Another week in Paradise.... where the Zero Point Zero Productions / No Reservations crew decided to return. Villa Il Prato for purposes of pure fun.... A great time was had by all. And many thanks.....
Anthony Bourdain & family & friends, NYC, USA
Author of Kitchen Confidential, Bone in the Throat, Gone Bamboo
Karin Dietz’s Chianti & More in Panzano has been, for nearly five years, our secret weapon in Italy. Through it, we have always known that we will find the best possible places to stay and most thorough support when we’re there. We know we can trust the descriptions of what’s available, because Ms Dietz is probably the most honest, reliable, plain-speaking person in all of Tuscany. We also know that we will be listened to, because she is one of the smartest. It is with great reluctance that we give up our secret and share her name, but, ultimately, even we have come to recognize that Karin is too great a talent to keep to ourselves: she should be everyone’s gate-keeper to this very beautiful corner of the world.
Bill Buford, New York City
Author of “Heat, An Amateur’s Adventures as a Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany”
Ref. 100 – Panzano in Chianti
Thank you for your help on our travels. We had a fantastic vacation in Chianti and will surely recommend your company to our friends.
Myleeta A., India
We will definitely recommend Chianti & More to everyone. You did indeed provide prompt and useful information.
Our stay in Tuscany was the most enjoyable part of our trip. The location and view were perfect. We found the building and its interior charming. The hostess and people in Panzano were very accommodating.
We will pass along to our friends and family both here and in Europe that Panzano is a delightful vacation spot.
Thank you for your assistance, and we will keep you in mind for the future.
Denise and Glenn M., Canada
Yes we did get back safely after a wonderful trip to Italy. As for feedback with regards to your website and renting through Chianti and More, I cannot say enough positive comments. You were great! The communications were always prompt and informative. Thank you. Panzano is a sweet little village and very welcoming. Lucrezia was very nice and helpful when needed. The house overall is really stunning as are the views.
Again, thank you for your help and assistance in finding a vacation home in Tuscany.
Liz C, USA
So often everything is just an internet transaction so we enjoyed meeting you in your home town. We loved Panzano and the surrounding area. After travelling to many towns in Tuscany, as far south as Montalcino, we decided that the Panzano area was the most beautiful. We couldn’t have made a better choice. The wine festival was a great time to visit.
We would definitely recommend Chianti & More. Everything about your service exceeded our expectations. The house was exactly as viewed and described on your web site. The additional information that you shared about Panzano was greatly appreciated.
The house was very charming with stunning views. We were happy with our choice of properties.
We had a wonderful vacation and truly fell in love with Tuscany. Thank you again for everything you did to make our trip a great experience.
Karen V., NC, USA
We had a wonderful time in Panzano and everything was fantastic. We would certainly recommend Chianti & More to friends and relatives (as a matter of fact we have already recommended you to a friend who is going to plan a trip to Italy early next year). The booking process was easy and you were extremely helpful as we went back and forth making our decision on where to stay. The service was top notch all the way around. We loved the villa and the beautiful scenery.
We would give Chianti & More high marks in every area!
Thanks again for all you did to make our trip so wonderful. We look forward to seeing you again.
Brad W, USA
We left Lucrezia's home on Saturday. Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful week. The house was perfect and we thought the location was equally perfect. A great vacation for our family.
Michael S., UK
As last year, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Panzano. The house and it's owner Lucrezia were a delight and as ever your service first class. Thanks again - I am sure we will be in touch again soon.
Simon M., Malaysia
It already seems like a long time since our lovely, relaxing holiday in Panzano.
The location, close to the village but with views up the valley to the north, was perfect for us.
Your website offered a wide range of properties and your service in providing a range of available villas was extremely helpful.
You provided exactly what we were looking for, very quickly, which suited us perfectly when considering flight availability. You provided a full list of available properties and were even able to provide us with a property which most closely suited our requirements even though provisionally booked by another person.
The photographs provided full details on the property and the directions provided in the voucher were clear.
Perfect Cleanness of the villa, perfect equipment, very comfortable and high standard furniture and decoration.
I would certainly consider Chianti & More for our next holiday in Tuscany.
Ewan T., Scotland
We absolutely loved the place, and it was perfect for us, but the steep staircase up to the 2nd floor might be problematic for older relatives in terms of getting their suitcases up and getting to the bathroom in the middle of the night...
Yes, we would absolutely recommend Chianti & more to friends and relatives.
Thanks again Karin - we had a phenomenal time, and plan to return to the villa when we can for future anniversaries!
Forrest S., USA
Ref. 101,102 – Tavarnelle
We had a wonderful trip as ever in Chianti and no doubt we will be in touch again when we book our next trip.
Furniture and decoration at the villa really in keeping with the area, excellent quality - like a home from home.
Julie C., UK
We have arrived safely back in Australia after our six weeks holiday in Europe.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your prompt responses to my earlier emails when trying to sort out a suitable villa to rent plus all of the helpful information supplied. Your professional assistance was very much appreciated. The villa(s) suited our needs perfectly, with the three bedrooms and three bathrooms over the two buildings. The fact we could rent the villas for eight days rather than the “normal” seven days from Saturday to Saturday suited our travel plans perfectly.
Our group was extremely happy with our villas. The location of the villas was a little remote but we believe staying out in the countryside was a big part of the charm of our visit to Tuscany. The scenery was in the area was beautiful. The villas were clean, comfortable and well equipped. Adriana the property manager, and her daughter were there to welcome us and explain the set up of the two villas.
Marie, the owner, dropped in the following morning to see if we were comfortable and if there was anything we needed. We thanked Marie during our stay, can you please pass on our thanks once again and tell her how much we enjoyed our stay at the villa.
We took advantage of Victoria’s catering services. The meals she prepared for us were delicious, they were just what we needed after a day out exploring. We still reminisce about her wonderful vegetable lasagne. We also enjoyed the experience of eating in the local restaurants in Tavarnelle, only a 10 minutes drive from the villa.
Our group will be very happy to pass on your name and company as a contact to any of our friends who may be thinking of renting a villa in the beautiful area of Tuscany.
Deidre and Jeff B, Australia
I would absolutely recommend Chianti and More to friends and family. I give high marks to your service and the villa. It was good to meet you as well. Thank you for everything!
Ryan M., Kansas City, MO
Ref. 104 - Greve in Chianti
We had a fantastic vacation in Chianti. The house was just perfect for our two families sharing, and was very child friendly. The information on your website about the property was accurate - but of course the photos can't do the place justice and it was better in real life!
The location was great - we really loved being tucked away in the hills surrounded by vineyards and views over the valley, but within easy driving distance of many wonderful towns, like Panzano and Greve.
The house itself was charming and tastefully decorated in authentic Tuscan style. The house was very clean on arrival and was well kitted out.
The beautiful pool and the lovely gardens were immaculately maintained. The kids made good use of the flat grassed area beside the pool for games of soccer, and were very excited to discover the little orchard tucked away at the bottom of the garden! Us adults appreciated the fact that we could keep an eye on the kids in the pool from a variety of areas, including the kitchen, the loggia and the outside dining table. The barbeque and the wood fired pizza oven both got a good work out and we made the most of the great weather and dined al fresco most evenings- just great!
We enjoyed the extra activities you organised for us, notably the meal prepared by Arianna in the house on the first evening, and the pasta-making lesson for the children by Chef Barbara.
Your service prior to our arrival was excellent! We appreciated the detailed notes you sent us regarding directions to the property, local attractions and good restaurants. And thank-you for your prompt responses to our many questions and requests, ranging from property selection to restaurant bookings and places to buy pool toys!
Our only regret is that we didn't book the house for 2 weeks!
We have already recommended you to a friend and will certainly do so again. In fact, we may be interested in renting the house again next year...will get back to you when we can pin the family down to some dates!
Thanks again and all the very best!
Lisa M., Australia
Thank you for helping us to have such awesome holidays. The whole process has been easy going and the whole family has been very happy at Quercetino.
We would definitely recommend Chianti & More to our friends and relatives.
Both before and after our vacations everything was perfect: response time to emails, reco of houses following our needs, directions to the house, restaurant tips and also the cleanliness, equipment and decoration of the house (very good pictures on the web that show the house as it really is).
In short, wonderful.
Itziar E., Spain
We had a lovely holiday which already seems like a distant dream.
We very much enjoyed staying at Villa Quercetino. The proximity to Greve and Panzano are great but we also went into Figline for supermarket shopping.
