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It was more beautiful than I expected and our group was most comfortable with the living arrangements on two levels. We ate as a group in the dining room and outside in the patio. I loved the swimming pool. It was cool, clean and brand new.
Roberta, our contact person at the main house, was very helpful and lovely to do business with.
The house, the grounds, and the location.
We had some trouble learning how to get an outside line from the telephone but resolved the issue with several attempts.
The villa's location off the superstrada made it very well situated for day trips to Florence and Pisa. Shopping was also nearby. The train station was also nearby for when we wanted to leave the cars at home.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Montepoli was the nearest town but we needed a car to get there. Capanne was also nearby, but again, a car was a must to get there. All in all, a car was a necessity. We had two for our group of six.
Tips or Restaurants:
The washer and dryer take at least an hour to complete a cycle so don't expect to do your wash, dry it, and run. We used the washer and put the clothing out on a line to dry. Locals seem to do this too.
We shopped at the town supermarkets, both of which were well stocked with food and wine. We also saved by cooking at the villa. Tried to grill on some charcoal chips on the outside grill, but did not get a good enough fire going to actually grill. Seems there are no briquetts for grilling.
The main gate is a very quick right turn off the roundabout and one could miss it by going too fast.