We were looking to do something different with our vacation and landed on the idea of staying in a single place in Tuscany to explore the area. Fortunately my wife had a friend who had here several years ago and really enjoyed it; said it was very well organized by Isabella and so easy to fall into the natural pace of the area. Wow, what a find. Of all the places we visited, after spending a month in europe, this is the one that we still talk about six months later. The apartment was better than advertised and everything in Isabella's book of recommendations and places to see were spot on. Fell in love with the Tuscany countryside. Saw pheasant and deer, snacked on cheeses and olives, and sipped great wine on a daily basis whle sitting in our courtyard after a day of poking around the little towns the dot the landscape. Having a group dinner with our hosts and fellow guests, making pici, wine tasting, olive oil testing - they were all icing on the cake.