We love the fact that you can sit outside for most meals and that you can see the swimming pool from the table so there was normally someone around to ensure that the swimmers were safe.
We had a great holiday - thank-you very much for your help us and making it possible. I am sure we will be back.
All the Best
Mary & Simon B., UK
Everything about the villa was practically perfect.
The service you provide is impeccable. You understood our needs and provided extra attention to our requests. The information you provided and possible tour attractions were excellent.
The villa was beyond beautiful and the memories we created there with the special dinner by Roberto to the fantastic day with Lorenzo surpassed our imaginations.
Thank you so much for all your assistance on this wonderful trip to Italy. Your actions certainly made our trip most enjoyable! Palio was fantastic! A real treat! Seats were amazing and race was thrilling. We most definitely would refer your assistance to others traveling to Italy!
Thank you again so much and yes I definitely would have enjoyed meeting you in person - next time
we thoroughly loved our stay at the villa.
Tamara B, USA
Ref. 106 - Greve in Chianti
We enjoyed our holiday very much
The cabin and it's surrounding is pure heaven
Thank you for facilitating out wonderful holiday.
Guy M., Israel
Ref. 111 – Panzano in Chianti
Just wanted to thank you again for your help in making our stay at the villa such an enjoyable experience. All of our friends truly enjoyed their stay at your wonderful property in the heart of Chianti.
Have a great summer.
John P., USA
The villa is beautiful and exceptionally well presented. It is by far the best equipped and best maintained villa that we have rented.
The owners had thought of everything and are very friendly and open people.
Many thanks for your help in suggesting this villa as it made our holiday even more enjoyable.
Mary & Simon B., UK
Eileen and I enjoyed the brief time to meet you in Panzano. We enjoyed our stay in the area and at the wonderful Villa!
The owners were very nice and helpful and the accommodations "first class"! We will happily recommend this Villa to our US friends who might wish to visit Tuscany region and we have noted your coordinates in our files and will introduce Chianti & More to anyone needing assistance in finding a vacation Villa in Tuscany region.
Cleanness of the villa? Like "our own homes"!
Equipment of the villa? Kitchen was the "envy" of us all as the utensils, glassware, space and decor were fantastic!
Quality of the villa? First class!
Furniture and decoration? One of the most beautiful and perfectly designed homes/villas we have ever seen, with spacious rooms and comfortable furnishings.
Location? Easiest to find for 1st time guests and ideally located for easy in-out access for day trips in Tuscany.
We hope to again visit Panzano and to use your assistance with Villa arrangements in the future!
Barry & Eileen M., CA, USA
Ref. 117,118,119 – Panzano in Chianti
Thanks very much for your email. We had a lovely time at the villa, it was beautiful!
You were very friendly and helpful plus the property was of a high standard.
We loved the location as it was so easy to get to the cities, easy to walk to Panzano, yet it felt like it was set apart from everything and was very peaceful. Also it felt safe to let the children wander around unsupervised.
Your Website has lots of pictures and useful information so all good there.
A big bonus was having Mimmo cooking our wedding dinner. He was amazing and his food was one of the highlights of our visit. My daughter completely fell in love with him!
Clare O., UK
Thank you, and we had a lovely holiday in Panzano, and I was actually going to come back to you with feedback.
The help you gave us was amazing, all the information you provided on the area, the location of the supermarket in Pisa (!), winetasting etc etc was very very helpful, and your promptness was first class.
Our accommodation at the villa was lovely, the apartment was very clean, the location superlative. We were grateful for the central heating on the first couple of nights as it was a bit chilly. We had thought we would be able to light a fire but the lady who cleaned did say that the fire was not good to light as it smoked, but the central heating was fine for warming up the rooms. The two bathrooms were very well fitted, although I would say that the shower over the bath in the ensuite bedroom was not very powerful, but that was just a little thing. The water was always hot. The main bedroom with views over the vineyard was lovely, the other two bedrooms did not have this outlook, but they were more than adequate. All the rooms had plenty of storage space. The beds were very comfortable.
The sitting room was very comfortable, it was great to have a table just outside the door which caught the evening sun. Of course the garden and swimming pool were lovely, with such a beautiful outlook over the countryside and we so enjoyed the fireflies and nightingales at night.
We appreciated having our own barbecue.
It was a beautiful place and I would have no hesitate in recommending the villa, Chianti & more and the whole area to friends. I would love to come back and explore the area more. The above remarks are no huge criticism but hopefully they will be of help to you.
Thank you for all your help in making this such a successful holiday.
Melanie K., UK
We had a great week in Panzano and we would love to come again! We were perfectly happy about everything, including the information, service etc.
Thanks for your cooperation. Hope tot meet you in the future.
Gabrielle v. H., Netherlands
Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Panzano. It seems the perfect little village and we had some lovely meals at the local restaurants. Your service is fantastic and I would happily recommend you to friends. Our apartment was clean and had everything we needed.
Many thanks again for making the planning of our stay so effortless.
Nicola H., Australia
We are fresh off our trip and had a great stay. Ms Sammie couldn't have been more helpful. I thought we would be left to our own so was pleasantly surprised when she was available for directions. The villa was charming and clean. I would and am recommending Chianti & More to friends as we speak. Thank you for all your help.
Phyllis W. USA
Karin, Thanks so much for your help. The property is gorgeous, and Sam is so nice! I would absolutely recommend you to many of my friends. We ourselves plan to come back next year. Thanks again.
Brian K., USA
We had the BEST vacation and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Chianti!
Thank you again for all your help.
Hope to come back again real soon!
Have a wonderful summer!
Nina P. USA
To answer your questions yes we had a fantastic time at the villa. The apartment was perfect with the most amazing views over the rolling countryside. I still miss the nice man in the bread shop and our morning coffees and patisseries!!
The apartment was very clean, location fabulous, decoration etc all great.
Thanks for all your help with the booking and yes we would love to holiday in Italy again.....
Steph L., UK
P.S. The wine festival was great!!
We are back in rainy London and looking dreamily at the photos of the past week. We had a truly great stay, and your recommendation on the property was perfect. We had a memorable week in what is definitely a favourite place for us, full of great food, wine and rest. And thank you again for your assistance in booking the restaurant etc.
We are already looking forward to our next visit and scanning diaries for the next opportunity.
Charles C., UK
We had a great time in Panzano. Eating, talking, drinking and having fun.
We´ll be back in Panzano some day, count on that.
Rolf S., and the rest of the family, Sweden
Thanks for your e-mail. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Panzano and are grateful for everything you did to make our visit so enjoyable. We would definitely recommend that our family and friends visit—and probably will! The service and attention to detail was first rate and greatly appreciated. I especially appreciated your responses to my many questions. We found the villa clean, well-equipped, and the location ideal for our stay in Tuscany. In fact, the villa was only a 30 minute drive from the wedding reception of my wife’s cousin. An ideal location!
Thank you again for your help and hospitality. We find ourselves wishing that we could return to Panzano soon!
Thanks again and be well. We’ll be in touch about a future visit.
Dave L, USA
We are safely back home. We have had a lovely time and looking forward to coming back for the wine festival in September!
Thank you again for all your help and organization
Shona B., UK
We just returned home last night after visiting Germany.
It was also very nice to meet you after our long email connection. Your service was first-rate. You were extremely helpful and responsive to our needs and questions.
We really appreciate your arranging the museum reservations and especially setting up the catered dinner. It turned out great and everyone wants the chef to come home and cook for them.The villa was everything we expected and more.
The location was super, right next to town yet a feeling of complete privacy. It was very clean and well equipped.
We have already recommended Chianti and More to several friends and will certainly continue to do so if someone we know is interested in villas in Tuscany.
We had a wonderful trip and a completely memorable anniversary celebration.
Thanks so much for all your help.
Margit & Roger L, USA
Thank you so much for helping with Brittany’s trip. They loved everything, the villa and then Mimmo cooking for them. A good trip and good report all the way around
Thank you !
Christina D., USA
The villa was beautiful and very comfortable for the three of us. Your service was great and I appreciated the prompt communication in regards to booking and answers to questions I had.I always received responses to my email inquiries in a timely manner. There were never any communication issues.
We received all information and it was very detailed and understandable. I always felt that our visit was a priority.
The villa was very clean upon arrival, which was wonderful.
All of the furniture was nice and comfortable. The beds were very comfortable.
