My husband and I did an 18 day vacation in Italy and France this past September. We spent two nights at Fattoria Lischeto. We chose Fattoria Lischeto because of its location, great food reviews on agristurismo websites and because their website made the place look fabulous. We fully expected this place to be amazing. I started crying when we got there because it was such a disappointment.
This place is a working farm. I guess I didn’t realize that meant that there would be dogs and cats with matted fur running all over the property. I also didn’t expect all of the flies. Flies landed on myself and my food constantly. It was gross.
The room was very simple. It was dark and sparse. The bedding was very simple. There were two scratchy sandpaper bath towels. There was a small kitchenette but no soap or dish towels. There was a broken fan in our room and the staff did not replace it after 3 requests on the first night. We had a very hot first overnight. We requested again on the second day for the fan to be replaced and they did replace it. The upside to the room was that I thought it was clean and it had hot water.
The pool seemed nice, but we didn’t bring pool towels. The staff didn’t seem happy to see us, they lacked in customer service.
The dinners that we ate each night were AWESOME! The wine was DELICIOUS. The fantastic people that we met at the agriturismo definitely made up for the disappointing accommodations. The sunsets were beautiful.
Their website advertises hot air balloon rides. I emailed them about two weeks before our arrival and asked if we could have this arranged. They never replied to my email.
I would not recommend this place. I am sorry. Even though in the end we had a delightful time because we met such nice people that were staying there and because the evening meal was so delicious, it didn’t make up for the lack of hospitality and the very simple accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Farm House, Relax & Gastronomy Culture At the Agriturismo Lischeto you will be greeted with a warm welcome and with the traditional Tuscan hospitality "Home from Home". During the renovation of our Agriturismo we have used Biological materials & products. The family run holiday farm house is situated on top of a hill right in the countryside, where you can enjoy the marvellous panorama overlooking the luscious cultivated pastures and the particular unique morphological scoured cliffs called the "Balze". A view not to be missed during the sunset, the reflection of the sun that bounces off the cliffs which creates a spectacular show of colours. If you are looking to get away from the hectic city life, this is an ideal place to come for the whole family, those with or with out children. Thanks to our rural, tranquil and artistic environment you can spend your holiday or weekend in total relax. It is possible to visit our cheese laboratory and watch how we make our pecorino cheese and you can also visit our animals. During the summer months our swimming pool is open and while bathing you can admire the marvellous view. We invite our guests to taste our organic products in our characteristic tavern, such as our pasta, extra virgin olive oil and pecorino cheeses. All our traditional Tuscan and Sardinian dishes are home made and locally produced. We like to please all our quests as everyone has different dietary needs. On request we can offer vegetarian and vegan meals and a specific menu for those who have food intolerances. We look forward to welcoming you in our holiday farm house "Agriturismo Lischeto". ... more less
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