We must have been one of the biggest families to visit Torretta, a family of 17: two pairs of grandparents, 3 pairs of couples, and our 7 grandchildren from 8 to 18, but Ottavio assured us it would work out, and it did!. Torretta took us all in, with the warm embrace and under the watchful care of Ottavio, for 8 magical days around Christmas. The house, tower and grounds were lovely, spacious and comfortable. No pool in December, but the donkeys were lovely and Skipper excellent company! The 881 bus connection to the city works efficiently exactly as advertised. Coming back to Torretta after a full day of seeing sites was the perfect end to the day, complete with two birthdays, Christmas around the tree supplied by Ottavio, singing around the piano, preparing and enjoying dinners, and just relaxing. A once in a lifetime experience. Thanks Ottavio!