Great location in relation to Panzano and small towns nearby to visit.
Thank you so much for everything. We had a great time.
April G., NV, USA
this will be our annual destination for some time. And yes, recommendations are already underway to friends and colleagues - although to a selected few only.
Please do keep up the splendid work.
Glenn Ch., Singapore
Ref. 120,121,122,123,124 – Panzano in Chianti
Ann and I are home now and very much enjoyed the time in Panzano.
We had a wonderful time at the beautiful villa. The villa turned out to be a great way to handle a group of our size.
I also appreciated you working with our group to line up activities, dinners etc. The attention to detail here is appreciated.
We enjoyed chatting with Gabriel and appreciated him helping with checkin and lost luggage.
All in all, we had a wonderful time and will of course recommend you to others we know. In fact, I have already done so. I believe you run a very well organized business.
We hope to return again.
Roger and Ann E., USA
Thank you for the warm welcome home!
We had a wonderful time at the lunch and getting to spend a little time with you was very special. Thank you for consistently taking such good care of us.
It's back to reality time now!
Best to you always,
Jan and Randy J., USA
Our holiday in panzano is about to end and I just wanted to say from penny and myself a big thank you for all of your help planning our wonderful holiday.
The girls afternoon went really well, we loved the restaurant and the bus driver was great.
Thanks so much for all the extra work you did in helping us plan the trip.
Michelle & penny, UK
It was great to meet you. The property was lovely as just as it appeared in the photos, except maybe better. We had a wonderful time, and have already told lots of people.
Janine J., USA
We had a fantastic time at the Villa!! I’m sorry I didn’t get to meet you personally while we were there.
THE MOST PERFECT LOCATION — BEAUTIFUL AND PRIVATE, YET JUST A FEW MINUTES WALK INTO TOWN. CENTRAL TO THE WHOLE CHIANTI REGION.
WE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE HAPPY WITH OUR ENTIRE EXPERIENCE IN THE VILLA, AND WITH THE BOOKING PROCESS. THE STAFF WERE LOVELY AND VERY HELPFUL. WE WERE EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE IN OUR APARTMENT, AND THE ENTIRE VACATION WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.
I WOULD RECOMMENT CHIANTI AND MORE WITHOUT HESITATION, AND ALREADY HAVE
Judy K., USA
Hello Karin, it was a pleasure to visit you at your office, and for all of us, the villa and its location have been a dream during the week. We enjoy every minute at Panzano and you'll probably see us in the future. I would like to say a special thank to Gabriele for his kindness and his devotion for us and an other thank you to the very nice housekeeper for every thing.
Hope to see you again
Gaetan F., Canada
It was really good to meet you briefly and in response to your initial questions we would like to say that we were delighted with all the information Chianti and More provided us with for our stay in Panzano. The information provided was excellent and we were certainly not disappointed in the accommodation or the location when we arrived. The Marriotts did have some influence on our choice as you know and they were delighted too that we were happy with our decision to use your services.
We were fortunate to have Gabriele there at the villa to ensure everything was in order and we have to say we cannot sing his praises highly enough. The villa is perfectly located for walking into the village for shopping or eating out (we had a fantastic experience on the Saturday night at Dario's Ciccia Restaurant). The decor was lovely and the view (especially from the room in the turret) was breathtaking.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Chianti and More to any of our friends or acquaintances.
We look forward to seeing you and using your services in the future
Rob & Olwyn S, Malaysia
Firstly as previously stated your efficiency was of unequal excellence in respect of the booking.
As regards the information about the accommodation it was true and factual.
Everything proved better than anticipated with comfortable and extremely clean facilities.
In respect of Tuscany and Chianti region in particular the best description is "enchanting". The wine was not bad either!
Thank you again for the care and attention to detail that you undertook and I trust to book accommodation with you in the future so as to look at various place in more detail.
Your happy client
David D., UK
I would definitely recommend the villa without hesitation. My husband could have stayed by the pool, read, and looked at the view all day. It was a good resting spot after a week in Venice and Florence. Gabriele was most accommodating and the facilities were wonderful and clean.
Thank you again for all of your help which was excellent.
Tuggie A., VA, USA
Responsive to each question, I can't say enough about the experience and give you the highest marks on each query. You were always incredibly responsive to all of my correspondence, as well as to my calls when in Italy.
There's a fair amount of pressure being the one person responsible for accommodations for a large group in a foreign country. The property was extraordinary, and my family were thrilled with our stay. The villa was in more beautiful than I had any reason to expect - the pictures, as nice as they were, couldn't possible do it justice.
Needless to say, I would, and already have, recommended your service and the villa in Panzano, to friends and family.
My sincerest thanks for all of your help and for an absolutely fantastic stay in Panzano. Grazie!!
Mike R. USA
We settled back in at home in Chicago and are missing Panzano more and more every day!
I can't begin to tell you what a wonderful time everyone had. I already knew that Panzano was a special place but to share it with your family and friends is really a treat.
Thank you again for everything you did to make our week so magical. You truly went above and beyond the call of duty.
We have already been talking with our friends about a return visit. Particularly Nic and I would love to return for an anniversary visit.
We already have some fantastic pictures coming in. It might take me a few weeks to get them all together but I will be sure to share some of the shots of the Villa and the wedding with you should you want to share them with potential future guests.
Take care Karin! We will stay in touch!
Nic and Libby K, IL, USA
It was such a great week. Thank you so very much for all arrangements!
I would absolutely recommend Chianti & more to friends and relatives - all was well arranged, according to plans and initial agreements. very informative service and pleasant email contact.
Kind Regards from De Bilt!
Etta L., The Netherlands
April / May 2009
Dear Karin, Many thanks for your help in arranging our lovely Christmas holiday. We wanted a place w/i walking distance of a village and this is precisely what we got.
Stacy G., UK
We appreciate your friendship, professionalism, and kindness, and you have helped make Panzano a significant part of our family’s life. For instance, at dinner last night we were laughing about all the fun and funny things that happened this year—including losing our baggage on both the outward trip and on our way home. We think that the bags had so much fun in Italy that they decided to stay for an extra day or two. I think the four of us feel the same way… now that we are back to work and school…Grazie and ciao
Suzanne & Bill M., NYC
We had a wonderful time at the villa.The location was ideal. Everyone loved the facilities and would like to come back. You met all our needs and lived up to all your commitments.
I would recommend the villa to anyone and also your services.
Karin if I can be of any help let me know.
Best wishes from Mary and myself.
Louis I., NY, USA
I loved the location--it was just perfect---the villa was very special. I `ve already told many friends about your services. We hope to return in a few years with family.
Janet K., NYC
We had a wonderful time in Panzano.
If the weather had of cooperated it would have been nice to use the pool but nothing could be done about that.
I would, however, recommend the place to friends and family. It was in the perfect location and suited our needs perfectly. The kitchen and the unit in general were well equipped. I appreciate having an iron and ironing board.
Anila and her sister were wonderful and very eager to help. Lara also was very pleasant and offered her services.
The welcoming gift was much appreciated as were the flowers in the apartment. The binder with information about the villa and surrounding area was very helpful and we used it a lot. Thanks for all these little touches.
We look forward to working with you again.
Debbie S, Canada
Thank you for all your help, Karin. Great service and lovely holiday.
Morten G., Norway
I'm so sorry I didn't answer you earlier.
Karin, everything went so great that week. Anila, Lara, you,....everyone was sooooo unbelievably amazing. You were great also, really, your patience was immensely appreciated.
I will defenitely recommend you to anyone going to Tuscany.
So take care, and again, THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH.
Oh, I will send you pictures of the villa the night of the wedding. It was so gorgeous.
Luciana & Giulio, Montreal, Canada
Ref. 127 / 128 - Ambra
Everything was wonderful, Ricardo was a absolute gentleman and excellent host.thanks for everything & we will recommend you to our friends.
Ronan C., NYC
We had a wonderful time in Ambra, the house was perfect and exactly how we imagined it. We would definitely come back and would recommend it highly to friends and family.We were also very highly satisfied with Chianti & More and your expert service.I have nothing negative to say at all about our stay in Ambra and will hopefully be back there soon.
Sharon H., NYC
Ref. 181 - San Pancrazio
I've already recommended chiant&more to some of our friends. Looking forward for next holidays in Tuscany next year.
Lukasz Z, Poland
Thank you for everything Karin.
