date: 4/1/2010 - from: ROMANIA
we came to this exquisit place in september 2007,in malva 1 and we had an amaising experience. if someone wants to meet true toscany spirit in a quiet , friendly atmosfere and benefit of best conditions this is the place to come. thank you for this memories
date: 11/30/2008 - from: Nocera Inferiore
Ciao Elena.. siamo stati ospiti nel Gennaio 2007..e ancora ce lo ricordiamo.. siamo stati benissimo...posto meraviglioso, grande accoglienza (nonostante gli inconvenienti) e disponibilità.. e se tornassimo?? Bacioni dalla compagine pugliese!
date: 9/14/2008 - from: Belgium
We had a very pleasant stay in Oliveta, the second week of sept08. The cosy house and its tasteful furniture, the garden in different levels, swimming pool and also the great views from the terrace were all very much to our liking. To us the 3 big pluses of this house were: 1/ the views; 2/ the family table on the terrace; 3/ every level of the house has access to the garden which also gives a sense of privacy for each floor. And as the weather was also nice to us, it was a holiday to remember for a long time, also because we had the first anniversary of our first grandchild there, together with our own 60th anniversary! Ciao!
date: 8/19/2008 - from: NEDERLAND
WIJ HEBBEN MET 10 PERSONEN DE BEIDE HUISJES (MALVA I EN II) GEHUURD IN DE PERIODE VAN 26 JULI TM 9 AUGUSTUS 2008. WAT EEN PRACHTIGE ACCOMODATIE EN OMGEVING. HET WAS ECHT TOP. ELKE DAG ZON EN EEN ZWEMBAD TER VERKOELING. IN DE MIDDAG KON DE TEMPEATUUR BEHOORLIJK OPLOPEN (40 +) EN DAN IS ITALIAANSE RUST OM HET ZWEMBAD EEN MUST. IN ÉÉN WOORD FANTASTICO. OPA NOGMAALS BEDANKT VOOR DE POMMEDORES. OOK IS HET EEN IDEALE UITVALSBASIS OM UITSTAPJES TE MAKEN. EEN ACCOMODATIE EN LAND OM ZEKER NOGMAALS TERUG TE KOMEN !! GROET VAN FAM. OORTWIJN UIT NEDERLAND.
date: 7/30/2008 - from: The Netherlands
We´ve stayed in Malva 2 in 2007 and 2008 and the only disadvantage was leaving after a wonderfull week in a beautifull and quiet holiday destination. If you prefer a clean, authentic, spacious and well equipped guesthouse, Il Belvedere is definately something that will surprise you. The contact with the Grifoni familiy is very warm an interesting and to see that even the grandparents have an important role in the "Belvedere experience" is quite unique. Truly, the Grifoni family has the right talent in well treating their guests. Do try the lovely tuscan pomodori and insalata from the garden and especially their home grown olive oil! With Loro Ciuffenna reachable by bycicle and acceptable car distances from Arezzo, Sienna and Firenze, Il Belvedere for us is a holiday destination we most certainly will return to.
date: 7/29/2008 - from: Belgium
We zijn nog maar net thuis van onze prachtige vakantie in villa Ollivetti, maar we missen reeds alles : de vriendelijke eigenaars, het kraaknette huis en natuurlijk de prachtige omgeving. Echt een aanrader om naartoe te gaan !!
date: 5/19/2008 - from: Amsterdam, Holland
If you’re looking for a place where tranquility is sought, then look no further than Il Belvedere. We’ve rented both Malva 1 & 2 for a family of 12 beginning of May 2008 for a week & what a place!! We originally wanted to have the L’Oliveta but we have been beaten by another group even though we tried to book more than 6 months in advance!! But having both apartments worked out well for us as we each had our own bathrooms which is a big plus!! Surrounded by picturesque beauty, surprisingly warm weather (bet 26 – 29 deg) & it only rained once on our second day but that was well needed as I suffer badly from hay fever. The boys (especially my 5 year old) have thoroughly enjoyed making use of the swimming pool which takes a bit of time getting used to as it was chilly but once in, you wouldn’t want to come out – well, almost :) He couldn’t wait to jump in the moment we arrived after 4pm! We were also able to have a BBQ once & eating al fresco was simply lovely!! I speak for all of us when I say what a pleasure it was to stay at Il Belvedere!! The icing on the cake for me was the organically grown eggs that Franco (the owner) brought over one evening for us to savour & they were absolutely scrummy!! Many thanks for your warm hospitality & we look forward to coming back again in the future!!!
date: 1/16/2008 - from: maldegem - belgio
Drie maal waren we reeds te gast bij de familie Grifoni. De rust, de warme ontvangst en de groenten van opa deden ons aan het eind van de vakantie reeds terug uitzien naar de volgende vakantie in Loro Ciuffenna. De comfortabele appartementen en het mooie zwembad zorgen voor een optimale prijs-kwaliteit verhouding van "Il Belvedere". De prachtige omgeving van waaruit we Firenze, Bologna, Assisië, Perugia, Siena en Rome verkend hebben draagt er zeker toe bij dat we bij de Grifoni's onvergetelijke vakanties beleefd hebben. We voelden er ons van het eerste moment "thuis" op vakantie. Een aanrader voor iedereen en een pluim voor de eigenaars!!!
Perla de Heer
date: 10/30/2007 - from: the Netherlands
l'Oliveta is a lovely spaceous Tuscan house with terraced gardens. We stayed there in October 2007. The weather was relatively cold, so no swimmingpool or al fresco dining, but the jacuzzi inbetween the olivetrees and with the view was wonderful. The sittingroom is quite small, but the diningarea is the hob of the house and we spent a lot of time there. The lower floor has its own separate entrance, which gives some extra privacy within the group. Matteo is very friendly and helpful. We would honestly recommend this house to all of our friends (or come back ourselves!).