Reviews


We had a great time in this newly redone house. The big kitchen is a wonderful addition for our family. Very cozy and bright new rooms, super efficient assistance, great outdoors, big living room for a family gathering that we were celebrating.

Danke schön!
Klaus and Gertrude


It was a very lovely and quiet holiday. The pool is amazing! The communication with Rita was excellent. Every question was answered in minutes, it was a big help. all little thinks could be fixed instantly.
The compound is especially good for holiday with dogs!
It´s a remote location, so it is very quiet and seems safe. Nonetheless is the little "town" Grilli around the corner for grocery-shopping etc.
Thank you very much for this very relaxing holiday dear Rita!
Oliver S.


The villa is beautiful, very well equipped with facilities for eating and even cooking outdoors, barbecue and outdoor hob.
The setting is stunning, we loved the total privacy, the kids could have fun and enjoy the pool and gardens without worrying they were being too loud!
Due to the gardens and pool, the kids just loved spending most days at the villa, which made it really quite relaxing for us ( and that's with an 8 & 5 year old!
Any questions and Rita was always available to help.
On the last day of our holiday we booked again for next year!
Looking forward to it already
Clare Y.


Was in der Beschreibung versprochen wird, wird gehalten. Das Haus ist geräumig, geschmackvoll eingerichtet und in der Küche fehlt es an nichts.
Sehr geeignet für 2 Paare (mit 2 Kindern). Sucht man Ruhe ist man am richtigen Ort. Grilli mit ca. 200 Einwohnern ist 4 km entfernt. Dort findet man 3 Restaurants, eine Apotheke und 2 Einkaufsläden, wo alles für den Tagesbedarf erhältlich ist. Zum Strand sind es 17 km (20 Minuten).
Die Betreuung von Rita im Vorfeld der Ferien und von Claudia (aus Stuttgart) bei der Hausübergabe sind vorbildlich und zuvorkommend.
Leider waren wir nur 1 Woche da. Eine 2. Woche hätten wir noch gut ertragen!
Franz R.


Our family loves Tuscany and the region of Castiglione della Pescaia. So we were very happy to have found so wonderful property of Rita and Giuseppe. A very comfortable and beautiful house, grandiose and stunning garden with a gorgeous!!!!pool...... We had everything or even more what we could expect for a perfect holiday. Also the distance to the beaches is 20 min by car going through the marvelous Tuscan countryside - fields of olive trees, vineyards, sunflowers .... We enjoyed the journey every time . Rita and Giuseppe are very kind people ready to help every time and give precious tips of trip possibilities in the region. We also appreciate very much Rita for have arranged for us umbrellas and sun beds on the beach of Capezzolo in Castiglione della Pescaia. Thank you Rita, thank you, Giuseppe, it has been excellent stay in your wonderful property!!!! We can only recommend to the rest of the world to visit Il Peperoncino. We will come back next summer, already looking forward to being here again. Eccellente Rita, eccellente Giuseppe, eccellente Tuscany!!!!!!! Vera, Josef, Jakub and Anna
Vera S.


Our time spent in Florence was truly amazing. Rita greeted us upon arrival offering helpful suggestions which we listened to and enjoyed tremendously. We were there celebrating a sweet sixteen for one of our two daughters and Rita was kind enough to order and have delivered a delicious bday cake. We all also enjoyed a bottle of Champagne compliments of Rita & Giuseppe=)
The home is perfectly open and airy with comfortable furnishings and well stocked for any and all your needs. We enjoyed the bakery and wine sprits shops right across the street, and supermarket around the corner. It is conveniently located and accessible to most everything. We had our daily walk to Celana for gelato each evening too.
Each morning started with a delicious coffee( thanks to Rita) add a baked item from across the street and we then we were good to go. Easy walk to Duomo, & Mercato Centrale where delicious food awaits you, and shopping galore.in the other direction we also enjoyed dinner at Perseus and highly recommend it.
With all if the walking it was always enjoyable to come home and relax in comfort. There was always enough hot water for showers, plenty of room for relaxing and watching US television, and unwinding before retiring to the comfy beds. Our girls had their own privacy in their room (to be teenage girls & have wifi access was big) to catch up back home.
Each morning to open the kitchen balcony door and take in the sunshine and scenery was a blessing.
We enjoyed our stay and would love to return. Rita and Giuseppe are wonderful hosts and we really appreciate them sharing their home with our family. We all agree it was a Fabulous Florence holiday!! Prego =)
Thank you,
Chuck, Janet, Carly, & Ciara