We would definitely come back to this house if we have the chance, if the house is reserved we would go for an other house that Chianti & More offers. Chianti & More offers excellent service, no need for phone conversation since Chianti & More always answers quick on e-mail, 100% capacity of understanding our needs.
Good luck with your future business!
Daniel H., Sweden
Thank you for the recommendation for our holiday villa. We have a marvelous vacation in San Pancrazio & Montespertoli region. The villa surroundings were beautiful, the garden was well taken care of and absolutely gorgeous!! The view was unforgettable! The pool area perfect and was cleaned every morning!
The villa itself was more beautiful than we could have imagined from photos.
quite good equipment of the villa 7/10, but not luxury.
Quality: outside 10/10, living rooms 6/10, kitchen 6/10, bedrooms 9/10, toilets/bathrooms 10/10
So, thank you for your recommendation and suggestion to hire this villa, because the villas in Panzano we hoped for, were occupied.
It has been a pleasure to communicate with you, hope you have a nice summer!
Ritva L., Finland
Ref. 200 – Radda in Chianti
We had a great time at the Radda in Chianti property. It was even more beautiful than we had hoped and everything from the stocking of the fridge to the friendliness of Simona exceeded our expectations.
While we toured a few days and enjoyed some wine tastings, we spent most of our time at the villa. It’s pretty easy to simply sit and enjoy the surroundings … when the surroundings look like this:
This was a 30th wedding anniversary trip that Cathy and I won’t forget!
Terry T., USA
June / July 2011
We think the website did justice to the villa we stayed at - actually it was even nicer than we expected. I will be recommending you to my friends and using you again in future.
Many thanks for helping us make such a lovely holiday.
Melanie W., Australia
May / June 2011
Many thanks for all of your help during our stay in Radda. We had a wonderful time despite the rain and cold, and the electricity going out on two occasions! It reminded me and Andrea of our house in the country here in the States, where we have power outages with some frequency. I have to say that the owners were lovely and helpful, their chef Signora Maria was great and all of us, including my grandson, had a wonderful time.
Thank you again
Zach F., NY, USA
Tks for your e-mail. It was nice to meet you when we were there, thank you very much for your advice on the vineyard, we had a great time there.
We are very pleased with the Villa in Radda, the location is perfect, the swimming pool and the garden is beautiful, the Villa is very clean and of high quality. We found your services were extremely efficient and we would still love to come back next year to the same villa and have already recommended your company to our friends. Best regards,
Patricia L, UK
Ref. 203 – Panzano in Chianti
We think very highly of you and Chianti and More and will certainly recommend you to friends and relatives. You offer an excellent service.
Your were very prompt in answering our emails and gave clear, detailed answers to all of our questions.
You understood what we were looking for in a villa for our family's celebratory trip to Italy.
You answered our questions about the villa.
The villa has very high quality appliances and equipment. The washer and dryer are new. The kitchen and dining room have every tool, appliance, pot and pan you could ever require. Dishes and assorted sizes of glassware are plentiful and of nice quality.
Satellite TV worked well. The infinity pool was fantastic and used every day for several hours.
We chose this villa for it's location, ( but it ended up being fabulous in so many other ways, especially it's walking distance to the village. Friends and family who have rented in Italy in the past complained about their villas' isolated locations.
The children walked to the village and we were all able to have dinner out without worrying about a long, difficult drive home.
Anyone in our position doing an online rental hopes the photos and entire rental process does justice to their expectations. For us, those expectations were exceeded by the villa. We really had a wonderful time in a superb location with excellent facilities and equipment.
Everyone loved the villa.
Chef Mimmo's delicious dinner served on the terrace overlooking the vineyards was a highlight for the whole family; thank you for making the arrangements with Mimmo.
Larry and Susan R., USA
To answer your questions regarding the level of your service, and various elements of the rental property itself, David and I could not have been happier with both. Your prompt responses, the clarity of your communications and your extreme attention to detail all contributed to a wonderful and superior experience in Panzano.
You went beyond your position as a rental agent to make certain that we had a successful and stress-free vacation. In many instances you served as a concierge and tour guide providing transportation, maps, helpful suggestions and reservations. We were exceedingly pleased with your efforts to make our experience memorable and exciting. I have already given your contact information to many friends.
As to the villa itself, it met all our expectations. The location of the villa was ideal for the four of us, the equipment was extensive, and the views were breathtaking. We were delighted to meet Piero and Jeanette - a very gracious couple who made our first few days easier by providing a very nice selection of wine and food to get us started. It was the little details like that which pleased and delighted us.
I hope you find the foregoing responsive to your questions and I hope that we have the opportunity to visit Panzano again very soon. Our very best wishes
Laura K and David F, USA
Hi Karin, Thank you for your efforts. We loved our stay in Panzano and thought the area was lovely. The house was beautiful and very well equipped. We would recommend Chianti & More to friends and we would return to this vacation home.
Penny McR., Ireland
Ref. 226 - San Donato in Collina
We had a wonderful time in Tuscany.
• Chianti and More … We were very pleased with the support that you and your staff provided prior to our holiday. Service was prompt and the information that was provided was excellent. We knew what to expect at the villa. You made the process easy for “first time villa renters” like us.
• Villa … The villa was as described. The villa was well equipped, well furnished, and clean. Wireless internet worked great. Service from the owner and staff was excellent. Any issues were quickly resolved and we received an excellent recommendation for a restaurant in Florence on our last evening from the owner. Upon our arrival, the owner was kind enough to lead us to a local grocery store. It was a wonderful home for a week.
• Extra Activities … The welcome dinner at the villa was fantastic. Maurico (sp ?) cooked a great meal and it was a wonderful way to start our stay at the villa. The wine tour with Simone was also excellent. Simone was a wealth of information and a fantastic personality. We also really enjoyed the walking tour of the two museums in Florence. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
Once again, thank-you for your support. We will recommend Chianti & More.
David M., USA
Ref. 240 – Greve in Chianti
Karin, Thank you for your mail and all your efforts to make our holiday successful. We had a great time.
Leo B, The Netherlands
Ref. 264 – Panzano in Chianti
THANK YOU for your follow up – we had a GREAT time – lucky with the weather – Simone was GREAT – everyone enjoyed him – took us to hidden gems etc...Guido was GREAT – Fun – entertaining and the bikes were well used by us for the week – and last but not least ALIDA – AMAZING – the food was GREAT – beyond expectations...
I have already told people about you and how accommodating you were in advance of the trip and how GREAT the villa was...Thank you for helping make this an unforgettable trip for us...
I will be in touch and will definitely refer people to you.
Regards, Philip B., Canada
Sorry this is so late in coming to you but life has been somewhat hectic since our return. As for our trip to Panzano-- It was perfect, the villa so spectacularly beautiful, Alida, the dearest, and the most fantastic cook -- everyone of us loved her! She played a major part in making this trip such a special one.
Of course I shall recommend you to my friends. Needless to say, all 14 of us miss Panzano very, very much. My children said it was the best time they ever had. So you get an A plus from 14 of us!
Don't hesitate to use me as a reference--I would be delighted.
My very best wishes to you and again so many many thanks,
Gerry (John's mother) S., WA, USA
Ref. 276 - Barberino
Hi, Karin. We would recommend Chianti & More without hesitation. You made everything so easy for us, from the selection of the villa that would accommodate our group to the tour information and advance information you provided, to the final check-out procedure.
The villa was amazing -- spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and well-stocked with everything that we needed. The bedding arrangement suited our group of 14 perfectly, and the 3-hours of daily maid service ensured that everything was neat and clean each day! The grounds and garden were amazing, and we spent 3 days just around the pool even though there was so much to see in the towns around us.
The highlight of our stay were the dinners that Monica prepared. The cold buffet upon our arrival was a delicious treat, followed by 3 additional nights that were gourmet meals. We all loved "pizza night" with Monica and her husband, and there was so much food at each of her dinners that we were thrilled to have "leftovers" the following nights. Monica and her family, who assisted with the dinners, were so lovely and accommodating to all of our requests.
The photos do not even do justice to the beauty of the surroundings, and we enjoyed walking around the property and adjacent paths. The town of Barberino was charming, and we loved stopping in for coffee at the cafe there.
We hope to return to the area someday soon, and when we do, we will certainly be in touch with you again to book accommodations! My mother, Leslie, agrees that everything was wonderful and appreciates your help, too.
Best regards and thank you for all of your assistance.
