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Fattoria di Cavaglioni
Reviewed 12 August 2011

i loved this hostel. my husband loved it a little less since he prefers things a bit more luxurious. It is a bit out of Siena, quiet town, unbelievable views from our window, and a kind hostess. we really loved the town of Siena, and the bus was very reliable in getting us into town. the rooms are not as clean as hotels, but nothing terrible. the beds are hostel beds, and we used our own towels (we were back packing so we had those small, quick dry towels) but the towels looked okay. you are a little more on your own here, but that can be nice. a very nice hostel.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

We stayed at Fattoria from June 5 to 9 and used it as a base to tour the smaller towns as well as wine country. We had arranged horseback riding (for her) and Italian cooking lessons (for both of us) on June 6 to celebrate Kathleen's b'day. I can rightly say it was the highlight of our month long stay in Italy. Berenice was always friendly and helpful and translated for the cooking lessons. The room was great and there was good common space that allow us to meet and get to know other guests. We would recommend it to anyone visiting Tuscany.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

We truly enjoyed our time here! We stayed two nights and the first night there we actually hung out at the property all day riding bikes and taking naps outside. We then ventured into the town (quaint and not very friendly to outsiders- no English) and bought groceries at the local store and actually made dinner in the gorgeous kitchen which we then ate outside on the balcony. The staff were incredibly accomodating,English was great, breakfast was delish. The rooms were also nice and we felt that we had a true Tuscan experience. Please stay here, you will not be displeased! (Try their wine as well, delish!)

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

We rented the " gardener's apartment" for 10 days in October. The location seemed ideal to explore the wine region an Siena. The town is a quaint little town with few good traditional restaurants, not much to do there but at least you are lose to Siena without having to be in the city.
We were nor served well by the family living at the fattoria. They seemed to be unavailable when we need them, not friendly, helpful or gracious about their job.
The scary thing (and main reason for this bad review) is that at night the fattoria was left completely dark, no lamp posts or spot lights anywhere. We could hear people, men, walking around the appatment where there should not be anyone; they seem to be workers of the place. We left earlier than planned (and never got a refund as promised) because we did not feel safe specially because we would come late at night from excursions and had valuables in the house.
We spent 5 days around Lucca in another villa and had the complete opposite experience so we know this experience is not typical of the region

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

A rambling farmhouse situated atop a hillock overlooking miles of Tuscan countryside. The house has three spacious bedrooms and a large eat-in kitchen that wound up being the center of our life while there. The water heater in the kitchen is a little temperamental but this did not extend to either the heat or pressure in the showers, both of which were very good. There was a good deal of rain while we were there so it got a little buggy but it's hard not to expect this in the countryside. One scary aspect is walking to San Rocco a Pilli and the local supermarket. Like most Italian small towns, the concept of a sidewalk hasn't hit yet and the drivers pass through town as though it wasn't even a pit stop on the Grand Prix. Best advice is to walk facing the traffic. There is a bus stop immediately in front of the farmhouse so getting into Siena is quick and inexpensive (an hour-long biglietti for the bus is 1 Euro). One absolute while in San Rocco: Go to Buon Sapori Ristorante. One of the best meals I've had in Italy in a long time, and that's saying a lot.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Fattoria di Cavaglioni

Address: Via del Poggetto 1, 53018 San Rocco a Pilli, Sovicille, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Sovicille > San Rocco a Pilli
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Ranked #2 of 5 Speciality Lodging in San Rocco a Pilli
Price Range: ₹ 4,722 - ₹ 12,891 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10

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