Our Tuscan holiday at La Stalla couldn’t have been more perfect. The house was exactly what we were looking for: a base from which we could explore Tuscany, but one which we always looked forward to coming back to each evening – mostly to just sit out on the terrace and look at the stars.
The property is set high up in the hills above Lucca and so is very quiet and peaceful with stunning views across the valley. La Stalla is set slightly away from the other houses and so feels perfectly private with its small patio looking out over the steep, green hills. Inside the bedroom is comfortable and spacious for two people and downstairs consists of a lounge/living area (charmingly decorated) and a small kitchen with everything we needed to prepare whatever meals we wanted.
A car is almost essential for staying at La Stalla (or either of Adrian and Christopher’s two other beautiful houses). A large supermarket is a short drive away and Lucca, which we have completely fallen in love with, is just a little further. Having said this there is a fantastic family-run restaurant about a 500m walk from the house where we had some of our favourite meals of the trip (…and favourite bills too!). We were also able to reach Pisa and a couple of beaches in around/just under an hour.
Our only regret of the trip is that we didn’t spend more time with Adrian and Christopher who were very discreet but always on hand to offer absolutely anything we needed. We shared a drink with our hosts one evening and it was clear that they are highly passionate about this area of Italy and love to share it with their guests.
D.C. London, Stayed September 2015