Ann G., USA
Ref. 288 – Vico d`Elsa
I thought the villa was beautiful, very clean, and comfortable; decoration and furniture is great and all the equipment was in working order. Exceptional bathrooms. It had the right amount of space for our group of 8, and could have easily accommodated 10. The views from many parts of the property were fabulous, especially the view of San Gimignano. I would recommend the villa for others as long as they fully understood the close neighborhood to other houses. The location was good for day trips to San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence, Siena and beyond.
Thank you for setting up the arrangements for our vacation -- we will remember it for a long time!
Ellen S. USA
Ref. 296 – Panzano in Chianti
Cleanness of your vacation home? Extremely clean
Equipment of your vacation home? Everything was available
Furniture and decoration? Traditional and comfortable
Location? Perfect !!!
The website and the presentation was well detailed and accurate, and we got exactly what we hope we will get!!
Estelle V., South Africa
I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how much my friends and I enjoyed our stay in Panzano. The villa was perfect and your assistance in all matters greatly appreciated. We will be recommending your service to any friends who may be traveling to the region and will be in touch when we decide to travel again!!
Laura C., USA
We had a wonderful holiday in Panzano . A lovely village with character . The villa was so private with spectacular views overlooking the vineyards and olive groves. We had fantastic weather and spent many hours in the private pool enjoying the setting. The house was well furnished and very clean, with very comfortable beds.
We would definitely recommend Chiati and More to our friends as your service was excellent, and we had received all the information we required prior to leaving the UK.
Leigh W., UK
We are back and working... And our vacation was wonderful. Excellent Location. Thank you very much.
We do hope to go back to Toscana soon.
All the best
Monica P., Brazil
Ref. 316 – San Casciano
we really had a good time in san casciano the house was comfortable and things were well organised
thank you stay in touch
regards catherine P., France
Ref. 322 - Panzano in Chianti
Everything about our stay was perfect although we would have appreciated 5 degrees cooler weather. The property was very clean and comfortable and well situated, with everything we needed. John and Christine were also kind enough to supply a portable air-conditioning unit during the very hot days. They were outstandingly warm and welcoming hosts, making us feel genuinely at home.
Johnny T., USA
Ref. 324 – Lamole / Greve in Chianti
I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to stop in to see you while we were there. We had the most wonderful holiday. The villa was absolutely perfect!! I will pass along your details to the other members of our community here in England. As soon as we get caught up from our trip I will send some photos/comments for your website. Thank you again!
Would you recommend Chianti & more to friends and relatives? Absolutely!
Promptness of our service? extremely prompt
Capacity of understanding your needs? very understanding
Information about the facility? very thorough information provided
Cherie P., UK
Thanks for the message. We certainly enjoyed our return to Lamole and would like to thank, especially, Mrs. Iolanda for her excellent preparation of the property prior to our arrival and for her warm welcome.
With regards to feedback on the information etc. you provide, I can only comment that it and the photos compare most favourably with that provided by other agencies. We will continue to recommend you to our friends and family!!
Rod H., UK
With regards to feedback, I offer the following comments to you:
we were very pleased with the cottage, its location and its facilities - the only things missing were a toaster and barbecue tools.
the cottage was clean and tidy in every respect
the pool and the garden were regularly attended to.
all the staff we met were very friendly and helpful.
the air conditioning was a very big plus during this period of hot weather!
We were also very satisfied with the services provided by yourself. We will have no hesitation in recommending Chianti and More and look forward to visiting your properties in future.
Rod H., UK
Yes the stay at Lamole was a great success (for everybody but my wife, who as you know had nothing but rain for her stay !).
I managed to do a lot of work as well !
Hope to see you next year,
Nigel F. UK
May/ June 2008
Ref. 327-328-329-330 – Greve in Chianti
We had a wonderful time at the villa. Thank you for your help with our special event!
Curt & Lauren N., NY, USA
We just arrived back in the US.
We could not have been more pleased with the villa. Edoardo was always accessible and working on one thing or another (mostly in the yard) throughout the week. All of the information you had provided prior to our arrival was most helpful. Although we were not totally familiar with the function of the appliances, we were able to work through it or requested, and received, Edoardo’s assistance. The location and views were nothing short of spectacular.
Thank you for a great week of relaxation.
Eddy and Grace C. USA
I apologise for not getting back to you sooner. We had a wonderful time. The villa worked out perfectly for our group and Eduardo was very helpful and a great person.
Everyone who stayed with us said that it was the best vacation they had ever had in spite of the weather not being the best. We did use the pool a couple of times even if it wasn't so sunny.
If any one asks us for a place to go in Italy, we will be sure to recommend you.
Thank you once again for making the whole trip so easy.
Victor L., NY, USA
Ref. 336 – Panzano in Chianti
Faith and I have made it home from our honeymoon and had a wonderful time in Sicilia and Antibes. However, they are no Tuscany. We have been to great place in this world but we always come back to Tuscany (and in particular Panzano) for our greatest enjoyment.
I know Faith is going to send along a "thank you" email but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you personally for all you have done for us and for joining us at our wedding dinner. Everything during our time in Panzano exceeded our expectations and we had a very memorable time.
Thanks so much Karin! We will see you next time we are back in Panzano!!
Faith and Tim R., Canada
Karin, as I stated to Davide and Mr. Saman, we all had a wonderful holiday at Il Prato. Everything was perfect. Thanks so much for the perfect weather also, you sure do know how to make your clients happy (ha!).
Mr. Saman, his wife and sister were excellent hosts. My families liked his dinners better than the many restaurants.
I hope you have a excellent year in business, health and life. Vielen Dank.
Michael V., USA
Just a quick note to say what an incredibly wonderful time we had at Villa Prato.... it was one of the best holidays we've had in quite some time. The place was just lovely and Saman, his wife and the rest of the staff felt like family.
Thanks again for all of your assistance and hospitality. It was a memorable time and we hope to do it again soon... (next year?) Let me know how far in advance we should check in to booking. Although it's hard to tell what our schedules will be in a year we would certainly like to visit again soon.
Lydia T. and Chris C., NYC
We wanted to send you a note to officially thank you for ALL of your help and efforts in making our destination wedding celebration as perfect as it could be... Without you, we (literally) wouldn't have had a destination or anywhere to have the celebration or house any of our 50 guests, nor any transportation for anyone! Villa Il Prato was a dream, and the other villas you recommended were perfect - all our guests were more than happy and most were hoping they wouldn't ever have to leave... We can't thank you enough and know that we will be back to Panzano soon, if not to celebrate our anniversary, then to celebrate something else with you and all our old and new friends made there during our trip.
Leyla and Gavin H., Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for introducing us to the star of our show -
"IL PRATO" in Panzano in Chianti!
Panzano was indeed magical. The show "No Reservations" will be amazing.
Fell in love with the place and hope to rent it for a week or two next summer.
Anthony Bourdain, NYC
Author of Kitchen Confidential, Bone in the Throat, Gone Bamboo
Ref. 338 – Greve in Chianti
The owners of the villa were very friendly and the location was outstanding.
Thank you for all and see you soon,
Thierry and Marianne M., Belgium
Everything was absolutely perfect - the accommodation, Patrizio, your chefs both Barbara and Mimmo - please pass our thanks for making it so memorable.
The Restaurant and babysitter were also fantastic.
I have never felt so relaxed on holiday - we will be coming back.
Peter J., UK
I thought your representation of the property on your website was excellent - upon arrival there were no surprises. We found the house to be clean, roomy and very up to date. Signor Patrizio was most gracious - even including us in a family and friends grape harvest and late lunch. I would rate it as a 5 star experience and would certainly recommend it to friends.
Anthony B., USA
It was a pleasure to meet you again, and thank you so much for your part in making our holiday so wonderful.
I would definitely recommend Chianti and More to our friends family and anyone who would ask for some information.
We will not book with anyone else in Tuscany. Your professionalism and help are unparalled to anyone we have ever dealt with. The information package you provided us for things to do, restaurants, wineries and sightseeing was very thorough and very helpful.
During the booking process the promptness of your replies to our questions as well as your suggestions of properties that would fit us best was very helpful. Your website provides lots of information about all the different rental options from size to price as well as great descriptions about the properties. The pictures provided and the maps for location were integral in us making our decision.
