This was our second visit and there's still so many attractions to see and experience within easy range of La Serena. The guest house is so thoughtfully equipped to accomodate both abled and disabled visitors in comfort and it is a perfect base for visiting central Italy.
But it's Derek and Steph that really make the holiday with their local knowledge, their command of the Italian language and their tireless efforts to ensure that their guests enjoy their stay. Derek "ices the cake" with his delicious breakfasts and gourmet dinners and Steph puts the cherry on top with her desserts.
I've read through almost all of the reviews posted by other visitors and heartily concur with the praise given. Many give great detail which I won't repeat here but I recommend these reviews to anyone considering a first-time visit to La Serena.
Something that I didn't notice in the previous reviews us the well-stocked library that includes novels and biographies, music CDs and DVDs of well-known movies and TV shows. There is a DVD player in the guest lounge and a portable DVD player available for use in your room.
We enjoy La Serena so much that we're hoping to bring our whole family back for a third visit soon.
John and Carol x
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Serena provides a peaceful luxury "home-away-from-home" - with wonderful food too (our guests tell us so!). All rooms/suites are en-suite with lots of little extras to make your stay very comfortable. Outside we have a very large swimming pool, access to lots of paths and tracks, plus bicycles and other activities. Located centrally, you can explore old towns and villages, lakes, mountains, and both the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts! Come soon.... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Serena Italy/Castiglione Della Valle