We just fell in love with this tiny Tuscan house. I am recommending this place to all my friends. Oliver and Simone and little Nickoli were the greatest hosts. Oliver organized a private cooking class and we made spinach cheese ravioli. After that we had a huge meal with Simone cooking our ravioli. What a great night.
You have got to hear Olivers stories, they are fantastic. Plus he gardens and his vegetables are the best I and my wife have eaten. This farm has a lot of history and he has a surprising collection of stuff.
The house we stayed in was built in 1625. It was very comfortable for us. Even though it is that old it is modern where it needs to be.
We bought two bottles of wine and two bottles of his olive oil. Wait till you try them, they are fantastic. Oh and there is a castle just down the road to explore.
We were treated like family and enjoyed Olivers whole family. The thing is when we left it really was like leaving family behind. Nickoli even give my wife a piece of candy as a going away present. It melted her heart.
We will come back here and stay longer.
My wife & I spent 2 weeks here. It was our first trip abroad and we can honestly say it was one of our best ever holidays.
When we arrived the first thing we noticed was that the living space was spotlessly clean. This is a big thing for us and being such an old place was very impressive.
The millhouse is exactly as described so there were no nasty surprises. The location is lovely with views from the verandah of distant mountains dotted with farms & villas.
The hosts Olivier, Simona were brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Oliviers local knowledge was amazing and most of our trips around the area were on his recommendation. They supplied us with fresh homegrown/ local produce & their own wine. They even told us how to cook authentic Tuscany cuisine. Simona's cooking is excellent and Oliviers talents have to be seen to be believed. From rebuilding the millhouse to designing the cooker and producing wine he is even in the process of creating his own WW11 museum on site.
I would recommend Cassina Rossa to anyone wanting to savour genuine Tuscan living.
You really need a car to visit here as the real rural attractions are off the beaten track.
Will definitely visit again.