Michele is a lovely lady and a perfect host. We had come off an exhaustive 7 day bike ride and were in need of a break. Michele's farmhouse provided the perfect setting. It was quiet, secluded but only 5 kms from Greve-in-Chianti. It was a perfect base, midway between Florence and Siena for exploring the wonderful Tuscany region and all it has to offer. Michele also has a wonderful guard dog named Leone who loves having his belly rubbed. You definitely need a car though. Highly recommended.
Linda - August
It is the second time that we visit Il Cielo bio.
We were also staying here in the same period last year. it is a great place to rest and forget the work at home for a while...
Dear Michèle, it is so good to see you again. Your kindness has embraced us again. This time we do not have so much car rides, but we especially enjoyed the cottage, delicious breakfasts and our fine conversations.
Italy represents for us:
great food, lovely surroundings, delicious vines.
We recommend: winery Anitnory, Bargino, restaurant il Re Gallo in Castellina in Chianti.
We enjoyed our stay again! thank you so much for your hospitality.
With loving regards,
Linda and Frederik
Isabelle - August
Micheles place is truly adorable. We were welcomed with locally harvested fruit, a really nice room and good guidance on things to do in the neighborhoods. She helped also with booking some of the activities that we did, like horseback riding. Recommended! The restaurant next door is really worth a visit as well, called Doldini. I experienced my host Michele as enormously kind and helpful, always wanting her guests to feel at best. I really felt at home! All in all super happy with our visit and would really consider to come back next year again.
Melissa - August
This was so much more than a just place to stay. This was a serene and peaceful experience, part of a beautiful property and a relationship with a wonderful host. We received a warm welcome by Michele including a tray of coffee, water and fresh fruit from the garden, as well as a sit down session to go over recommendations in the area and the map. The house is located deep in the Tuscan hills next to few other homes, but next door to an amazing farm restaurant (must visit), complete serenity surrounded by vineyards. There are lovely outdoor sitting areas that are quaint and comfortable and the outdoor kitchen provides for a lovely experience when filled with Michele's amazing homemade yogurt, jam and bread and the fresh organic fruits from the property. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. No A/C on the hot week we were there was not a problem as the room is well insulated and stays very cool and comfortable. Michele continued to be a warm and helpful host throughout the stay. We experienced the pleasure of shiatsu massage with Michele which was a memorable and peaceful experience providing a feeling of complete wellness for the trip. The room is conveniently located close to the town of Greve which provides good food options and many nearby attractions including wine tastings. There are hiking trails on the property and the ability to horseback ride in the hills which provided amazing views. Cannot say enough good things out this stay. Truly something special and we cannot wait to come again!
Helle - July
Thank you so much for an amazing stay in a wonderful area. It's a pity we only have two days here at your beautiful place, but we will for sure return one day.
Perfect location, delicious breakfast and some very good advices about where to go and what to visit in the Chianti-area.
And thank you for the very nice Shiatsu-treatment. It really was amazing. I feel full of good and new energies:) Definitely something everybody should try!
Helle and Kristian, Denmark, Copenhagen
Danielle - July
Lovely place with a nice courtyard. You will need a car to get here and around, but it's a very peaceful place. Excellent restaurant with very reasonable price just next door. The host Michele is very lovely and welcoming. She respond promptly to all messages and provide great information about the surrounding. She's basically plan our next trip to Florence for us. Overall very pleasant stay. I highly recommended Michele's place!
Catherine - Juillet
Un petit paradis en Toscane
Nous avons passé une superbe semaine en plein cœur des paysages enchantés de la Toscane dans le gîte proposé par Michèle et sa famille ! Nous y avons été très chaleureusement accueillis ! Parmi les belles et nombreuses qualités qu'offre le lieu, notons sa situation idéale : au milieu des vignes du Chianti, non loin d'une petite rivière où l'on peut se baigner. La petite route d'accès à la maison longe un petit bois habité par des biches, des renards et des marcassins… On peut parfois en voir et c'est irrésistible ! A deux km à peine se trouve Greve in Chianti où l'on peut faire ses courses. En même temps, nous sommes à 20 km à peine de Florence et à peine plus de Sienne, toutes deux reliées par bus donc aucun souci de stationnement ! Le gîte en lui-même est absolument charmant : la chambre spacieuse et bien agencée est aménagée dans une belle petite maison bâtie avec des matériaux nobles, typiques de la région. Dotée d'une salle de bain bien équipée, elle offre un confort parfait et la literie est excellente ! Le gîte bénéficie d'un petit jardin privatif équipé d'une cuisine d'été entièrement fonctionnelle – c'est génial de pouvoir cuisiner dehors en plein été et tellement rare pour des citadins comme nous ! Les petits déjeuners bio (confitures, yaourts et pain faits maison) sont délicieux. Aux alentours, les bons restaurants ne manquent pas non plus. Ainsi, nous avons bénéficié de tous les avantages d'un logement au calme de la campagne ajoutés à la proximité avec certaines des plus belles villes du monde, au cœur d'une région au patrimoine artistique d'une exceptionnelle richesse ! Et n'oublions pas le plaisir de dégustation du Chianti accompagné de succulentes bruschette ! Nous ne pouvions pas rêver mieux pour nos vacances italiennes ! Un grand merci chaleureux et amical à Michèle et Fabrizio ! Catherine et Gérard (Paris)
Michael - June
Thank you once again for welcoming us so warmly. We always think of il Cielo as our Italian home and you Fabrizio, Gioia and Miro are our very special Italian family and wonderful friends.
We have enjoyed the sunshine - such a change for us! We don't usually come at this time of the year but Tuscany has never looked more beautiful. We have enjoyed a restful time.
Many thanks and lots of love to you all.
Mandy and Michael
Annie - June
We have been delighted to stay in Cielo Bio at Michèle and her family. The house is at the end of a dirt road with a river on one side and a vineyard to the other, which means that you live in quiet and very relaxing surroundings. The only neighbor is a wonderful local restaurant, which is very handy if you do not want to cook yourself.
It has its own entrance to a large room and bathroom. Outside it is a fine outdoor kitchen in beautiful orange color. Michèle offers lovely organic breakfast, as very practical put in the fridge every morning, so you can take it upon waking.
The place exudes a warm atmosphere and a lovely quietness, so you can really get it easy. In the garden there is ample opportunity to see the stars and fireflies in the dark from the sun loungers.
Michèle is really sweet, smiling and pleasant - always ready with good advice on how to experience the area. Try also a Shiatsu treatment by Michèle - it makes the experience complete.
Dominique - Juin
Logement indépendant et confortable( bonne literie) ,idéalement situé,au calme, tout en étant à proximité d'une ville avec tous les services où l'on peut prendre le bus pour Florence et Sienne ce qui évite les problèmes de stationnement dans ces villes. Bien placé également pour visiter les villages médiévaux et les domaines du Chianti Possibilité de belles randos( Monte San Michele à conseiller) Bon restaurant juste à côté.et par dessus tout grande qualité d'accueil de notre hôtesse au sourire permanent.