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florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can we say? From the moment we met Ulriike, with hugs all around, we knew we were in for a fun day!!! That, we quickly learned, was a huge understatement, as we headed into Poggibonsi's Tuesday Market to shop like the locals for our cooking class. A real treat was the opportunity to sample & learn about many of...

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London, UK
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took a fantastic cookery class with Ulrike. It is a genuinely hands-on class, with everyone given a dish to prepare, plenty of instruction, and handy hints and tricks along the way. The food was delicious and eminently 'doable' back home. Most of all, the class is fun - Ulrike is a great teacher and host. We were supposed to...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 30 September 2016

A very friendly welcome, Ulrike made us feel right at home as soon as we arrived! Despite our group (of three families) being quite large, everyone had more than enough space to do their own thing or simply hang out together (mostly by the swimming pool). The beautiful landscape and relaxing atmosphere often made it quite difficult to muster up...

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Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife and I decided to take a cooking class in Tuscany while Honeymooning from Australia. We were so glad we did it as it introduced us to Ulrike and her beautiful property. Feeling right at home we were assigned meals to cook and got straight to it in Ulrike's warm homely kitchen. While overseeing each of the group of...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We are so glad we decided to do a cooking class with Ulrike on our honeymoon this past July. We had a private cooking class in Ulrike’s own kitchen. We started out by picking fresh vegetables from the garden and then cooked a five-course meal! The experience was very hands on and we cooked all of the dishes with help...

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Austin
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is our 2nd visit and Ulrike and her son Fabian are still wonderful hosts in this unique gem of a villa in the Tuscan countryside. This historic villa survived WWII intact and is beautifully maintained - offerings include cooking lessons, archery lessons, a refreshing pool, and a breathtaking view to simply relax and enjoy. Plenty for young and old...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 20 July 2016

From the moment you pull down the long driveway into Ulrike's beautiful property, you realize that this won't be like any other vacation. From the very beginning, Ulrike makes you feel at home and like a part of the family. We stayed in the Casa Pineta which manages an atmosphere that is cozy, authentic, and simultaneously very well-equipped with what...

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

An absolute paradise! Ulrike and her son are perfect hosts, warm, kind and very helpful. Poderi Val verde offers a beautiful, relaxing retreat from long afternoons of exploring Tuscany and Chianti treasures. Perfect location to see everything, then come back to an aromatic heaven by the pool and watch the sun set over the hills. Absolutely choose to have the...

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Boras, Sweden
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Poderi Val Verde is the perfect place for someone like me that like the combination of sport, nature, culture and food. The buildings of the farm is like a small village, surrounded by hills. Fabian the owner has use this beautiful nature for constructing a perfect field bow hunting track, Ulrike, is an excellent chef that let you both taste...

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Moncton, Canada
Reviewed 15 May 2016

My husband and I traveled to Europe for two weeks in April with another couple. We spent the first week in Florence (2 nights), Lucca (1 night) and Cinque Terre (2 nights) before settling into our villa at Poderi Val Verde for a week. What a peaceful and welcoming setting for two couples to share! The villa was very well...

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Official site of the WBHC 2017 Ask us for links to detailed apartment and property videos Val Verde, privately owned by the German Ulrike Eder, is an authentic rustic and still active farm estate from the 15th century offering relaxing country-style vacation. Its located only 3 km from Castellina in Chianti, some 35 km from Florenz and 25 km from Siena and very central to most important sights. On extended grounds we offer carefully restored, well-equipped self-catering apartments and houses ("Casa Pineta" - 4BR/4BA farm house, "Casa Acacia" - 3BR/2BA farm house, "Casa Capanninna" - 2BR/2BA cottage, "La Tana" - 2BR/1BA ground floor apartment, "La Bellavista" 1BR/1BA loft apartment, "Il Rifugio" -1BR/1BA studio) all very private with terraces, bbq etc. Rates range from euro 75/day (1 bedroom unit) to euro 400/day (4 bedroom unit) - we prefer weekly rentals - only the studio rents on a 3 day minimum period 2 ha of park-like gardens with large community pool (May-Sept), use of covered, unheated pool for cooler seasons possible on request, leisure area with garden furniture and shaddy gazebos as well as playground with sandbox, swing, soccer field, volley- and basketball equipment and ping-pong table. Only privately owned demanding 3D Archery Range in Tuscany with 22 positions, following the WBHC2017 there will be a total of 4 ranges !!! We give archery lessons and may teach flint napping Our little "zoo" hosts many cats, 2 dogs, geese,ducks, free roaming peacocks, pigeons and chicken as well as a small herd of Cameroon sheep. Surrounded by olives, meadows, macchia and forests or pine and oaks this is a little lost paradise for nature and animal lovers.. Activities: Game, bird and butterfly watching, in spring and autumn hiking/trekking, mushroom "hunting" i, road and mountain biking, half-day hands-on cookery classes of local dishes , wine tastings, city guides, weddings, birthday and anniversary celebration for small groups . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Poderi Val Verde

Address: Loc. Casanova di Ricavo, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Castellina In Chianti
Price Range: ₹ 6,386 - ₹ 12,554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the units on the property seemed clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the 2 bed/2 bath cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles lorimA2758LH, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Talk to Ulrike so she can match you to the ideal apartment to accommodate your parties size and needs.”
 of 5 bubbles BRafuse, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in La Tana and had such a comfortable setup and lovely view of the pool and the gamboling goats.”
 of 5 bubbles Amsterdam_Larsons, 20 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Roads to many spots are gravel and it seems like you are lost all the time, but there at the end of the road is your villas or restaurant or winery!”
 of 5 bubbles ebande, 4 Oct 2013 | Read review
“The rooms with the best views are 3&4. The best room for mobility impaired is either 3 or 2, although the tub/shower combo in room 3 may be a problem for those not able to step over a standard height tub wall. Room 2 is great for kids, and room 1, though the smallest is the most intimate.”
 of 5 bubbles SpaJunkiesRUs, 28 Sep 2013 | Read review
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