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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Montisi, Tuscany

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BajaBoss
Loreto, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Montisi is special and Casa Parva is authentically charming and delightful.”
Reviewed 13 December 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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person found this review helpful

I had the wonderful experience of staying 3 weeks at Casa Parva and can’t wait to go back. The home is exactly as shown in the photos, bright spacious and a chef’s dream kitchen. We loved our Italian coffee and walking to the bakery nearby for fresh bread each morning, and looked forward to trying new recipes from the many cookbooks on many evenings. It has all modern amenities, yet set in heritage building with original limestone walls. It is the perfect location for a tranquil restful vacation, yet only a short drive from all the best Italian Wineries and Tuscan restaurants. After our regular day trips, we were always happy to come back to the serenity of Montisi. The town is lovely, friendly, and has all the amenities while still having quaint charming qualities. We loved the Vitis Vinfera Wine Bar below Casa Parva, great for light meals and meeting locals and visitors alike. Antonella is a terrific guide, knowledgeable and makes historical facts fun. We relied heavily on her recommendations and were never disappointed. We toured dozens of hilltops towns and cities in Southern Tuscany and Umbria, and I would recommend Casa Parva and the town of Montisi as a must stop for a few days or a few weeks to really savor true Italian hospitality.

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Liked best: The bright kitchen was a pleasure to cook and entertain, complete with Juliette balcony overlooking the street.
Liked least: There are stairs to climb up to the unit, but this is good exercise and not a problem.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Brian U
Toronto, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Enchanting romantic welcoming outstanding in all respects.”
Reviewed 9 December 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Our host was very welcoming and made certain we we had everything we needed including maps and tips on locations to see and restaurants to visit.The apartment was well appointed and welcoming.We stayed for two weeks and after a few days felt part of Montisi. Our host was charming and knowledgable and made our visit outstanding.
Brian and Alexa

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PGItaly
New York City, New York
1 review
“Elegant apartment with beautiful appointments; great location”
Reviewed 6 December 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Antonella is a delightful and caring host. Her apartment is absolutely
perfect and can serve as a base for day trips to beautiful nearby towns in
Tuscany and Umbria. Antonella also has a lovely wine bar next door where you
can try local and regional wines personally chosen by her husband, a renown
wine expert. All in all, Casa Parva should be a destination stop. We very
much look forward to returning soon.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kate G
San Francisco, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Chic apartment with modern amenities, lots of history, and gracious owners.”
Reviewed 6 December 2013 for a stay in May 2013

It's not often that a place is actually even more beautiful than the photos, but this was the case with Casa Parva. The old building has been re-fashioned with modern appliances and luxuries, the heat actually works, and the furnishings couldn't be prettier. It's straight out of a design magazine! Then there is the owner, Antonella, who provided breakfast foods, gifts, and loads of advice. We told her a bit about our tastes and she seemed to know the perfect places to go. A highlight was lunch at a nearby organic farm. In fact, we barely opened our guide book as the apartment came with comprehensive notes on where to eat, tour, and drink. We were welcomed like family in the wine bar downstairs (also owned by Antonella) and the quaint town quickly felt like home. We can't wait to return. This is a perfect place to go if you want to explore Tuscan towns since it's centrally located amidst so many (Pienza, Montepulciano, Lucignano, to name just a few).

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Judson B
Tempe, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment in the center of Tuscany.”
Reviewed 5 December 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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person found this review helpful

Antonella's apartment is very well maintained and furnished. Since it is in the center of Tuscany, it is a good base to use for exploring the area. The apartment is modern and comfortable. It is on two levels. The first level is one floor up from the street and the second level is two floors up from the street. The first level is a well designed bathroom. The second level is the rest of the apartment. Internet is available.

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Liked best: The location in Tuscany was perfect.
Liked least: The two levels with the bathroom a level below the rest of the apartment.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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