I planned for this trip several months in advance and I did plenty of research before choosing this house, by the way I'm Italian living in the US now for a few years. I travel a lot around the world for business, so I'm not new to this. What the photos and video shows on their website is not even close to what we got as we arrived to "la Fornacina". I know about spiders, insects, wild animals, etc, etc, because I live in a rural area in Texas, so we know about huge insects and spiders, (please, everything is BIG in Texas) but one thing is nature and the other is filth. There is no reason not to take good care of the inside and outside of the property and offer what you are preaching in your website and other travel sites. My family owns a "cascina" in the north of Italy (farm house) and the last time it was remodeled was at least 15 years ago, and is 10,000 times in better conditions of this "country" house.
They charge you 100 euros for cleaning and I don't really know what they do with those 100 euros, but cleaning is the last thing they do.
Even the patio which is the most beautiful asset of this house is not taken care of. You really only need a blower and a mower to keep the premises clean.
Room and furniture extremely outdated and in conditions that you could not even give it away to the salvation army, No AC, no TV, no ventilators in good condition, bad WiFi, cats that want to come inside the house, so you have to keep the doors closed, all of them; dogs roaming around and one of them not friendly at all so you have to be on the look out when you are outdoors. Shower curtains broken and full of mold; shower heads broken so you have to hold it in your hand to take a shower. Toilets you need to pump to flush it; toilets inside the shower (first time in my life I see something like this, and I've been in pretty weird places).
In conclusion un vero disastro (a disaster). I could go hours talking about this experience, but I really just want to warn you if you are considering this place for your next vacations. If you're looking for an adventure and excitement and you are coming from the city, this might be the place for you' but rest assure this is far from been a "villa", "villetta", "country house" or even "cascina". Consider it like going on camping!!
I personally feel robbed and ingannato!!! (cheated)!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Fornacina, a cosy country-house that offers hotel-style comfort, but where you feel at home. There are only six bedrooms, so you can enjoy relaxing with just a few other guests, as if you were in a private house where the staff make a fuss of you and is always present to attend to your needs. The house offers ample alternatives for your well-being, such as massage, swimming pool, hydromassage.Organic food served. ... more less
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