We just came back from two weeks in this villa. We stayed here with 6 persons: Our friends with their 4 year old girl and me and my wife with our 8 months old baby girl.
At arrival we were pleasantly surprised by the great entrance and the very large property. The pictures at tripadvisor/holiday lettings don't quitte show how pretty and large it all is. There are many places to sit around the villa, have a good BBQ and let little children play. And then the view from the large pool: You look down at Arezzo from high up the mountain.
Inside the villa is also spacious and clean. All the supplies you need are available and two of the three rooms are airconditioned. All the rooms have their own bathroom with toilet: Two with shower, one with a bath. Downstairs is also a toilet with shower in the washing room.
The villa is a nice place to come to rest with hardly anyone around. Drive up the mountain and there's a nice restaurant. For all other restaurants/shops/supermarkets you will have to drive down the hill to capolona/subbiano. That's about 6-7 km's drive, so a car is necessary if you stay at the villa.
Internet in the villa was only through an internet USB adapter. We didn't know this and only brought our ipad and iphones, but there was no WIFI. The owner of the villa, Marco, was really nice to lend us his laptop for two weeks. That way we did have internet if we wanted some information about the region.
Tips when you stay here:
- Visit Cortona, a nice town one hour from the villa.
- Florence is only 1,5 hour drive.
- In the neighbourhood are many winery's where you can get a tour through the wine making process. We visited a nice one, Villa la Ripa.
- In Cortona there is a nice place to have an all day Toscan Cooking class. The wifes were very excited. You can find it on tripadvisor as well.
A short conclusion: If you want a nice and relaxing holiday in the toscan hills, this is the place to be. Even with a large group, everyone can have his privacy on the large property and cool down in the nice swimming pool.
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