Great place to stay, Kristen Black, USA
Best place to stay at Tuscany!!!, Carolina Gaza, Mexico
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Apartment with a view, Danielle MacGowen, USA
My husband and I enjoyed three relaxing nights in this apartment on our drive through Tuscany. The Rosmarino room was spacious and comfortable with a great patio overlooking the valley below. Linda was kind enough to share some lovely produce from their garden and made sure we had everything we needed. Afternoons at the pool felt very refreshing after mornings sightseeing. We also enjoyed some lovely meals in Castellina in Chianti and an excellent gelateria down the street.
A second slice of Tuscan heaven
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Perfect spring break
Très belle résidence, Alexandre L., France
Nous avons passé un très beau séjour. Nous avons été très bien accueilli. La location était bien équipé et très propre, de même que la piscine. C'est bien situé, Catellina in Chianti est un beau village agréable avec toutes les commodités.
Best part of our Italy trip!, Luann J., USA
Great place , Kris, USA
We were in the lavender room. It was very clean and well maintained. When we arrived however it was unseasonably cold and we were looking forward to having a fire in the fireplace. The patio faces east so there was sun in the Morning and shade in the afternoon. The British woman who owns the property was very nice.
Urlaub in traumhafte Lage.
A beautiful hiding place in the heart of Tuscany
A slice of Tuscan heaven
Bewertung Aufenthalt bei Linda
PERFECT Place to Fill Your Senses and Explore Tuscany, Kurt Steffen USA
From the first email with Linda, and throughout the entire stay at beautiful Godenano di Mezzo, our expectations were exceeded. The blend of professionalism and warmth that Linda exhibits makes an amazing place to stay even better. Two of us stayed in the Lavanda suite, which was absolutely perfect. From the spectacular view and sunsets, to the beautiful gardens, orchards, sweet Otto, Leone, the falcons... my senses were filled the entire time. The nearby small town of Castellina is perfectly charming and filled with just enough good restaurants and stores that, although you'll want to explore all of Tuscany from this ideal location, you wouldn't need to leave the area if you didn't want to. This is a life enriching experience that I relive everytime I taste the delicious olive oil produced from the property. Thank you for everything!
What a wonderful place! myself and my mom we stay in the Falcon apartment and we just felt like home. Very typical, beautiful and comfy. Exactly what I was dreaming for a place to stay in Tuscany.
Absolutely Lovely!, Karen Elliott, Canada
We stayed in the beautiful Rosmarino apartment for 5 nights in April/17. We loved it! The atmosphere is amazing, the views the character of the apartment I can't even describe how beautiful it is!
Linda has impeccable taste, she shares this in every aspect of the apartment. We felt spoiled! Perfectly pressed linens, comfortable bed, high end dishes and kitchen supplies, wonderful lavender soap the list goes on and on! We felt we were being treated the way Linda would have wanted to be treated in a rental apartment!
Linda gave us fruit and her awesome olive oil/garlic. (We bought her oil to bring home) yum!! She also had great advise about restaurants and places to visit! Linda's a wonderful hostess! We felt so welcomed!
Castellina in Chianti is a beautiful village! We loved it and felt very at home there! Great restaurants, shopping, sightseeing! It really has it all without the crowds! We met so many wonderful shop owners!!
All in all we highly recommend staying here as its more than we expected!!
Thank you so much Linda, you're a wonderful person!?
Lavender Cottage, Godenano di Mezzo, Mary Brumo, USA
My friend and I stayed in the Lavender Cottage, third week in October. We loved the apartment and the grounds! Our terrace was covered with a trellis of the most delicious grapes. We had total privacy and a lovely view of a 12th century farm complex down the road. The farm house at Godenano di Mezzo is also 12th century. I slept on the sofa bed in the living room, which was very comfortable. The photos on the Agriturismo site are accurate. Our host, Linda, was quite helpful, getting us settled and giving us good advice on where to eat in Castellina. My only (slight) disappointment was that I thought it would be an easy 10 minute walk across fields to the town of Castellina--it was more like a 10 minute drive. I would recommend Godenano di Mezzo to friends as a comfortable and lovely place to stay near Castellina.
Tuscany Family Vacation, Mike Vieira, USA
honeymoon deam come true… spectacular, serene, sublime
What a wonderful place!
Honeymoon in Falco
We spent one week in the Apartment "Rosmarino" and it was paradise, Brigit Ramler, Austria
We spent one week in the Apartment "Rosmarino" and it was paradise. We immediately felt like home. Linda the host is a very kind and courteous person, she gave us tomatoes and figs from her garden as a gift and always suggested nice places to visit.
