A slice of Tuscan heaven

On the recommendation of close friends who had stayed at Godenano Di Mezzo, we booked the Rosmarino apartment for four nights over Easter this year. It was without a doubt one of the most memorable holidays we have had. Godenano is your quintessential Chianti destination, a beautifully restored traditional farmhouse overlooking olive groves and vineyards and glorious countryside. The apartment was everything we could wish it to be...spacious, supremely comfortable, equipped with everything necessary to be self sufficient and with a wonderful ambience that Linda and Gilberto have created throughout the entire property. Situated a ten minute walk from the picturesque village of Castellina in Chianti we were spoiled with choice for excellent local restaurants and cafes which Linda had recommended. Godenano Di Mezzo is located within easy driving distance of Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena and Florence and the scenery is simply glorious. We enjoyed nothing more after a day's exploring than to return to our Rosmarino apartment and sit outside on the patio soaking up the tranquility and beauty of our surroundings. Linda and Gilberto have created a slice of Tuscan heaven at Godenano Di Mezzo and we will definitely be returning for seconds!
Ali MacDonald 25 July 2017 New Zealand

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This was our first time to use an Agriturismo, and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience at Godenanodimezzo. The property was excellent and our room was clean, well furnished and had a nice kitchen where we prepared several meals, one using fresh veggies from our host's garden and some homemade pesto that she provided for us. The view from our patio was beautiful and typical of Tuscany with vineyards, olive groves and forests all in view. It was close to Castellina in Chianti (very walkable). We enjoyed going for a run thru the vineyards. Our host was very accommodating, providing guidance for the Chianti region, and made transportation reservations for us for an evening winery tour. We highly recommend this property, and plan to stay there again on our next trip to the region.
Rick & Patti from Colorado 16 July 2017 Durango/ USA

Bewertung Aufenthalt bei Linda

Seit mehr als 20 Jahren Urlaub in der Toscana. Zum ersten mal bei Linda! Eine Traumwoche in wunderschöner Anlage erlebt. Linda, die perfekte und äusserst diskrete Gastgeberin, grosszügig mit Gemüse aus dem eigenen Garten für ihre Gäste. Die Wohnung Rosmarino war sehr gepflegt, ebenso das Inventar und alle Geräte. Der grosse Garten mit dem fantastischen Pool liess keine Wünsche offen. Wir waren sehr glücklich dort zu sein und haben uns wunderbar erholt. Danke für alles.
Markus & Susanna 16 July 2017 Brunegg Schweiz

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!

Kurt Steffen 07 May 2017 Los Angeles, CA USA

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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.

Marie-Andrée 04 May 2017 Canada

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!? 

Karen Elliott 28 April 2017 Calgary, CANADA

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.

Mary Brumo, USA 27 October 2016 Marshal, North Caroline, USA

Tuscany Family Vacation, Mike Vieira, USA

We had a wonderful time! Linda is a great host and very helpful. We stayed in the Falco apartment and couldn't asked for anything better. Everything looks new! Great decor and comfortable beds. Awesome views! This is the perfect location to visit Florence, Siena, and surrounding areas.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway,
Michael Vieira, USA 20 October 2016 Orlando, USA

honeymoon deam come true… spectacular, serene, sublime

The absolute highlight of our honeymoon in Italy was our five day stay at Godenano Di Mezzo. It was our Tuscany dream come true! We stayed in the beautiful “Lavanda” apartment which felt like staying at a cottage home all our own. Everything was not only immaculate, but also beautifully designed with artisan details and the finest touches. We loved our private grapevine-covered outdoor patio, a gorgeous and relaxing extension to our place. The views of the Tuscan countryside from our patio and from inside the apartment were amazing, as they are from all around the property. The feeling at Godenano Di Mezzo is of total serenity. It is so peaceful and quiet, it’s hard to believe that there’s a town only 5 minutes away. So it’s the best of both worlds! And what a wonderful town Castellina in Chanti is. So beautiful, with its historic structures, great restaurants and markets, and lovely people. It is a pleasure to stroll through and all around Castellina. We loved going to the markets and cooking at “home” as well as eating in town. Linda recommended the best places to dine in town, in addition to taking the time to share with us her favorite places in the surrounding Tuscany areas. She was such a wonderful host, we connected right away. She gifted us vegetables from their garden and some of their farm’s very own olive oil - which is amazing! We fell in love with Leon,e their cat, who gave us the sweetest kitty love therapy during our stay. And also Otto, their big loving dog that has an even bigger heart! We have already recommended Godenano Di Mezzo to several friends and family and can’t wait to plan our return! For us, any visit back to Italy means a visit back to Tuscany which will mean a fortunate and grateful stay at Godenano Di Mezzo.
Cecilia Ward 28 September 2016 USA

What a wonderful place!

