We stayed in Villa L’Assolata for three nights in September.
The villa is not like any hotel or b&b.
If you want to feel like home, or how the family nest, or visiting good friends, then you should stay here . First of all, we were charmed by the hospitality of Catia, villa’s owner. Then we were amazed by the comfort and coziness. The rooms do not look like inanimate hotel rooms . They are decorated with heart and look as if they were specially prepared for you, and was just waiting for you here. The rooms are VERY cozy. There is a large bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, small cabinet for small items , bookshelfs , minibar. Each day features a bottle of fresh water. In the toilet roomthere is a large bathtub and everything you need for personal hygiene.
The villa consists of three floors descending to the sea, and the entrance is on the first floor . On the ground floor, apparently, lives Catia, and on the first floor you will find cozy and spacious rooms. Also on this floor there is a kitchen, a cozy lounge with comfortable armchairs and a sofa made out of the old boat, and the library. Here you can find maps and guides to Castiglioncello, Tuscany and the Etruscian coast. Here is the access to a spacious terrace overlooking the sea. On the terrace the legendary breakfasts are served (more on that later), also here you will always find fresh fruits, and from here you can get to the second floor - a huge open-air terrace with a stunning view of the entire Castiglioncello . Here you can spend the day sunbathing on the loungers , and the rest of the evening watching the sun set over the sea.
The villa itself is located on a small quiet street, going down along a small valley to the sea 20 meters away. To the left and to the right you will find the beaches: most of them are equipped, but there are a couple of free beaches, too. The center of Castiglioncello is in walking distance, just 5-7 minutes from villa. Almost above the villa there is a railway viaduct. Surprisingly, the railroad is not worried and does not interfere with sleep. We slept like marmots .
Now the most important .
The main attraction of the villa is it's breakfast. Every breakfast is a real tasting of a variety of home made dishes. We did not try breakfasts like these anywhere else in Europe, and in the whole world. Breakfast is not a buffet. You sit down at the table, and the presentation begins. Charming Dana brings you a change of course for the other, so there is not enough space on the table . We ordered the Tuscan breakfasts, and tried a variety of local dishes: cold cuts, cheeses, fruits, and much more. Each time the main course of breakfast is changing. This may be something simple but very tasty, like home made cheese omelet, or something, the name of which you can not remember, if you do not write it down. In addition to the main course there are served a large and beautifully decorated plate of local cold cuts and cheeses, delicious bread with tomatoes and olive oil, fruits, pastries, juice and tea or coffee.
We were very impressed with the comfort and the special home-like atmosphere in Villa L’Assolata.
Many, many thanks to Catia and Dana for the warm hospitality!
We will be happy to come back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seaside villa with 5 bedrooms with bathroom decorated differently. Breakfast served on the terrace overlooking the sea with typical toscani. The villa overlooks the beautiful bay of Quercetano, sun terrace and sea view. ... more less
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