If you are looking for the ultimate escape into the Italian countryside but yet still be close enough to great cities and sites - the Stone House in Emilia is the place for you! Hidden down a long, very narrow drive through the woods and outlined by a beautiful wrought iron fence. My wife and I spent 16 days in Italy celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and we wanted to be able to stay local - off the beaten path - but yet be able to make day trips to all the best places. We stayed a week in a VRBO residence in Tuscany and then moved north to this house. Both places were perfect for us. The little tiny village of Castelletto is sleepy and quiet. The old church - the anchor of the village is beautiful and it's bell chimes ever so faintly on the hour. The people, when you see them, are friendly. Just a quick drive and you are in Vernasca, Lugagnano, or Castell Arquato. Three great little towns with every amenity. We grocery shopped and prepared some of our own meals. Frank was a huge blessing in that he gave us ideas on where to go and great places to eat - his favorite spots where he knows the owners personally. If you want to get to know Italy and truly live into the culture - this is a great way to do it. The Fine Stone House has everything you need and it sits on a beautiful piece of property. We had the entire place to ourselves and it was a great experience. There is a second separate unit in the upstairs that is also available to rent. If you want the true Italian experience and full immersion - The FIne Stone House in Emilia delivers as promised!