Villa il Cerretino was an incredible place to spend our holiday as a family.  The house itself is stunning- although the size took some getting used to.. it’s huge!  The house is amazingly well maintained, the grounds are stunning and the pool is beautiful.  It really felt like staying in a hotel rather than a house since every aspect was so well organised. They arranged breakfast for us, cleaning of the house daily, gardeners to maintain the grounds daily and a private chef for dinners and laundry service (these two were for an extra cost- but so worth it- the chef was incredible).  It was really a dream holiday and easy to access Florence, Luca, forte di marmi and other amazing Tuscan sights.  The manager of the house was always available to answer questions, address concerns and help with arrangements. She organised a wine tasting and massages at our request.   We were 3 families (12 people in total) and the house was big enough to always feel quiet and calm.  the children loved the freedom of being able to safely run around and explore the grounds.  I would not only strongly recommend the house- but i would go back for sure” Leggi tutto

Dalit HaimAug 2017

The most amazing villa (and host) in Italy
There are few words to describe HOW AMAZING our experience was at Il Cerretino. We hosted family and a couple friends (13 total) for a five-night stay + our wedding in early May. The weather was colder than usual, and it rained on our wedding day —and we can still look back and say it was AMAZING! Benedetta, our host, went above and beyond. Seriously. We have traveled extensively, and it’s rare to find hosts (and people in general) who are as hospitable and accommodating as Ms. Benedetta. The entire week was planned without ever seeing the villa — so we heavily relied on Benedetta’s guidance, suggestions and accommodations. Including a last minute change of plans to host our ~50 person wedding inside. The villa has so many different rooms, beautiful art, lots of seating, and plenty of open space downstairs. We couldn’t have planned it better. Not to mention, Benedetta was so helpful in arranging all the small details that weren’t a part of her job description as a VRBO host. She truly goes out of her way to make you feel at home. As for the villa and our stay, all the guests had plenty of space in the bedrooms. The extra bed was very useful too. Would strongly recommend for couples — as there are mostly queen sized beds in each room. All the bedrooms have their own bathroom, with one exception. The courtyards (!) are stunning. You can see Florence on a clear day. We loved how secluded the villa was. There’s a grocery store within a 5 min drive, which we used several times. Plenty of cups, plates, silverware, etc. And we loved the communal spaces. The villa is kept in MINT condition – inside and out. For as old as it is, they do an excellent job keeping up with the grounds, and interior to make it feel as though it’s new. If you look in the books & magazine room, you’ll find a 1978 Vogue Home Edition magazine. The villa has a 3-4 page spread written in Italian. The photos from 1978 might as well have been from last week – furniture and all. It’s incredible how well they’ve kept up with the place. If anything did come up, they are on top of it right away. Book this villa. Get to know Benedetta and the whole staff. Enjoy your stay in Italy! Leggi tutto

Savannah S.May 2019

Très belle propriété, lieux d’histoire, de repos et de plaisirs partagés en famille
D’abord le site, sur un promontoire accroché aux vallons alentours, de très belles vues sur la plaine et la campagne toscane vallonée. Un édifice chargé d’histoire, on lit dans l’architecture la succession des périodes, du bâtiment castral à la demeure d’agrément d’une maîtresse d’un Médicis, on y apprécie le passé récent, les aménagements soignés et les collections signant l’intérêt des propriétaires pour les maîtres italiens de la peinture et du design des années 60-70 (Adami, Aulenti, Sottsass…). La demeure est immense mais très facile à vivre, pleine de coins et recoins, d’escaliers dissimulés qui ravissent les enfants, sa chapelle painte, des lieux pour s’isoler ou se retrouver. Déjeuner ou dîner sur une terrasse ou une autre, dehors ou dedans… L’endroit à sa magie et invite à la rêverie. Et puis il y a la piscine, son bassin de très grande dimension, ses aménagements impeccables (douches, toilettes, cabines) sa parfaite situation, posée au creux d’un vallon, très bien exposée, entourés de chênes, d’oliviers, de lauriers… Un lieu parfait pour petits et grands. La villa Il Cerretino vaut vraiment le détour et le séjour. Leggi tutto

Stephan J.Aug 2020