Our stay in the villa was absolutely superb. This is an astounding property with fabulous gardens and a beautiful house. The house has lots of space and is incredibly well equipped and the feeling of a home not a furnished holiday house. If we needed anything there was always help on hand via the wonderful Tatiana who calls in when you need her and Enzo who looks after the garden.
We truly loved our time here and during the first week it was hard to leave the house because it was just so restful and we had so much fun just relaxing by the pool. The gardens are truly magnificent with a fantastic swimming pool which we miss dreadfully!
In the second week we ventured further afield than the local supermarket and small market (on a Thursday and not to be missed great fruit n veg and cured meat as well as catches and shoes). We visited
Elba - a real adventure of a day trip but worth every minute and just an easy ferry ride from Piombino
Siena - not to be missed and very much worth the drive, amazing to see where the Palio takes place
Pisa - another great day trip, very busy but so beautiful and interesting to see the Leaning tower and this city
Montepulciano and vicinity - we visited Montefollonico a gorgeous little village and Pienza - stunning scenery and well worth the winding roads
In short the house and gardens are outstanding and the local towns are definitely worth visiting (Follonico is fun on a Saturday night, Massa Marritima is a lovely hill top town very close and Gavorrano itself on the hill is gorgeous.
In short this is a wonderful house to visit and the challenge is really dividing your time between the amazing places to visit and making the most of the fantastic house, gardens and pool. This is Tuscany at its best!