There's no way to find words that even remotely describe the wonderful stay we had at Godenano Di Mezzo, so I'll ask Mr. Shakespeare for a little assistance: "Oh what fools these mortals be…", if they fail to visit Linda (what a host!) and her family. The tomatoes, the figs, the view, the pool… taste for yourself, see for yourself and have a great time – you will, don't worry. Last but not least, worth a very special mention: Otto (I believe) and Leoni, your real hosts. They will tail wag and purr you into a state of relaxation you've rarely experienced before. No Spa in the world could do that for you!
Sascha Stein 26 September 2016 Vienna / Austria

Honeymoon in Falco

We just returned home from the honeymoon of a lifetime in Italy, 7 days of which were spent in the "Falco" apartment which was heaven on Earth. Linda was so wonderful and greeted us as if we were already friends. The apartment was so cool with it's authentic feel and wonderful views. It was a great place to come back and relax after walking through Siena and San Gimignano. The private entrance was nice and it had everything we needed for the week. Castellina in Chianti was a lovely town that we ate dinner in each night - all the restaurants were amazing! Using Godenano as a starting out point, Linda gave us some great tips on traveling in the countryside as well as places to visit. My husband made friends with Otto and Leone quickly and we miss them as well as Linda already! We will definitely come back to explore the areas we missed on our first trip. Thank you Linda and family for you amazing hospitality and your beautiful piece of paradise!
Krissa Ressler 24 September 2016 United States

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")! :-)

Birgit Ramler 19 September 2016 Pielachpromenade, AUSTRIA

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!

Claudia Akemeier, Germany 11 September 2016 Detmold, Germany

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.

Ingrid Kail 29 August 2016 Wien, Austria

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. 
Kind regards, 
Henk and Ivonne van Rij, Holland August 2016

Henk and Ivonne Van Rij, Holland 24 August 2016 Gravenmoer, Holland

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 !

Vincent Croc 06 August 2016 Clermont-Ferrand, France

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.

Joyce Lindsay 27 July 2016 Ontario, CANADA

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.

Alison Malkin 21 July 2016 Bedford, USA

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. "

Carly Hobday 16 July 2016 Hawthorn, Australia

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

vote 5/5

Ulrike and David, Austria 28 June 2016 Schanderberg, Austria

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!"

Roald Van Loon, Holland 19 May 2016 Utrecht

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!

Mary Belden 16 May 2016 Bloomfield, Minnesota, USA

Outstanding experience, Shauna and Timothy, Canada

My husband and I stayed in the Lavanda apartment for 6 nights at the end of April/beginning of May. We had such a wonderful stay! The property is beautiful with the kind of views of Tuscany that you see on postcards. The online photos really don't do it justice. The apartment itself was very spacious and well kept. It had all the amenities we required for a comfortable stay. The town of Castellina is a short walk away with a good selection of lovely shops and restaurants. We found the farmhouse to be an excellent location from which to explore the region. Linda was an incredibly gracious host who's recommendations for activities and places to eat never steered us wrong! We also made two four-legged friends, Otto and Leone. We would definitely recommend this farm house to family and friends and are eager to return ourselves! Thank you Linda for sharing your bit of Italy with us!

Recommended for: Sightseeing,  Adventure Seekers,  Age 55+,  Romantic Getaway,  Families with Teenagers

Vote 5/5

Shauna and Timothy Moulton, CANADA 27 April 2016 Whitby

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

P Laplaige 17 April 2016 BLOIS, FRANCE

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.

Thiele Dirk 01 November 2015 Hepstedt, Germany

Very Enjoyable stay, L. Thompson, Canada

We spent 7 nights in the Rosemary apartment in late September/early October, and it was a great experience. The apartment is spacious, nicely furnished and well equipped, and the views from the patio are outstanding. The town of Castellina is very handy for restaurants and food, and the location is convenient for day trips to the many scenic hill towns in the area. We especially grateful to Linda and Gilberto for their help when we had a problem with our car. We highly recommend this accommodation.

Recommended for: Sightseeing,  Age 55+

vote 5/5

L. Thompson 26 October 2015 Toronto, Canada

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! 
Highly recommended!

Vote 5/5

Bill Lindsey, USA 17 October 2015 Colfax, CA

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.

Sara Blum, Switzerland 27 September 2015

Our first Italian Farmhouse experience…, D. Butler, Canada

My son and I spent a week in the Falco apartment. Prior to our trip our emails/questions were always quickly answered. When we arrived at the farmhouse, it was even better than in the pictures. Parking was easy. Our apartment was on the top floor with two big windows overlooking the country side. The apartment was clean and it was fully equipped with dishwasher. The bed and sofa bed were comfortable. The Wi-Fi worked very well. Linda was definitely available throughout our stay. She gave us fruit/vegetables from the garden and some of their own olive oil. She was very attentive to our needs and recommended a number of day trips. We spent most of our time at the farmhouse and walked twice a day to the town centre. The walk to the town centre was about 15 minutes. The hill provides some cardio. We were able to pick figs from the trees and swim in the pool with an unbeatable view. The German Shepherd was a bit intimidating but Linda kept a close eye on him. We enjoyed our trip very much and will definitely recommend this farmhouse to anyone visiting the area.

Recommended for: Sightseeing

vote 5

David Butler 16 September 2015 Niagara on the Lake, Canada

Wonderful, Robyn and Thirza, Australia

We selected Godenano Di Mezzo based on the excellent reviews, and our stay did not disappoint, infact exceeded our expectations, it really is better than the website. We stayed in the Lavander apartment which was perfect, the renovations are beautifully done, with care and detail. Nice and private, the pool area is sensational, and the location in Castellina is ideal a great town, good restaurants, shopping, a supermarket and on Saturdays they have a local market which is fun. Easy access to all the highlights of Chianti and Tuscany, San Gimingiano, Volterra, Cortona etc. But the most important thing about any holiday is the people you meet, Linda and family where so lovely, made our stay even more special, delicious produce from the garden and chats, we thank you for a memorable time in Chianti, we hope to return some day. And a special mention to sweet Otto.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Sightseeing,  Age 55+,  Romantic Getaway

vote 5/5

Robyn and Thirza 06 September 2015 Cape Woolamai, Australia

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. 

