What can I say about the Casa Diletta and its most gracious owner, Tiziana?
Her hospitality is outstanding. She went out of her way to make our stay comfortable. She even invited us and other guests to attend a party with her friends the day after Easter Sunday - making the stay so memorable.
My family stayed in the Tessa apartment and we had all the amenities necessary. The bathroom is enormous - the size of a regular room - with both a bathtub and separate shower stall. There are heating units stored under the washbasin, and a blowdrier.
The kitchen is small but very well-outfitted, with a good propane stove. A small, toaster oven unit is available in the living area.
The main bedroom is attractively furnished with the most comfortable bed I have slept on outside my own home - and that's saying a lot as beds and pillows outside your own home can often be so uncomfortable. Having 3 children, we were glad of the double bed in the living room, and Tiziana had set up a separate, sturdy cot, for our little girl. If you have family and are spending several days, it may be worth to do as we did and bring a dvd player with lots of dvds for those times when you are home and the children want to watch some telly. The tv has a scart connection.
But for us, coming from the cement city of Athens, Greece, the highlight of Casa Diletta is its beautiful location in the hiills of Tuscany, just 2 km outside of Montecatini Terme. The grounds of the villa are gorgeous - Tiziana is a keen gardener and everything is immaculate. The fireflies that come out in the garden at night contributed to the magic.
Florence is a 40 minutes drive away (the motorway is very easily accessed from the villa). Pisa is about a half an hour. Siena can be anywhere from 75 minutes to 2 hours +, depending on the traffic on the motorway (there were road works while we were there, and traffic was often heavy in parts).
Don't miss San Gimignano and Volterra, both on the way to Siena. We actually liked them both as Siena is quite large and I like smaller towns (Montecatini Terme was actually the ideal location for our base).
Oh, and Tiziana is a wealth of information about places to go, and traditional ristorantes, etc. Trust her recommendations.
We fell in love with Tuscany, in no small part due to our ideal 'home away from home'.
Thank you Tiziana for making our stay so memorable - we will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Diletta is a typical farmhouse in Tuscany, surrounded by green olive groves, only 5 minutes from Montecatini Terme. lt is centrally positioned between Lucca and Florence, and is the ideal starting point to get to the most beautiful places in Tuscany within one hour's drive.Casa Diletta offers its guests quality Self Catering and B&B accomodation at attractive prices.The three small independent apartments are lovely and comfortable, tastefully furnished with Tuscan style antiques. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Diletta Montecatini Terme, Italy - Tuscany