I have returned from Italy but my heart and mind is still resting peacefully in this lovely Tuscan villa; and our experience in Italy was completely enhanced by the gracious hostess Paola of this lovely bit of heaven just west of Florence. We were a group of 7 women who arrived in June in the middle of an unusual heat wave (104 F!) - we were fortunate to have a wonderful welcoming dinner for us (grazie a Paola) in a cool first floor room. In addition, the pool was a big PLUS at this time; also the fact that each bedroom had an AC unit saved us when it was hot during the day. Having a full and very large kitchen (including full size large refrigerator) allowed us to shop and cook for ourselves if we wanted to - the supermarket (Ipercoop, open til 9 pm most nights) is a short ride down the hill to Lastra a Signa, with beautiful views on the way. With that many ladies, we certainly needed and loved the bathroom in each of the rooms. The rooms were as beautiful and spacious as the photos show. Paola's dogs were sweet and did not bother us at all, very well behaved and stayed in the other side of the villa (Paola and her husband's residence) - which we were hardly aware was even there, the place is so private and quiet. The area we stayed is on the second floor, no elevator so if you cannot walk up a flight of stairs that would be a problem, but for us that was not an issue.
The location is excellent and near a train station - if you have a car you can drive and park (free parking) there, about 5 minutes away, again down a hill (not really that walkable unless you like to climb hills). The train is 15 minutes into Florence, leaves once per hour so very accessible to the city. Paolo is a FONT of knowledge about the area, if you want to know places in Florence she knows the best spots; if you want a ride into the country she knows the entire area as well. It was very helpful to talk with her about our options for the week we were there. I HIGHLY recommend this place - though I wonder if I do this, then it will become too busy for the next time we try to book it!!! I absolutely loved this villa, as you might tell. Great choice. (women were 55+ ages!!)
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