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Casanova Asciano, Italy

Just returned from 3 weeks in Italy. Our favorite time was spent at the Agriturismo Casanova in Asciano, Italy. It was recommended by Rick Steves and it lived up to the hype. The farm is 26 miles south of Siena. We rented a car in Florence and drove down to the farm. The driving was easy in the countryside and had beautiful scenery. The farm is a 30 minute drive to all the vineyards and cities in that area of Tuscany. The farm has beautiful and comfortable accommodations at a very reasonable price. We had a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment. It has air condition and heat. The farm is safe and there is no need to lock doors or worry about your car.
The exterior is beautifully manicured. The farm has picnic tables and benches to sit outside and enjoy the 360 degree panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside. The farm has a swimming pool that is available to guests.
The farm raises Chianina cows for the past 5o years. There is a farm to table restaurant that is available for breakfast every morning and an evening meal if requested. The family that owns the farm are very attentive to guests and make each guest feel that they are part of the family. Vicki and Bart are wonderful hosts. Vicki was the best host to us and made us feel so welcome. She was always available to offer suggestions and answer all questions. She enjoys giving a history of the farm and how she became an Italian farmer's wife. (she is from Germany). She speaks very good English, Italian, German and French. She cooked all the meals and served the meals. The meals were some of the best we had in all of Italy. Vicki, comes around with plates of food for seconds. The dinner meal is 5 courses and served in a lovely environment. The last night we were the only guests and we ate in front of a roaring fire place. We were there for 5 nights and we wished it was longer. We will always remember our trip. Thanks Vicki and Bart!!

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Thanks so much for sharing. I'm bookmarking this. We are heading to Tuscany sometime in the next two years, and this is very helpful!