Five of us (four adults and one 10 year old) stayed for a superb week at Villa Elena. Beautiful traditional villa with large rooms. Not overly modern, but that's part of its charm. The owners are great. Very helpful and welcoming. Pool was smallish, but never too busy. Hire a bike (as a couple of us did) and bike the wine road. It's hilly, but worth it. Not sure if there's enough to do for two weeks, but pretty perfect if you want to relax for one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Elena, once the residence of the noble family Marchionneschi, is an old manor with typical and comfortable apartments. Two swimming-pools (one for children) with a wide panoramic terrace over the countryside and the sea, a beautiful garden, a barbecue area, a play ground for children, a car park, a tuscan restaurant, a library and a sort of museum with ancient photos, coins and objects. Villa Elena lies in a panoramic position among the gentle rolling hills, in Guardistallo, a charming medieval village on the Wine Route, in the heart of the Etruscan Coast: Cecina Mare with its beaches and pinewoods is 7 miles far. Villa Elena is in a strategic position to reach the most important Tuscan places of interest: Firenze, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra, Massa Marittima, Castagneto Carducci, Bolgheri, the Spa, the Natural Parks, the eno-gastronomic routes (olive oil and wine, like Sassicaia and Ornellaia) and the Islands (Elba), all in a radius of 70 miles. Villa Elena is 45 minutes far away from Pisa-Airport (Ryanair's destination). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Elena Guardistallo, Italy - Tuscany