Henk and Jvonne Van Rij 30 August 2015 Gravenmoer, Netherland

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.

vote 5/5

Adamantides Anne 29 August 2015 Fontenay sous Bois, France

Relax e cultura , Giorgio, Bergamo

Settimana piacevole, appartamento "Falco" arredato con cura dei particolari accoglienza ottima in un luogo veramente bello.

vote 5/5

Giorgio Testa, Bergamo 21 August 2015 Bergamo (Italia)

"What a place! Simen, Norway

"What a place! We stayed in the Rosmarino apartment, which is one of the smaller ones and the one that has a patio towards the setting sun. The facilities are modern and it is evident that Linda & co have a good eye for details. The apartment: The apartment itself has a genuinely rustique decor with dark wooden details, terracotta flooring and a very homely feel about it. It is a very comfortable place to stay. The bathroom feels brand new and the utilities are of very high quality with a comfortable toilet, a bidet and a shower with proper water output. The towels are thick and of the best quality. Everything is very clean. The outdoor areas: Just wow. The Rosmarino apartment has a private patio with a table and a couple chairs. There is a spectacular view of the rolling hills of Chianti from the patio and we spent every night there sipping Chianti Classico while admiring the sunset. The patio connects directly to the main house's very well kept and large garden with its perfect lawn. The pool: The pool and area around it feels - and is - very luxurious. The pool, sunbeds and pool furniture are of the highest quality and you can tell the tile layers knew what they were doing. Everything is just perfectly built, kept and maintained. The pool has two types of powered water massage and its size is big enough that you can go for a swimming workout. The pool is elevated somewhat from the rest of the property and gives even better views of the Chianti landscape. We missed out on a few planned excursions because we would rather stay by the pool. The hostess: Linda is a very kind and helpful person. She freely offered local wine tips and suggested places to go. We also got a nice tour of the most interesting areas of the main house since we expressed interest in old Chianti farmhouses and their architecture. She even kindly gave us fresh produce from their gardens. Very delicious! The negatives: I have to somewhat force these negatives out to make the review as helpful as I can, because in my view they did not subtract from the excellent experience at all. I am still giving this five stars. But here goes: - You live very close to Linda and her family. The patio in the Rosmarino apartment is only separated from their patio by some dense plants. (It still felt very quiet and we were not bothered by their presence at all. Quite the opposite) - The approach by car is a very steep gravel road with some fairly deep trenches carved by rain water. It is fine with a normal car if you drive carefully, but if you have a Ferrari or an uncommonly strict rental car contract, I would not drive all the way down. - Pool closes at 20.00. (Understandable, but we loved it so much there) Rating: 5/5"

 

Simen Thorsrud, Norway 03 August 2015 Oslo

A fantastic week in Tuscany

It was our fourth stay in Castellina but this place was by far the best untill now. A nice appartment (spacious and very clean) with our own corner ouside to have our breakfast or lunch. A large swimming pool with an amazing view -also very clean and well equiped. The house is also situated very near to the centre of Castellina. In the evening you can make a nice walk to the town. Linda is the perfect guest-women and of course Otto -the German shepperd-made it a wonderfull week. We will certainly come back. Greta and Rohnny.
Rohnny Schreurs 27 July 2015 Nieuwerkerken Belgium

We had the perfect holiday! , Peter Patteet, Belgium

"We had the perfect holiday! The apartment Rosmarino was spacious, comfortable, fully equiped and very clean. The property is great with a stunning view over the valley. Swimming pool is absolutely wow (!) overlooking the valley and vineyards. The property is well located very close to the center of Castellina in Chianti with its charming restaurants and a supermarket ! Linda is very kind and helpfull to give you some tips to discover the region. "

 

Peter Patteet, Belgium 20 July 2015 Lokeren Flanders, 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. 


Michelle Townsend 10 July 2015 Colfax, USA

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 !

vote 5/5

Arthur Meignen 23 June 2015 Nantes, France

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.

vote 5/5

Theo Bleser, Germany 15 June 2015 Sankt Augustin, GERMANY

Jodi said. Fabulous accommodation!, Jodi Shuster, Canada

This was our second time at this farmhouse. The owners are very helpful and friendly. The apartment is perfectly clean and well maintained. The grounds and views are amazing. Linda does a great job with her beautiful gardens. We have felt extremely comfortable, and well taken care of. The location is wonderful for touring around either by bike or car. There is so much to see and do in the area. We would definitely consider making this an an annual visit.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Sightseeing,  Girls Getaway,  Adventure Seekers,  Age 55+,  Romantic Getaway,  Families with Teenagers

vote: 5/5

Jodi Shuster and Jeffrey Sniderman 09 June 2015 Canada

Belle Toscane

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Nous avons passé une semaine dans l'appartement Lavanda, au calme situé au milieu d'un jardin aux senteurs estivales. Merci à la famille Gelli pour leur accueil. L'appartement est très confortable et meublé dans le style toscan.Le village de Castellina in Chianti tout proche est très pittoresque. C'est un merveilleux lieu de vacances que nous recommandons. Liliane et Jean Pierre - France - juin 2015
Liliane et Jean Pierre 09 June 2015 Essonne - France

Just as good as the wine...

