Just got back from a week at Torrevecchia, fabulous place to relax and unwind. The buildings have been sympathetically renovated to provide a series of unique apartments (we peeked inside a few of those besides the one we were staying in) varying in size from 'cosy' to cavernous.
Well placed to tour northern Tuscany - Pisa, Lucca, Florence and all places in between all within easy travelling distance. We travelled by car (Italian driving is definitely an 'experience') though you can get to all places by train from Pistoia itself.
Torrevecchia is a little 'remote', the only place really within walking distance is the Ristorante Limonaia, which we found wonderful (our neighbours recommended another ristorante a bit further away as 'the best in the area' but we didn't find it as good). Having said that it's 'remote', you don't have to go out - just stock up on the booze in plentiful supply at either Conad or the Coop and sit out in the wonderful grounds. Word of warning though the midges really are merciless (I got about 40 bites the first night) so wear plenty of repellent, use citronella candles outside and a plug-in in your room(s).
Talking of booze one of the speciality dolci (desserts) of the area is Cantucci e Vin Santo - I was hooked from my first taste.
There are plenty of places to go in the world, but I'd definitely be tempted back. Oh and a week wasn't enough, I'd go for ten days or two weeks.
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