Villa Gourmet was founded in 2014 with the idea of combining the typical farmhouse in Tuscany to a gourmet offer which can adapt also to customers with refined palates. Thanks to the help of some local chefs, you can experience not only the popular home restaurant but also actively participate in the preparation of dishes with focused workshops. Among the most popular, the Pizza Chef Workshop with a wood fire oven.
“If you are looking for an unforgettable Tuscany experience for your family, you can stop searching. Villa Gormet and our host, Stefano, are fantastic on so many levels. The house and grounds offer tremendous privacy and room to spread out; inside and outside. We were 4 adults and 5 children ranging in age from 5-11. The kids loved the pool, and also had the playground, soccer field, ping pong, and their own space in the villa to relax and have fun. The house had everything you would need in the kitchen and the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. We travelled by train and Stefano & his partner Anna were ready for us as soon as arrived to bring us to the Villa. Stefano even came back a couple hours later to bring us to the grocery store to do some shopping. He guided us through the store, pointing out the best yogurt, olive oil, pasta, gelato, and wine. Since we didn't have transportation, we relied on Stefano & Anna a lot. They were great guides and very flexible to our schedules. Worth noting: you can't really walk to any shops/restaurants from the villa since it's more remote, so if you don't have your own car, you'll need to factor that in. (But as noted: Stefano was very accommodating in that regard.) We reserved both the Pizza Workshop with Pizza Chef Guido as well as a dinner by Stefano's brother, Chef Fabrizio. These are both a "must do" here and were certainly highlights of our week. Tremendous experience for all of us and amazing food. We also had a dinner at Da Benito our first night. The food and staff were excellent, but for us, it might have been more enjoyable without the younger children. More an experience you want to be able to linger over. In addition, during the week, we received visits from Stefano's mother-in-law with fresh vegetables from her garden as well as an amazing apple cake from Fabrizio...just because. They also had a family vegetable garden on the grounds that we were encouraged to take from if anything was ripe. We always felt like we had the place to ourselves, but that Stefano would be ready if we needed anything. His communication throughout was top-notch. Stefano also booked us visits at a local olive oil producer and winery at the last minute. The availability of this was likely due to less tourists than usual, but it again showed how much Stefano was willing to work out for us to make sure our time was enjoyable. We were the first guests at Villa Gormet since they opened post-COVID-19. They were specific on the new cleaning processes they were following as well as being diligent about all of us wearing masks while we were in the car together. We always felt safe and knew that whatever we needed, they'd figure out. Villa Gormet had been fully booked for almost the whole year. I feel lucky that we got a chance to experience it. I know we'll be back. Thank you Stefano, Anna, & Fabrizio. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! The Foote & Marics Families”
al secondo e ultimo piano, in centro del paese, vicino all'autostrada comodo per raggiungere in auto Firenze, Pistoia, Montecatini, Pisa, Lucca, la Versilia e le 5 terre. A piedi si raggiungono negozi vari, panificio, bar. pasticceria, pizzerie e ristoranti. Materassi e cuscini in memory. A piano terra è a disposizione una stanza con lavatrice e ferro da stiro. Possibilità di usare le biciclette. Parcheggio gratuito pubblico vicino alla casa.
“Angela's apartment is located in a strategic position to visit this part of Tuscany. Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia, the beautiful villages of Montecarlo, Collodi and Montecatini alto are all easily accessible in a short time. Chiesina is a small town but there is everything you need for a stay (bars, pizzerias, groceries and so on). Also there is the highway exit, very convenient. The apartment was equipped with everything necessary and there were also products for breakfast. I found the rooms very quiet even if on the street. What to conclude .... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!”
The farmhouse, nestled in the heart of the kiwi farm, consists of four apartments and one bedroom. Last year of the minimum three nights; Possibility of breakfast at a cost of 5 euros per person and children pay half, The cottage, in the heart of the Kiwi, consists of four apartments and one room;
“Super spacious, warm and clean apartment. We had lunch with friends for Santo Stefano, table for 10 people, kitchen in perfect condition and equipped. Downstairs, another living room with fireplace, wonderful! There is also a lot of space outside, the boys played ball and you can walk around. We will definitely be back”