Im usually a big flashy hotel kind of a girl but this place is truly special, a real taste of Italy. Stayed here with my sister for a girls birthday weekend. A weekend was not long enough, the hotel itself is a short drive from the beautiful town of Lucca but it feels a million miles away. Tucked away in the countryside in lovely grounds the hotel is beautifully maintained, well run & a pleasure to stay in. Lying in bed with the shutters open listening to nothing but bird song was a pretty good way to start the day. Followed by a wonderful, home made breakfast ( I saw the apricot cake cooling by the kitchen window after returning from dinner night before!). Can't wait to return & share the secret with family & friends.