This is the fifth visit in three years for our tour company and we are never disappointed by the fabulous welcome and smiling faces of Ruth and Salavatore.
This visit was for 11 nights and we all stayed in Casa Anna
We did not bother hiring a car from Pisa airport this time instead Ruth organised a local taxi to collect 5 adults with bags for a return cost of 340 euros.
The taxi company are based in montavarchi and are more than happy to arrange group days out.
Or you can hire a car from the local township on a day to day basis.
We were able to visit Florence by train as Ruth took us to the train station and then you have a 25 mins journey to the centre of Florence without any car parking headaches!
We decided to eat every evening at the restaurant within the complex and rate the homemade pizzas as better than anywhere else.
The 3 course evening meals are always freshly made with most of the produce coming from the farm, this includes the local wine which is also from the local vines. I recommend the 2006!
Their wine list has some exceptional labels, Amarone, Barolo, and the Tuscan Brunello.
It's not cheap but no more expensive than the other restraints charge and you have the magnificent views to take in whilst enjoying your tipple.
We had several games of tennis , which in the hight of summer made jumping in the lovely swimming pool even more enjoyable.
I did not like the fact that some our Germanic guests would lay claim to the sun beds and then go out for the day. This needs addressing by the management as it could spoil a truly relaxing holiday.
We will be planning our next visit for Easter (1 week) followed by a 10 day break in summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Farmhous of Podere San Lorenzo, looks like an oasis inside a farm of 14 hectares of land, including arable land, olive groves, vineyards and woods. Here our hospitality will add value to your stay, to make you feel at home, in order to make you enjoy your stay in peace. For this we studied various accommodation proposals that meet all needs and to make you fully appreciate the beauty of our region, Tuscany. In our farm you also can take advantage of a beautiful swimming pool to cool off in the hot summer days,and for the sport lovers, a tennis court and the possibility to make great excursions.Our Restaurant has 2 dining rooms and a pergola outside the pool where you will be pampered by our Km 0 kitchen . Our menu can vary due to the seasonality of products harvested from our garden, always leaving a cuisine of Tuscany, and the typical products of ourterritory .We also organize receptions, buffets, baptisms, confirmations, children's parties, birthdays, graduation parties , anniversaries, romantic dinners and themed events. In Podere San Lorenzo, you will find the manor house divided by 3 apartments of various sizes, from 2 to 6 beds, a barn and other structures separate from the main building. Each apartment is tastefully furnished in a rustic Tuscan style and features a fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom, TV and wi-fi. All apartments come complete with bed linen and towels, you can request additional services such as: breakfast, half board, linen, daily cleaning and babysitting. ... more less