Your Authentic Tuscan Experience Off the Beaten Path
This apartment was perfect for us as an adult family of four. This was not a basic holiday let but more like a home. Occupying the whole upstairs area accessed by outside stone stairs, the 3 bedrooms and two toilet/shower rooms off the communal sitting room area and a good size kitchen/diner provided space both for privacy and family interaction. Despite a heat wave during our stay, the apartment stayed sufficiently cool with closed window shutters and traditional tiled floor. A large patio area with a swing seat and table and chairs with a parasol enabled outside eating if desired. The well-equipped kitchen, with an unadvertised dishwasher, was ideal for our self-catering. This was helped by a very kind initial provisioning by our hostess including a home-baked cake and two jars of home-made jam and marmalade. The local town has shopping facilities but there is a huge IperCoop just 15 minutes away in Arezzo which has everything should anything have been forgotten. The location was perfect for travel in all directions with most major sightseeing places being reached by car within 1 hour to 1 hour30 depending on whether you use toll roads or not. All of this would be perfect on its own. The extra element which really makes this holiday stand out is Marusca and her family. Very friendly and kind, we felt that we were visting family that we didn't know we had! Although they are not on site (so no issue with privacy or self-containment) we knew they were available if required. We spent a delightful and memorable evening with them and the family and two other guests for dinner in the open air. We intend to return in another season!
Dan - Viborg - Denmark - July 2012