You'll find the location of Villa Grassina most relaxing; it is perched 1.5 km high above Pelago village in beautiful and tranquil surroundings with hills and mountains; where vineyards and olive trees, old castles and citadels enhance the landscape.
The villa once belonged to one of the oldest aristocratic families in Florence, and today you can taste the most outstanding olive oil, honey and wine (Vin Santo) that is produced here. They also make a fine Grappa and several kinds of jam. Due to the location of the villa being on a hill, you can enjoy the most spectacular scenic views from here. The road leading to the villa is very steep but is has been finished well with cement to make access easier for vehicles.
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Relax in the large garden on a sun lounger by the pool (20 x 10 m large, 80 - 130 cm deep) and take a dip to cool down when the sun gets too hot, and there is also a hydro massage bath where you can get a soothing massage with the water jets. You'll also find a tennis court and table tennis here if you want to knock about the ball. You can dine on site at the small eatery here which is only open on the weekends and serves delicious home cooked food using home grown produce and other supplies sourced locally. There is also a reception where English is spoken, a laundry room for a fee, bike rental and a small playground for the children.
The apartments are simple and rustic and are located in the main building or in one of the nearby farm houses. There are 42 in total and they all have a kitchenette, satellite TV, and independent entrance and outdoor furniture.
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The place is just as fantastic as I remembered it to be. The staff is always smiling and open-minded. A minus was that we had a awful stank coming from the sewer at the bathroom at 1. floor.
Villa Grassina is very high up, with a wonderful view, the road is steep, bumpy and twisting, 850 meters long, but after 1 time you know it.
Staff is friendly and helpful, restaurant serves wonderful Tuscan food, only Friday and Saturday though. Nice houses, can warmly be recommended.
Nice with sweet, accommodating hosts. Strongly recommended.
Lovely holiday in Tuscan hills with pool and wonderful food at the restaurant
Mood filled villa with history and super service. The reception at the place is the lifeblood, with booking tennis, restaurant, breakfast along with purchasable ice cream, coffee, wine, tomato sauce, etc.
Fantastic restaurant - can only recommend eating there as often as possible! (When it is open)
We had a lovely holiday at Villa Grassina, which fully met our expectations and more. The place is located high up and the view is fantastic. We ate in the restaurant a single time and also enrolled for their pool-arrangement. The kitchen is warmly recommended, the food is authentic and you get plenty of opportunity for tasting the Tuscan specialities. The hostesses are very accommodating and can give some great tips regarding trips in the nearby area. The apartments are fine and ours was spacious - very good room for the 5 people. We expect to come back.