My husband and I traveled for more than two weeks in Italy in October and dearly wish we had spent more time at La Bruciata with Laura and her family. This was an entirely different experience from being an ordinary tourist in a hotel. Unfortunately, we had scheduled only two nights with Laura due to stormy weather. Even though every place we visited in Italy was wonderful, the two nights we spent with Laura are my strongest and happiest memories. It was as if we had landed in the middle of a beautiful Tuscan postcard; the view out our bedroom window was amazing. The apartment was great and seemed fairly new--the bathroom was modern and the bed was extremely comfortable, which is important to my husband and me who are in our sixties.
We ate both dinners at La Bruicata with Laura's mother, Marissa, cooking and with Elisa, Laura's completely adorable 2 year old daughter, "helping" to serve. It was such a relief to have excellent, healthy and delicious home cooking in a warm, happy, family setting after our less satisfying restaurant meals. Breakfasts were wonderful too, and Laura makes a perfect cappuccino. Much of the fruit, all of the jams, the olive oil, the wine and so on are from Laura's farm. We experienced a wonderful bit of Tuscan life in two days. I definitely recommend a longer visit, and we will return.