We had great time with Marina, Paolo. Before we arrived, Marina has prepared everything for my daughter. We even got a bottle of wine and home made fig jam upon our arrival.
The villa itself is very beautiful with rustic Tuscany touch. It's extremely clean and equipped more than enough for a holiday villa.
The location of the villa is on top of a hilly mountain. The driving isn't for fainted heart. But once you are used to it, its fine. The view is spectacular. It only takes 25mins to Lucca and an hour to beaches.
Marina and Paolo are very friendly. They recommended us places for food and visits. My daughter enjoyed playing with the dog and cat, chasing after ants by the pool.
I would definitely recommend the villa.
L'Acetaia is a charming farmland setting and offers amazing views across the valley. Watching the sunrise against the beautiful backdrop of the hills is definitely worth an early rise. The secluded village location offers a perfect retreat whether you want to retire peacefully after a busy day or prefer to be laid back and spend the day relishing its idyllic setting.
The tram station at Villa Costanza is just 10 minutes’ drive. There is frequent train services that will take you into central Florence in 20 minutes. Our Florence Card plus purchase was worth the investment as it covered the tram fare and kids access to attractions. We managed to visit several famous museums and cathedrals over the three days we spent in the historic city.
Other major attractions like Sienna, Val D’Orcia, San Gimignano, Volterra etc. are also at easy reach by car.
The self-contained unit has all the comforts and conveniences that you would require to be ‘at home’. With two full shower rooms and a fully equipped kitchen, getting ready for the day’s outing was always smooth.
The real highlight of our stay was our kind, charming and lovable hosts Julian & Anna. Had it not been for them, we would have been stranded for hours during night when our rented car broke down during our journey from the airport and we couldn’t even get past the emergency helpline’s automated system. Without sharing further details, we can confidently say that anyone who signs up with Julian and Anna are guaranteed to be in safe and knowledgeable hands. Our only regret is that we weren’t able to join them for the olive gathering and pressing as we were pressed for time. The time we spent together with Julian and Anna will remain close to our heart and we look forward to meeting them again.