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As good as it gets
This was the second year my husband and I spent at the beautiful Agriturismo Savernano. The setting in the Tuscan hills is stunning. The ambience second to none. David, his wife, parents and in-laws take such pride in the b&b. It is spotless. The bedrooms are large and individually furnished. Breakfasts will sustain you for most of the day leaving room for the delicious evening meals, made by Davids wife!! Wash it down with Davids own wine...Lovely!! If you are visiting Tuscany try not to bypass Savernano.... It is fabulous!!!
After reading other reviews and seeing the photos of Savernano
I expected it would be a good place to stay for a week. It turned out to be much better than expected. Large, comfortable rooms, each with private bath that fully meets U.S. standards and a view that is spectacular. Our most courteous hosts, David and Eva did everything possible to make our stay pleasant. Savernano is a working farm of vineyards and olive groves. Their own excellent oil and wine is available at nominal cost. Full breakfast is included in the room rate and three course dinner is available on request. The food prepared by Eva is outstanding. The large swimming pool is well kept as are the grounds in general. The property is a short drive or train ride to Florence and an hour or two by car to most of Tuscany's hill towns. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer.
Lovely Home, Farm & Family
Located among vineyards and olive orchards, both of which result in pleasant wine and food prepared and served at dinner when staying, Agriturismo Savernano is a wonderful place to use as a base for exploring Italy's famed Chianti region. The hosts are very familiar with all the surrounding towns and sights worth seeing in this rather large area and were very helpful in helping plan day trips to see a lot without being overwhelmed. The family includes the husband and wife, their two children and their parents who live and work at this 200 year old farmhouse located on a hill top and provide a very welcoming and hospitable environment for guests to settle in and relax.
We were very pleased with the superb accommodations at Savernano. The views and the grounds are magnificent. Truly a labor of love and hard work – Savernano is a must if you are traveling through Tuscany. Our hosts David and Eva were always accommodating and very pleasant. Every meal was excellent and the wine and olive oil were go good that we wish we had purchased another suitcase just to bring more home with us. We will definitely go back the next time we are in Italy.
Thank you David and Eva for having us!
Exceeded all our expectations
Just returned from a two week trip to Italy where we spent one week at the beautiful Agriturismo Savernano. We had read reviews on Trip Advisor and other sites but the reviews did not do it justice. The farmhouse itself is beautiful and rooms spacious and spotless but the hospitality, helpfulness and friendliness of our hosts (David and Eva) is what made our stay so memorable. And...the size of the bathrooms. Having just come from another part of Italy where we had a shower the size of a phone booth, we were beyond delighted to find the shower in our room large enough for a family of four! Loved the optional dinners as well. A great meal for for a reasonable price. We ate dinner there 5 of our 7 nights there and there was not one miss. Wonderful breakfast buffet as well. Hope to return there sometime in the near future and brings friends with us.
We stayed here for 2 nights during our two month trip of Europe and the middle east.
We couldn't believe our eyes when we drove up the driveway. This place was gorgeous! It surpassed our expectations and we couldn't believe we had managed to find such a beautiful spot in the tuscan hills.
This was our base during our visit to Florence, and we took the train from the local station into town to visit all the tourist sites. David helped us with the train timetable, and drew us a map to get to the train station.
We couldn't wait to get back at the end of the day to our home away from home, and a dip in the pool. The peace and quiet of the countryside was just magic.
David and his family cooked a three course meal each night for guests who booked in for dinner. Each night we were served fresh pasta and vegies, and home made olive oil. The chianti wine made by David was possibly the best wine we tasted on our trip. And only €6 for a carafe (1 litre).
Next time we come back will be for at least a week.
Another positive experience....Agritourismo Savernano.
Our stay at Savernano was a truly enjoyable experience. The B&B website provided great photos, directions and contact information. The B&B responded to our e-mails in a timely manner.
