We arrived at Villa Pacinotti after several hours of driving and immediately felt relaxed and welcome as Giovanni showed us our room. Never having stayed in an Agriturismo before we didn't know quite what to expect but the apartment was spacious with a fantastic view of Pistoia below. Everything was to hand and beautifully presented with even a little vase of flowers from the garden on a table. We could have easily cooked a meal with all the facilities that were available in the kitchen including an enormous fridge but as our stay was short we opted to eat out and had a really special meal in a restaurant in mountain village close by.
The following day was the Commemoration of 100 years since the death of Pacinotti and we visited Pisa and spent the day learning about his great contribution to the city and to mankind through his inventions, especially the dynamo, but also his philosophy of life and his ideals in living that are an example to us even today. These philosophies and ideals are treasured by Giovanni and Patrizia and they offer a unique experience which they love to share when you at Villa Pacinotti. So this is not just an Agriturismo it's an opportunity to experience something out of the ordinary and very rewarding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The old farmhouse next the historical Villa where the inventor of the dynamo, Antonio Pacinotti, used to spend his holidays, will welcome you with its warm atmosphere of long ago. You will be surrounded by centuries-old olive trees, farmed with biological methods, and will have the opportunity to hike in the woods, go sightseeing in the nearby town of Pistoia and visit other Tuscan art cities. ... more less