I already miss the cat "Leone", who spent all the mornings and evenings with me on the lovely terrace. :-)
The Apartment itself is very cosy and clean, the garden and the pool are wonderful - and the view is just amazing.
Castellina with its many nice shops and restaurants is just a short walk away.
We really hope to come back one day - thank you Linda for a week in paradise, we enjoyed it very much and already miss your place (and "Leone")! :-)
Ein toller Urlaub in einem tollen Quartier, Claudia Atemeier, Germany
Wir haben uns in dieser gemütlichen Wohnung sofort wohl gefühlt und sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit empfangen worden. Linda ist eine herzliche Frau mit guten Tipps und Vorschlägen, aber nicht aufdringlich dabei. Im Garten durften wir uns bedienen, es gab leckere Tomaten, Feigen, Weintrauben und grandiose Pfirsiche. Der Ort ist beschaulich und gemütlich, fußläufig gut zu erreichen und die Eisdiele auf halber Strecke ist auch top. Wir haben wechselweise die Landschaft und umliegenden Städte (Siena, Florenz, San Gimigiano, Volterra ... erkundet und am schönen Pool relaxt. Einen Tag waren wir auch an der Küste in der Nähe von Follonica. Es sind eigentlich keine Wünsche offen geblieben, ein ideales Quartier zur Erkundung der Toskana!
It was just wonderful, Ingrid Kail, Austria
Accommodation: We stayed in the apartment Rosmarino, which was great and I'm very sure, the other two apartments are as perfectly equipped and cleaned up as ours. We didn't miss a single thing.
Setting: wonderful view over the hills, totally relaxing and quiet atmosphere, big swimming pool, great hosts, great dog ;o)
Surroundings: Castellina is a lovely and relaxing village. From Godenano you can get almost everywhere in central Tuscany within 30-60 min by car (we did day trips to Florence, Sienna, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Volterra, San Gimignano,.... very easy to get there)
Many thanks to Linda and her family, who where never tired of answering our questions, giving great advises, telling us "Italian kitchen secrets" an further more.
We want to come back for sure.
Fantastic place to relax, H.J. van Rij, Netherland
for the 2nd time we have had a wonderful relaxing holiday in the apartment Rosemarino.
We have enjoyed the hospitality of Linda, the view, the nature and the cosy town of Castellina in Chianti. It provides ample opportunities for hiking, cycling or Tuscan towns to visit including San Gimignano and Siena. Highly recommended and we will be back!
Thank you Linda for the pleasant company during the walk.
Henk and Ivonne van Rij, Holland August 2016
Un superbe séjour, Vincent Croc, FRANCE
Un superbe séjour, le lieu est fantastique, tout est beau et très bien entretenu, le site est extraordinaire. Linda est un hôte très agréable, et très prévenante. Nous reviendrons !
A WONDERFUL AND MEMORABLE WEEK, Joyce Lindsay, Canada
We are a couple in our 70's who found the apartment Rosemarino as lovely and comfortable as represented in the photos. All reservation and payment requirements were completed professionally and in a timely manner. The mattress and pillows were so welcoming after a hot day of touring in the area. Linda is nothing short of amazing! She is the perfect hostess, anticipating our every need, sharing her time and knowledge of the area at any opportune moment while respecting our privacy and personal space. She offered suggestions, directions and honest opinions of the tourist attractions available. She even shared with us, her attempts to save the lives of 4 newly born hedgehogs found abandoned in her driveway. The pool/spa area is well maintained and available from morning to late evening. The only suggestion I might make is that plastic glasses be provided so guests can enjoy a glass of wine while reading poolside.
A beautiful stone farmhouse became our perfect home for almost a week, Alison Malkin, USA
My husband, our 16 year old son, and I spent 6 nights in the Falco (Falcon) apartment in July. It's on the first floor, which in the US means the second floor. It's a spacious, sparkling clean 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom (1 ensuite), kitchen, and living room. There is also a lovely outside area with a picnic table just for those in the Falco apt. and a gas grill that looks brand new.
Opening the windows allows in the magnificent views of the Chianti region: olive trees, vineyards, and the endless hills. With the open windows one also fully comprehends the width of the ancient stone farmhouse walls. This farmhouse is a treasure and a working farm, so it is a joy to use (and take home) their very own olive oil.
The apartment was filled with anything one would need in the kitchen: utensils, plates, bowls, wine glasses, dishwasher, drying towels, utensils for the grill. We enjoyed making bruschetta every morning and one night my husband made a tasty dinner from items in the town, which we happily ate outside in our little piece of the Tuscan countryside.
The pool is absolutely incredible: so clean and positioned so the Tuscan landscape surrounds one and one can happily gaze about either while swimming or sitting in the comfortable lounge chairs. The thick bath and pool towels are also a nice touch.
