My husband and I spent two weeks here. We rented a one bedroom 'apartment' which was very spacaious indeed and well equipped. There is no air-conditioning or fans, however, and as most of the other reviews written state, there is a big mosquito population here! We tied net curtains around our windows with elastic just so we could keep the windows open without being bitten alive. There are also other bugs arounds but this is to be expected as the Torrevecchia apartments are located in a wooded area. We did not find the apartment quite as clean as we would have liked- the floors were not clean and there were a lot of hanging cobwebs - but nothing to put us off. We also felt that the linen and towels should be changed more often than once a week, particularly during extremely hot weather. It is extremely peaceful and quiet here with a large swimming pool and surrounding area, and we found it exactly as described in the brochures when we booked. It provides an excellent base from which to explore Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Florence and numerous hill-top villages. The station at Pistoia itself provides excellent links to all these cities and we used it often, particularly when we felt like a day off from the craziness of driving on the Italian roads! The only downside of the location of the apartments is that they are not within walking distance of any bars or restaurants. The nearest restaurant is La Limonaia which provides high quality dining but it is a very long walk on very narrow roads and we did not think it safe to walk these in the dark. If you want to go out in the evening the best bet is to drive back to Pistoia itself. Our hostess, Enrica, was delightful and helpful although we felt it would have been useful to have a little more information provided regarding local transport, train timetables, parking, things to do locally etc. Overall a very good place to base yourself in a quiet and comfortable environment.
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- Torrevecchia Hotel Pistoia