After contacting the B&B, our triple room was booked at 105 Euros per night. The room was clean and comfortable. Both the bedroom and bathroom were quite large. The room was equipped with a small refrigerator, safe and TV. Beds were comfortable. Extra blankets were available.
No problems with hot water or water pressure in the mornings. The bathroom was equipped with a hair dryer. There is a towel warming rack available.
Breakfast was served starting at 8:00 AM. The breakfast buffet included a variety of breads, cheese, meat, pastries and beverages. Our host made scrambled eggs that were simply delicious. If requiring breakfast before 8:00 AM, guests will be given a voucher for breakfast at a local bakery. With the voucher, we received one pastry and a beverage.
Upon our arrival, our host provided train schedule information for travel between Figline Valdarno and Florence. Unfortunately, we had difficulty parking near the train station in Figline and ended up driving to Florence. The drive was about 30 minutes. The toll was 1,30 Euro each way. Parking in Florence was definitely an interesting experience. Recommend parking near the train station.
If shopping for leather in Florence, be sure to check out "leather alley" near the San Lorenzo. Great deals on purses and wallets are available.
For a great restaurant outside of Florence, check out Trattoria Bibe. The restaurant has a website that provides information about their history and location.
If interested in touring the Chianti region, be sure to drive along highway 222 to Siena. Beautiful, breathtaking views. Great restaurants, osterias and such are along the way.
Relaxation and Tranquility
We planned our eight day stay in rural Tuscany for the second half of the month we spent in Italy.
The Agriturismo Savernano proved to be a most superb place from which to experience Tuscany. It provided a welcomed oasis of relaxation and tranquility. Immersion in the landscape ambience of the vineyards and olive groves within which Savernano is placed ensured magnificent and mind expanding views. During our stay in the later part of October there was occasional early morning mist which added a fairytale quality that soon burned off as the day progressed.
The entire estate and experience can be credited to the dedication and hard work of David and his family. David’s breakfasts, especially the coffee and omelets were great. His wife prepares Italian dinners that are multi course, fresh, impressive and appropriately served at 1930. The olive oil produced on the estate was a very good complement to the meals.
The Chianti Wine produced by David on the estate has a DOCG designation which is not easily achieved. The grapes are hand picked, crushed and bottled on the estate with very little sulphites added. Presented as the house wine, we thoroughly enjoyed this wine’s good body; it is balanced, smooth and soft with very little tannins on the palate.
Our room and bathroom were tastefully decorated, spotless and large with wonderful views. Comfort was facilitated by room controlled heating and air conditioning as well as by large soft towels warmed by a towel heater. We were surprised and enjoyed the estate grown fresh flowers which were replaced frequently.
Our next trip to Italy will be based out of David’s family estate, the Agriturismo Savernano, as it more than exceeded their web site description and left us with the feeling that we were part of their extended family.
Well, let me tell you this place is awsome!. We stayed in the month of december and it was very cold, but the house was very warm and the room had an excellent temperature as well. David was great and we absolutely loved the house and how he built it (yes, he did). The breakfast was great!! David cooked scramble eggs (fresh) for us and they were delicious. We had never stayed in a B&B but I do reccommend this place. The instructions of how to get there were easy and the train stations is close (by car 5 min) we got a ticket to florece (3.40 euro per person one way) and it was really easy to come back.
If you are planning to stay around the area, consider this B&B you won't regret it.
Highlight of our Italy trip!
November is a wonderful time to visit Tuscany and the Agriturismo Savernano! We had the most wonderful stay there and the rooms were great! The best of our stay in Italy. Savernano is a real working farm with David (the owner) bottling his own olive oil and Chanti wine. The breakfast every morning was great. David is a master with scrambled eggs. David was also more than willing to ensure we had reservations to the sites in Florence which made getting in them much easier. There is a train to Florence about 10 min. from Agriturismo...very nice. The only drawback I can comment on was that you will need a car to get to the property and driving in Italy can be "exciting." Otherwise, I highly recommend this property for a true experience of Tuscany. I would stay there again!