We appreciated the location, between Siena and Florence, and had lovely times exploring both cities and the surrounding hill towns and restaurants. The town of Castellina in Chianti itself is a gem: delicious restaurants specializing in local fare, produce markets, cheese shops, wineries, butchers, and little cafes perfect for a morning cappuccino.
We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning.
We had a wonderful stay, Carly Hobday, Australia
"We had a wonderful stay at Linda's Lavander apartment in Castellina in Chianti. Linda was very helpful with directions to the property and responsive to any questions we had. Linda was also extremely welcoming and made us feel at home. The apartment itself was just like the pictures and had a beautiful outlook over the Tuscan countryside. The pool was amazing, we used it almost every day in the 30+ degree heat! The location was also fantastic. You will need a car but its easy to get to anywhere in the Chianti region and also Siena and Florence. "
Dream Holiday, Ulrike and David, Austria
My boyfriend and I were on vacation in the Toscana and stayed at this wonderful place "Godenano di Mezzo" for five days in June with Linda and her husband. We stayed at the Falco Apartment. The place is wonderful and provides everything you need on a holiday. It is only 5 minutes walk from the beautiful little village Catellina in Chianti where we had dinner two times and only 25 minutes from Siena and 45 minutes from Florence, where we travelled to by car and Linda gave us good advice where to park with the car and where to go there. Moreover, she also always told us when there were festivities in the surrounding villages or fireworks we could have a look at from the pool for instance. This was very helpful and nice from her. The apartment itself was very clean and nicely established with a lot of love as it seemed, thus, we really enjoyed the time there. Firstly we were wondering, how warm it will be within the house as we read that there is no air-condition - the house, however, is so perfectly planned that you do not even need it as the rooms are oriented so good and as the house is of stone and so the warm air does not have so much influence on the inside climate - so no worry about that :)
We would like to come back once to this wonderful place and wish Linda and her family (together with Oscar and Lioni) all the best. Yours, Ulrike & David
Perfect quiet & homely place, Roald Van Loon, Holland
"Perfect quiet & homely place to discover the Chianti region! Beautiful views across the vineyards, superbly outfitted apartment and kitchen, great pool (although we haven't used it), and above all a lovely host. Thank you Linda!"
Absolutely Perfect Historic Property with All Amenities, Fabulous Views!, Mary Belden, USA
We stayed in the Falco apartment for a week in May. The property was absolutely immaculate, and very thoughtfully supplied with everything we needed. Linda's gardens were spectacular with beautiful flowers and vegetables in profusion. The weather was cool, so we didn't get to use the pool, but it, too, was perfectly kept. Our bed was very comfortable, and the views from our windows over the olive trees and across the valley were something we'll always remember! In short, a beautiful place with a gracious hostess, with easy access to Sienna, Florence, and many historic hill towns. The village of Castellina in Chianti is a steep walk up the hill, and well worth the effort- we had two delicious meals in town, and the local gelato spot is a stand-out! We would definitely love to return!
Outstanding experience, Shauna and Timothy, Canada
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Un plaisir renouvelle, P. Laplage, France
deuxieme sejour a Godenano di mezzo Comme si c'etait hier,alors qu'un an s'est ecoule entre nos deux sejours revenez a chacun de vos voyages en Toscane vous avez l impression d etre dans votre residence secondaire Merci Linda
Absolut 5 Sterne Kategorie, Dirk Thiele, Germany
Es waren wundervolle Tage bei Linda. Das Apartment ist sehr geschmackvoll und liebevoll eingerichtet. Die Gegend ist einfach traumhaft-sehr zu empfehlen. Danke Linda für die tolle Gastfreundschaft. Absolut 5 Sterne Kategorie.
Very Enjoyable stay, L. Thompson, Canada
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Age 55+
Lovely Property, Great Location, Beautifully restored, Bill Lindsey, USA
Views out the main window are pastoral, looking over the Tuscan hills. Outside there's a nice arbor covered private sitting area, with the same beautiful views. You are surrounded by the natural beauty of Chianti, grape vines, rolling hills and olive trees. The property has a very nice pool and pool area but it had just closed due to the season(October 11). Linda Gelli had some wonderful ideas on places to eat in the area and surrounding cities. Town is a 12 minute walk, or a 3-4 minute drive.
This is a great place to use as your home base as you explore nearby Tuscan town on day trips! Wifi worked great! Excellent value!