We enjoyed a simply perfect stay at Linda's. The apartment is everything you could expect and more - it is spotless, spacious and equipped with everything you could ask for. The location is quiet yet very central if you want to visit different places in Tuscany. We were happy to come back to this little oasis of quiet and luxury after a busy day of sightseeing. The garden area (every appartment has its own) is fully furnished, there is a barbecue all guests can use and of course, there is the pool. What more could anyone be looking for? Thank you very much, Linda! We'll recommend you to all our friends and will certainly be back.
Steffi 07 June 2015 Karlsruhe/Germany

Calme et sérénité

Nous avons passé de très agreables vacances dans ce havre de paix. L'appartement est confortable et décoré avec beaucoup de goût. Le cadre est exceptionnel avec un jardin fleuri et soigné, une piscine qui offre un panorama superbe sur le chianti. L huile d olive de la propriété est divine! Merci ce séjour!
Antoine et Lorène 17 May 2015 Limoges, France

A Wonderful Tuscan Experience

Thank you Linda for a wonderful stay! Everything was perfect along with waking up each morning to beautiful views across the countryside! The apartment was great with everything we needed including a pretty courtyard to eat our own Tuscan style cooking! The local town of Castellina is just up the road and we were easily able to catch a bus to towns such Siena and explore the area. We would recommend Godenano Di Mezzo to anyone wanting a beautiful authentic Tuscan stay. Thank you again Linda for ALL your help with getting around to explore the local towns and for making our stay such a wonderful experience!
Liz and Barb 11 May 2015 Melbourne, Australia

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!

vote 5/5

Rachel Tan, Singapore 29 April 2015 Singapore

Field Marshall, Why not?

we were very lucky to spend a week at this beautiful ancient farm house. Our host, Linda is a lovely and engaging lady full of information and tips on what to see and do. We chose the Rosmarino apartment and fell in love with it and the fantastic Tuscan landscape and sunsets just outside our front door. Castellina is a great central location for visiting all the splendour of Chianti and we drove to many wonderful old towns and forts. It's also very close to and easy to get buses to Siena and Florence. Best of all was coming home to Godenano Di Mezzo after a big day out to relax with a chianti and decide whether to home cook or try a local ristorante recommended by Linda. Everything about the accommodation and Linda' friendly help was top class and we were sorry to leave. Do yourself a favour and try it next time you want a special vacation.
Gail & Jeff Yates 19 April 2015 Canberra/Australia

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

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Geneviève et JeanMarc 06 April 2015 Beaumont, FRANCE

“Absolute Perfection”, The La Vecchias, USA

My wife and I had been through Castellina in Chianti in 2002, and promised ourselves if we returned to Italy, we would make this beautiful town the home base for our vacation. All the reviews looked good for Godenano Di Mezzo, and our stay there far exceeded any expectations we may have had. We stayed in the Lavenda Suite, and it was absolute perfection. All the upgrades done by the Gelli family were done with care and patience, and you can tell they love this place as much as you will love staying here. All the rooms were immaculate, the beds was perfect and even the mattress in the pull-out sofa was extraordinary (as our 10-year-old son will attest). All the amenities you want are top notch, from linens to pillows to water pressure. It's perfectly private and quiet, and you genuinely feel like could just stay here all day to enjoy the views and surroundings. We were also very easily able to make easy day-trips to Sienna, San Gimignano, Florence, Monteroggini and even to Pisa, only to return home tired, but easily relaxed in our surroundings. Linda was wonderful, helping us find our way, recommending restaurants, bringing us fresh vegetables from her garden, and even getting our son to join her feeding her dog Otto or tending to her garden. And of course her cat Leone would sit outside our villa to greet us each day. She has other villas of larger size, and we simply cannot urge you enough to ensure this is where you stay when you come to Italy. You will have access to all the beauty that Italy provides, with all the nesting warmth you want in your very own home. We will be back, Linda. Sooner than perhaps we all thought.

Consigliato per: Età 55+,  Addii al nubilato,  Turisti senza automobile,  Attrazioni turistiche,  Famiglie con adolescenti,  Famiglie con bambini,  Fughe romantiche

vote 5/5

Marc La Vecchia, USA 05 April 2015 Yorba Linda, CA USA

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!

