Some of the nice things people have said

Most of our most recent reviews are on TripAdvisor, so feel free to have a look here:

Villa in Chianti award 


But we also have lots of reviews on VRBO (Homeaway), Flipkey (TripAdvisor vacation rentals), Sawdays, and so on.

Otherwise, here are some brief snippets from the days before all these new-fangled websites...

Karen & Clay - USA 2019

Everything you dream a Tuscany Villa to be is Patrignone. Choosing a Villa when planning a trip for many people is stressful. You want the perfect place. It's not like you travel here everyday. Simon made the whole experience so easy. First choosing the place. Patrignone met all the criteria...enough rooms, private Bathrooms for every room, location to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and our own little town of Castellina in Chianti. A very important part of my trip was the flexibility. I had to plan this before I knew how many people were coming. I guaranteed rooms and then the rest was flexible. I could not have asked for a more patient, accommodating and gracious host. Oh yes and Simon speaks English. That was definitely a bonus. Some perks with Patrignone, Verity (Simon's wife) is a wonderful chef and served us a tremendous Birthday dinner with cake for 21 of us. They also can serve Breakfast if desired and reserved, which we did and was perfect. Simon was invaluable in planning our wine tour and setting up those reservations. Also he helped us with reservations for dinner in Castellina in Chianti. One last thing. The property was absolutely magnificent. The views are breathtaking right from the terrace. The old character of the buildings and the rustic antique decor created the most beautiful setting for such a special occasion. Thank you Simon and Verity for everything!!

Karen & Ali - UK 2014

We both went home feeling refreshed and renewed on every level. Your place is perfect in everyway. The banquet evening was fantastic, both the food and the people and the surroundings. 

John & Donna - USA 2014

I still can't get over how perfect your Villa was for our Hong Kong group's reunion. Everything was fantastic and the entire group was thrilled with the accommodations, layout and the activities we were able to accomplish nearby. The food and wine were both excellent and fun was had by one and all. I can imagine that this a trip we will be using to compare all others to. For that I thank you.

The wedding of Olivia & Steve - USA 2014

What you two have created at Patrignone is something very special and impactful in peoples’ lives.  Not only are you sharing this beautiful place to stay, you also share so much of ourselves, that I feel like we left there with new lifelong friends.  How many people can say that about their wedding?  Just amazing.  I don’t think I could ever say thank you enough!

Jane, Marcus, Eve, Tom and Billy - UK 2014

We all had an absolutely wonderful time at Patrignone, and loved everything about our stay.  You have a beautiful home and a lovely family - a huge thank you to Sam and Max for sharing all their stuff with, and for entertaining, our three - they were really great.   We feel very lucky to have discovered such a special place, and will definitely be back.

Lizzie & Darryl - Australia 2014

Still dreaming of waking up with a cup of coffee and looking over your hills ( and of course waking up to the friendly faces of Charlie and Lola!)

Tom, Judi, Trish, and Jim - USA 2014

You and Verity were such marvelous hosts and we had a fabulous stay.  Your farm and rooms and family all made this such a delightful stay.  

Gary & Helen - USA 2014

Simon, Thanks to you, your wife and to the rest of the crew for a marvelous six days. It was the highlight of our two weeks in Italy and a week I will never forget.

Tara & Steve - Canada May 2011

Thanks again for a wonderful stay!  You have a beautiful place, it is truly a gem and may have been our favorite place in Italy!  We only wish we could've stayed longer.  

Dia & Garret, USA May 2011

We had such a great stay at your place. We only wish it could have been longer. You've got a great thing going on there. We hope to return someday! Let us know if posting a review somewhere would help you out. (But, selfishly, we really don't want to let the secret out of the bag!)

Elena & Harry, UK April 2011

We just wanted to drop you an email after our great stay at your B&B.  It's been a week since we were there and it feels like forever ago.  We just wanted to thank you for the great experience you and Verity gave us.  The great dinners and wine with the great scenery really captured the type of Tuscan holiday we were expecting.  

Michele & Gene, USA May 2009

Gene and I were reminicing about our short stay at your house last May! It was definitely our favorite part of the trip!

Wayne & friends, Alabama Oct 2008

We couldn't imagine any place more picturesque, and we couldn't imagine any place more hospitable and relaxing.  It was special, also, to be there for the olive picking and the first pressing.  We are already talking about planning our next trip back to was the best part of our vacation.

Franziska & family, Geneva 2008 

We enjoyed your place very much and plan to come back with friends and/or family. Thanks for a wonderful holiday at your place!!!

Izak, Montreal 2008

We had a wonderful time at your beautiful property.  Everything was truly perfect … it exceeded our expectations.  We have very fond memories of Podere Patrignone and Tuscany.

Danielle & family, San Diego 2008

Thanks for all the fun memories, recommendations and letting us spend time with your family.  It was the best part of our vacation.

Theo, USA 2008

I just wanted to thank you for your pleasant hospitality.  I truly can not stop talking about my stay in Italy and your lovely villa. I just have to tell you it was a fantastic way to bring in the big 50.

Paulette & family, Ireland 2007

We came with our family, for many of them the first time in Italy, and had a wonderful time! Carla looked after us like an Irish mother - she even mended trousers!! Many thanks.

Denny & Libby, UK 2007

It is truly breath-taking...

John and Jamie, UK 2007

Thank you again for you warm hospitality. Patrignone will always be a special place in our hearts and memories.

Sue, UK 2006

Patrignone is so special and it will always hold many happy memories. Thank you , thank you, thank you!

Jessi & Dave, UK 

This was my 8th visit to Italy but I saw it and felt it through new eyes on this visit. This note is just to say how much we loved our stay in Villa Patrignone.

Sarah, Boston 2003

We´ve been home a little over two weeks now and the memories of our time in Italy are still fresh. Villa Patrignone was the perfect way to experience Tuscany: it´s location, the views, your hospitality.

Gail & George, West Newbury, MA 2005

A wonderful, special place!! Thank you so much!

Elizabeth & John, York

Here again and more appreciated than ever.

Sam, Portsmouth

Patrignone is a paradise, but watch the slippery roads...!

Liam & Mary, North Wales

Lovely place, views and company! Are all you guests so charming?

Barry & Teith

Sample the best in Tuscany! Million thanks. X

Andrea, Oxford

Lovely place. I loved it here. I thoroughly recommend it!

Denny & Libby, San Francisco

It´s breathtaking!

Robin & Greg, Boston USA

A magical place! We loved every moment! Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Barbara & Myron, Scottsdale Arizona

Came to visit, stayed here in ´93. More wonderful than ever. Will be here again next year.


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