Just back from 10 days at the Una Poggio Hotel, Nr. Scarperia. Had a lovely room overlooking
the first tee and the bedding and towels were changed every day. The weather was warm and
sometimes cloudy which was a relief as it was 24/26 degrees.
The breakfast if you liked continental was quite good but if you like a good english breakfast it
was poor - only offering scrambled eggs and streaky bacon. The toaster was broken on our
first day and never appeared the ten days we were there. However the meals at night were superb with a great choice. The staff were very friendly and always spoke to us.
The golf course was quite hilly and if you are over 55 you will definitely need a buggy everyday. The midgies are dreadful and even though we sprayed ourselves all the time with "Ultrathon" (a spray recommended by the Which Magazine) we were still badly bitten. We thought Scotland
was bad for midgies but this place was worse!
The scenery in Northern Tuscany is truly beautiful but the location of the hotel is rather far out and 7 days would have been plenty at this resort. We visited Siena and San Gimignano which
were lovely and were a bit disappointed with Florence. We took the tourist bus and expected it to be like Paris where you are taken all over the city - this bus just went round the outskirts of
Florence and as we were upstairs we kept being hit by low hanging branches for much of the
trip - really quite dangerous.