First I must mention the hosts. They have our vote for the nicest family in Italy. They were warm and welcoming. The rental is the entire 2nd floor of their lovely home. It has a private entry. The apartment was immaculate and beautifully decorated. It has obviously been completely renovated and is in perfect condition. Everything is very comfortable.
We had been staying in the center of historic districts in towns and cities all over Umbria and Tuscany. This was a very nice change to be out in a small village in the country with low mountains around. The peace and quiet was most welcome.
It was fairly easy to make day trips to both Lucca and Pisa. Nevertheless, there are some very good restaurants in the vicinity that the hosts can recommend. So you can stay in the countryside and enjoy a good meal there as well.
I highly recommend anyone to stay here on a visit to the Lucca area.
The apartment is centrally located in northen Tuscany only a 30 - 60 minutes drive away from attractions like Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre and Florence, Montecatini Alto and Bagni di lucca to name a few. Great beaches like Lido di Camaiore are only 15 minutes away.
The apartment which was very clean has a large kitchen and dining room with all appliances needed, 2 bathrooms with showers and 3 bedrooms. The showers were good as was the bed we slept in. The apartment has a good wireless connection, tv's, an alarm system, a washing machine and private parking. The house, which is attached to a church, is beautiful and has a large private garden where you can enjoy your meals or just relax and bask in the sun.
There are hiking trails nearby and the Via Francigena trail lies through the village.
There are several restaurants to pick from but we always picked Le Meraviglie across the street. We highly recommend this restaurant.
Alessio was very kind and helpful and met us even though we arrived late in the evening and had prepared a very welcome treat for us with local wine, cheese and more. He explained everything concerning the appartment and surroundings.
This is a perfect place to stay if you prefer a spacious apartment with a private garden away from the crowds but still a short distance from main attractions.