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TESTIMONIALS

“Heaven”

This place is amazing!! My husband and I stayed here for a week with 8 of our friends and we had such an incredible experience. Jens, his lovely family, and staff should win awards for their service and professionalism. The food was outstanding, the rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the grounds were breathtaking. Please do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to truly experience the beauty of Tuscany and all that it has to offer!!

Sausalito, CA

5.0
2016-04-04T20:39:54+00:00

Sausalito, CA

This place is amazing!! My husband and I stayed here for a week with 8 of our friends and we had such an incredible experience. Jens, his lovely family, and staff should win awards for their service and professionalism. The food was outstanding, the rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the grounds were breathtaking. Please do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to truly experience the beauty of Tuscany and all that it has to offer!!

“Montecastello is everything a family would want in Tuscany. The staff were unbelievably accomodating, the food challenged my preconceptions of good food and the bed linens were the most comfortable I slept on in all of Italy. I’d recommend this location for anyone whose looking to relax, enjoy spectacular views and fresh meals. I’m looking forward to returning soon.”

New York City, NY

5.0
2016-06-20T10:09:46+00:00

New York City, NY

“Montecastello is everything a family would want in Tuscany. The staff were unbelievably accomodating, the food challenged my preconceptions of good food and the bed linens were the most comfortable I slept on in all of Italy. I’d recommend this location for anyone whose looking to relax, enjoy spectacular views and fresh meals. I’m looking forward to returning soon.”

“The views from the bedroom windows were exceptional. The charm of the Villa something out of the movies. Family meals around a glowing fireplace at night.  The whole experience was magical and wonderful.”

Philadelphia, PA, USA

5.0
2016-06-20T10:12:58+00:00

Philadelphia, PA, USA

“The views from the bedroom windows were exceptional. The charm of the Villa something out of the movies. Family meals around a glowing fireplace at night.  The whole experience was magical and wonderful.”

“As a family we have collected some great vacations of the past five decades and at locations all over the world.  It was certainly one of the best. Without hesitation I recommend Villa Montecastello with highest marks.”

Bozeman, MO, USA

5.0
2016-06-20T10:10:39+00:00

Bozeman, MO, USA

“As a family we have collected some great vacations of the past five decades and at locations all over the world.  It was certainly one of the best. Without hesitation I recommend Villa Montecastello with highest marks.”

“Words cannot describe the fantastic experience my family and I had at Villa Montecastello... Jens and Barbara are incredibly hardworking people who bent over backwards to accommodate every need we could have possibly ever imagined making our stay unforgettable.”

Vancouver, Canada

5.0
2016-06-20T10:15:16+00:00

Vancouver, Canada

“Words cannot describe the fantastic experience my family and I had at Villa Montecastello... Jens and Barbara are incredibly hardworking people who bent over backwards to accommodate every need we could have possibly ever imagined making our stay unforgettable.”

“My wife and I as well as my two daughters, their husband and my grandson and granddaughter... spent the most amazing week in Villa Montecastello... Jens and his staff worked tirelessly preparing the meals and caring for us as family. We really didn’t want to leave.  There are vacations and then there are unforgettable vacations...there is only one word to describe this vacation to Villa Montecastello and that word is PRICELESS!!!”

Miami, FL

5.0
2016-06-20T10:18:31+00:00

Miami, FL

“My wife and I as well as my two daughters, their husband and my grandson and granddaughter... spent the most amazing week in Villa Montecastello... Jens and his staff worked tirelessly preparing the meals and caring for us as family. We really didn’t want to leave.  There are vacations and then there are unforgettable vacations...there is only one word to describe this vacation to Villa Montecastello and that word is PRICELESS!!!”

“A trip, a wedding, an experience of a lifetime!”

We can't begin to tell you how special the Villa and our time with them meant to us. We celebrated our wedding there and it was everything we dreamed it would be and more. Antonella and the staff made us feel genuinely welcomed. From the champagne and personal tour of the estate upon our arrival, to the recommendations of where to explore in Tuscany, to handling all of the details of our wedding ceremony, to the incredible candlelight wedding dinner overlooking the countryside. Truly special. We loved every minute of it and will be back! We'll have wedding anniversaries to celebrate! Thank you, thank you.

New York City, NY

5.0
2016-04-04T20:44:20+00:00

New York City, NY

We can't begin to tell you how special the Villa and our time with them meant to us. We celebrated our wedding there and it was everything we dreamed it would be and more. Antonella and the staff made us feel genuinely welcomed. From the champagne and personal tour of the estate upon our arrival, to the recommendations of where to explore in Tuscany, to handling all of the details of our wedding ceremony, to the incredible candlelight wedding dinner overlooking the countryside. Truly special. We loved every minute of it and will be back! We'll have wedding anniversaries to celebrate! Thank you, thank you.

