Casa di Dante is a lovely, spacious house with far reaching views over the Tuscan countryside. It is an easy 25 minute drive from Pisa airport and a 20 minute downhill walk from the charming village of Vicopisano which has a rich architectural history and a cluster of small shops to cater for basic needs such as a supermarket, a chemist and a cafe bar.
We were a family of six adults plus a one year old and the owners, who live next door, couldn't have been more helpful from our arrival to our departure. Provisions for our grandson were excellent and included a high chair, a travel cot and numerous toys to play with around the pool area. The house was very well equipped and clean with plenty of storage space in each bedroom and bathroom. The pretty garden area was perfect for outdoor dining and the swing seat near the barbecue proved to be a lovely spot for relaxing and enjoying the views. We were impressed with the size of the pool and there were plenty of loungers, tables and parasols.
During our stay we visited Florence by train, a 45 minute journey from the local station at Pontedera, the town of San Gimigiano, a 90 minute drive through beautiful countryside and certainly worth seeing and also the impressive walled city of Lucca just a 30 minute drive from Casa di Dante.
Some guests may wish to note that there are many steps both inside and outside the villa but for us the location was just perfect and the owners and their family made us feel so welcome. We had a wonderful holiday and would happily return to Casa di Dante.