We are a group of 11 from Victoria, Australia who have enjoyed a fabulous week at Villa Catola in Tuscany and have been made very welcome by Fabio and his family. The villa is spacious, well equipped, comfortable and perfectly situated for a visit to Tuscany. The villa is situated centrally in Bucine with lots of amenities within 2-5 minutes walk, including the train station (to Florence and Arezzo) supermarket, cafes and bars. We were given a special tour of the immediate area and his family farm, where we indulged in some home-made wine, followed by a traditional Italian home cooked meal by his wife at the villa. As a large group we had 2 vehicles but also made use of Fabio’s van for a delightful day touring with him to the Chianti Classico area and wine tasting at a spectacular vineyard. We would highly recommend this to anyone wishing to visit and experience Tuscany.
Tim & Jane Hobson, Vinifera Victoria Australia.
4/10/12. We have booked a week in Tuscany as part of one 6 week holidays of UK & Europe.Our stay at Villa Catola has been fantastic and would rate as one of the best venues for a holiday we have been to . the villa so much atmosphere , close to all services and and everything is clean and serviceable. It is close to shops ,supermarket , train station etc. Fabio is an wonderful host . He speaks good English ( goo for us ) and took us on tours of district and local farms to see haw local life is.. I would recommend staying to anyone . Just try to stay at last 4/5 days as you wi.. need that long to appreciate the district.
5 star service –
David & Diane Gray , Bendigo Vic Australia
HUGHEY GROUP 2012
Greetings from Castello d'Albola and Lisa , from Tanzini farm and Tullio end Riva , from BURATTO in Arezzo,from Antico Portale.....
ciao Bill, ciao Janet un grande abbraccio da tutti noi !
groetjes uit Bucine. Het was een heel leuke vakantie en Fabio zorgt ervoor dat alles tiptop in orde is.
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We were a party of 18 family members. It was love at first sight from the minute we walked through the front door of Villa Catola, a little slice of genuine Tuscany. The owner Fabio was a fantastic host where nothing was too much trouble. We were taught how to cook pizza in a traditional pizza oven in the garden which the whole party enjoyed. Fabio even cooked a fabulous meal for us as one of our party was 21 during our stay, served under the stars in the garden – a memory that will last forever. The villa is in a fantastic position for sight-seeing in Florence and Arezzo (an easy train ride directly from Bucine) as well as the glorious town of Siena, an absolute “must do”. Villa Catola is truly unique and a wonderful place to enjoy the Tuscan experience.