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Amazing Villa!! We stayed at Anna Maria’s villa for a week for our summer vacation in Tuscany. The house was truly amazing and and location perfect to visit Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Florence and many more towns around Tuscany. Anna Maria and her husband renovated the house with a focus on historic detail, but with all the modern amenities of 2019. The house, gardens and grounds around the house were all immaculate and the pool was a perfect place to relax at the end of the day and enjoy the views of the surroundings hills. We had a group of 8 people, including three teenagers and two grandparents and the house worked for all of us. Anna Maria was a gracious host who met us when we arrived and showed us everything we need to know about the house. We also had a local chef, Antonella, cook 2 dinners at the house which was an amazing experience and an opportunity to eat true regional meals you would not find in a restaurant. The small town of Camaiore was 5 min drive and has everything you need including an amazing winery (Cantine Angeli) where you can get fresh wine and arrange for wine tastings. Locals bring jugs to be filled straight from the fermenting tanks or you can buy bottles or boxes of their wines. There is also a great small pizzeria/restaurant (Antico Frantoio) in the town of Nocchi that we loved and was within a short walking distance. We loved this villa and hope to visit again!
Thank you John and Terese, it was a pleasure to host a wonderful family like yours. I hope to see you again
Lovely Week in Camaoire
Anna was a lovely host and very attentive when we needed anything, as well as respectful of our privacy. The property was as described and did not disappoint. The landscaping and grounds were absolutely beautiful. The pool was spectacular (although note that the shallow end was not as shallow as what we would have in the US, so a touch deep for little ones). The bedrooms were very well decorated and spacious. Grocery store and wine shop only five minutes away. We engaged Chef Romina to cook on two occasions and it was a nice treat to not have to cook or clean and just enjoy the beautiful scenery. The house itself is very tucked and off the beaten path, so we did have a little difficulty finding it. I suggest following Anna’s written instructions carefully! Overall a wonderful family holiday and comfortable accommodations. Highly recommend.
We were a party of nine and found the villa to be everything it said. Clean extremely well appointed. BBQ was fantastic. Anna Maria was very accommodating and helpful. Would highly recommend.
A truly lovely and comfortable home; tucked away in Tuscany within walking distance of a fabulous pizzeria and driving distance to so much more. I would highly recommend this property and can't thank Anna Maria enough for her hospitality.
Terrific property, wonderful host
Annamaria's house is very well appointed and perfectly suited our group of friends. The bedrooms are well spaced, and could easily accommodate our mixed group (some couples, some singles, no kids). There are various common areas (inside and out), which gave a terrific sense of space (no-one felt crowded). The grounds are immaculate and the pool is wonderful - it gets the sun all day. Annamaria had various recommendations for local activities and restaurants, including a local chef (Romina) who came in to cook some superb meals for us. We ate all our meals outside, on a wonderful long table - either down by the pool or up at the house. The house is well situated to explore the local area - we went to Pisa, Lucca, Viareggio, Lido di Camaoire, Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi (by car) and also ventured to the Cinque Terre and Florence (in the train). However, we also spent a lot of time lounging around the house / by the glorious pool.
Anna Maria's home was spectacular. Everything was as advertised and the pool was even better than expected. We were eight, 2 families, with 2 girls and 2 boys ages 12-16. Everyone had plenty of space. Beds were very comfortable. It was extraordinarily warm during our visit so the air conditioning in the bedrooms at night was perfect, but during the day with the windows (screened) open and the breezes blowing it was very nice. Nocchi is a nice quiet place with a couple of good and family friendly restaurants. I would recommend heading up to Pieve for a night or 2. There are 2 good restaurants up that way, only 5 minute drive. Nice day trips to Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Cinque Terre, but always nice to come back to the house, swim, play cards, enjoy the music system at the pool, nap, etc. Would have liked to stay another week just to do nothing, but that will be for another time.
Without any reservations, I would recommend this for 2 families traveling together or even several couples.
Nocchi is an old village on the Via Francigena, near Lucca. It was considered the holiday location for the Lucchese Aristrocracy. It is 3 kms away from the lively historical centre of Camaiore where many country fairs and theatre events take place during the year. There are many restaurants, bars, supermarkets and pharmacies. Daily excursions on foot or bicycle can be organised in the mountains and by the sea. Places within easy reach are Forte dei Marmi (15 kms away) offering great walks along the sea shore and shopping trips in the village. Pietrasanta (12 kms away), cultural and art centre with many sculptors visiting from all over the world. Lucca (25 kms away) beautiful medieval city surrounded by its ancient walls. Pisa (20 kms away) with its famous leaning Tower and well known “Piazza dei Miracoli”, theatres and concerts. Continuing towards the Tuscan countryside you can reach the region of Garfagnana, the cities of Barga, Florence, the Chianti region, Siena, San Gimignano and towards Liguria the world renown 5 Terre and Portofino. All these places are within easy reach.