This is a perfect apartment: is 25 m walking from the main piazzas, is spacious, has plenty of space for relaxing and hang out. We were 3 adults and my 4 and 1/2 years old daughter.
She had enough space to play even hide and seek !
Richard is a sweetheart, very available and very helpful. Rita is wonderful and also very communicative. I will go again and I strongly recommend it.
ENVE from San Francisco
Elisabetta A


We spent a wonderful family Christmas in Rita's lovely apartment. It is both spacious and homely and equipped with everything that is needed. The location is just perfect; close enough to walk to the city but far enough away to be very quiet and relaxing. There is a very convenient small supermarket just yards away and a bakery store across the road. We ate one night at Trattoria Fratelli Briganti (which was booked for us by Richard, Rita's trusty concierge!). We would highly recommend this lovely traditional family-run restaurant, just a short walk from the apartment.
Richard was extremely helpful during our stay - nothing was too much trouble for him.
Dealing with Rita was a pleasure and everything went very smoothly.
We travel a lot and have stayed in many properties and I can safely say that this is one of the nicest. If you stay here you will not be disappointed.
Verona M.


My husband and I stayed at Rita's apartment for 2 months. It was a great place to be for our "Italian vacation". Rita was absolutely delightful to deal with - she was very helpful with anything we needed, very quick to respond and was always available to give suggestions. We could not have asked for a better host. Richard is also great and met us on our first day to give us all the details of the apartment and then show us around the neighborhood. He even took us to a restaurant and got us a table for dinner our first night. He was always quick to respond to anything we needed and gave us great suggestions for things to do. The apartment is in a fairly quiet neighborhood, which we loved after being in the hustle and bustle of the city each day. The walk is very easy and we enjoyed walking into the city center and taking in all the sights and sounds. The apartment is spacious and has very nice appliances and the kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need. My husband loved that he had English news channels to keep up with what was going on at home while we were gone. There is a great grocery store right by the apartment that is very inexpensive. There is also a street market every week day that has fresh fruits and vegetables and is fun to walk through. We had everything we needed close by - a deli, a coffee bar, a gelato shop, the grocery store, a bakery and even a barber shop. The apartment was comfortable for our stay and we felt like it was home for our two months. It was very clean and everything was in good working order. The air conditioning was wonderful when we first arrived and the weather was hot, but the heater kept us nice and warm when the weather turned much colder. There are two terraces that we used to sit outside and have coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. It was a wonderful location for all our side trips with the bus stop close by to take you directly to the train station if you did not want to walk. We would highly recommend staying at Rita's apartment for a short stay or a long stay. We were sad to say goodbye!
Annette D.
Roswell, New Mexico


This property is about a mile outside of the main centre of Florence and is perfect for getting in and out of the city, we walked, but there are buses close by. The main railway station is also just over a mile away too. The apartment has absolutely everything that you need and is spacious throughout. Richard meets and greets guests and has an excellent knowledge of the city, places to go, things to do and, more importantly, he can tell you where to get amazing, real Italian ice cream, (a few minutes walk away). Richard can not do enough to help and is on-call to meet any of your needs. There is a very reasonable super market just around the corner a great bakery across the road and a championship winning pizzeria close by (the bakery and pizzeria were both closed for the holidays when we were there unfortunately!). We had a truely great experience and recommend this as a great base to explore this amazing city.
Gaynor D.


Dealing with Rita was very straightforward and responses always quick. We were greeted by Richard who was very helpful and gave us a quick guided tour of the area and found us a restaurant on our first night. Richard provided very useful information throughout our stay, ordering us a taxi to the station on our last day.
Florence is a great city and only is about a 20 minute walk from the apartment. If we return to Florence we would certainly consider staying here again.
Nigel B.


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