Vote 5/5

Hazel Jarvis, Astralia 14 January 2015

Beautiful place - we'll be back

My wife and I spent a wonderful 5 days in Tuscany, staying in the Rosmarino apartment this fall. The accommodations are perfect and the location is almost perfect for reaching other locations. From our central base here, we reached Pisa, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and several wineries. Nearby Castellina in Chianti is a beautiful, small town with everyone one might need (and I bought the best salami I have ever had in a small market there). The best past is that from the moment we arrived, we felt more like we were spending a few days at a friend’s house rather than the feeling one gets in a hotel somewhere. Linda was a wonderful host and checked in on us from time to time to make sure we were getting around OK, enjoying our trip, and to see if we needed anything. She made great recommendations of things to see and do and also places to eat (and made us reservations as well). We enjoyed every minute of our stay and will definitely be back!
Dan Sutton 17 December 2014 Carmel, IN. USA

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

Gwyn Prion 30 October 2014 United Kingdom

BEAUTIFUL CHIANTI ---- BEAUTIFUL GODENANO HOME, Madeleine Lavereau, Canada

wonderful place to stay and visit the region, especially with the hosts being so helpful in making our trip worthwhile. The accommodation was perfect and beautifully kept, clean and comfortable. A little piece of eden for us. M & M, Toronto

Recommended for: Age 55+,  Sightseeing,  Families with Teenagers,  Families with Young Children,  Romantic Getaway

Madeleine Lavereau 26 October 2014 Toronto, Canada

Schöner Herbst in der Toskana!

Herzlichen Dank an unsere Gastgeberin Linda! Begeistert denken wir an die schöne Zeit im Rosmarino zurück. Wir genossen das sehr gepflegte Ambiente, die schöne Aussicht und das gute Wetter. Gerne kommen wir wieder.
Margrit+Klaus 21 October 2014 Deutschland

Beautiful Property

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We spent 5 nights in the Falco apartment in mid September. This was the highlight of our two week stay in Italy. While the larger cities offered many historical sites that were incredible, staying here gave us a true feel for the culture and charm of Tuscan Italy. It was a perfect location for day trips to the surrounding towns. Coming home to this well-appointed lovely home was a welcome respite after a day of sight-seeing. Gilberto and Linda were gracious hosts and made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home. We would highly recommend this location to anyone and would definitely return should we find ourselves in this area in the future.
Dave & Connie Wright 21 October 2014 Indiana, USA

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!

Kiki Feller, Germany 19 October 2014 Wiesbaden

Can I just say…Heaven, Gary Glover, USA

My wife and I spent three nights at Godenano di mezzo and 5 stars are just not enough. This is a beautifully restored farmhouse from the 1200's and it is just an incredible location. It was like hanging out in a movie set or a storybook. The property is in the midst of olive trees and vineyards, with wonderfully maintained grounds. We stayed in the rosemary apartment and it did not disappoint, it was very clean, well maintained and very comfortable. The small town nearby (Castillina) was just a perfect Tuscan hill village. Wonderful streets, nice restaurants, and not very crowded....perfect. We came here after Rome and it was like slipping into a warm hot tub after a hard day. I wish we had more time to spend there. It was close to Siena and other more tourist hill towns so they are easy to see during the day but really this place is THE Tuscan experience... you don't have to go anywhere else, the other cities we saw were just "extra's". The pool was wonderful (even though it was a bit chilly because of the late season) with a great valley view and super clean (I don't believe there was one thing out of place on this whole property in or out, it was immaculately kept). Our hosts were extremely nice and very helpful about the local area. I just cant say enough how perfect this place is, so I am sure you can tell I would recommend it to anyone for a stay there...just make it a long one, you will never regret it. :)

Recommended for: Adventure Seekers,  Girls Getaway,  Sightseeing,  Romantic Getaway

Vote 5/5

Gary Glover 14 October 2014 Orem, UT, USA

Best stop on our trip, Jim and Kathleen Cardon, USA

I cannot say enough about our stay in this wonderful home. It has everything you need, including the owners, to make for a memorable vacation. Linda was so helpful with her suggestions for sights to see and restaurants for delicious meals. We stayed in the Rosemary apartment which was very spacious, comfortable, and a patio to enjoy the sunsets while sipping some fine wine. The grounds are manicured and perfect for a short stroll to observe the different fruits and vegetables that they grow. I would say that if you are visiting the area this is a must stay.

Recommended for: Age 55+,  Adventure Seekers,  Sightseeing,  Families with Young Children,  Romantic Getaway

vote 5/5

Jim and Kathleen Cardon 12 October 2014 Green Cove Spring, FL, USA

"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!

Vote  5/5

Paris and Maria, CYPRUS 06 October 2014 Limassol, CYPRUS

Tuscan Villa, Lynne Wilson, UK

Lovely property nice and close to town,beautiful setting, very Tuscan and well equipped. Very helpful and welcoming owners and would highly recommend property highly to all.

Recommended for: Sightseeing,  Romantic Getaway

vote 5/5

Lynne Wilson, 29 September 2014 Ayr, UK

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.

Köngeter Hans 25 September 2014 Köngeter Hans, Germany

Fabulous Find, Thomas Schmidt, USA

A month later and we still refer to Linda's Villa as the benchmark others will be judged by. She is a very caring manager, who by the way speaks perfect English. She is a wealth of information for the local sights, stores, and restaurants. The farm/villa is in perfect condition. And the surrounding views, are unreal, from the window of the room, or the surrounding grounds, it does not matter.

