We stayed at Fabbrica for 6 nights. It was a wonderful experience. We stayed in the ground floor apartment. It is comfortable, well equipped and quite large. The proprietors, Giovanna and Giuseppe are very pleasant and helpful people. We had planned to use this as a home base for trips to Florence, Pisa, and other spots in Tuscany. Instead we just stayed here because, after a day or two of exploring, we decided this was as good as it gets. We did not rent a car, but for our purposes, that was fine, though when we return we probably will to venture out more into the lovely countryside. It's about a 1 hour walk to Lucca and bit more back as it is uphill. There is a market about 1/2 hour walk. On most days, we walked to the market and picked up food to cook for the next evening. We also had meals at couple of local restaurants that were quite good. The swimming pool is much nicer than it appears in most photos and is in a very picturesque setting. We had an added treat of a wine tasting and tour of the vineyard by Giuseppe. Four people who were staying in Lucca booked a tasting and we were given the opportunity to join as guests. Giuseppe described their biodynamic approach to farming, showed how he grafts local grape vines to American roots, talked about planting herbs to properly condition the soil, poured us some wine, and had us sample some of their olive oil. It was fabulous. We also got a tour of the main house, a villa built in 1735, that has most of the original fixtures and furniture. This is a great place to visit and we plan to return.
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