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We stayed in Brigittes property for eight nights and loved it. The house is a beautiful piece of architecture with delightful spaces that makes you feel at home right away. And Brigitte is an equally wonderful and helpful host. Definitely recommended!
We stayed for two weeks in August and had a wonderfully relaxing time. The house and gardens were very spacious, with a lovely pool area. The views from the house and pool were stunning and we spent every day soaking up the glorious Italian sunshine and the evenings eating and drinking on the terrace.
The house is in the countryside with beautiful views, very unspoilt and peaceful. There is a train station at Stimigliano with trains into Rome or Florence, so it was easy to have a day trip for sightseeing. It was only an hour's drive to get to/from Rome airport too, so very easy to get to by car.
We found several supermarkets nearby to buy everything we needed. The large Conad store at Forano was only 10 mins drive or so. Even closer to home (5 mins drive, literally at the end of the road) was Eurospin (very handy for some food basics), Zanzibar (takeaway pizza/roast chicken, etc), plus a Gelateria and a very handy homeware store (Super Bazaar) for getting those essentials we forgot to pack! We also went out to eat a few times at Ristorante "Da Lina" Pizzeria, which is only 5 mins drive) with tables outside under olive trees and the most amazing (and huge) pizzas.
The house was well stocked with all the kitchen equipment we needed and a handy utility/storage room. We couldn't get the washing machine to work, but that could have been user-error! There isn't an internal staircase between the upstairs and downstairs of the main house, they are two totally separate apartments with external steps to the upstairs. Ideal if you are two separate families, but something to be aware of if you are one large family/group with children. We used all the bedrooms for sleeping, but really just used the main downstairs kitchen/living room/terrace for all our cooking/living purposes.
All in all, it was a lovely and very restful two weeks and we would definitely hope to return in the future. Thank you to Paolo & Lucia for letting us stay in your lovely house!