Al Bastini - How I wish i was there now!
Submitted: November 29, 2012 Stayed: July 2012
This was our 2nd trip to Al Bastini and we had a wonderful stay yet again. The
villa is perfectly equipped for those of you with children with the pool, DVD's, table tennis etc. all meaning that our 3 kids (12, 9 and 2) were kept entertained constantly! And the cot and high chair meant that the little
one ate well and slept well! There were 11 of us during our stay and the villa never once felt over crowded. We certainly recommend this villa to anyone wanting a perfect family holiday.
Submitted: November 19, 2012 Stayed: June 2012
Al Bastini is a beautiful old Tuscan farmhouse set in a idyllic setting
in the Tuscan hills. This lovely home provides everything you could need
for a perfect holiday.
The interior of the house is beautifully well equipped with lots of character.
The open terrace leading from the kitchen is a wonderful, relaxing area for evening meals and entertaining.
The swimming pool enjoys wonderful views over the surrounding hills and countryside and is a perfect place
to sunbathe or play in with no noise or distractions.
During the summer the flowers and plants surrounding the house are a wonderful blaze of colour with lots of hidden areas to enjoy the views whilst enjoying your
A perfect place for either a romantic getaway or for a family wishing to relax and escape the bustle of today.
Submitted: October 22, 2012 Stayed: August 2012
This was the perfect villa to stay with an extended family. Our group included young people and parents and
the combination of swimming pool, snooker and table tennis kept us all occupied at the villa. It was in a perfect setting, surrounded by wildlife, - including wild porcupines - and though a little difficult to find on the
first night of arrival, it was very convenient for visiting nearby Lucca - just ten minutes drive away, and en route to Lucca is a well placed Supermarket.
The rooms and facilities were first class, very comfortable
and clean, and the full range of BBC programmes available on the television, especially in Olympic week, added to a memorable holiday. There was also free wi-fi available for those addicted to keeping in touch with the
But the best part was the sense of perfect isolation, especially in the evenings with the full Milky Way available overhead as we sat outside for evening meals.
Other bonuses included being
able to use barbeque facilities, and the excellent pool, big enough for the whole family to use for play or swimming, and hammocks to sunbathe or snooze in afterwards.
We were a party of four older adults and four
younger adults, and the facilities suited us all, and made for a real family holiday which we will always remember.
The owner, Les, was very helpful on the lead up to the holiday and everything was as expected We
had been to the Lucca area a few times before and knew our way around the town, and this is a non-touristy Italian town which is a delight to explore.