We stayed at Sant'Alberto (called Villa Enrico and several other names here) for a big family get-together with 10 adults and 7 kids. Short version: it was perfect for a large group including several toddlers, and served our little dream of touring Tuscany's food, farms and art without getting overwhelmed by the kids. We were a short (bendy) drive from lots of interesting places in many directions, and the house and grounds were kid-friendly enough to let them run off their energy when we got home. We had a really nice time.
The house is split into separate accommodations so each family grouping had a little away-space: a few bedrooms with bathrooms and balconies and some in-room kitchenettes, each grouped around 4 small kitchens with fireplaces. There's also a large, open central kitchen, communal dining table, fireplace and couches. The house has the feeling of a very old working house that has been respectfully, tastefully and solidly restored to work again, not to be a... more