Recommended for: Age 55+,  Girls Getaway,  Sightseeing,  Romantic Getaway

vote 5/5

Thomas Schimdt 15 September 2014 Lawrence, KS, USA

Our stay couldn't have been better!!, Patsy Sharp, USA

Patsy said,

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.

vote 5/5

Patsy Sharp 04 September 2014 Frisco, Texas, USA

Un posto in cui tornare

Per il secondo anno consecutivo abbiamo scelto di soggiornare in questo splendido sito. La posizione, l’organizzazione impeccabile e la cortesia discreta dei titolari ci hanno convinto più che mai della nostra scelta. Gli appartamenti sono spaziosi, arredati con cura in ogni minimo dettaglio, una bella piscina immersa nel verde completa la sensazione di relax. Una menzione speciale alla delicata signora Linda che ci ha coccolati e deliziati con le primizie del suo raccolto. Arianna e Daniele
Arianna e Daniele 28 August 2014 Italia

We had a wonderful two-week holiday, Frank, Germany

We had a wonderful two-week holiday at Godenano di Mezzo and found everything even better than expected - and we did have high expectations based on the website, the photos and the pleasant and smooth communication with our hosts prior to our stay. The appartment "Falco" offers plenty of rooms and more than enough space, even for a family with three kids like ours. The appartment is very comfortable, well-equiped (everything working as expected, nothing broken) and has the Tuscany-typical flavour despite granting all the modern comfort we expected. What impressed us very much is with how much love for the details Linda and her husband prepared the appartment and the whole property. As far as we can tell, this is exceptional quality in the region. We enjoyed the great swimming pool which is large and modern and offers a great view of the valley. The farm house is located ca. 15 minutes walking distance from Castellina, i. e. no need to take the car for an evening walk into town - and climbing the hill up to Castellina can be regarded as a little workout after a lazy day at the pool ;-) 
In a nutshell, this is the place to be if you plan to visit Castellina or the region.
Frank, Germany 15 August 2014 Frank from Leverkusen / Germany

Ideal pour visiter Toscane et Chianti, Philippe, France

Restauration architecturale de tres grande qualite tout confort accueil tres sympathique et discret pres de tous les lieux indispensables de la toscane:Florence,Sienne,San Gimignano
Vote 5/5
Philippe Laplaige, France 03 August 2014 Blois, 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!

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Johanna and Simon, Germany 10 July 2014 Dusseldorf, Germany

Perfect trip, Meeta Heuss, USA

Wow, what a great time we had here! We had the Falco room with beautiful views and big spacious room. We had some difficulty getting there, but thankfully we had a phone and Linda helped us. Make sure you get really detailed instructions to get there. We got there later than expected, but Linda was so kind and gave us milk and fruit for the morning. It was a great location- close to Siena and Florence. Just wish we had stayed longer!!
vote 5/5
Meeta Heuss, USA 29 June 2014 Hillsboro OR, USA

Amazing location, Martin Hattingh, South Africa

Martin Said,
My partner and I stayed in the Rosemary apartment at Godenano di Mezzo as part of a 2 week holiday in Italy. We could not have picked a better location, the farm is within close proximity to the quaint Castellina town centre (5min drive, or even walk if one is so inclined) and offers top quality accommodation. The Rosemary apartment is fully equipped with everything necessary for a self-catering stay and was presented perfectly clean and neat. The outside area and pool facilities are superb, with panoramic views stretching seemingly into infinity across the Tuscan countryside! The Gelli family were friendly and welcoming, and made our stay an absolute pleasure. Godenano di Mezzo is highly recommended if you're staying in Tuscany for a few days and want to experience the best the region has to offer.
5/5
Martin Hattingh, South Africa 21 June 2014 Cape Town, 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!!

Sarah and Michael 29 May 2014 New South Wales, Australia

Magical Tuscan experience, Jeffrey and Jodi, Canada

Jeffrey and Jodi said,

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

vote: 5/5 

Jodi Shuster and Jeffrey Sniderman 26 May 2014 Toronto, Canada

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.

Vincent Rosner, Germany 25 April 2014 Bochum Germany

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! 

Patel and Patrick, USA 24 April 2014 Chicago, USA

Paradise! , Barbara and Mike, (Canada)

Barbara and Mike said,

We recently returned from a wonderful month long visit in Italy and were very fortunate to have spent 2 weeks at Geodenano Di Mezzo in The Rosemary Apartment. The Rosemary has everything one needs and is clean, neat and comfortable The outside patio is very private and faces west with afternoon and evening sun and some lovely sunsets We ate most of our meals there. The village of Castellina in Chianti is minutes away, providing everything needed...from an efficient Laundromat to all the food and wine you can consume! From our "home" we were able to make dat trips to Florence, San Gimignano, Poggisbonsi,Orbetello on the coast, Pisa, Assisi, Cortona and Siena. Try the Saturday Markets in Castellina and Greve in Chianti and be sure to try the restaurant The Tre Porte. And don't forget to use the refreshing pool if weather permits! Linda and Gilberto were friendly hosts who provided us with their own Olive Oil, Tomatoes, Figs and we could pick grapes from the roof of our patio! WE were very reluctant to leave!
Barbara and Mike 26 October 2013 Victoria British Columbia, (Canada)

Our favorite Tuscany get away yet!

