We stayed here last Sept. and the location is just gorgeous! The room was large with a separate bunk bed for my oldest and room for a baby cot for the little one. It is a very historic location as a former customs house for the two regions in the area, Pistoia and Luccia.
Bubbly Lima river heard outside your window. Outside terrace to eat meals if the weather was nice. Nice paths and trails just past the garden. Small bit of playground equipment and toys for little ones to play with. It was just so nice to stay here!
Simone and his family were so accommodating and welcoming. Actually, the house is located on their family farm. Highlight of the trip was the delicious, hearty, home-cooked Italian food. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were all available and all with three courses served with wine or beer and water. Followed afterwards with an expresso or other coffee beverage. They operate as a small, bookable restaurant as well as serving meals to guests. Well worth the trip!
Location is also within an hour's drive of Florence, Pisa, and other small and large cities and towns.
The only thing is to get in and out of the area, you've got to navigate the windy roads up and down through the mountains. Could lead to a bit of motion-sickness for those who are sensitive.
Absolutely serene atmosphere and hospitality was wonderful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to discover our Farmhouse, its uniqueness and the enchantment of the place where it is located! Along the path of the waters of the river Lima, to mark the ancient boundary between the mountains of Pistoia and Lucca is located a stone bridge and river stones : Bridge Castruccio, with its two Customs on the left bank. magnificent example of medieval architecture (XIV c.), so named because it was built by request of the great leader of the Lucchese Castruccio Castracane Antelminelli was a crossroads of people and goods, and even field battles and fights. Today is a place of relaxation, culinary delights and activities in contact with nature and traditions of our mountain, where you can taste the products of our farm, learn about and participate in farm life every day and spend a pleasant holiday features in the rooms on the deck. From our farm you can also enjoy numerous hiking trails that meander in the mountains of Pistoia, and Lucca, sports such as fishing, skiing or mountain biking, visiting the many towns and villages or simply relax beside the River. you there! ... more less
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