The villa is a wonderful property and equipped to a very high standard. The setting is spot on with views down the valley to Rufina and beyond. We were met by the owner's Ricardo and Tina together with Stefano to translate. They'd been in touch since we landed though their directions were clear and took us to the front door no problems.They are the most welcoming of hosts, loaning us their umbrella for the rain and dropping us of at a local restaurant for something to eat.
The pool area is perfect for relaxing and the bed lounger became my second home during the week. The gardens are large and lovely and all the roses were in bloom adding to the beauty thought he best cherries always seemed to be just out of reach in the trees.
Rufina is perfectly placed for the train to Florence (remember to validate your ticket using the machine on the platform!), a 33 minutes journey away. The Coop is handy if you like supermarket shopping but the best food is to be had from the small shops in Rufina, well worth the extra effort. For top quality find the indoor market in Florence; the wild boar (cinghiale) and deer (cervo) and local specialities and not to be missed but the tripe was one step to far.
The holiday in Tuscany was one of the most relaxing and beautiful we've had to the point of already looking to book to come again next year. Riardo, Tine, ci vediamo l'anno prossimo!
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