Wunderschöner Ort zum Entspannen, Sara B., Switzerland
Wir waren hier für 5 Nächte und hatten eine gute Zeit. Das Apartment ist sehr sauber und ist mit allem ausgestattet was man benötigt. Wir hatten zudem einen tollen Empfang durch die Gastgesberin, mit Olivenöl von der eigenen Plantage sowie mit frischen Feigen, Pfirsiche und Tomaten. Die Lage ist ruhig und man kann den Hügel hinauf die Stadt in ca. 15 Minuten erreichen.
Our first Italian Farmhouse experience…, D. Butler, Canada
Recommended for: Sightseeing
Wonderful, Robyn and Thirza, Australia
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
A wonderful stay, Henk and Jvonne Van Rij, Netherland
A lovely place to be. The appartement Rosmarino, we have stayed, has everything you need to relax and feel comfortable. It’s very clean and nice decorated.
from the swimming pool, with whirlpool a and jet stream you have a fantastic view over the Valley.
Mrs. Gelli, has an eye for details and want to make your holiday comfortable. The extra vergine Olive Oil, made from the Olives of their own trees, is delicious.
The appartement is centrally located nearby Castellina in Chianti, Siena, Florence, San Gimignano.
Castellina in Chianti has nice shops and a large variety of restaurants.
It’s a place to come back! We want definitely come back again.
Nice stay in a beautiful surroundings, Adamantides, FRANCE
As a family or four, we had a really nice week in the FALCO apartment this summer, spacious and nicely furnished, with a beautiful view and sometimes deers under our windows.The pool is overlooking the vineyards. The owner provided us with delicious tomatoes from her garden, and olive oil of her fabrication. We recommend this nice place and very convenient to visit from Firenze to Sienna.
Relax e cultura , Giorgio, Bergamo
Settimana piacevole, appartamento "Falco" arredato con cura dei particolari accoglienza ottima in un luogo veramente bello.
"What a place! Simen, Norway
A fantastic week in Tuscany
We had the perfect holiday! , Peter Patteet, Belgium
“Amazing Stay! ” Michelle Townsend, USA
The grounds and views of Godenano di mezzo are stunning and relaxing. Linda, the owner, is always very helpful and happy to chat but she also respects your privacy and time. The lovely quaint town of Castellina in Chianti is a perfect place to hang your hat and feel the beauty and the essence of Tuscany. This very special place warms our hearts so much that we have already book our return. There is truly no other place we would stay. Clean, quiet, comfortable, and full of charm.
Exceptionnel !, Arthur Meignen, France
L'ancienne ferme est idéalement située au cœur du Chianti, à côté d'un charmant petit village proche de Sienne et Florence. On a pu profiter des vues magnifiques sur la campagne environnante, jusqu'à San Gimignano ! Les prestations de l'appartement sont à la hauteur du pays : parfaitement restauré, il offre un endroit où on se sent tout de suite chez soi, avec calme et fraîcheur... l'accueil de Linda, la propriétaire, a été extrêmement agréable ; ses précieux conseils nous ont accompagné tout au long du séjour. Mention spéciale pour la chat de la maison... un phénomène !
Appartamento molto bello, Theo, Germany
sehr schöne Wohnung in toller Lage.
Sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeber.
appartamento molto bello in una posizione ottima.
Padroni di casa molto cordiale e disponibile.
Jodi said. Fabulous accommodation!, Jodi Shuster, Canada
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Just as good as the wine...
Calme et sérénité
A Wonderful Tuscan Experience
This townhouse is unbelievable! Rachel Tan, Singapore
This townhouse is unbelievable! Exactly where we wanted to stay. Quiet and homely. The house is well furnished and the Internet connection was great. Linda has been so welcoming and showed us all the places to go and where to eat. Really appreciate it. We hope to be back again!
Field Marshall, Why not?
Très belle maison Toscane, Geneviève et JeanMarc, FRANCE
Très belle maison Toscane . Appartement (Rosmarino) très plaisant , meublé et agencé avec beaucoup de gout et de raffinement . La campagne environnante est très belle , calme et reposante . Possibilité d'aller à pied à Castellina . L'accueil des Hotes est très chaleureux et Mme Gelli nous a bien aidé à découvrir sa région (San Giminiano ...) Allez y , vraiement très très bon rapport qualité prix
“Absolute Perfection”, The La Vecchias, USA
Consigliato per: Età 55+, Addii al nubilato, Turisti senza automobile, Attrazioni turistiche, Famiglie con adolescenti, Famiglie con bambini, Fughe romantiche
Che Bello! (How Beautiful!) Hazel, Australia
What a fabulous place! Located in the heart of Tuscany (including Sienna, San Gimignano and Firenze), Godenano di mezzo is a perfect base for exploring the regions delights. We were constantly tempted to ignore all of this however, as the property is so beautiful, clean and spacious, and the proprietors are so warm, welcoming and helpful. You could easily spend your whole Tuscan time in and around Castellina in Chianti, but if you did, you would have to return again to see everything else. I think we will be doing just that!
