|Subject: Re: Italy - Agriturisimo Recommendation|
We spent a wonderful week at http://www.ripabuia.com a couple of years ago but unfortunately did not go direct but thru an agent at a much higher cost!!
Check it out...Ardenio and his wife are the greatest...we were there at grape crushing time and watched him starting the winemaking; they have since added a swimming pool (I think open now)...
One evening guests are invited to a paid home cooked dinner which was great...we still talk about the wonderful lasagna pasta course, the best we've had!!
The location was fine as well...drove to a small town and bussed into Florence a couple of times and then did day trips to Siena/Pienza/etc..
Highly recommended...we WILL go back...if you book, please tell them Lucille (Lucia to them) and Domenic praised the experience.
Lucille Gioello from West Hartford, Ct...