“Once in a lifetime-experience!”

...I can not recommend this place enough, and it was truly a great pleasure to stay here. I don't think that I will ever experience such an idyllic and beautiful place like this. If your looking for a wedding venue I can wholeheartedly say that it could not get any better. 

Gothenburg, Sweden

5.0
2016-04-04T20:45:43+00:00

Gothenburg, Sweden

...I can not recommend this place enough, and it was truly a great pleasure to stay here. I don't think that I will ever experience such an idyllic and beautiful place like this. If your looking for a wedding venue I can wholeheartedly say that it could not get any better. 

“Our 7 night stay at Villa Montecastello was absolutely the best vacation we’ve ever had.  There simply are not enough superlatives to describe how stellar every element of our stay was. Jens and Barbara are wonderful hosts and create an inviting, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the best of Tuscany.”

Brooklyn, NY

5.0
2016-06-20T10:13:53+00:00

Brooklyn, NY

“Our 7 night stay at Villa Montecastello was absolutely the best vacation we’ve ever had.  There simply are not enough superlatives to describe how stellar every element of our stay was. Jens and Barbara are wonderful hosts and create an inviting, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the best of Tuscany.”

“Italian dream come true.”

Absolutely perfect! Villa Montecastello lived up to every dream I ever had of staying in a Italian villa. The place is beautiful. Perfect in everyway. Jens was so knowledgeable. Extremely helpful and such a wonderful chef. I would certainly recommend staying here and would stay here again on future returns to IT. Thanks Jens and his wonderful staff!

Madisonville, LA

5.0
2016-04-04T20:43:14+00:00

Madisonville, LA

Absolutely perfect! Villa Montecastello lived up to every dream I ever had of staying in a Italian villa. The place is beautiful. Perfect in everyway. Jens was so knowledgeable. Extremely helpful and such a wonderful chef. I would certainly recommend staying here and would stay here again on future returns to IT. Thanks Jens and his wonderful staff!

“Beyond excellent”

Our 7 night stay at Villa Montecastello was absolutely the best vacation we've ever had. There simply are not enough superlatives to describe how stellar every element of our stay was. Jens and Barbara are wonderful hosts and create an inviting, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the best of Tuscany. We will definitely be planning another stay.

Brooklyn, NY

5.0
2016-04-04T20:41:19+00:00

Brooklyn, NY

Our 7 night stay at Villa Montecastello was absolutely the best vacation we've ever had. There simply are not enough superlatives to describe how stellar every element of our stay was. Jens and Barbara are wonderful hosts and create an inviting, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the best of Tuscany. We will definitely be planning another stay.

“Our Second Visit – Just as fantastic as the First”

This was our second trip to Montecastelli - and Jens and Barbara were wonderful hosts again. I just can't think of a better location in Tuscany.  The villa is simply spectacular. Well appointed rooms and sitting areas, dining options in the courtyard, beautiful views from its location on top of a large hill, pool... it literally is a perfect location for family reunions, bike trips or just touring Tuscany.  One of our favorite things is - despite all of the great food and wine throughout Tuscany - having one or more dinners prepared by Jens and his staff. Jens is an incredible chef. We've had four dinners there - each different and each leaving a lasting memory. We also got a tour of Jens' olive processing operation (he has the BEST olive oil in Tuscany), his meat curing room (it smelled so fantastic that I had to ask if I could sleep in there but he wouldn't let me) and his extensive vegetable gardens.

Rockville, Maryland

5.0
2016-04-04T20:49:03+00:00

Rockville, Maryland

This was our second trip to Montecastelli - and Jens and Barbara were wonderful hosts again. I just can't think of a better location in Tuscany.  The villa is simply spectacular. Well appointed rooms and sitting areas, dining options in the courtyard, beautiful views from its location on top of a large hill, pool... it literally is a perfect location for family reunions, bike trips or just touring Tuscany.  One of our favorite things is - despite all of the great food and wine throughout Tuscany - having one or more dinners prepared by Jens and his staff. Jens is an incredible chef. We've had four dinners there - each different and each leaving a lasting memory. We also got a tour of Jens' olive processing operation (he has the BEST olive oil in Tuscany), his meat curing room (it smelled so fantastic that I had to ask if I could sleep in there but he wouldn't let me) and his extensive vegetable gardens.

“Heaven on earth!”

If TripAdvisor allowed for more than 5 stars, I would give Villa Montecastello 10! My recent stay at Montecastello was as fantastic as my first trip there in 2012. Three years ago I came with a large group of friends, and this trip it was just my mother and I. No matter the size of the party, the experience each visit was pure magic!  Jens, his family, Antonella and all the staff are incredibly welcoming, and they have absolutely mastered the art of hospitality. The attention to detail in creating a comfortable and luxurious space everywhere you turn is equal to none. The accommodations are beautifully appointed, the views breathtaking, the breakfast service delicious, and the grounds well-maintained... I cannot possibly recommend the experience that is Villa Montecastello highly enough.