Beautiful place - we'll be back
Elise and I had a fabulous few days in the apartment, UK
Elise and I had a fabulous few days in the apartment. Not often are such apartments as they are advertised. This venue is just as it's listed, fantastic. This apartment in recently decorated, clean and perfect for the venue. I've no doubt other appartments claim many such attributes, this delivers. Linda was a perfect host providing us with excellent local recommendations along with her own produce. I would not hesitate to recommend the flat. Enjoy
BEAUTIFUL CHIANTI ---- BEAUTIFUL GODENANO HOME, Madeleine Lavereau, Canada
Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Schöner Herbst in der Toskana!
We had a wonderful time, Kiki Feller, Germany
We had a wonderful time at Linda's beautiful place at Tuscany. She is a caring and wonderful host, our Apartment was clean, charming and had everything you need. I can more than recommend staying with Linda. Castellina also is the perfect location to stay in Tuscany! Thank you Linda!
Can I just say…Heaven, Gary Glover, USA
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Best stop on our trip, Jim and Kathleen Cardon, USA
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
"We loved everything about the apartment! Thank you for a wonderful stay!", Paris and Maria, Cyprus
We loved staying at this beautiful apartment in the heart of Tuscany! Linda and her husband were very kind, helpful, and hospitable, suggesting wonderful restaurants (we went back twice!), and things to see and do. The apartment itself is very spacious, nicely decorated, and fully equipped. The bed was very comfortable and the water pressure in the shower fantastic! The gardens are just beautiful and although we didn't use the pool (the weather wasn't hot enough for us) the pool area is relaxing and very well-kept. There is plenty of parking and although there are three rental apartments on the property, you have complete privacy. We would absolutely stay here again!
Tuscan Villa, Lynne Wilson, UK
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Ferienwohnung (mit Pool), Köngeter, Hans, Germany
sehr schön eingerichtete Ferienwohnung (mit Pool) in ruhiger ländlicher Lage. Die nette Gastgeberin brachte uns Kostproben von Olivenöl und Gemüse aus dem Garten. Wir würden hier jederzeit wieder Urlaub machen. Empfehlung für Paare.
Fabulous Find, Thomas Schmidt, USA
Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Our stay couldn't have been better!!, Patsy Sharp, USA
My husband and I spent a few days at this fabulous villa and enjoyed our time there so very much! Linda made us feel like family, taking the time to help us with places to see, never seemed to be in a hurry when visiting with us, advice on where to eat, directions to different places, etc. She also shared veggies from her garden! We stayed in the Rosemary room which had ample space, was tastefully decorated and very clean, and the kitchen had everything we needed! Lovely view out from our patio, which we enjoyed sitting and drinking in the views and sunsets! The area is beautiful and we truly wish we could have stayed longer. Was more beautiful than we ever dreamed and hope one day to return. We highy recommend staying at this villa.
Un posto in cui tornare
We had a wonderful two-week holiday, Frank, Germany
Ideal pour visiter Toscane et Chianti, Philippe, France
Paradise, Johanna & Simon from Germany
Johanna and Simon said,
We stayed four nights in the Rosemary apartment during an Italy roadtrip and couldn't have found a better place. Linda and her husband run the beautiful estate where we were welcomed both cordially and professionally. During our stay we totally fell in love with the neat and tidy premises: the apartment provided everything we needed (just like everything else on the agritourismo), we had perfect hosts and the location was strategically well situated for some nice day trips. We will definitely come back again!
Grazie mille per una permanenza bellissima!
Perfect trip, Meeta Heuss, USA
Amazing location, Martin Hattingh, South Africa
Wow what a beautiful spot!, Sarah and Michael from Australia
We have a great 5 night stay. Close to the local town, wineries and there are lots of places to visit in the area. Linda was a lovely host, and it was great to hear about how the place was renovated. Hope we will be back one day!!
