My wife and I have enjoyed visiting Alle Camelie once or twice a year every year since 2001, so altogether we have spent more than 20 times there. We have also brought friends and family many times, and several of them have enjoyed it so much that they have come with us more than once.
We have always stayed in the Bed & Breakfast part of the farm because we think that the delicious breakfasts and the contact they provide with the staff and other guests are a significant part of the experience. The rooms are comfortable and have a rustic charm. We also appreciate (particularly when we are there with a group) the comfortable sitting room with a kitchenette. Also the large swimming pool With adjacent pergola is a boon on hot days.
The location in the foothills just south of the beautiful city of Lucca (15 minutes by car) is perfect, and the area offers great opportunities for walks on well-marked trails in the hills and nearby villages. The views of the surrounding area are stunning and here you are really away from the tourist crowds. Lucca is a true gem, and as it is normally not swamped by tourists, we enjoy the sights and just walking in the narrow, quiet streets of the inner city or renting bikes and biking around the city on top of the intact city wall (about 4 km). From Alle Camelie you can take day trips to all major tourist attractions of Tuscany as they are within easy driving distance on good roads.
Alle Camelie is situated in a tiny medieval village, but there are three local restaurants (two within easy walking distance) offering a wide choice of excellent meals, and within a 15 minute drive there is at least a dozen good / very good restaurants (we keep discovering new ones all the time). The staff at Alle Camelie will be happy to give good advice here! There are also two local grocery stores with practically all you need within walking distance, but the nearest supermarket is 10 minutes away by car.
We have definitely fallen in love with Alle Camelie and will keep returning to this beautiful, charming and pleasant place in the years to come!