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6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Arezzo, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany

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AlPen4
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
“A fabulous Italian villa vacation”
Reviewed 2 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Four couples from Colorado, all in their seventh decade, thoroughly enjoyed this luxury villa and most all the amenities. The October temps were a little too cool for using the large swimming pool. Villa Carda has received many rave reviews, and this is yet another. Far and away, this is the finest accommodation we've had in our many travels to this region over the last 15 years. The real highlight of our stay was dining in. On three occasions, Andrea and his wife (chef) Francesca prepared gourmet meals. The food, the wine, the ambiance, and the company provided a vacation experience we'll not likely duplicate.

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Liked best: Dining In
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Exceeded High Expectations”
Reviewed 1 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

About us: A group of four couples in our early 60’s from Colorado, USA who spent 11 nights in early October 2012.

First impressions are important. Eight months before our trip, I was in contact with Andrea and his responses to my inquiry and subsequent follow up questions were prompt and thorough. I had the feeling that he would be a gracious host. Andrea gets an A for pre-trip communications.

Arrival – Villa Carda was in pristine condition when we arrived, the last guests of the 2012 season. Due to our planned schedule, and that it was getting later in the season, we did not take advantage of the pool. But it certainly was beautiful! Having the downstairs bedroom entrances from the outside provided extra privacy.

The property has fig, chestnut, pear and apple trees. We used some tomatoes and onions from the garden for cooking. But our favorite was eating fresh picked figs almost daily. For our group of 8, the shared space (kitchen, family room, dining room) was perfect. If there had been 12, it might have been slightly crowded as we were inside more as evenings became cooler in early October. We had 3 rental cars and were able to park close to the house. A+ facility.

Location – Villa Carda is 35 minutes from the center of Arezzo. For our group, we loved the quietness and countryside location. But if you expect it to be close to major Tuscany attractions, such as Sienna or Florence, you may be disappointed. I found that the smaller the town, the more I liked it – so we enjoyed the close towns of Rassina, Poppi, and Bibbiena which made enjoyable day trips. Of course our favorite local town name was Santa Mamma!

Meals – One of the best choices we made was to have meals cooked in. For the 11 nights we were there, we had meals prepared by Francesca and Andrea 3 times. It was wonderful to come in after a day of touring being greeted by the fabulous smells throughout the upstairs and see homemade pastas drying. Francesca gladly put up with all our questions and willingly shared her recipes. We could have been satisfied with just the appetizers and wine, but there was much more food to come. In fact there was always enough leftover for a meal the following day. My personal favorite pasta was the pici and the pork as main course was delicious. Others had their favorites, but it was all great! Francesca – we loved your cooking and enjoyed your bright personality and excellent English as well! Of course we all give you an A+!

Hosts – Andrea and his wife, Francesca, were fabulous hosts. Since we had ordered a meal cooked in for the first evening, they were both there when we arrived. We truly appreciated Andrea’s availability to respond to any requests we had. He helped us with restaurant recommendations, called for reservations, made arrangements for a fabulous winery and lunch tour (highly recommended at Colle Bereto), and helped with directions. We also had the pleasure of meeting Andrea’s parents – and his father Antonio grilled the steaks for one of our evening dinners. We looked forward to Andrea’s arrival each morning and answering our list of questions. Perfect hosts!

This was a dream vacation and the Villa Carda experience was an integral part of making it such a great time for all of us. We felt comfortable and “at home” here. Thank you, Andrea and Francesca! You have my email address – feel free to share it with anyone who might want to ask any specific questions about renting Villa Carda. And we hope to see you in Colorado someday soon!

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Liked best: Feeling at home - and making friends with the host family
Liked least: Intermittent Internet connection - not the fault of the owners, part of staying in more rural Italy.
Travelling group: Large Group
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Martin P
Horsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“It really is as good as the reviews say it is”
Reviewed 1 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

I was suspicious of the lack of any negative feedback on Villa Carda, thought it was too good to be true, well there is a good reason for that there is nothing to be negative about. The villa, the area and our hosts were just superb.

Our only problem was deciding whether to stay in and avail ourselves of the villa, it's facilities and views or go and out and explore the endless possibilities that Tuscany offers.

Can't wait to go back.

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Liked best: Just Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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JenniLive...
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing location, wonderful service!”
Reviewed 5 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

I visited Villa Carda with my friend and her family and I was certainly not disappointed! On arrival, I was struck by how beautiful the location was, unable to see another villa for miles. The villa itself was beautiful presented and oozed Italian charm, and I particularly liked the covered area where we enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner. The pool was another highlight, and even when we moaned that it was too cold for us, Andrea was on hand to heat it up! The Wellness Centre was a big bonus, and we enjoyed using the Emotional shower and hot tub at little expense - it really is worth the extra money.

Andrea and Antonio were by far the best hosts I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. On our arrival, they were both on hand to give us a tour of the villa and answer all our questions, even organising a riding trip for myself. On our last night we had the pleasure of joining Andrea and his lovely wife in Bibbiena, which is one of the best places I have been to, with its old Italian streets and taverns.

The villa is worth every penny and with a host like Andrea, Villa Carda is definitely THE place to stay.

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Liked best: The poolside area
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Large Group
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Marjorie...
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
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“Magnificent. One of the best family holidays that we have ever had.”
Reviewed 27 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

The place was beautiful. It had everything you would want. Every day we relaxed, enjoyed the view, toured the beautiful country side and near by towns and historical sites. The owners of the villa were so hospitable and welcoming. We very much enjoyed their company and the services they provided. We took advantage of the option to have dinners cooked for us, by Andrea and Francesca, which were a gourmet delight - one of the highlights of our trip. If you are looking for the best of the best in Tuscany, Villa Carda is the place to be. Kraft / Herman Family

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Liked best: The whole exprience
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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