We were a group of 12 - 4 couples and 4 kids (ages 7,11,2 and 7) who stayed in Villa Le Caggia for 3 nights from May 29 to 31. Everyone had a wonderful time!
Villa La Caggia was a last minute booking after an Airbnb rental in Florence fell through at the last minute. Despite the short notice (barely a few hours) the team of Fabio, Fabio and Maurizio (we didn't get to meet the other partners) were extremely welcoming and everything fell in place with no problems. In the end, our impromptu 3 night stay in Villa Le Caggia turned out to be the highlight of our 2 week trip to Italy - one that we will remember for years to come!
The location - Located in the beautiful Tuscan countryside near the vineyards of Chianti, approx 45 min drive from Siena and 20 min drive from the hilltop village of Montereggioni. This is a great place to do day trips around Tuscany, although the Val d'Orcia is 1.5 hrs away if you're looking to go there. Come here for the peace and quiet - there is a lovely forest behind the property and fields and meadows all around. Its a 1.5-2 hr drive from both Pisa and Florence.
The villa - I've stayed in fine hotels around the world but Villa La Caggia was better than most. The property is absolutely beautiful - the pictures don't do it justice. There are 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in the main villa and 3 bedrooms and 2/3 bathrooms in a separate building right next to it. Another building houses a separate laundry room (2 washing machines, dryer, clothes racks, iron and ironing board) and a huge games room/gym. Outdoors there is a huge garden with a barbeque, firepit, chairs and tables for alfresco eating, lovely swimming pool and hot tub. The main villa has a beautiful, massive kitchen (this is the most well stocked kitchen I have ever seen - it has every dish or kitchen tool that you could conceivably need plus pantry staples like spices,oil, sugar, tea, coffee etc), a large dining table that easily seats 12 people plus a large living room with comfy couches and a huge TV and video games for those who want to chill out.
All the rooms were beautifully furnished and recently updated - everything is spotless and the linens were squeaky clean and lovely. Toiletries made in the local area are included in all the bathrooms as are bathrobes and hairdryers. All the bedrooms were lovely and the beds were comfortable. Bathrooms are large and include all modern fixtures. Everything in Villa Le Caggia is beautifully maintained and the love and care that the owners have put in is evident everywhere. There are thoughtful little touches everywhere that show you that they've tried to anticipate anything that a guest might possibly need.
But apart from the house and the gardens, what stood out for us is the warmth and friendliness of Fabio, Maurizio and Fabio. The first day we opted for a home cooked buffet dinner (25 euro per adult and 10 euro per child) and it was possibly the best meal we had on our entire trip. Fabio cooked a range of salads, antipasti, pasta and chicken for us and it was all absolutely delicious! He gave us a tour of the entire house, gave us suggestions on where to go and what to see in the area. 2 days later when I needed to see a doctor for a nasty rash I developed, we messaged him to find out if there was a clinic nearby - he promptly arranged for a doctor in the area (a friend of his) to do a home visit in 45 min. This was truly going above and beyond anything that needed to be done. They also arranged for us to visit a lovely winery nearby - Lonarno, where we did a private wine and olive oil tasting and got a tour of the winery.
If you get a chance to book this amazing home - don't hesitate, it's well worth the price! There's no access to public transport, so be sure to rent a car that will help you get around and explore the beautiful Italian countryside. Absolutely nothing negative I can say about this place - it's the Italian holiday you always dreamed of! Go with a big group of friends or family and enjoy yourselves!