“Breathtaking Italian Escape” Being the usual hustle and bustle holiday type, for our next holiday we wanted something a little bit different. We wanted to experience a more relaxed and cultural holiday for a change. After viewing a few different types of accommodation in various locations, we finally decided that Casa Della Vista was what we had been looking for.
We contacted the owner, who I might add was very informative and helpful at every stage. He supplied us with a wealth of local information, from places to visit, eat, sightseeing opportunities, detailed directions to the property, and much more. This filled us with every confidence that our holiday choice had been the right one.
We hired a car from Pisa airport, and began our journey towards Sorana. The owner had told us about the supermarket ‘Esselunga’, in Pescia, which is the nearest town to Sorana where we would be staying, so we stopped off en route to get some necessities before continuing on.
When you arrive at the village of Sorana and park the car, there is a short walk to the property. As you approach the farm house, you walk around the side of the property, and WOW! In front of you is one of the most jaw dropping views we feel we have ever come across. I will never forget that first glimpse. The tiered landscape of olive groves immediately in front of you, looking down over the forest covered valley, another small Italian village over the valley to your left, with a few other singular properties dotted on the landscape, sun shining over the mountain tops, this is perfection. Every morning, the first thing we would do was take another look at that view, just to make sure we didn’t imagine it.
Moving on to the accommodation, as we were a couple, I can say that the house was plenty for us, with all the requirements that one should need for our truly rustic Italian holiday. Every room was spotless when we arrived. Upstairs is an excellent master with a huge comfy bed and ample storage space, the second bedroom housed a log burning fire, if only it was cold just for one night so we could use it.
Moving downstairs we have the shower room / toilet which again was spotlessly clean, but watch the water it does get very hot, the lounge which contains a very fluffy rug and comfy sofa, and the kitchen, which had all the requirements that we needed in the form of a gas hob/oven, fridge freezer, kitchenware etc, and to our surprise, tap water that is fed from a fresh spring further up the mountain, perfect for drinking.
We settled in straight away to our surroundings, and as I mentioned above, this was not our usual type of holiday. As we had the hire car we took the opportunity to sight see as much as we could, and after some long days of exploration, the pure relaxation of returning to our farm house with a view.
As others, we also dined at Sandrino’s, which if you are reading the reviews, you will know by now it is at the bottom of the hill, and we can to confirm that the food here is second to none. They offer great hospitality, with a great selection of top quality Italian food, at a very good price, and worth every penny. May we also recommend that you try the prosecco that they have on offer as this too is very nice indeed.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Della Vista, we will definitely be back in the future. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.