Ca' de Santi is an amazing villa in the heart of Tuscany. The charming owner, Vera, lives upstairs. She greeted us when we arrived and treated us like her grandchildren. She treated us to many Italian foods and welcomed us into her home. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. She was one of the highlights of our trip.
The villa was spacious and had everything we needed.
We were three couples who each had our own room. There was a large sitting and eating area. The stone interior added to the ambience. The kitchen was very well equipped with dishwasher, stove, dishes etc.
Also there was an outside area where we often ate our breakfast and lunches.
The grounds were lovely. Vera loves her flowers and they were everywhere. She takes very good care of her property.It is a large farm area with an olive orchard, lemon trees, fig trees and Vera's own garden. We spent lots of time by and in the pool. There is a lovely sitting area poolside. We also used the barbecue.
We made use of the laundry area which is separate from the house.
This property is close to many amenities. We enjoyed shopping at the local grocery store and made good friends with one of the english speaking ladies who helped us with all our needs both in and out of the store.
She explained how to use the train system and where different things in the area were.
There were two local very good pizza restaurants in the area as well as a fine dining restaurant and a local cooking chef who gives classes.
We had a great time exploring all the local hill towns which were all very close.
You will need a car to do the exploring an get to the grocery store.
All in all a great vacation.
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