WOW! My wife, Jan, had a dream of visiting Tuscany. She found Casina Valloreci whilst searching the net. I saw the website and also fell in love with the place then and there.
We booked Angelo's little Casina for three weeks and we were not disappointed.
We were greet ed by Angelo (the host) and Luigi (the cat) and enjoyed the most wonderful experience.
The Casina was built in 1995 and, even though it includes all the modern amenities, such as hot and cold running water, air conditioning, double glazing etc., it exudes authentic Tuscan charm. The stonework, the huge beams, the wrought iron hinges, the wrought iron grilles on the windows, window boxes and everything else. This is the best of both worlds.
As well as the Casina itself, the gardens and other amenities are astounding as well.
Where else, for example, would you have EXCLUSIVE use of a 15 metre pool?
Where else would you have EXCLUSIVE use of a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, including a pizza oven, barbeque and fire grate?
Casina Valloreci is just about in the geographic centre of Tuscany and so is an excellent "jumping-off point" for all of Tuscany. During our stay, we even made day trips to Isola del Giglio (www.giglioinfo.com/) and The Tarot Garden (www.nikidesaintphalle.com/).
AND..... What a magnificent destination for a HONEYMOON. We've been married for 37 years, but it still brought on the romance!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The first time I fell in love with this place was several years ago while watching the movie, "The English Patient." I loved these forests, cypress trees and valleys. I was impressed in particular by the Abbey where the movie was filmed, at Sant'Anna in Camprena. And now this movie is repeated for me every night, and every night is always more beautiful. I would like to share these feelings with you. ... more less