Magical Tuscan experience, Jeffrey and Jodi, Canada
We loved everything about our stay at the Godenano Di Mezzo. Linda and Giancarlo were exceptionally warm, friendly and helpful. The farmhouse is very charming, beautifully renovated in it’s authentic style. Our upstairs apartment, the Falco, was very spacious, and everything in it was impeccably clean.The bathroom was updated, and the kitchen had ample space for cooking. The exterior spaces and gardens were beautifully maintained. Linda is a tremendous gardener, and besides her gorgeous flowers, there was a veggie garden tucked away somewhere from which she was always offering us lettuce, and one night gave me a huge bag of her delicious homegrown beans to try. Soon after we arrived we felt that this is certainly a place we’d like to return to often. As avid cyclists we loved the central location of Castellina in Chianti location. The only challenge for us was walking our bikes up the steep gravel drive from the farmhouse to the paved road.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
We stayed in a Falco Apartment and had a wonderful time there, Vincent Rosner (Germany)
We stayed in the large Falco Apartment and had a wonderful time there. The apartment is large, tidy and equiped whith everything we needed. From the living room we had a nice view over the landscape. From the apartment we walked ca. 20 minutes to the center of Castellina, where you can find nice restaurants and shops. Linda was very nice and helped us with a lot of tips and suggestions. Everything was very uncomplicated, what we liked. If you want to discover Chianti and Tuskany we can truly recommend Lindas apartment.
Beautiful Tuscan Paradise - Rustic and Modern! , Patel and Patrick, Chicago (USA)
Patel and Patrick said,
My husband and I stayed in the Rosemary apartment for 4 nights during our honeymoon in Italy. Godenano Di Mezzo was everything we dreamed we would get out of our Tuscany experience. The apartment was impeccably clean and recently renovated with state of the art appliances while still maintaining the Tuscan rustic structure and beauty as well as the charm that seems to encompass all of Tuscany. This was by far our most spacious and comfortable stay through our travels - an impeccably clean and modern bathroom, large and comfortable bed, giant wardrobe, and a fully stocked kitchen. The shower had great water pressure and endless hot water. The internet works great both in the apartment and on the patio (if you want to watch the sunset). The Gelli family has clearly put a lot of love and care into their 6 years of restoration of this amazing home. The views are incredible, nothing but beauty every direction you look. Linda was a wonderful host - friendly and welcoming and full of information to help us plan our stay. She welcomed us with a bowl of fruit and a bottle of champagne and even brought by some fresh bread and their own olive oil made right on the grounds. The town of Castellina is easily a 15 minute walk just up the drive and full of restaurants, enotecas, and shops. We spent one day just hanging out in Castellina (and doing laundry at the convenient lavenderia) and did easy day trips the other days to Montalcino, Montepulciano, Siena, and San Gimignano. The house is very centrally located, and the hill towns as well as Florence are all easily reachable. I can not recommend this villa enough for a perfect Tuscan vacation. Thank you, Linda, for all of your hospitality!
Paradise! , Barbara and Mike, (Canada)
Our favorite Tuscany get away yet!
Missing Gonenano Di Mezzo
Great private and relaxing stay 30/09/2013, Sophie
Lovely stay, Agnes and Pieter Jacobson, (Nederland)
We enjoyed walking to the village. You can get there everything you need. There is also a nice little museum and the Etruscan Tombe is worthwhile.
We had the pleasure of staying in the Falco apartment
Vacanza nel Chianti
Idéalement placé dans le coeur du Chianti, David Resseguier (France)
Idéalement placé dans le coeur du Chianti, Godenano di Mezzo offre une prestation de trés bonne
qualité avec une vue extraordinaire sur le val d'Elsa.L'accueil des propriétaires est trés sympatique.
L'appartement Lavanda offre tout le nécessaire pour passer un agréable séjour.
Enfin, la piscine de bonne taille permet de se relaxer en toute sérénité. A conseiller.
Un très bel endroit, bien situé pour visiter la Toscane
Craig Davidson (Canada), Pending Wonderful, well appointed and great location!!!
Superbe endroit, Nathalie Falise (Francia)
Meraviglioso, Luisa e Gianfranco, Trieste (Italy)
Commento rilasciato da: Luisa e Gianfranco
Commento:Siamo stati all'agriturismo fine di giugno, avevamo l'appartamento Lavanda.Struttura curata sin nei minimi particolari e tenuta in modo impeccabile. Abbiamo fatto amicizia con il gatto Leone che più di qualche volta ci ha fatto ridere di gusto. Abbiamo visto anche le lucciole ed era meraviglioso.
