riverside plants by river merse



Testimonials about Staying in a Tuscany Paradise

italian meadow flowers


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“Campalfi ! From the very first it felt like an adventure. From the moment we drove out of the shady woodland and saw the old farmstead in its sunlit valley, we fell under its spell.”

tuscan farmhouse in morning sun

“Virginia and Reiner Wagner have kept it honest and simple; there is no affectation; it belongs
in its setting. They have achieved a sensitive restoration. We relaxed into natural, informal surroundings, enjoying our elegant, uncluttered, courtyard apartment, but spending most of
our time outside; there was so much to take advantage of.

We explored; paths take you into the Nature reserve in every direction. Self- catering was easy
( it is not so 'out of this world' that one couldn't easily reach shops and supermarket ) but there
was the option of some really exciting evening meals (genuine Tuscan cuisine) cooked by Reiner. Course after delicious course would be brought to the table, generously to help ourselves. We were warmed by food, wine and camaraderie.

Such is the atmosphere at Campalfi; genuine, unaffected welcome in lovely surroundings, but
not so remote that we were not able to delight in the tourist 'must see' towns and villages of that
part of Tuscany, notably Siena, one of our favourite places. We left reluctantly, refreshed, re- invigorated and intending to go again.”

Jeannette and David Willington, Devon, England

guests enjoying slow food in tuscany



italian meadow flowers

“Campalfi is
an idyllic place
where we have
spent our summer holidays for the last ten years.
Being received by Virginia and Reiner feels like coming home now."

dining room at podere campalfi
river merse in tuscany

reading in afternoon sun in tuscany

After we had first discovered Campalfi we could not believe that such a balanced
mixture of wilderness, medieval history, modern conveniences and
heavenly peace would exist.

Swimming in the Merse with its jungle-like embankment makes you feel detached
from all your daily life burdens, and when you sit with the other guests in the evening
enjoying a delicious Italian five course meal, you have arrived in the reception
room of heaven.”

Anne-Cläre Gurlitt and Andreas Gebhard, Konstanz, Germany.

Coming to Campalfi for the first time, you may feel stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Don’t worry! If you are open minded you will have the chance to redefine your life-style.
You will not be forced - but rather enabled - to perceive the amazing wonders that
surround you, whether culture or nature-related. Coming here every year for more than
ten years our children grew up here. They fell in love with the people and
the place and asked: When will we go again to Campalfi?

The river, the valley, the mountains: Everything has its specific touch.

Campalfi is really something special and magic. After a few hours you will feel at home
in a new world, yet also very near to everything you may expect in Tuscany.
Try it ! You will not regret! This evaluation was confirmed by everybody who visited
following my recommendation. The re-booking rate of more than 80% confirms this.

Albin Frank (57), Monika Schluge Frank (58), Nicolas (23) und David (22)
Burghausen, Germany

Wer zum erstenmal Campalfi erreicht, hat oft das Gefühl direkt im Nirgendwo
gestrandet zu sein. Machen sie sich keine Sorgen! Sie werden schnell
erkennen: Das ist nicht nur ein Platz zum "Rund um Wohlfühlen". Hier finden
sie die Gelegenheit dem Alltag zu entfliehen und - falls sie sich darauf
einlassen wollen, ihren Lebensstil zu überdenken und neu zu definieren.
Niemand wird sie dazu auffordern, aber die Magie des Platzes öffnet die
Augen für all die Wunder, die uns umgeben. Seit mehr als zwölf Jahren
besucht unserer Familie dieses Kleinod jedes Jahr. Schon beim ersten Mal
fühlten wir uns nach wenigen Tagen wie in einem neuen "Zuhause". Auch und
besonders Kinder jeden Alters entdecken hier die Welt neu (ohne die
Erwachsenen zu stören). Der Fluß, das Tal, die Berge, alles hat seinen ganz
speziellen Reiz. Campalfi ist wirklich etwas Besonderes, eine eigene Welt
und doch ganz nah an allem, was sie sich von der Toskana erwarten.
Versuchen sies, sie werden es nicht bereuen! Eine Wertung, der sich
alle, die ich dorthin "geschickt" habe, ohne Einschränkung angeschlossen
haben. Die Wiederbuchungsrate von über ƒ 80% der Gäste spricht für sich!

old tuscan farm drying tower now converted into apartments

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