we (a group of 7 adults)have stayed at Villa Senaia twice so far (for 2 weeks at a time) and have planned our 3rd visit for Sept. 2014. There is so many positive about this wonderful place and part of Italy, it shouldn't be missed. The villa is spectacular with breathtaking views of the valley and the walled city of Castiglion Fiorentino. It sits on a hill a short distance from CF and has everything possible you would need on a vacation. The hosts, Giuseppe and his lovely wife, Laura are wonderful. We are greeted with fresh fruits, cheeses and Italian meats. The cupboard is stocked with Giuseppe's wonderful, home made wines and olive oils for purchase (well worth the price, too!). During our stay our hosts would bring over their homemade jams and biscotti! Such a treat!!
The city of CF is small but offers some of the best food around. There is a small, family owned place called La Sffizieria that has some of the best pizza, panini's and red wine around! The folks who own it are so pleasant and accomodating.
Cortona is a short ride and is well worth the trip. There are plenty of sights to see, shopping and eating. I would recomment Trattoria D'Addario - it is wonderful!
Castiglion Fiorentino is truly the "heart" of Italy.
Even if you do not speak Italian - do not worry. The Italian people here are so helpful and wonderful!
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We stayed here for only three nights while my husband attended a class in town..far too short a stay in such an amazing place.
The owner, Giuseppe, was extremely warm and gracious. Since he and his wife and daughter live next door, he was able to help with directions, etc. He left a bountiful spread of local fruit, bread, some amazing wine and various pantry items waiting for us when we arrived.
The farmhouse/villa is just beautiful and so comfortably appointed! The views from the patio, pool, yard, and upstairs balconies were incredible, picture perfect!
The location is absolutely the best as it is within close proximity to many towns in Tuscany and Umbria. We were able to visit a different town each day of our short stay.
We are planning to visit again within the year with our daughter and would definitely love to stay in this amazing place again!
Words cannot adequately describe how much we loved staying in Villa Senaia. However, our memories of this beautiful place will draw us back!
Just got back from 3 weeks in Italy and one week was spent at Villa Senaia. This place was a dream come true from the owners, Giuseppe, who the wife's say is George Clooney's double, to his wife Laura, who spoiled us with her delicious baked goods, The views looked almost unreal which gazed over the countryside overlooking the town of Castigleon Fiorentino which is walking distance from the villa and straight out of a scene from the God Father.... This place had it all and is a must if you are looking for a genuine Tuscan villa in the heart of the region.. Day trips included drives to Assisi, Siena, Cortona and the Chianti region all within a two hour drive. We can't wait to return....and will never forget the magical time we spent and the genuine warmth and hospitality given to us by Guiseppe and Laura.
I just returned from a week long vacation at Villa Senaia located in Castiglion Fiorentino. Everything about this villa is fantastic! The location is outstanding since most tuscan hilltowns are a easily accessible from the villa within an hour or less. Great location to experience Tuscany as well as Umbria. The owners of the villa which live next door, Giuseppe and Laura, provided my family with A++ hospitality and did everthing in their power to make sure that we were absolutely satisfied and happy. This is my fourth vacation to Tuscany and it has been the best yet. I highly recommend this villa to anyone interested in experiencing Tuscany the right way. The villa was very well kept and comfortable. The kitchen was fully loaded with all the appliances needed to cook your meals and eat "al fresco" while looking over the marvelous views of the valdichiana. A great grocery store is only five minutes away. Overall I give this villa a the best possible ratings because everything was to our liking and Guiseppe and Laura were fantastic!!! I will definitely return to this villa in the near future!
Wonderful 4 bedroom / 3 bathroom villa with a stunning panoramic view. Ideal "base" To discover the Tuscan region. Very friendly owners, great swimming pool, beautifully restored house, tasteful decoration, ... this villa really has it all. We will most certainly be back, see you soon Giuseppe and Laura.