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The house was well equipped, and we had everything we needed to sleep and feed seven of us in comfort. Laura met us in Vinci (once we'd found it!) and showed us the way to the house, which is a genuinely traditional farmhouse set among olive groves, with fantastic views in all directions. She was also an excellent guide to the local area. I'm not keen on driving abroad and you do need a car to enjoy the visit, though we took the train to Florence (best idea!) and the station (Empoli) was only a short drive away. We also visited Sam Gimignano, Certaldo, and the Chianti region. The house is a good base if you're flying to/from Pisa, which is only about an hour away by car. We booked a cookery lesson and all learned how to make pasta - it's not cheap, but the meal was delicious. Walking, which we enjoy, is a little limited from there, but we walked up the road (very quiet) to the next village (Vitolini) one morning to buy fresh home-made bread, which Laura had told us about, and we found a couple of woodland walks not far from the house. Vinci is a charming little place, and worth exploring, but don't expect to be able to shop there late in the evening, or find everything you need. Fortunately, there's a huge supermarket not far away in Empoli. The Leonardo museum is ok, but a bit heavy on his engineering achievements. We had a wonderful week, and this house is highly recommended.

Marc e Nausicaa,

I booked this house as the pictures which Laura had put up for us to see really sold it to me. It was comfortable and spacious for the 10 of us, with plenty of cooking equipment and room at the table to sit and eat and play games late into the night. The setting was amazing with views across the countryside and over to the hills, with a lovely patio to sit out on as well as a hidden pergola type area on the edge of the olive grove. The rooms were light and airy and the beds comfortable. It was a great place to visit many historic sites and having a railway station a few kilometres away made visiting Florence a dream. I am hoping that I can get another family get together organised so we can stay in Laura's lovely house again before too long. This was one of the most memorable holidays I have experienced for years. I keep looking at the photos on my mobile and they give me a wonderful warm feeling.

Fran e Paul - Inghilterra,

We had a wonderful stay at the Casa di Marcello. The view from the house is absolutely magnificent and the surroundings were beyond expectation. The house is located privately on a mountain top and all around the house are olive trees as far as the eye can see. It is so beautiful, very recreational, and at night the stars stand out clearly.  The nearby village - Vinci - is very nice and (as all Italians) the people there are very friendly and welcoming. You can find good places to buy Italian specialities and good places to dine. The house is very cosy, well-equipped and all rooms have amazing views over the mountains. The house has comfortable beds and is well furnished which made our stay very pleasant. In short: We had everything we needed during our stay.  The host Laura is a very sympathetic and trustworthy person who made sure we had the best vacation possible. We would love to come back to Casa di Marcello on another occasion.

Louise e famiglia - Danimarca,

Hi there,  We just came back from 7 nights at Casa di Marcello.  We are 10 people family, and the house was comfortable with a lot of space. The kitchen has large table that we all could sit around, there is a dish washer, washing machine, gas- everything that makes life easier. The bedrooms are very big! There is wide surface outside where you can eat or just drink your coffee and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounds area. The house situated in a very quiet area, and defiantly gives you the feeling of a farm owner in Toscana. The house is close to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, and there is Vinci that is very close. It is a good base to tours in Toscana. If you want to enjoy in Toscana- go there, it's a good base! Enjoy there, its much recommended place! Oz

Oz da Israele,