Posizione e dintorni: 5/5
Attività e servizi: 5/5
Periodo del soggiorno:6/2013
Review of Alison Pikles, (United Kingdom)
Linda and her husband Gilberto have renovated and created a stunning period property in Chiantishire and are most welcoming and accommodating hosts. The three apartments they rent are all equipped and furnished to the highest standard and have private external areas. The pool is lovely set on a hill overlooking their vineyard and olive grove and the wider countryside. It's a 15 minute walk into Castellina which has a choice of restaurants and some shops and is within easy reach of all the main Tuscan towns and villages. Linda is very happy to provide advice - along with their own olive oil and fresh garden produce! A great vacation base.Giugno 2013
Vacanza perfetta, Martin and Nadine (Germany) 09/06/2013
Alla fine di maggio abbiamo avuto una settimana in appartamento Rosemary. L'appartamento era molto bello, pulito e la settimana è stata incredibile. È possibile utilizzare un meraviglioso giardino, purtroppo causa del tempo non eravamo praticabile per l'uso della piscina. Famiglia Gelli ci sostengono con informazioni sulla zona intorno a Castellina ed è stato molto disponibile e cordiale. Di sicuro ci torneremo ... Martin & Nadine
(Tradotto con Google Traduttore)
Posizione e dintorni: 5/5 - Alloggio: 5/5 - Attività e servizi: 5/5 - Periodo del soggiorno: 5/2013
Review of Judy Fulmer, 01/06/2013 (USA)
Wonderful owners! Wonderful property! Gorgeous apartment! Linda and her family have spent some years on restoration of this centuries-old farmhouse- that is as close to perfect as you will ever find. Magnificent building materials, workmanship, appointments, and decor! Antique furniture that has been beautifully refinished. This is a small family environment, with some apartments for rent. It is so peaceful and quiet here! You may hear a few farm animals, however, or have a visit from the family cat. The surrounding vineyards are magnificent. Charming - cozy - very comfortable. Well-equipped kitchen and a fantastic bathroom with gorgeous handcrafted tile. Patio with table and chairs to enjoy magnificent Tuscany sunsets - covered by a grapevine trellis. And a gorgeous swimming pool too. Linda and her family were ideal hosts - always there to help us - with many wonderful Tuscany stories to help us understand the rich culture and heritage of this region. Castellina is a beautiful and historic village with all of the services and supplies that you'll need (we drove into town each day). This is an ideal base of operations - and a great value - for nearly any Tuscany holiday. Our family of three had a great time and know that you will too. We only had three days to enjoy all of this - clearly not enough - and certainly look forward to our next visit.
Holidays in Paradise, Gerda and Gerhard, 20/05/2013 (Germany)
We spent a perfect week in may in the 'Lavender appartment' of this ancient residence and immediately felt like at home. The owners, the Gelli family, gave us such a nice and warm welcome, where always very friendly, and the appartment was so comfortable, even with a dish washer in the kitchen, and everything necessary, a very comfortable bed, a very clean bathroom in tuscan style, that we started to relax immediately. We had such a wonderful private terrace where we had our breakfast and other meals, with wonderful views to the vineyards and their beautiful garden. As the wheather was sometimes very sunny, we could also enjoy the beautiful swimming pool, and relax there. It is a nice walk which takes about 10-15 minutes, up the hill to the village of Castellina in Chianti that we also liked a lot. There are many nice restaurants and shops, and the atmosphere in the evening is perfect. We highly recommend that wonderful place 'Godenano di Mezzo' for a perfect relaxing holiday, our week passed to quickly, and hope to come back one day.
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Review of Christophe Borie (Francia)
Christopher Borie said,
"A very attractive place for a comfortable stay. The welcome is friendly and the owner dish everything works there to satisfy his hosts. A very good cake come to end the stay!"
christophe b. (Francia) - Data 21/05/2013
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Bellissimo posto per bellissime vacanze , (Argentina) 20/05/2013 Voto: 5/5
Commento rilasciato da: Liliana y Alejandro
Commento:Abbiamo trovato un bel posto con una vista magnifica nel cuore del chianti toscano. L´appartamento per due persone è ampio, molto confortevole e carino. Bene atrezzato, non manca niente. Ha uno terrazzo individuale per poter godere della vista e il sole. Il matrimonio Gelli ci ha ospitato meravigliosamente bene. Torneremmo.
Liliana e Alessandro, Argentina, maggio 2013
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Agriturismo splendido, come il luogo in cui si trova! (Italy), 13/05/2013
Sara Castellarin said,Io e mio marito siamo stati in questo agriturismo 3 giorni di fine aprile.. cosa possiamo dire? Prima di tutto che la struttura è molto bella: si tratta di un casolare ristrutturato, e l'appartamentino dove abbiamo alloggiato, con ingresso indipendente e verandina esterna, era molto bello, curato, ben arredato e con una cucina molto funzionale e ben fornita. Il luogo in cui si trova è magnifico, in mezzo al verde e quindi lontano dalla confusione, ma allo stesso tempo vicinissimo, al centro storico di Castellina in Chianti, che è decisamente da visitare, e a tanti luoghi di interesse facilmente e velocemente raggiungibili. Da non dimenticare poi che si trova lungo la strada del Chianti e quindi è d'obbligo la visita alle numerose cantine della zona! Ringraziamo anche la famiglia Gelli per essere stata ospitale e disponibile, siamo stati debitamente coccolati e inoltre abbiamo avuto modo di assaggiare ed acquistare dell'ottimo olio d'oliva di loro produzione. Ritorneremmo subito!!
