Not only the villa is enchanting, the small town, Guardistallo is as charming! The villa is a warm and historic place. The family allways friendly ; "are you going to the beach? here take our parasol".
The garden is well kept (which is not easy with these temperatures) and adds to the holiday spirit. You can freely use the grills in the garden. And the appartments in the garden are nice. The only thing you wish for is an airco.
The swimming pool is not big, but the children amuse themselves and the terrace near the pool makes it a nice place to spend your afternoon reading in the sun/ shade.
For the children the perfect place to hang out were the ping pong table and the football table.
We had an excellent time!
- 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