Marco, the owner and chef, is amazing, so you have to have at least a few meals on site and prepared by him. Lora, the other owner, is so sweet and a very welcoming and warm hostess. The rooms are not luxurious but instead comfortable; it is as if you were staying at your relative's villa. There is a beautiful pool with amazing views of Tuscany, and Lora and Marco are happy to show you around the property to interact with the animals and olive trees. The villa is in a great location, too. Close to Lucca, Siena, Pisa, the water. We also had our 11 month old daughter with us, and they provided us a cot/crib, and we were able to leave her sleeping in the room and eat dinner downstairs (it was so quiet and peaceful, we could've heard a mouse), and during the day she loved crawling around all the grassy areas and smelling the flowers and playing with the cats. A delightful stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The house has been lovingly renovated with a perfect balance of both Tuscan tradition and modern architecture, by the Pizzoccheri family who also wished to preserve, as far as possibile, the relationship with the nature surrounding the property, with the land, with it’s produce and with animals in a small working farm which is lovingly tended to in a modern and ecologically friendly manner. As a guest you can get a taste of the tranquil Tuscan way of life and the culinary specialities which both the location and Marco and Lora’s diligence, including in the kitchen, are able to offer you. The house is surrounded by a large garden with lawns and many varieties of plants and trees. There is also an attractive swimming pool with stunning rural views. The surrounding area offers visitors many possibilities for walking and bird spotting. Nature lovers will appreciate the beautiful scenery and walks in the Mediterranean woods which grow on the hills above the village. The many islands of the Tuscan archipelago can be reached from Piombino and Livorno and the islands of Elba and Capraia are possible as a day trip. ... more less