What our guests think ...
Dave, Joan & family (April 2004)
stayed for a week at Casa Marginetta as part of
a two week holiday which started in Venice and
ended in Rome.
really is a charming place and in the idyllic
surroundings of Casa Marginetta, we settled in
exposed chestnut beams and cotta tiles had a
delightfully natural feel which was perfectly
complemented by the decor.
sleep in comfortable bedrooms full of character
made the stresses and strains of everyday life
seem miles away!
Marginetta has an excellent kitchen with all
'mod cons', but ...
we only ate breakfast there! The fact is that there are so many superb
restaurants nearby offering such delicious food
at unbelievably low prices that we couldn't
resist eating out every day!
we're now completely spoiled and can never
again go to an Italian restaurant in the UK
without feeling disappointed or ripped-off!
visited the usual places such as Pisa (dizzying
climb up the leaning tower), Florence (great
tapestries for sale in the market) and Lucca
(wow! what a gem of a place).
beautiful hilltop town of Montepulciano
unexpected delight and we've become hooked on
the absolute favourite of our daughters
was without a doubt the day we spent skiing in Abetone.
had never skied before but she started right
away and by the end of the day her confidence
provision of two chairlifts on the main nursery
slope (instead of the usual button lifts you
find in most resorts) together with friendly
staff who help learners on and off safely takes
the hassle, frustration and delay out of the
early stages of learning.
lasting memory is skiing down a red run from
Selletta after lunch at about two o'clock in
the afternoon and realising that no-one had
previously been there all day - mine were the
first tracks in the snow! Yes, it really was
Joan (who vowed never to learn to ski and was
therefore on foot) having experienced the
atmosphere and seen the facilities is now
utterly convinced that we must all return soon
and that next time she too will 'have a go'!
totally agree that Tuscany is a fantastic place
to ski and moreover to learn to ski!
enjoyed so many different things in Tuscany
it's hard to convey the overall impression in
just a few words. "One of the best
holidays we've ever had" probably sums it