We had a great extended family vacation based out of your 2 apartments/Villas we rented concurrently. Having two units provided plenty of spacious room for both privacy when desired and fun group settings. There were books left behind from prior travelers outlining fun things to do in the area, and a working/open journal of experiences by prior guests. And we left a few of our own for the next guest. We really enjoyed that the Villas were set in a compound of a former working countryside manor, equipped with many converted building spaces into interesting living areas, a courtyard with tools from years gone by: huge stone olive press, carts, and even a small chapel. There were structures on the compound that were yet to be restored, and you could see the effect of time on the stone work centuries old. Those outside fixtures set in motion some great imagination of what things must have been like in the 1600’s. The apartment facilities were impeccable and exceeded our expectations, from maid service to the early morning sounds of birds starting the day.
This was a different type of vacation than we usually take. It was relaxed, peaceful and reflective in large part because we based it from your Villas in Tuscany. Things were calm and even paced, as we were bathed in the beauty of the working countryside.
We really enjoyed the mix of old and new, old structure with 3 feet thick walls, wooden shuttered windows, and halogen lightening, modern plumbing and fixtures and appliances on the inside, neat and clean. It was fun turning back the clock and staying in such an historic setting. It was great to be in the countryside with all the modern amenities, and great little towns nearby.
We did wonderful excursions out to landmark places in Tuscany, like the walled and tower cities of fame, enjoying the driving as much as the arrival. Others also like the unique country space for walks and private reading and reflection. The cafes and coffee were wonderful and even excursions to grocery store were an adventure. We are telling our friends, and looking for the chance to repeat. We had a truly memorable time and hope to be back soon!