Your Authentic Tuscan Experience Off the Beaten Path
The apartment — the lower level of a recently reconstructed traditional Tuscan home — is lovely and spotlessly clean with a spacious patio dotted with cultivated plants and cacti and a sparkling new swimming pool, which we found really refreshing after all-day sight-seeing. The kitchen is well-equipped — we enjoyed many home-cooked meals (and Tuscan wine) on the patio. The bed is comfortable, the linens are clean and fresh, the matching bedroom wardrobe pieces are beautiful, sturdy family heirlooms, not IKEA. The bath room has all the amenities plus ample cupboard space and lovely, detailed tile work. A pleasant walk past vineyards and olive orchards takes you into town and easy access to grocers, restaurants, and a friendly "townie" bar in the center that made us feel welcome even absent a common language. We especially enjoyed Jair, a friendly and traditional Tuscan restaurant/pizzeria — several times! There is a lot to see and do in a one-hour driving radius: we visited nearby cities Arezzo (ten minutes away), Siena, and Florence; and explored a lot of towns and villages, including Lucignano, Cortona, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Castiglione Fiorentino, and Borro, each fascinating in its own way. To visit Florence, we parked by the Arezzo station and took the train. We also spent some days just lying by the pool, sunning and reading. The hosts are among the kindest and most thoughtful people we have met. They made our two week vacation at “Little Love Nest” special.
Peter - Michigan - US - July 2014