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.