Ghiaccione: the river to cool off in summer

In these hot days of July with a peak of 37 degrees, a hike that I recommend to my guests is to visit the river called “Giaccione: Big ice” (the name as you can imagine, comes from the fact that once, in the summer, people the area went to look cool in very cold waters of the river) and they were right, as even in this hot and dry period will find the water that flows down from the falls and you can make a cooling bath.
river fall tuscany
This river is located in a valley, the environment that is created is fresh and relaxing, despite the 37 degrees of these days.To achieve this river must take the road that leads from Chianni to Castellina Marittima, past the first bridge over a small river called La Torre, there’s another over the river Carbonaia, parked the car and go down the path that goes up the river.
tuscan river ghiaccione
After very little you will reach the first waterfall where you can start making the first bath.Continue, and you will feel the temperature down until you reach the second waterfall, “Tonfo degli Ebrei: Splash of Jews” (the legend says that during the Second World War, some Jews had been thrown down by this). Water makes a jump of about 10 meters down a rock face in this place you can do the second swim.

Good Fun!

Paola e Valerio
Villa le Ginepraie

Free Wifi in the Tuscan villa

villa in tuscany free wifi
With great pleasure we announce that from today at our villa in Tuscany guests will have free access to the internet via wifi network
The two areas covered by WiFi are the loggia and the pool

Paola e Valerio
Villa le Ginepraie
Villa: 0039-0588-35113
Valerio: 0039-338-2138464
Paola: 0039-333-8885857

Photo of the month: Farmhouse in Tuscany with lavender plants

villa in tuscany with lavander plants
In the picture we publish for the month of July, you can see in the foreground with lavanders behind the cottage to rent, on the right you can see the two old barns typical of Tuscan farmhouses   This house can be rented from April until November.
If you whant more info:
Phone: 0039-0588-35113
Mob1: 0039-338-2138464
Mob2: 0039-333-8885857

New review for the villa in Tuscany: Superb

review tripadvisor villa in Tuscany
Today we are publishing this review, written a few days ago on Tripadvisor for our villa in Tuscany
Title: Superb
Review: The place is stunningly beautiful. Imagine a dip into an impressionist painting . The hills of Volterra hide this valley where the slopes are gentler . The pictures do not do it justice (I’ve also said to the owner) . The apartments are beautifully detailed , well-furnished and , more importantly , the cleanliness is manic ! We rented the entire villa for the Easter weekend (we were three families with children and grandmothers ) and we decided to dine there. Perfect choice . Paola and Valerio , the owners, have cooked for us: there is no deception, all genuine and expertly prepared. Paola is cute and attentive to everyone’s needs. Lasagne exaggerated ! At breakfast there is everything: cakes prepared by Paola , juices, juices, jams, bread , yoghurt in bulk, fresh fruit salad … the top . In short, the level of excellence in every respect . The owners – who live nearby – are discreet but attentive to every request . Absolute privacy , we indulged in singing and dancing without any problem (if you’re in a lot should definitely rent all the apartments ) .
Room Tip : The upstairs apartments are extremely spacious and can sleep up to five people

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