San Francisco, CA

5.0
2016-04-04T20:40:34+00:00

San Francisco, CA

If TripAdvisor allowed for more than 5 stars, I would give Villa Montecastello 10! My recent stay at Montecastello was as fantastic as my first trip there in 2012. Three years ago I came with a large group of friends, and this trip it was just my mother and I. No matter the size of the party, the experience each visit was pure magic!  Jens, his family, Antonella and all the staff are incredibly welcoming, and they have absolutely mastered the art of hospitality. The attention to detail in creating a comfortable and luxurious space everywhere you turn is equal to none. The accommodations are beautifully appointed, the views breathtaking, the breakfast service delicious, and the grounds well-maintained... I cannot possibly recommend the experience that is Villa Montecastello highly enough.

“Worth coming back to Italy just for this!”

This place is magical!...We made ourselves dinner in our huge kitchen using freshly picked eggplant, zucchini, basil, parsley and tomatoes from Jen's organic garden. What an experience!! In the morning we went swimming in the amazing swimming pool looking onto the stunning views of Tuscany. If you are looking for a beautiful, old villa enriched in history and stunning surroundings, this is the place! We did not want to leave and it was the perfect way to end our trip. Truly incredible!!

Jerusalem, Israel

5.0
2016-04-04T20:46:50+00:00

Jerusalem, Israel

This place is magical!...We made ourselves dinner in our huge kitchen using freshly picked eggplant, zucchini, basil, parsley and tomatoes from Jen's organic garden. What an experience!! In the morning we went swimming in the amazing swimming pool looking onto the stunning views of Tuscany. If you are looking for a beautiful, old villa enriched in history and stunning surroundings, this is the place! We did not want to leave and it was the perfect way to end our trip. Truly incredible!!

“The most relaxing vacation I ever had!”

This was my first trip to Italy and I know there will be many more to follow. We booked the trip because I was interested in taking a week long cooking class at the Villa with a chef from a large USA city. The chef was unable teach the class, however, I still wanted to take the class and inquired if anyone else could do it. I was very happy to learn that the owner, Jens, teaches cooking classes. It could not have turned out any better. I had the best time when I was in the kitchen learning to cook authentic Tuscan food.

New York City, NY

5.0
2016-04-04T20:46:13+00:00

New York City, NY

This was my first trip to Italy and I know there will be many more to follow. We booked the trip because I was interested in taking a week long cooking class at the Villa with a chef from a large USA city. The chef was unable teach the class, however, I still wanted to take the class and inquired if anyone else could do it. I was very happy to learn that the owner, Jens, teaches cooking classes. It could not have turned out any better. I had the best time when I was in the kitchen learning to cook authentic Tuscan food.

“Epic!”

This was truly one of our best trips ever. We stayed at Villa Montecastello with a group of 11 adults and 2 children. I worked with Jens for many months planning our stay and he made the process simple. He responded to my emails quickly and was very accommodating to my many requests... The grounds are gorgeous, which you can see from the photos, but they really don't capture the complete sense of peace you feel when you are there in person... If you are considering Villa Montecastello for your own trip I highly recommend it. You won't be sorry!
San Francisco, CA
5.0
2016-04-04T20:47:17+00:00
San Francisco, CA
This was truly one of our best trips ever. We stayed at Villa Montecastello with a group of 11 adults and 2 children. I worked with Jens for many months planning our stay and he made the process simple. He responded to my emails quickly and was very accommodating to my many requests... The grounds are gorgeous, which you can see from the photos, but they really don't capture the complete sense of peace you feel when you are there in person... If you are considering Villa Montecastello for your own trip I highly recommend it. You won't be sorry!

“The grounds are gorgeous, which you can see from the photos, but they really don’t capture the complete sense of peace you feel when you are there in person... Jens also catered a formal dinner for us one night. He let me choose the menu from some suggestions and let me add a course. It included the best asparagus soup I have ever tasted, cured meats from their farm, ravioli, pork roast, cheese plate, berries and cream and birthday cake! The food was above excellent, Michelin star quality.”

San Francisco, CA

5.0
2016-06-20T10:12:05+00:00

San Francisco, CA

“The grounds are gorgeous, which you can see from the photos, but they really don’t capture the complete sense of peace you feel when you are there in person... Jens also catered a formal dinner for us one night. He let me choose the menu from some suggestions and let me add a course. It included the best asparagus soup I have ever tasted, cured meats from their farm, ravioli, pork roast, cheese plate, berries and cream and birthday cake! The food was above excellent, Michelin star quality.”