As for the Villa, it was like a dream come true from the moment we were greeted by Signor Patrizio who truly is a wonderful person, to the moment we left we could have not asked for more. The Villa had everything we could have wanted with the views being some of the best we have ever seen. The Villa was furnished impeccably and was outfitted with all of the modern conveniences one would require.
As for the location, after our first visit and seeing Panzano for the first time Adriana and I have fallen in love with that little part of Italy. Upon returning there we felt like we had come home. It is so comfortable there and everyone is so welcoming I could not imagine a better place to vacation.
In closing I would like to add that there are very few people who you can totally trust when it comes to making decisions about vacation. Karin you are one of those people from the first time I started emailing you five years ago you have gone above and beyond to help us pick out the perfect vacation villa. Your service is truly world class. We will be very happy to pass on recommendations to all of our friends here in Canada.
We cannot wait to come back and visit you and Panzano again.
Adriana & Blair G, Canada
We are back in the states reminiscing about the wonderful time we had in Italy. The villa was fantastic. Your help was deeply appreciated. I am sorry I didn't get a chance to pop in and say hello. We were able to have a cooking demonstration with Mimmo. Please thank him for his time and for allowing us into his kitchen. The pasta afterwards was superb. Thank you again for all your help. Mimmo was also wonderful and his food is to be remembered.
Jeet S., USA
Karin, the vacation property was beautiful, clean and very well equipped…location is amazing. We would definitely book again with Chianti and more.
Patrizio was amazing…always available…treated us wonderfully….
Again, it was nice meeting you.
Thank you…Nadia G., Canada
Hi Karin the vacation was fantastic! We will most definetely come back and would certainly go through you. The house was well equipped and met our needs. Patricio was wonderful.
All in all it was terrific and so are you. We will return! All the best
Rosemary O’B., VA, USA
We are back in Norway. 2600 km continuous driving more or less.
Our impression about the villa was absolutely perfect for us. It was really sad to leave everything connected to this beautiful place.
On behalf of my wife and myself we would like to thank you for all assistance during this stay.
Warm regards from
Gulsum and Einar D., Norway
May / June 2009
Ref. 344 - Greve in Chianti
Thank you for nice holiday in Chianti on May! We had really nice staying there and house was really nice. Especially the pool and dinner table area near the pool were our favourite places to chill out. Pizza owen was great success! :)
I will definitely contact you on our next trip to Tuscany!
Antti V., Finland
Back in Finland again from Tuscany and Elba Island!
Unfortunately we didn't meet during our vacation in Tuscany!! We visited Panzano market on Sunday 11th July and passed your office. You have a nice looking office, by the way!
Our vacation was perfect.
So, holidays are over this summer. When will you have yours?
Pool was very good. Clean and perfectly refreshing water, good depth and very new deck chairs.
We liked the barbeque, good showers, good beds, private location, pool. Everything functioned and the owner was nice.
Thank you Karin for everything.
I will definitely return to your web pages, when we start planning our next trip to Tuscany and Chianti.
Ritva L., Finland
Over a week at home and we are still in our Italian mood Thank you. We were very pleased with your service.
The property was better than the photos showed, so we were very pleased by that. The owner was very serviceminded and phoned us several times to check if everything was okay. All over – this was four fantastic weeks. The property, the silence, the location – paradise. We will definitely come back!
Hege A., Norway
May / June 2009
I am now back in the office after 3,5 week of lovely vacation. Our stay in Greve in Chianti was fantastic. The property was better than our expectations. Very nice house and very well equipped. Everything worked well and we enjoyed every minute of it.I also would like to say that your service has been very professional and prompt and if was good to have the information that you have sent before hand.
So thanks for your help again and I will definitely recommend you as an agency to work with in the future. Take care,
Jenny O., Sweden
Ref. 348 – Panzano in Chianti
Just to let you know , Susie and I had a great time at the apartment in Panzano. Every aspect of our experience was enjoyable. We found your help and advice really made our stay all we ahd expected it to be. The apartment was clean and comfortable and in an excellent position. It contained all the equipment we needed and the furniture clean and ideal for our needs. The location was superb and i enjoyed being in the town of Panzano itself. It had all the facilities we needed and the local people we encountered were very friendly. The wine tasting next door gave us a chance to taste some excellent chianti wines which I had never previously tried.
I would certainly recommend Panzano and your office to any of our acquantances who may be going to Toscana. Thanks again for what was certainly a highlight of our trip.
Peter and Susie M., Australia
Thank-you again for your help with our vacation! It was fast and easy to set up the one week rental in the town of Panzano. The unit was exactly as advertised, clean and nicely furnished. The apartment in Panzano was conveniently within walking distance of several restaurants and shops (excellent expresso and pastries right next door!) with the added bonus of a patio with an excellent view. The weather was cool and rainy but that did not put a damper on our wonderful time in Panzano.
We would (and will) recommend both the property and your service to friends and family.
Susan M, Canada
Sorry for the delay in replying. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Panzano and would like to return in the future. Thank you for recommending "La Campana". It met our needs perfectly.
Doris P., Canada
Thank you for a very pleasant stay in Panzano. We had a lovely time and found it to be ideal for touring the Sienna/Florence region as we had a car. The bus into central Florence was also very convenient.
We would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment to friends and relatives, likewise the agency.
The only comment/recommendation we would make is that the TV may be better located in the dining room with the fireplace in the colder months and at least one possibly two more lounge chairs in the lounge.
We loved the village and the sunsets from the balcony, everyone involved with the property was very helpful.
Regards and thanks
Terry N., Australia
Ref. 350,351,352,353 – Panzano in Chianti
We were very pleased with our visit in Panzano at this time also.
Best regards, see you.
Rolf S., Sweden
We enjoyed our stay in Panzano. Would definitely recommend your service to others. The villa was beautiful, just like the pictures. I loved the location.
The service you offer is very thorough and prompt.
I felt secure dealing with you.
Pam S., USA
Thank you for all your help in planning our holiday to Italy and for the information you gave us when we visited you, it was all extremely helpful. We went to the little restaurant on the road to Siena that you suggested and had a wonderful meal.
We found your service to be highly professional and very effective in helping us find suitable accommodation. You were always prompt in getting back to us about our enquiries and willing to assist in any way you could, which was greatly appreciated. The pictures and all the information your website provided was clear and informative. Our facility looked exactly like it did in the pictures. Your driving instructions on how to find the villa made it easy to find.
Our accommodation had all the equipment we needed, including a dishwasher which came in very handy. The villa was beautifully located in Chianti. It was great to be able to walk into the centre of Panzano, especially with the kids. The furnishings were comfortable. The stairs were a bit of a problem with young children. The pool was fantastic.
Overall, we had a fantastic stay and would recommend people use Chianti and More for their stay in Italy!
Amanda D., Australia
We had a wonderful trip, the home was beautiful, the help was courteous and friendly, and the area was fantastic.
We thought your service was wonderful, you answered all our questions and we felt comfortable renting from Chianti & more. We would recommend you to friends.
Ann T., USA
Ref. 359,360,361 – Panzano in Chianti
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - we were having far too much of a great time in Italia - we have only just arrived back home after 3 months away and are having SERIOUS withdrawals!!
Thanks again - we had a such a wonderful time staying at the winery. Some of our fondest memories - a beautiful vineyard and a lovely family who operated it!
We hope to be back someday.
Cara & Mark P., Australia
Panzano is a lovely, interesting and restful place. We both enjoyed our weeklong stay at the winery as well as exploring the environs.
Prior to our travels you were very prompt in answering questions and offering information about the area.
Our apartment was spacious, clean and comfortable. The location was perfect for our intention of hiking and doing short day trips in Chianti.
The owners were friendly, helpful and accommodating.
All in all a wonderful trip. The beauty of the area is unsurpassed.
Thank you for helping make our vacation special.
Nadine H., USA
The service in response to my inquiries about a number of properties and dates was extremely prompt and responsive. I initially explored a number of options, with emails to many, but because Karin was so responsive and helpful, I ended up really focusing on the Chianti-and-more options. The website was very user friendly, and the photos of the properties were so beautiful that your properties caught my attention and kept it! The properties in your offerings were all so beautiful, and the photos showing the interiors were very helpful in helping to narrow my decision. I also asked Karin a number of questions about a nubmer of the properties, as well as distances to other places, closest airports, etc. Again, Karin was extremely responsive and helpful in providing information in response to my many questions. She also helped me to locate a place to stay in Florence. I was really appreciative of all the help Karin provided. She is tremendously helpful, responsive and knowledgeable.
