The campsite was very clean and the staff helpful but, there was nothing to do on site. We arrived on the 1st of April 2013 and almost everything was closed. Mini golf, tennis courts, horse ridding, there was meant to be 3 pools; 2 were closed and the other one that was open, was too small and the stone steps leading into the pool made it dangerous. There was no gym available. All of these things were promised in the promotional material. The excursions were very expensive, there was only one grocery shop and this was badly stocked. There was only one restaurant open, while the evening menu was good, the daytime menu was limited. All sandwiches came with ham and/or cheese. The other restaurants were closed.
This resort was in the hills and quite remote, which meant that unless you have a car, you are more or less stuck in the resort. As I said before the excursions were very expensive, excursions started at 21 euros and went up from there.
The resort was not easy to get to as there is not an airport in Tuscany. We took an air plane to the nearest air port which was Pisa we then had to take 2 trains and a cab to the resort as there was no shuttle available to us on the day of our arrival, but we did get a shuttle to Florence from the resort on the way home. This cost 7 euros, 50 per person. We had 2 adults plus 1 eleven year old and 1 seventeen year old.
We paid 5 euros for unlimited WiFi which we were unable to properly access from our accommodation as we were "too far away from the hub" we were not given a refund, the shop keeper only told us that there was nothing he could do. I didn't take many pictures but what I do have you are free to look at.
This is not the place to come to if you do not drive. This is not a cheep holiday, even though it is promoted as such, it is not good for children as there is not enough for them to do. The resort failed to deliver any entertainment that was promised in the promotional material, and over the Internet.
I am sure that when they finish the resort it will be good, but for now it is not, and I would not recommend this holiday resort to anyone.
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