We very much enjoyed our week in Casciana.
The house is superbly situated at the top of the village with inspiring views in every direction, and from the bedrooms particularly. We enjoyed breakfasts out on the patio in the morning sun, set in the well kept garden with its olive trees, while planning our walks in the Alpi Apuane and watching the passing swifts. Most of the walks we chose this time took us a few kilometres back down the valley to Castelnuovo and up into the hills from there, but always an easy and attractive drive, and we tended to shop at the well-stocked supermarket on the main road not far away at Camporgiano.
We found the house had everything we needed: the kitchen compact, easy to use and well equipped; and bedrooms comfortable and spacious. The weather could still be cool overnight in May, but not unpleasantly so and just an extra blanket sometimes at night did the trick.
Very much looking forward to returning for another visit.
The house is beautiful and was very clean and well maintained! We felt very welcome and the kids enjoyed the swimmingpool! A perfect vacation house and only the very remote location was a minus! It takes quite a long time to drive out of the mountains and the twisty roads can be a challenge for people getting car sick! The entrance to the house is very steep, so if you (like me) is driving a lowered car you will get into trouble! I scratched my car both on the front and back bumpers!
Beautiful house, with all comforts you need. Nice location in a quiet and high situated and friendly little village. The house is very clean. Nice garden with a covered loggia, so that you can eat outside, with all kind of weather. The little pool is cleaned every day. A very nice house to stay!
We love this area of Tuscany and have been visiting it for the last couple of years. Valentina is a lovely, spacious villa set in a pretty little garden. It's a little tricky to find, but once you're there, you'll appreciate the fact that it's off the beaten track and so peaceful and quiet! We really liked the fact that there were lots of places to sit outside - on loungers around the pool, underneath a pergola shaded by plants and at the front of the house, a raised terrace with marvellous views across the countryside. You get a lot for your money with this house! Gianluca and Valentina were really helpful and when we had a blown bulb in one of the bathrooms, sent Valentina's parents round to replace it! Can really recommend this villa.
Stayed with wife & friends - 3 couples .
Very comfortable house & attractive grounds nestling in the mountains with terrific scenery all round.
We had a great week in this lovely peaceful place.
Daily trips out to Portofino, Parma, Lucca & Pisa - all longish drives around 2 hours each way which was perhaps the only drawback to the location but it was well worth it.
Would also recommend Bar Maria in the village - such friendly & hospitable locals in such a delightful setting.
The newly renovated church just along from the bar is a gem & should not be missed.
Absolutely beautiful place located in middle of rural Tuscany. 360" view of surrounding hills and mountains. The house itself is clean, all modern appliances and owners were very helpful. Would definitely recommend.
Nice renovated house, quiet, amazing view, we enjoyed the pool, very pleasant garden, just go there and have a good relaxing time.
Well located for visits to lucca and pise