5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 + Annex For 3 Extra Sleeps
About Samuele Sodini
Hi, my name is Samuele Sodini, owner of Villa al Boschiglia and Casale Sodini, where I serve as both proprietor and vacation counselor. Yes, during the years renting my villas I have also been an advisor for my guests… and sometimes being an advisor can be hectic, but rewarding for the soul. Being an advisor is one of the highlights of operating the villas, as I get energy from interacting with others. Being able to do that in a way that can make a positive difference for the experience of a guest makes it doubly enjoyable. As advisor, I have a number of responsibilities to my visitors: * Helping select what my guests should not miss during their holiday in Tuscany * Being available to listen and to give right suggestions for appropriate resources * Sometimes trying to anticipate their needs These are the generic things I do. But just as importantly, I try to be an advisor who cares. When I’m meeting with my guests and friends, they are the focus of my attention. As much as I can, I let the phone ring, I ask those interrupting to wait, and try to spend as much time as necessary to deal with any issues an advisee might have. I don’t have a degree in advising or counseling. My advising expertise arises from my personality, my personal and professional experiences, the tours, and the reading I’ve done. I do the best I can to assist my guests. I also try to understand when a situation is beyond what I can do and when I need to refer someone for a higher level of assistance. As with life in general, I can only just keep trying to get better My reward is in seeing my guests happy, enjoying an unforgettable holiday under the Tuscan sun!
Samuele Sodini purchased this Villa in 1999
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Excellent Family Stay
Loved the property and the additional services (dinner preparation, etc). Very nice pool (the weather was a bit cool during our stay) but great outdoor areas!
I can't believe it has been nearly a year since our visit. It was the most wonderful experience overall. The location of the Villa was perfect..just outside of Luca was perfect...We would definitely book this property again.
Tranquil, Serene, and Simply Beautiful
There just are not enough words to express the experience I had during my stay at the Villa Antico Casale Sodini. Immediately upon my arrival, I was taken in by just the natural beauty of the place. Tall, lush beautiful mountains, gardens of such delicate beauty, that you are just swept away. The villa itself is gorgeous from top to bottom. I fell in love with the vaulted ceilings, and the view of the garden in the hallway is breathtaking.
My mornings were spent in the garden which was the perfect setting for meditation and reflection. My nights were spent swimming in the glow of the Italian moonlight. The staff was outstanding. Mrs. Isabella cooking was divine and Mrs. Roberta was always helpful. Even the owner Sam proved to be a very down-to-earth and personable guy. I truly enjoyed my stay and will most certainly be booking this luxurious villa again!
Thanks for your review! I' m more than happy to hear that Antico Casale Sodini met your expectations!!
I hope to welcome you back one day. Sincerely, Sam
I could not have asked for a better vacation. Everything about our stay was everything we expected... and then some! My family and extended family stayed at Samuele's villa and all 12 of us had nothing bad to say about our experience. It was great to all be in the same home to be able to spend time together, but when we needed alone time with our respective families we were able to separate and not bother one another. We were all able to eat together in the dining room and relax around the pool. The guys all went golfing one day and use women stayed back for an in house massage! Each of the 4 families took full advantage of the extra services and my family (all animal lovers) decided on the horseback riding adventure. We never had to worry about cleaning (something that I always somehow end up doing on vacation!?) because Mrs. Roberta was always on top of whatever tidying up needed done. This is the first vacation I have been on that I can truly say I have been able to relax the entire trip. It's safe to say this vacation is one for the books! Thank you!
Thanks for the great review!! My staff and me, we are all so glad to hear that you enjoyed so much your staying in Vorno!!
We are looking forward to welcome you back someday!!
Relaxation at it's finest
The Antico Casale Sodini is perfection and has relaxation galore. The home is beautiful and luxurious. Loved the pool and the landscape was amazing. Perfect place to relax and enjoy Italy along with being close to the town. Heaven on earth is the best way to describe it. The home was clean and the owner , Sam Sodini was awesome! Will be coming back again!
Grazie Mille!! :)
I' m really happy to hear that you enjoyed our place so much! I look forward to welcome you back, " under the Tuscan SUN!! ) :)) Do you remember? :))
Wonderful home, wonderful host
Samuele's home is the perfect base for exploring Tuscany. We had 3 families, each with young children. The house held us well and the yard was great for outdoor dining and playing. The walled town of Lucca was a 10 minute drive. Awesome town, we could have spent a lot more time there. We were also able to get to the coast easily, as well as Florence and the surrounding area. Samuele is the most gracious host and took very good care of us! Valentino and Larissa were wonderful as well. They prepared delicious meals, served the perfect wine, and offered all the special touches you would experience from fine dining professionals. They were also fun to work with! All in all a perfect trip. Thank you!
Thank you Nicole!!
It was really a pleasure for me to let you enjoy my Villa; whenever you decide to visit Lucca in the future, just let me know... You are always more than welcome.
Cooking school for Italian and Tuscan cuisine, tour of wineries in Lucca and in Chianti area, wine tasting and olive oil tasting, Puccini Opera Festival in Torre del Lago, Puccini music concerts in Lucca, Tours of Historical Villa in Lucca, custom made tours for secret Florence and secret Tuscany - Biking, reservation for sitting tickets at palio in Siena, horse riding, tennis club 1km from the villa, golf club at 30 minures, Spa and wellness in S. Giuliano Terme 20 minutes, in Motecatini 30 Minutes, Pisa airport 30 minutes, Florence airport one hour, Connection to highway to explore Tuscany, Siena 2 hours, visit to Ferarari Gallery in Maranello, Modena daily open major outlets Gucci Prada D&G with one hour, tours to 5 Terre, one hour away Portofino, the jewel of Ligurian coast, one hour Carrara and Michelangelo marble caves.