Tomasz and family from Raszyn in Polen stayed at Il Casale Etrusco in Bolgheri from july 17th to august 7th 2010.
First of all, thanks a lot for my holiday arrangement, it was very nice and pleasant time in all aspects.
The location in Bolgheri is in centre of most beautiful wines you can have like Ornealia, San Guido, Argentiniera, not far away San Gimignano and Vernacia, as well Florence and Frescobaldi might have a good map for investment in rare bottles of this precious gift.
Then location itself gives a good connection to one day trips and it satisfy anybody whom like to see a combination of nice landscape view with extraordinary architecture of wide choice museums, churches, galleries in Florence, Siena, Pisa or small quite cities like Massa Maritima, San Gimignano, Lukka, Voltera.
It was also a chance to visit one day but longer trip with nice target on the end like Elba Island or Assisi.
Regarding the places for kids and some swimming perspective in location there is really nice swimming pool, what gives you a chance to take a day break in journey by watching kids in safe area and reading an interesting book meantime. Regarding the see beaches I do recommend one place nearby Piombino Sterpaia – where you can park in-between the trees your car na you have like a 50 m to long sand clean public beach.
If I start about food and wine experience I shall recommend small restaurants hidden in short streets with charming atmosphere or even eating in a house by getting Toskany ham & melon plus rocket salad & tomatoes with oil and vinegre and of course very good wine from family farm Vincenzi di Vaira located in 15 minutes from living place. I do not say anything obvious like local cheese.
One word saying – you should not rush in Tuscany where the clock is going in different manner , to have a deep feeling of this what you see and taste and to be sure from the beginning that this is the beginning and you ought to live a lot for next and next and next trip.
Thank you for the advice and till next time.