Would you recommend Chianti & more to friends and relatives?
Absolutely. It was a pleasure dealing with Karin, who provided prompt and thorough answers to my numberous questions and requests
Prior to your vacation:
Promptness of our service?
Karin was prompt in replying and answering my queries.
Capacity of understanding your needs?
Despite largely having to interact via e-mails (time difference is 9 hours for us!), her info was clearly stated, thorough, and timely.
Information about the facility?
When we contacted Chianti & More, they provided several possible Villas that could meet our needs. Karin addressed our need for additional space for
a few days when our headcount would grow from 7 to 11. The summaries, detailed descriptions and many photos gave a very good indication of the lodgings and amenities, location, rooms and layout, etc.
Karin helped guide us as we needed more info to narrow our choice down to the right place for our stay. Our whole family agreed that we couldn’t have made a better selection for our stay in Tuscany.
During your vacation:
Cleanness of your vacation home?
The villa was clean, bright and cheerful, and very roomy. It even provided for two bedrooms for our teenage grandkids that were adjacent but physically separated from the rest of our space. They could make noise and not disturb everyone else.
Equipment of your vacation home?
Fully equipped as promised, and enough to allow “guest” chefs to cook a few special meals for us.
Furniture and decoration?
Ample, appropriate, and comfortable. Beds were very nice.
Ideal. Walkable to the village and grocery store. Beautiful views, and serene. Scenery in each direction was beautiful, and varied.
Please advise if you have any comments on our website or the property presentations, photos, offered services etc.
While photos and video gave a good feel for the Villa, we found the rooms to be larger and nicer than we expected. Karin arranged for chefs, and also booked
a few restaurants for or first few days in Chianti.
Thank you for your email and for your diligent follow up and trip planning preparations.
From the time of our booking to the reception upon arrival and the care that was offered to us by Gabriele and the staff, we must congratulate all of you for a wonderful stay at the villa.
Knowing the challenges of hosting so many people for the wedding, your staff and especially Gabriele went out of their way to accommodate the wedding party's wishes along with each arriving guest and we could not of been more pleased.
Complimenti. Please tell Gabriele - ben fatto !
We will be sure to spread the word among our friends and conoscenti to be sure to make your services a must stop in Tuscany.
Chianti & More is a rental agency and so much more!
From my requesting information, to our leaving Panzano, we could not have had a better experience. I blindly contacted Chianti & More online to get more info and Karin responded quickly. I knew immediately I wanted to limit my search for a Tuscan Villa to the properties she offers. Karin is local, she knows all the properties & property owners personally and can make a solid testimonial. I gave her our "wish list" and she made a perfect recommendation to us. So many of the other property management companies have no direct contact or firsthand knowledge of the properties. Once the decision was made the communication and booking process was very smooth. After booking we received a very comprehensive document from Karin detailing all the many things available to do in and around the Chianti region. Karin also assisted us in advance by making restaurant recommendations and giving us day-trip tips.
This was a trip to celebrate my 50th birthday. My husband & I traveled with 2 other couples for a total of 6 people. We rented a villa in Panzano, a stunning property. It is a shared property, though we never even saw or heard the other guests. Our unit occupies the upper floor with the stunning views from every bedroom window, the living room and a wonderful terrace. We were greeted by Mr. Gabrielle, very friendly and helpful property manager. The Villa has 4 large bedrooms, each with a full bathroom, a very large and well-equipped kitchen, a formal dining room and living room. And then there is the covered terrace with spectacular views. It is very well maintained and provided for all our needs. We were a bit too early to enjoy swimming in the pool, but we did hang out by it and enjoy the vistas.
From Panzano we were able to make day trips to Pisa, Siena, Florence, Volterra & Montepulciano and each evening return to our wonderful Villa. The food at the four different restaurants in Panzano that we tried was excellent and the Gelato… well … There is an open air market on Sundays to set you up for making your own meals if you like. A convenient local market, butcher shops & pharmacy if needed open every day.
Honestly, my only complaint is that we had to leave. Thank you Karin, Rosanna, Mr. Gabrielle for helping make this by far the best birthday I have had in my 50 years…
Karin Dietz’s Chianti & More in Panzano has been, for nearly five years, our secret weapon in Italy. Through it, we have always known that we will find the best possible places to stay and most thorough support when we’re there. We know we can trust the descriptions of what’s available, because Ms Dietz is probably the most honest, reliable, plain-speaking person in all of Tuscany. We also know that we will be listened to, because she is one of the smartest. It is with great reluctance that we give up our secret and share her name, but, ultimately, even we have come to recognize that Karin is too great a talent to keep to ourselves: she should be everyone’s gate-keeper to this very beautiful corner of the world.
Bill Buford, New York City
Author of “Heat, An Amateur’s Adventures as a Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany”