the sun was setting towards San Giovanni D'Asso, and we relaxed for the first time in a long time. The week was wonderful. The house had everything we needed and more. We were really impressed with how beautifully finished the rooms were. We travelled to many of the surrounding villages and ate some incredible food (I'm still dreaming of a restaurant we visited in Montalcino--the pasta with truffle sauce was unlike anything I've tasted before). The photo above is of the sunrise on our last day in the villa (it actually shows the table next door--I can tell because of the number of chairs used by a very large family!). I love the way the hills looked when covered with that hazy glow.
Mauro was very kind, he made some wonderful suggestions to us for places to see and was very kind throughout our stay. But now of course normal life resumes and we're back to working long hours. Thank you for all your help!
Best wishes,
Andrea, Holland