4 of us had a Fabulous week here on the outskirts of Pistoia which is very central to Florence, Lucca,Garfagnana, Piza, Cinque Terre and the Chianti area. Needed to have more time to explore the smaller hilltop villages! The villa itself was very roomy, clean, comfortable, well equipped, Italian-type decor with a really interesting history! There is no bath but in that heat no one needs a soak in the bath! There is no air con which would have been a plus (thus only 4 stars) but we found some fans which we used. The walls were thick so did help with the heat. The hosts were fabulous, very interesting, considerate and helpful with very good communication at all levels. Unfortunately no swimming pool but the villa is on the side of the hills which gives wonderful views over Pistoia and catches the evening breeze which is a relief from the heat! The best was the peace at night hearing the wild deer in the hills(rutting season), the use of the communal piazza in the evenings. And a picnic in the olive groves!! The worst: the mosquitoes (which the hosts had no control of!) so wear protective clothing, bring citronella candles and mozzie spray. If it’s windy it’s better!
Would we go back? Definitely!!! More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking