We have recently returned from a two week holiday based at Casa degli Olivi. Of course, before booking we read the reviews which were all very good and a reflection of the warm hospitality and cosy , immaculately clean standard of the accommodation which has lovely views over the Tuscan countryside.
The property owners, Adrian and Fabio make you feel so welcome and obviously enjoy sharing, at a very small cost ,the fruits of their land we enjoyed the mellow wine, delicious olive oil and fresh eggs daily, as well as other seasonal fruits, vegetables and home made passata which is all organic. Yummy.
We had left our beloved dogs at home, so were delighted when we found that the owners had an 8 month old puppy who is such a lovely natured and playful creature. It would be a real shame if anyone was put off by her breed which is an American Staffordshire> dogs are a product of their owners who in this case are very responsible caring animal lovers who are training her very well. She was therapy for us.
We travelled widely, and a car is needed to make the most of the area which is quite simply stunning. The village of Cetona itself is very pretty with the friendliest of people. We loved our mornings visits to the village bakery for the most delicious breads, pastries and Italian specialities, and leisurely evenings over a traditional Tuscan meal in some very nice restaurants.
We have stayed at some fancy hotels but not enjoyed it half so much as the simple, warm and perfectly relaxing holiday we have enjoyed here and of course the location for visiting some of the most beautiful places we have seen. The lack or aircon during very hot weather was assisted by the provision of a fan, especially welcome at night.
We will always look back on a memorable holiday and hope we can return. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to taste La Dolce vita for a little while...
Wonderful....thank you Adrian and Fabio