My wife and I spent five nights at Agriturismo Vecchio Olivo the later part of October 2013, it was almost at the end of a thirty day tour of Italy. As it turned out we were glad we saved the best until last and was far beyond all our expectations.
After a phone call we were met at the Agriturismo's restaurant (Osteria Vecchio Olivo, where by the way, we enjoyed our best meal of the whole trip) by their representative Luca, who took us on a tour of the Agriturismo grounds,which were meticulously maintained by the staff, then to our farmhouse apartment. Luca was the perfect host, giving us all the information about what sites could be seen around the farm, where to shop for groceries, and he was never more then a phone call away for any assistance.
Our farmhouse apartment was the “Il Canario”, which was spotlessly clean, and we found very spacious. It had a good size kitchen with stove, microwave, dishwasher and a large table where we enjoyed many delicious home cooked meals. Next to that was a sitting area complete with satellite TV and a futon/love seat. The bedroom was large with a comfortable queen size bed, a good size wardrobe to hang you clothes and plenty of room to store your luggage. The bathroom was also a good size, considering the size of some Italian bathrooms, with plenty of room to shower and a washing machine.
The Agriturismo is spectacular. You are in the middle of a working farm with vineyards and olive trees all around. We even received a personal tour by Luca of the facility where they actually take the olives, crush them and make the most delicious olive oil anywhere.
The farmhouse is just a short distance to the town of “Montecarlo”. It is worth the walk up the hill and past all the olive groves to get to this medieval town with it's ancient walls,the castle the tower and it's small streets that wind through the town.
I know for sure we will be going back to Agriturismo Vecchio Olivo in the future. Such a beautiful place to just rest and relax and take in all the great views and certainly enjoy a few more meals at the Osteria Vecchio Olivo. This is the best compliment/recommendation for any place we stay, that we will return. Thank you again Luca for making our stay even more wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Vecchio Olivo Farmhouse Estate is situated along the slopes of Montecarlo, one of the most beautiful and well-known Tuscan hills surrounding Lucca. Montecarlo, itself, is a picturesque medieval village, and thanks to its enchanting location – just a stone’s throw from Collodi offers sweeping views over The Plain of Lucca and the "Val dei Fiori" (or the Valdinievole).- Stay in lovingly restored ancient farmhouses in the heart of the peaceful Tuscan Countryside.- Relish traditional Lucchese cuisine in the "Osteria del Vecchio Olivo"- Relax under the shade of age-old olive trees and visit our estate's olive mill, where extra virgin olive oil is produced.- Stroll along the olive groves and visit our wine cellar and oil mill. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Vecchio Olivo Montecarlo, Italy - Province Of Lucca