Casa In Toscana


Podere Madonnina Zizzola

Pod. Madonnina (Montecatini Terme, Pistoia) takes its name from the Madonna in a masonry niche next to the property gate. Once you go through the electric gate you will see olive trees, cypresses and grapevines. The property consists of three stone houses : the biggest is the owners' house (which is hardly ever used by the owners). The smallest ("Il Fienile") is 15-20 m from the owners' house; "La Zizzola" is about 70 m below the above said buildings.

The swimming pool (4mx8mx1.5m) is open from early May until the end of September and is located amidst the olive trees in a higher position compared to the owners' house and the two stone houses which are rented.

Il Fienile

This building is about 15-20 m from the owners' house. It has a large portico where there is a table with chairs and a masonry BBQ. There is a pergola at the back with a beautiful view over the Montecatini plain. The house is on two floors. On the ground floor there is a living room with a table and some chairs, Sat TV, a small cooking area with 2 electric hotplates, a small fridge and a dishwasher. The room has also a double sofa bed. On the same floor there is also a bathroom with a shower. By walking up a stair, you get to the first floor. It is a loft with a wooden floor which is used as a double bedroom. "Il Fienile" is suitable for a family with two small children or for not more than three adults.

The house is heated with a Norwegian wood-burning stove.

Extra: water, 35/week.

La Zizzola

As we said before, this house is about 70 m from "Il Fienile". Guests can park their car next to the house which is surrounded by vegetation and which has two floors.

There is a large portico with a table and chairs on the ground floor. The living room is very large and divided by an arch wall. In this room there are two comfortable sofas, a fireplace and a table with chairs. The kitchenette (on the left and with a dishwasher) leads to another room where you can find a washing machine.

From the living room, by walking up a flight of stairs, you get to the first floor. There is a bathroom with a shower on the left and two bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with twin beds) and another bathroom with a shower on the right.

Extra: water, 60/week.

Both houses have been furnished with love and good taste. The owners are very friendly and kind.

Grocery (Coop). Restaurant and public telephone in Buggiano :10 km., Montecatini Terme : 10 km., Lucca : 30 km., Pisa : 52 km., Firenze : 40 km., Viareggio beaches : 54 km.