Casa Sillara presented a wonderful opportunity for rest and relaxation on a beautiful mountain. The recently completed pool was greatly appreciated during the sweltering heat wave that beset us. Orturano proved to be a wonderful "base camp" for day trips to the Ligurian coast, Lucca and other interesting Lunigiana locales. The owner thoughtfully provided a binder with a great deal of information regarding the local culture, restaurants, and destinations of interest. Furthermore, the local property manager was particularly helpful in providing suggestions that only an expat with ten years residence in Italy could provide! Rating is 4.5 out of 5 because the main floor guest bedroom was uncomfortably warm despite numerous fans. The main living area, kitchen and master bedroom, fortunately, have air conditioning. Highly recommend Casa Sillara.