“If one venue could represent a region or even, indeed a country, this would be it.”

If you are looking for the most beautiful setting, with fantastic accommodation and the most welcoming of hosts, then book a holiday here. I could go on finding superlatives to describe every aspect of this holiday. Our family stayed here for a week in April and we felt extremely relaxed and looked after from the minute we arrived. Even upon our arrival at night time, we were absolutely stunned by the romance of the place. 

Cardiff, United Kingdon

5.0
2016-04-04T20:42:23+00:00

Cardiff, United Kingdon

If you are looking for the most beautiful setting, with fantastic accommodation and the most welcoming of hosts, then book a holiday here. I could go on finding superlatives to describe every aspect of this holiday. Our family stayed here for a week in April and we felt extremely relaxed and looked after from the minute we arrived. Even upon our arrival at night time, we were absolutely stunned by the romance of the place. 

“Wonderful, peaceful, beautiful……”

This truly was a spectacular experience, Villa Montecastello really IS as good as it's pictures and all the other reviews say it is. We stayed there for four nights and were blown away by all that Jens and his wife Barbara have created in this amazing setting... I think the best test of a destination is if you would travel to the other side of the world to go there again.... and I'd jump on the plane tomorrow if I could. We will definitely be back and I would encourage anybody that is looking for a holiday/break in Tuscany to stop looking and just book in at Villa Montecastello.
Melbourne, Australia
 
5.0
2016-04-04T20:41:51+00:00
Melbourne, Australia
 
This truly was a spectacular experience, Villa Montecastello really IS as good as it's pictures and all the other reviews say it is. We stayed there for four nights and were blown away by all that Jens and his wife Barbara have created in this amazing setting... I think the best test of a destination is if you would travel to the other side of the world to go there again.... and I'd jump on the plane tomorrow if I could. We will definitely be back and I would encourage anybody that is looking for a holiday/break in Tuscany to stop looking and just book in at Villa Montecastello.

“Mindblowing amazing!”

My fiance and I stayed at the Villa for 5 nights and absolutely LOVED every moment! We have so many lovely memories I don't even know where to begin!! The Villa is emmaculate. Think old country rustic italian with five star standards... Jens is a second to none chef, so if you go make sure you book yourself a cooking class with him. You won't regret it. It was a highlight of our trip.

New York, NY

5.0
2016-04-04T20:39:07+00:00

New York, NY

My fiance and I stayed at the Villa for 5 nights and absolutely LOVED every moment! We have so many lovely memories I don't even know where to begin!! The Villa is emmaculate. Think old country rustic italian with five star standards... Jens is a second to none chef, so if you go make sure you book yourself a cooking class with him. You won't regret it. It was a highlight of our trip.

“We called it “perfect” in our calendar – and it lived up to expectations”

The Villa Montecastello is a superlative experience. It is an amazing cross between luxury and family - on the one hand, you arrive into a perfectly appointed suite, complete with fresh flowers from the garden and linens that I wanted to bring home with me - and on the other, you immediately feel a part of Jens's and Barbara's family. The views are spectacular, the food impressive (for a small additional fee, you can arrange meals at the Villa), and the service impeccable. Particular thanks to Antonella, who runs the inn, who could not have done a better job at making this a special stay. I am already trying to figure out how I can get back for my next stay.

San Francisco, CA

5.0
2016-04-04T20:47:51+00:00

San Francisco, CA

The Villa Montecastello is a superlative experience. It is an amazing cross between luxury and family - on the one hand, you arrive into a perfectly appointed suite, complete with fresh flowers from the garden and linens that I wanted to bring home with me - and on the other, you immediately feel a part of Jens's and Barbara's family. The views are spectacular, the food impressive (for a small additional fee, you can arrange meals at the Villa), and the service impeccable. Particular thanks to Antonella, who runs the inn, who could not have done a better job at making this a special stay. I am already trying to figure out how I can get back for my next stay.

“We spent 6 nights at Villa Montecastello in a 3 bedroom apartment (Frantoio). Everything about this place was fantastic - the views, accommodation, location, food and maybe most of all the hosts, Jens & Barbara. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Our kids (ages 5 & 3) loved the pool, the animals, exploring the farm and making their own pizzas on our pizza night with Jens! “

Melbourne, Australia

5.0
2016-06-20T10:16:51+00:00

Melbourne, Australia

“We spent 6 nights at Villa Montecastello in a 3 bedroom apartment (Frantoio). Everything about this place was fantastic - the views, accommodation, location, food and maybe most of all the hosts, Jens & Barbara. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Our kids (ages 5 & 3) loved the pool, the animals, exploring the farm and making their own pizzas on our pizza night with Jens! “
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