We could not have loved staying at Panzanello more! The location, apartment, views, the owners and staff, were all WONDERFUL! We traveled in Italy for two weeks - going to Venice, Florence and Cinque Terre. However, our visit to Chiati, and our stay at Panzanello in Panzano was by far the best part of our trip. The owners and staff were so gracious and welcoming. They made us feel at home, and we loved the fact that we were staying at a working organic vineyard. The location and views were so beautiful. The website photos gave us a true sense of the location and apartment. We loved our side trips to Siena, and the local vineyards. The town of Panzano, with the Officina Bisteca and Encoteca Baldi (where we took wonderful cooking lessons from Mimmo) were fantastic. Again, everyone was so warm and made us feel right at home. And, Karin was extremely helpful in providing us information about local restaurants, grocery stores and vineyards. Tucscany stole our hearts. We cannot wait to return.
Thanks again, Karin. Please let me know if there is any more information I can provide. I am so grateful for all of your help, I'd love to do anything I can to be of assistance to you!
Lisa N., USA
Yes, we all had an absolutely wonderful time during our stay and are already looking forward to our next trip to Italy. Everything went very smoothly and without any incidents. We also all feel very fortunate to have dodged the Volcano disaster which never ended up affecting us.
It was also very nice to get a chance to meet you in person, and we all appreciate you taking the time to sit down and speak with us regarding our interest in finding a place to rent or purchase in Tuscany. Hopefully we can keep an active dialogue once we pick a date for our next visit.
Thanks again for all of your help in making our vacation truly memorable.
Lance L. USA
Thanks for your letter. Sharon and I had a wonderful trip. Yes you (Chianti & More) was great. The info letter was great and your help in securing the bookings at the restaurants were greatly appreciated. In fact we passed on your contact info and location to some of the couples from the US and UK at dinner and the cooking class. We will be suggesting you to anyone that has plans to go to Tuscany. The winery worked out fine.
Great trip and Hope to see you soon. Thanks for your help. Thanks
Roger B., Canada
Ciao Karin, We had a lovely holiday in Panzano and are already thinking of coming back!
You were extremely helpful and did everything necessary to make our holiday enjoyable. I have already recommended you to friends and will do so again if anyone is thinking of travelling in the area. Panzanello was lovely and Andrea and his family were very friendly. Keep up the good work,
Jan B., UK
Ref. 375 - Firenze
Thomas is an incredible host. He presented the apartment well and was a huge help to us in getting back our luggage when it was lost by the airlines.
The view from the apartment was spectacular! Watching the fireworks from the rooftop was an experience Faith & I won’t soon forget. The location was very central to the things we wanted to do and see.
We did very much enjoy our stay in Firenze. Tuscan food and wine are one of our passions and we made good use of our time there.
And as usual Karin, your service was impeccable and very much appreciated during our stay. We are very much looking forward to our vacation in Panzano in May and again in September.
Grazie e Buon Anno!
Faith R. & Tim R., Canada
December 2010 / January 2011
Ref. 379 – Greve in Chianti
Again, thank you for your help and assistance in finding a vacation home in Tuscany.
We loved the winery, welcoming and really nice owners, property and the surrounding area. After travelling to many towns in Tuscany, we realised that with your help we can still find new and interesting thinks to do.
We couldn’t have made a better choice.
We would definitely recommend Chianti & More. Everything about your service exceeded our expectations from the firs moment until the end of our holidays. The house was exactly as viewed and described on your web site. The additional information that you shared about this area was greatly appreciated.
The house was very charming with stunning views, really perfect and we thought the location was equally perfect. We love it! We were happy with our choice of properties recommended by you. The property is beautiful and exceptionally well presented.
The owners had thought of everything and are very friendly and open people. Wine tasting was really nice surprise.
The booking process was easy and you were extremely helpful. The service was on top level all the way around.
We would give Chianti & More high marks in every area!
Thanks again for all you did to make our trip so wonderful. We look forward to spend our holidays in one of properties you recommend in near future.
Nela B., Croatia
Yes, we have had a very good time at the winery; the property is really nice and the owners very friendly and helpful. It has been a pleasure dealing with you.
With kind regards,
Javier C. Spain
We had a very good trip to Greve and really enjoyed our stay there.
It´s a fantastic landscape with all the vineyeards.
We will absolutely be back, with our kids ( 13 years old ), and we will also recommend you to friends and others.
Mona O., Sweden
We LOVE our stay in Greve in Chianti. I will recommend, of course, my friends and relatives to organize their holidays in La Toscana with Chianti and More. The appartement at the winery, our choice, was great!!! The owners were very nice and the house very very beautifull. Those are my grades of the services ( 0-10)
Prior to your vacation:
Promptness of our service? 10
Capacity of understanding your needs? 10
Information about the facility? 10
During your vacation:
Cleanness of your vacation home? 10
Equipment of your vacation home? 10
Furniture and decoration? 10
thank you very much for all, and be sure that we will recommend your services. Greetings,
Ángela y Lorenzo G., Spain
Karin, Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. you are the best in Chianti ! Again, Thank you,
Terese C., USA
The feedback from all of our guests has been 100% positive and so was also the service and hospitality.
I really have no negative feedback of any kind ;-)
Thanks again for providing for our guests for our wedding and we too hope to see you many times in the future!
Marius L., Norway
As you may have gathered from our conversation with you during our stay, we had the most wonderful holiday experience. We can not speak highly enough of your services and the service provided by Gianpaolo and the family – it far exceeded our expectations.
Gillian and Stuart B., Australia
We loved the winery. We loved everything about it. In fact, my husband and I are thinking about going again next year, perhaps in April. I only wish that Chianti-and-more had been in charge of the Rome section of our trip. Kind regards,
Karen B., Canada
we are back home after a safe and rewarding trip. Thanks for the accomodations and all the help you so graciously offered in planning our trip. The winery was wonderful and everyone enjoyed it so much.
Also, I’m trying to get a group of eight to ten to come back next year to rent a house and will certainly be in touch if we do so.
Paul M., GA, USA
We really enjoyed the Panzano wine festival, lots of fun, good wine and we got the glasses home unbroken. This is the second house we have rented from you, and I would absolutely recommend ( and have recommended you to friends and neighbors) your company. The material you provide is excellent and the fact that you are in the area is a big, big plus. Your follow-up is excellent and I have a very good comfort level with you.
Thanks for all of your input and when we come back to Chianti we will be contacting you for recommendations.
Bob & Judy B., TX, USA
My family and I had a fabulous time in Chianti and I want to thank you for your assistance in arranging our accommodation and activities. Your service was extremely professional and enabled us to have the perfect stay in Tuscany. I would definitely recommend Chianti and More to anyone planning a holiday in Italy.
My cooking class at Enoteca was definitely a highlight. Mimmo was lovely and I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the kitchen (and, of course, eating the delicious food afterwards!).
Thank you again.
Rebecca H, Australia
I do want to say that everything was perferct...the service, the cleanliness, furniture, etc...
The winery is beautiful and the apartment was also beautiful.
If I ever come back to Greve, I will definitely stay at this winery again.
Thank you for all.
Marie Josè C., Canada
We had the most wonderful time on our holiday, I feel very sad that it is finished now! The villa was absolutely stunning – so peaceful and tranquil. I would definitely recommend Chianti & More to our friends, and also the winery. We hope to be able to visit it again sometime.
We had the most wonderful time, and the information that you provided us with prior to our arrival was excellent. Rosalba and Giampaolo were delightful (even though Rosalba doesn’t speak any English)
Thank you for all your assistance, hopefully it won’t be too long until we will be booking again!
Emma A., UK
My wife and I had a great time in Greve in Chianti. Your service was excellent. All service prior to the vacation was helpful. During the vacation, we really enjoyed the winery. The facility is beautifully designed and maintained.
Jeff C., USA
I am sorry that I did not get to meet you while we were in Greve. We wanted to see Siena, which is what we did, so we did not stop.
You were kind enough to send along glorious photos of the winery. So really, I have you to thank more than anyone else, because those photos won me over, and also because you were superbly helpful throughout the entire booking process. You are the best contact that a visitor could have.
I thought that our apartment was wonderful, but mostly I enjoyed just looking around the beautiful property and appreciating the view. That parcel of land and the view was the prettiest sight that I saw in all of our travels in Italy. I am recommending your service and the winery to all of our friends here in the States.
