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The house is idyllic. A total paradise! Set in huge gardens where you can find shade and rest, the house and gardens offer two totally different possibilities: you can be on your own and have a private time (with your partner/family) as there is lots of space and the hosts respect your privacy, or.. you can meet other people staying and hopefully, like we did, make friends for life!
The hosts Giampaolo and Eleonora are wonderful people; kind, gentle and helpful. They helped make our stay there perfect.
Outside, apart from the grounds with trees and plants (and lizards!) where you can wander, there's also a nice little splash pool to cool down when the weather's hot, a barbecue and table tennis table. Plus hammocks for reclining in and enjoying your siesta!
Giampaolo and Eleonora have lots of fruit and veg growing in their extensive gardens (they have a vineyard and olive trees as well) which they were happy to offer us totally free. (Their green chilli was especially tasty!)
From the house you can easily reach Pisa (town and airport, about 20-25 mins away) or Livorno and the coast. We also would highly recommend visiting the walled medieval town of Lucca or the hilltop Etruscan town of Volterra. Parma, about 2 hours away is stunning!
For eating you can walk ten minutes away to the local pizzeria/restaurant. Or try the pizzeria in the hilltop nearby town Lorenzana, which has stunning views. We also made beautiful meals in the communal kitchen and ate them (accompanied by lots of wine!) on our own or with others at the large outside table.
Grazie Giampaolo and Eleonora for a wonderful holiday at your beautiful, spacious paradise hotel! We will be back very soon! Ciao!