My husband and I stayed in the Falcon apartment for 5 nights in September and we couldn’t have loved it more. The Gelli family is just wonderful and their farm house is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a quiet/relaxing Tuscan vacation. It’s even more beautiful than what you see in the pictures. The apartment we had was just amazing and so comfortable for the two of us. It even came with wi-fi for the times we did want connect back to the “real world”. Linda was so sweet to make sure we had everything we needed and even brought us some of the olive oil they make and fresh tomatoes from the garden. We look forward to going back to Tuscany again and likely will be coming back here. :)
Nicole & Pete 22 October 2013 Houston, TX USA

Missing Gonenano Di Mezzo

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We stayed 7 nights in Lavender apartment in May 2013 and we loved every minute of our stay. The apartment is perfectly equipped in anything you may want - from crisp-fresh linens on a comfy bed, to Italian coffee cafatera in the kitchen. The terrace, surrounded by lovely flowers and herbs of Linda's garden was where we had most of our meals. We were admiring the famous Tuscany hills of vine and listening to the birds in the valley... The hosts are just the perfect people to meet and they make the stay so smooth and interesting, advising on nearby places to visit, so you do not feel lost. Linda was even kind enough to schedule an appointment at a Beauty Salon for me, recommending a nice place in Siena. We highly recommend this beautiful villa for a relaxing, unforgettable stay. Almost 6 months have passed since our stay in Godenano di Mezzo and we are still impressed and we miss everything about it.
Justyna Tilani 16 October 2013 Warsaw/Poland

Wonderful Chianti visit!, Cecil W. Wiley, U.S.A.

My husband and I spent 5 days at this farmhouse, which was accurately described on the website. The apartment we were in was very clean and well-maintained. We were supplied with everything we needed, including olive oil and tomatoes upon our arrival - what a treat! The surrounding grounds and the pool are quite nice, showing an obvious amount of work on the property. We took two daytrips to San Gimignano and Florence...both easily accessible from the farmhouse. We enjoyed our treks into the town of Castellina for food, wine, gelato, strolling, shopping, etc. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Cecil W. Wiley 08 October 2013 Illinois, U.S.A.

A wonderful place 05/10/2013

Commento rilasciato da: Emilio, Switzerland
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We spend very relaxing six days at the Godenano Di Mezzo, in its comfortable Lavender apartment. Every morning, we had breakfast on the beautiful terrace in front of our apartment with an open view on the Chianti shire. By car (public transportation would be difficult) we went to wonderful, nearby places such as Siena or San Gimignano. At night, we did Italian cooking. The kitchen is well equipped with a gas stove and a dish washer – but no oven, so no parmigiana ;-). To accompany the mozzarella and prosciutto, we could pick figs from the nearby tree while grapes were growing over our heads on the terrace. Castellina in Chianti is also a nice village – by foot, its center is about 15 minutes away from the apartment. Overall, we had a wonderful time.
Emilio Marti, Switzerland 05 October 2013 Zurich, Switzerland

Great private and relaxing stay 30/09/2013, Sophie

Commento rilasciato da: Sophie, Australia
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We stayed in the rosmarino apartment for 3 days. We had a wonderful stay. The owners are very helpful and welcoming. The villa was spacious, private and tastefully decorated with a large and
modern bathroom. We highly recommend Godenano Di Mezzo.
Posizione e dintorni: 5/5
Alloggio: 5/5
Tipo di viaggiatore: Coppie e fidanzati
Tipo di vacanza: Relax
Sophie Kaiko, Australia 30 September 2013 Neutral Bay, Australia

Lovely stay, Agnes and Pieter Jacobson, (Nederland)

We spent 11 days in septembre 2013 in Lavender appartment. We were welcomed very cordially. The house is very well equipped and nicely decorated with much care. We could gather figs from the trees and grapes above the terrace. The view is splendid.
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.

Tipo di viaggiatore: Coppie e Fidanzati
Tipo di vacanza : Artistico - Culturale

Posizione e dintorni: 5/5
Alloggio: 5/5
Attività e servizi: 3/5
Agnes and Pieter Jacobson 28 September 2013 Nederland

We had the pleasure of staying in the Falco apartment

Commento rilasciato da: Gina Longman, USA
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We had the pleasure of staying in the Falco apartment for four nights. The two bedroom apartment has been tastefully restored and every detail was thought out. The kitchen / living room is large and allowed us plenty of room. The Gelli family was very welcoming and even shared some vegetables with us from their garden. The views from the apartment, the upper terrance and the pool are truly amazing. We look forward to staying at Godenano di Mezzo again!
Posizione e dintorni: 5/5
Alloggio: 5/5
Attività e servizi: 5/5
Tipo di viaggiatore: Coppie e fidanzati
Tipo di vacanza: Enogastronimica
Gina Longman 23 September 2013 Washington, U.S.A.

We stayed in the Rosmarino apartment

Commento rilasciato da: Angela Klein, Germany
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We stayed in the Rosmarino appartment for three days and it was lovely. The apartment is nicely furnished and very well equipped. The views from the swimming pool are great.
Thanks for the nice stay!
Angela Klein 22 September 2013 Hannover, Germany

Vacanza nel Chianti

Siamo stati ospiti dell' agriturismo Godenano di Mezzo nella seconda meta' di Agosto. Che dire....semplicemente meraviglioso! La struttura è immersa nel verde delle colline del Chianti ed a due passi dal centro di Castellina. Avevamo previsto un soggiorno di 5 notti ma la quiete del paesaggio, la meravigliosa piscina e l'inaspettato relax ci hanno fatto prolungare la permanenza. Un ringraziamento particolare alla Famiglia Gelli sempre molto cordiale ed accogliente.
Franco Lago 01 September 2013 Bassano del Grappa ( Italia )

