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Casa Marginetta  The symbol of Italy!

What our guests think ...

1. Dave, Joan & family (April 2004)

We stayed for a week at Casa Marginetta as part of a two week holiday which started in Venice and ended in Rome.

Convalle really is a charming place and in the idyllic surroundings of Casa Marginetta, we settled in straight away!

The exposed chestnut beams and cotta tiles had a delightfully natural feel which was perfectly complemented by the decor.

Peaceful sleep in comfortable bedrooms full of character made the stresses and strains of everyday life seem miles away!

Casa 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!

However, we're now completely spoiled and can never again go to an Italian restaurant in the UK without feeling disappointed or ripped-off!

We 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).

The beautiful hilltop town of Montepulciano was an unexpected delight and we've become hooked on their "Vino Nobile"!

However, the absolute favourite of our daughters was without a doubt the day we spent skiing in Abetone.

Our youngest had never skied before but she started right away and by the end of the day her confidence was enormous!

The 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. 

My 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 that uncrowded!

Even 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'!

We totally agree that Tuscany is a fantastic place to ski and moreover to learn to ski!

We 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 up!