I loved it. I loved it. I loved it. It was a blessing to be there. If I ever return to Italy, I will spend my entire time at that little piece heaven.
Thank you so very much for all of your help. You could not have been more helpful or generous with your time. You were simply the best.
Rhonda S., USA
It was very nice having lunch with you as well!
I would absolutely recommend Chianti & more to friends and relatives and anyone I know is planning a trip to Tuscany. I have recommended a number of times already! Everything about our experience has always been very positive and I do not have one complaint. All of your information is very accurate. Our vacation home was awesome including the location. If you ever need someone to be a reference for either you or the company, please feel free to let me know. Hope you are doing well in Panzano and are staying warm!
Once again, thanks for everything!
Meara and Mark S., USA
I am sorry I did not make it to your office to meet you. We were busy every day seeing small cities, relaxing and enjoying the sites. We had a wonderful vacation and it is so beautiful.
The place was so perfect and the grounds were beautiful. It was a perfect setting for all of us. I appreciate you helping me find a nice place and plan our vacation.
I will definitely recommend your company to friends and family who want to come to Tuscany.
Debbi G., USA
We had a lovely stay in Greve! We really appreciate all your help and wonderful service and that of our most gracious host, Giampaolo. I would most definetely recommend Chianti & More.
Your Service went beyond our expectations prior to our visit with prompt and thorough descriptions, instructions, directions and additional information about making the most of our stay. You were very understanding and accomodating of our needs, even as they changed suddenly at one point when we needed accomodate more people.
The property fulfilled all our dreams of Tuscany in terms of the view, the villa and the wonderful Italian hospitality we received from Giampaolo. The villa was so clean! It made of feel so comfortable knowing that cleanliness was a big priority for the owner. The decoration was remarkable, so many personal touches and so beautiful, inside and out.
Michelle C., NJ, USA
Ref. 387 – Radda in Chianti
Thank you, we arrived back with all bags intact… which was a relief!
Thank you for all your help during our stay!
We thoroughly enjoyed the villa and very much liked the owners, they were both charming and very thoughtful. We will definitely be back to stay again and will recommend you to our friends when they want to visit Tuscany.
A dream spot! Thank you again.
Charles and Sally R., UK
Ref. 389 – Settignano
Hello Karin Dietz,
We had such a wonderful time at our villa in Settignano. The owner, Claudia was so kind and lovely. I will recommend highly your agency and the villa we rented as it was our favorite part of our Italy tour. We left Settignano and toured Positano and then Rome and had a marvelous vacation but, again, our time in Settignano will be our best memories...
Ann P. USA
Ref. 390 – Panzano in Chianti
Karin, we had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Villa Rupoli, the villa lived up to everything advertised! Panzano is also a great little town, and as we knew is extremely well-situated in the region. Even the weather cooperated, although particularly the last couple of days we were there we were glad we had the air-conditioned bedrooms.
Iolanda was very helpful and a really pleasant lady. If we could have ripped the pool out of the ground and taken it with us we would have, but as that was impractical we left it in good shape!
So thank you again, we don’t know when our next visit to Tuscany will be but we certainly will contact you when it comes up – something like Villa Rupoli is a perfect way to do it.
Paul G., USA
Karin-- we could not have been more pleased with our stay and your services. We will definitely recommend you to all of our friends and already have done so. The Villa exceeded our expectations, as did your responsiveness.
The great plus was Yolanda -- she is delightful, she took great care of us, and she prepared for us two memorable meals.
Thank you again for all your help.
Herbert K., NY, USA
We enjoyed our stay and I am sure we will return to Panzano as it is a beautiful spot and also very convenient to Florence and Sienna.
Thank you for your advice and recommendations.
Neil B. UK
We had a fantastic time in Panzano and were very impressed by both the villa and the service that Chianti & More provided - we would definitely recommend it! We are staying in 4 different villas using 3 service providers on this trip and Chianti & More have been the most responsive.
The information about the facility was really excellent; particularly the detailed information about the location and help in locating an English-speaking taxi service. The equipment of our vacation home was better than we expected - it had everything we could have wanted and more, the furniture and decoration was very elegant and comfortable.
Judith L, Ireland
Ref. 391 – Castellina
Hello Karin....My sister and I had a great time in Tuscany. The accomodations were great...very clean and the staff were very helpful. It was centrally located also which made it easy to get anywhere in Tuscany. We both fell in love with the towns, the people, food and wine, and the scenery. I will definitely recommend Chianti to anyone who asks. Thank-you again for your assistance.
Cathy M., Canada
Ref. 395 – Greve in Chianti
We were 100% satisfied with everything. The house was just perfect for us, and the location was incomparable. Roberto and Helena were wonderful hosts. We have a lifetime of memories! I have already passed your contact information to one friend who is considering a trip, and will recommend you to anyone I know who is travelling to Tuscany. Thank you for all your assistance.
Craig C., USA
Ref. 396 – Panzano in Chianti
Karin, we felt your professional services were first-rate and I do plan to recommend Chianti and more to my friends going to Tuscany. You have very good communication skills and we all felt you were personally interested in our vacation. Thank you very much and I hope to meet you again sometime. I know Mary and I will return. Giorgio’s villa was fantastic, beautifully renovated and decorated. We especially enjoyed the hand-made metal works he did himself. Lots of space for 2 couples, great views and the short walk to Panzano is so nice as you can leave your car at home and not worry about too much wine! It exceeded our expectations.
Best regards, Peter F., Canada
Ref. 406 - San Donato
We really enjoyed our visit......responses below:
Prior to your vacation:
Promptness of our service? Excellent, very responsive
Capacity of understanding your needs? Excellent, very helpful in understanding our needs and providing intelligent options
Information about the facility? Very Good
During your vacation:
Cleanness of your vacation home? Excellent
Equipment of your vacation home? Excellent
John S., USA
We had a terrific time on our trip, and it was thanks to you for all your efforts in showing me properties, and helping with all the minor details that made our stay fantastic. WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK TO YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
Rasha M., UK
Buon giorno! We had a wonderful time at the villa Podere Erica! We loved it! Everything was perfect and the house was relaxing and fun and we loved being there! Vanessa and Marco took great care of us and were so helpful as well.
Everything was great and we all enjoyed our time there. The location was perfect and close to all the wonderful towns and restaurants. Our favorite for lunch was Dario's in Panzano. We would use your agency again.
You were so helpful with everything. Thank you so much for all your help and promptness in your service.
Grazie and arrivederci,
Sabrina and Stephen H. USA
we had the best time at the villa
Jess R., USA
Ref. 417 - Greve in Chianti, Lamole
We had a wonderful time. Your help was invaluable so I thank you for your support in coordinating this special trip. Anna was also extremely helpful and kind.
Our experience at Osteria di Passignano was absolutely wonderful, and was a great place to celebrate my parents' 40th anniversary. Signora Graziella was lovely and her meals delicious, and the tasting at Renzo Marinai was also a lovely experience.
Veronica V., USA
Ref. 418 - Greve in Chianti, Montefioralle
I have already recommended Chianti & More to a friend last night who expressed an interest in arranging such a vacation.
I thought Chianti & More consistently exceeded expectations, before and during our vacation. In fact, I'm a little chagrined that we didn't take advantage of more of the services you offered, didn´t really focus on it.
I also felt that the caretaker, John, really lived up to everything implied in the title "caretaker." He responded quickly every time and stopped by often to check on us. Just knowing he was there was an immense comfort.
The house was lovely, even better than the photographs to my eye. It was clean, well-kept and user-friendly. The kitchen, in particular, was a joy to use and became the center of family life.
I have a hunch we will return to Tuscany. For one thing, we can barely bear to eat the vegetables we find in U.S. grocery stores.
all my best,
Laura L., USA
Ref. 420 - Panzano in Chianti
Thanks Karin. Our stay in Tuscany was lovely. We enjoyed the cottage and Jerry and Anna great. It was just as advertised.
As you may recall, I was referred to Chianti & More by my sister and would certainly refer you to friends an relatives. You were prompt and thorough in all responses and followed up on prior communications. The information you provided was perfect and your personal feedback helped me pick the perfect place for Richard and me.
The cottage was clean, comfortable and well appointed. The location was great. Close to everything but very private. If we return to Tuscany I would stay there again anytime.
Thanks for helping us have a wonderful vacation.
Carrie L., USA