We booked our stay at Casa Terrazza based on wonderful reviews and our communications with the previous owner. The new owners took over the property during our visit in June, and the transition was seamless! The new owners fully honored our prior arrangements, and we were able to meet them in person in Lucignano. They couldn’t have been more gracious and helpful. The local, Lolita, met us at the property to help us settle in and answer any questions. Lucignano was the perfect base for exploring Tuscany – easy to get in and out of town, not many tourists yet it is beautiful, has many excellent restaurants, a market, a few gift shops, bakery and gelato! We loved returning to our quiet townhouse, after touring the crowded more famous Tuscan towns. The home is really more lovely than the photos, and we really used the balcony a lot. The extra large dining table, umbrellas for shade, spectacular view of the countryside – we loved it for breakfast and dinner! The interior was clean, very nicely furnished, beds comfortable, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, clothes washing machine, air conditioning available – we were very pleased. Truly hope to come back!
Casa Terrazza is truly amazing. It is beautifully renovated, lovingly furnished and with great views. Staying there was the experience of a lifetime. We had breakfast every morning on the big terrace with a fabulous view to the valley and the upper floors have great views/outdoor space as well, especially from the smaller roof-top terrace which was great for sundowners. The house is gorgeous - so stylish and spacious and is perfectly located on a quaint adorable cobblestone alley, surrounded by neighbours where we felt like locals and not tourists and my kids even made some friends. Since the town is less touristy than the most famous Tuscany towns you get a better sense of what living in a town like this feels like. The locals are so nice, we made friends with the baker, a butcher, a restaurateur and the staff who run the supermarket, all just down the road from us. Mostly nodding and smiling due to our language barrier, but so special! The home itself is well equipped with an excellent kitchen and accessories so we were happy to cook at home quite often with the excellent local produce from the many fine purveyors of food and beverage within walking distance. Then there was the best gelato I ever had in Italy at Gelateria C'era una Volta, just a few doors up the road. In fact, Lucignano is a hidden gem as it was the most quaint and charming and untouched Tuscan town we visited and is also very well located so you can reach multiple different towns within a 1 hour drive. We did not meet the new owner Kathryn, but her manager Lolita met us and was great! In all of our communications Kathryn was super friendly and instantly responsive. She provided everything that we needed and was super clear with every answer. All that we read in the reviews about the house under the previous ownership is correct... if not understated. It was nicer than the pictures actually. Can't wait for the day that we can come back here, and we wouldn't even consider any other home. Thank you so much, Kathryn.