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.

david r. (Francia)
Dettaglio dei voti :
L'alloggio è conforme alla descrizione dell'annuncio su Homelidays :
  • 5/5
  • Alloggio: 5/5
  • Attezzature 5/5
  • Contesto 5/5
David Resseguier, (France) 27 August 2013 Moret Sur Loing (France)

Un très bel endroit, bien situé pour visiter la Toscane

Nous avons passé deux semaines d’excellentes vacances dans l’appartement Rosmarino du 4 au 17 août 2013. La terrasse est sublime avec une très belle vue, l’appartement est très bien meublé avec beaucoup de goût et la vaisselle de très bonne qualité. Tout est bien pensé et très confortable. L’environnement est très reposant et la piscine tout simplement magnifique. C’est la quatrième fois que nous passons des vacances en Toscane et c’est réellement le plus bel endroit dans lequel nous avons séjourné. Nous avons reçu un excellent accueil de la famille Gelli avec de l’huile d’olive du domaine en cadeau. Nous avons également pu goûter d’excellentes tomates du potager. Nous garderons un très beau souvenir de ce bel endroit de Toscane.
Marie-Charlotte Verdun 25 August 2013 France

Craig Davidson (Canada), Pending Wonderful, well appointed and great location!!!

Date of Stay June 23, 2013
Helpful votes:5/5.
My husbad and I stayed in the Rosemary room for a week in June and cannot say enough good things about it! The room was lovely, clean and tastefully decorated, the views from our terrace were incredible (we so enjoyed eating outdoors and watching the sunsets while sipping Chianti's finest) and being able to walk into Castellina was an added bonus. Such a delightful little town with lots of great restaurants! The owner was lovely and the olive oil delicious :) We would definitely return to this location should the opportunity arise!!
Craig Davidson, (Canada) 22 August 2013 Calgary, (Canada)

Superbe endroit, Nathalie Falise (Francia)

Nathalie said, Superbe endroit. Un vrai paradis ! Une superbe restauration qui fait de cette location un endroit tres agreable et facile a vivre. Tout est fait avec gout. L'accueil tres sympathique tout en restant discret fait que tout de suite on se sent chez soi. Un lieu que je recommande +++ et vers lequel on a envie de retourner. Agosto 2013
Falise Nathalie 04 August 2013 Boulogne-Billancourt (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.

Complimenti

Posizione e dintorni: 5/5
Alloggio: 5/5
Attività e servizi: 5/5

Periodo del soggiorno:6/2013
Luisa e Gianfranco 13 July 2013 Trieste, ITALY

Review of Alison Pikles, (United Kingdom)

Alison said,

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
Alison Pikles, (United Kingdom) 18 June 2013

Vacanza perfetta, Martin and Nadine (Germany) 09/06/2013

Martin and Nadine said,


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
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Posizione e dintorni: 5/5 - Alloggio: 5/5 - Attività e servizi: 5/5 - Periodo del soggiorno: 5/2013
Martin and Nadine (Germany) 09 June 2013 Schwaigern (Germany)

Review of Judy Fulmer, 01/06/2013 (USA)

01/06/2013 Judy Fulmer said,
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.
Judy Fulmer, (USA) 01 June 2013 Faifax, (USA)

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

Dettaglio dei voti :

Alloggio

5/5

Attrezzature

5/5

Contesto

5/5

Consiglieresti questa Casa Vacanza ad un amico ?Si

Christophe Borie (Francia) 21 May 2013 Lyon (Francia)

Holidays in Paradise, Gerda and Gerhard, 20/05/2013 (Germany)

Gerda and Gerhard said,
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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Gerda and Gerhard (Germany) 21 May 2013 Kelkeim Taunus (Germany)

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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Liliana y Alejandro (Argentina) 20 May 2013 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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!!
Sara Castellarin (Italy) 13 May 2013 Treviso (Italy)

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)

Dettaglio dei voti :

L'alloggio è conforme alla descrizione dell'annuncio su Homelidays :

Alloggio

5/5

Attrezzature

5/5

Contesto

5/5

Consiglieresti questa Casa Vacanza ad un amico ?Si

Cècile Sapin (Francia) 28 April 2013 Lyon , (Francia)

Review of Iris Rudinger (Germany) "A Tuscan Dream"

08/04/2013 Iris Rudinger said.
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.
Iris Rudinger (Germania) 08 April 2013 Hannover (Germany)

Hogar dulce hogar (31/01/2013), Vèronique & Felipe ( Spagna)

Even though we were in godeano at beginnig of the year we kept it in our heart and remember it. A beautiful House and beautiful people who took care about all details included sweet oranges for breakfast. Thanks a lot and see you soon (in summer) ;)
Verónica & Felipe
Vèronique & Felipe 31 January 2013 Spagna

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
Bonnie Wankel (Canada) 03 November 2012 Calgary (Canada)

Review Guilliermo Martinez (Spain)

Voto globale dell'affittuario : 5/5 Data 16/10/2012
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)
Guillermo Martinez (Spagna) 16 October 2012 Madrid (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
Bosatelli Francesca (Italia) 10 October 2012 Bergamo (Italia)

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