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Our family of four stayed here in early July. The apartment was well appointed with all of the comforts of home. Everything was as pictured and described on vrbo. It was absolutely spotlessly clean and a great place to spend the final seven days of our three week stay in Italy. The air conditioning was a life saver as it was very warm in Florence during our stay.
The apartment is located not far from a bus stop. This bus takes you to San Marco Plaza where the sites of Venice are only a five minute walk away. We had a rental car but chose to take the bus and avoid the traffic of a busy city and parking fees.
Anne's mother Doreen was an absolute delight. She took us to the grocery store the first day we arrived so we could get the items we needed. Doreen was always on hand to help answer any and all questions we had. She is the epitome of truly a warm and gracious hostess.
This is a great place to rent and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone!
Without a doubt this was the greatest vacation I've ever had. The villa was a "dream come true." I love buildings with a feeling of history and Le Terrazze wrapped you in its history.
The best thing about the villa was its roominess. With the high ceilings and large rooms I never felt crowded no many how many of us were there at any given time. We had our choice of places to sit down and eat. Breakfast was usually outside the kitchen beside the laundry cottage. Lunch down at Massimo's in La Lastra, take home or eat in, and dinner was either in the dining room or by the pool depending on the weather.
The soft furnishings were sort of worn, but with its being a rental property, I think it was to be expected. The kitchen was tiny, but certainly workable. There were plenty of dishes and cookware.
The view was perfect. The Duomo was visible from the garden, the pool, the terrace outside the master bedroom. Out the other direction were other villas in Tuscan colors surrounded by olive groves and grape vines. LaLastra, though small, had everything you needed without being touristy. The bus stop was right there for visits into town.
Nearby Events or Locales:
LaLastra was not really a village as such, but more of an intersection where the old road to Bologna splits from the new road to Bologna. We were on the old road which had very little traffic. Walking downhill to the deli at Massimo's or the ticket place, LaLastra Bar, was easy. Less than five minutes. Uphill was not too difficult either if you took your time. Seven minutes uphill This usually happened about 230 in the afternoon when it was hot and Massimo's was closed until 500. With another 15 minutes on the 25 bus, you can walk downhill from stop Bolognese Vecchia 06. It stops right above the house.
Tips or Restaurants:
I had guests bring Ziploc baggies and a roll of toilet paper each. Another person was asked to bring baking powder which the customs people worried over long and hard before letting it through. I left it there for the next renters.
As for restaurants I ate six times at Villa Rondini up the hill from the villa. The owner there will come pick you up at the villa if you call and ask. It was definitely a place to dine in style. The food ion was excellent and the chef himself would come out to help you decide what might be to your liking. I suggest putting it all o