We spent a day here at this beautiful villa and the time we had is worth reviewing. First the owner treated us to a demonstration of his falcons. It is a fascinating art form of training the birds to hunt, a pastime that the Medicis enjoyed in the 1500's. The location of this villa is amazing, the country side is absolutely breathtaking. The villa chef made one of the best lunches for us on the terrace, using only fresh, local produce and meat. The wine that was served is from the owners vineyards in Bolgheri, and it was fantastic. The rooms are simple, elegant, spacious, and are full of wonderful surprises, like the onyx shower, or the 16th century winding staircase in the bridal suite. The attention we received was wonderful, and the experience was unique and worthwhile...quite a lovely break from Florence, which is about 40 minutes away.