Review of Cécile Sapin (Francia)
28/04/2013 Cècile said,
We spend a wonderful time in this charming place very well located to visit Toscany. The host familly was very friendly and helpful. The appartment has been recently renoved in the ancient style, very comfortable and clean, with all commodities. From the flat, we had a beautiful view on the landscape covered of olive trees and vineyards. The garden is beautiful and we had our own terrace. We highly recommand this place and will come again !
Cécile S. - Membro n°8203754 (Francia)
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Review of Iris Rudinger (Germany) "A Tuscan Dream"
Yes, it sounds like in a romantic, silly B-movie but it´s even BETTER - just without the sillyness ;-) The house and view are like I (and I am sure everyone else!!) always imagined Tuscany and never dreamed of being able to stay in. Plus it is so clean and fresh as if we were the very first guests. The kitchen is perfect and we got the best welcome package with coffee, tea etc. and the best house-brand oliveoil. The bathroom is so nice that I also want a shower like that at home :-)) All the tuscan "must-sees" are around the corner and still you have the quietest and most peaceful get-away. ---> Last but not least: the Gelli Family are the best, friendliest, most helpful, sweetest and entertaining hosts. You will feel at home immediately!
We want to come back and I already recommended the place to my family and friends.
Thanks for a lovely stay and hope to see you soon.
Hogar dulce hogar (31/01/2013), Vèronique & Felipe ( Spagna)
Verónica & Felipe
Review Bonnie Wankel (Canada)
Bonnie Wankel said... Nov 2, 2012
A Little Bit of Heaven In Chianti Loc. Palazzina, 3, Castellina in Chianti, Siena (419836) - Date of Stay October 3, 2012 My husband & I had an amazing 3 days in this gorgeous ancient farmhouse. It was everything that was advertised and more. The apartment was immaculate and the surroundings were breathtaking. The views all around were amazing and unlike anything we had imagined. We were a 15 min. walk away from a quaint town of Castellina in Chianti which had a number of shops and lovely restaurants. We chose to cook most of our meals in the villa as it was so welcoming. There were great meat and vegetable shops in the town. Very quiet and scenic!! The bathroom facility was beautiful with a large shower. The yard with it's vineyard and olive trees was so beautiful and we were lucky enough to have grapes, figs from the trees. Also got to experience their own olive oil which was a real treat. The family owners were so kind and helpful which made our stay even better than we could have planned. We would highly recommend this accommodation to any of our friends and would hopefully return at some time. The only thing we thought would have been good was if we had a car to travel the area a bit more. We did take a bus ride into Siena for a day which was only 30 min. away but would have been able to explore the area better with a car. This was our first trip to Italy and our stay at Godenano di Mezzo was absolutely one of the highlights of our vacation!! Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Review Guilliermo Martinez (Spain)
Excelent accomodation with great views to the tipical Tuscany countryside, incluiding San Gimignano in sunny days. Very good location between Firenze(40 minutes by car) and Siena (30 minutes by car). Easy access to almost every important place in Chianti and Tuscany. Great owner's hospitality providing excelent self producted goods (tomatoes, wine and grapes). Owner willing to help both in accomodation and some transport issues.Guillermo M. - Membro n°7638438 (Spagna)
A corner of paradise (Italy)
Francesca Bosatelli said... Oct 10, 2012
A corner of paradise Loc. Palazzina, 3, Castellina in Chianti, Siena (419836) - Date of Stay October 5, 2012 A corner of paradise! It's only way to define this ancient residence of twelve hundred, fully renovated, in the heart of Chianti. The Gelli family received us with courtesy and professionalism. The apartaments have a private entrance and are fully furnished with attention to every detail and very confortable. It's like being at home, with the advantage of being in a property that is lays for seven hectares of vineyards and fruit trees for organic production. During spring you can enjoy a beautiful swimming pool with a wonderful view of the Chianti countryside - the pictures of the pool on the site are not yet available - but from there you can see the magnificent towers of San Gimignano, an ancient Etruscan village (200-300 BC) who began his life as a city in the tenth century. From Castellina in Chianti are within easy reach of Florence and Siena, ancient italian cities universally know and great artistic and architectural. Although we have visited places of cultural interest, what I and the other guests we appreciated most, was the tranquility, peace and relaxation that we could enjoy the old farm pleasantly greeted by the family Gelli who is bilingual, speaking English and Italian regularly, as well as German and Spanish. Un unforgettable holiday in a perfect location! Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway