Very bad directions to get to the villa from Siena. They were kind enough to find us and get us to the villa after 2 hours. The welcome dinner was fabulous and I would highly recommend doing this as you are quite a ways away from any restaurants and driving at night on small narrow roads you don't know is hard. We arrived on a warm fall evening and all the lights were on and windows open. By the time we went to bed, we had a house full of bugs as there are no screens on the windows. The next day the owner was kind enough to drive in front of us back to town so we could find our way in daylight and get our bearings.
The condition of the villa is tired and neglected. The linens and towels along with anything upholstered are tired. There is alot of dust on rafters and bookshelves and woodwork. The kitchen has a good dishwasher and oven. The stove was difficult to light but worked well once lit. There was an expresso machine that made one cup at a time but with 10 people who ... mehr