Frank and Pat McLuskie and friends, Edinburgh.
When we arrived we were greeted warmly by Antonella, then shown to our rooms which were comfortable and clean, as was the rest of the property. The surrounding area was beautiful with great views across the valley to surrounding farms. Montepulciano was an easy walk from the farm, where we enjoyed some great food and of course great wine, we all found it a great joy on our many excursions etc.
A really nice place to stay, we hope to return soon.
Michael and Diane Batterham, Adelaide.
This is a beautiful and spacious apartment on a pretty working farm with very helpful and attentive hosts, who presented us with a bottle of their own vino nobile on arrival. The apartment has two large bedrooms and a spacious living/dining/kitchen with high ceilings and good quality rustic furniture. The thick walls kept us cool in hot weather, and the views from the windows were charming. It is within walking distance (uphill) of the charming mediaeval hill town of Montepulciano and in the middle of rural Tuscany. We had pleasant day trips to Sienna, Cortona and Assisi.
This was the first time I had driven in Italy and also the first time I had driven on the right hand side of the road, and getting around southern Tuscany was good practice before heading to the busier parts of northern Italy.
We loved our stay at La Doppia and are grateful to our hosts for helping to make our holiday wonderful.
Richard Jackson, Washington DC.
We had a wonderful time at La Doppia. Antonella was very helpful to us as we settled in, and we soon learned our way around Montepulciano and the surrounding beautiful countryside. The location is excellent. It was easy to get into town for groceries (we had a car, but walking is possible also), and we took some fine day-trips, to Pienza and to Siena. The lodging was comfortably furnished, with plenty of room for four. Everything in the kitchen worked. We were all sorry we hadn't booked for two weeks.
Ruth Laxton, Australia.
Marina, Santi and Antonella were such friendly hosts. We never felt like just another group of tourists; they were happy to struggle with our hopeless Italian to make us feel welcome. The farm is a great location as the walk up into the town helps to counteract all the delicious Italian meals! Also it's easy to visit other places like Siena, Pienza, Montalcino using the buses if you're reluctant to take on the stress of driving as we were. There are wonderful walks through the countryside in all directions. The actual apartment La Doppia was very comfortable and has everything you needed to eat at home if you choose to. And last but not least, Santi and Marina's wine is delicious - forget about Brunello!
Coldebella Family, Melbourne.
Our family spent a wonderful month at La Doppia. A wonderful location, beautiful farm and lovely hosts, what else do you need for a relaxing holiday.
Days spent swimming in the pool, walking into Montepulciano for lunch and then stopping at a bar for a coffee and drink were just what we needed. We even looked forward to the uphill hike - justified an extra icecream for the trip home.
The apartment was well setup and a good size for us and our 2 teenage children. We look forward to returning as soon as we can - maybe stay even longer next time.
Frederick and Kathy Westphal, North London.
The property was lovely with superb views of the vineyards and surrounding area. The family were so friendly, helpful and generous. We enjoyed every minute and would have loved to have stayed longer. We would recommend the property to anyone.