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"We have just arrived home from spending 6 nights in Le Macine - what a great place! The house felt very comfortable with beautiful furniture and many of the original features preserved. It is well-maintained and spotlessly clean and contains everything needed while on holidays. We loved the patio and garden in particular. It's a great base to work from with Lucca, Pisa and Florence all within commutable distance by car. Thank you Cristina and family for making us feel so welcome."
Guest: CassoDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 6, 2015
"We just returned from a wonderful week in this lovely apartment. We're a family of 4 with two boys ages 11 and 8. The boys had plenty of space to spread out, the apartment is breezy, and alive with the ambient sounds of the lively anfiteatro below. The apartment had everything we needed. Dishwasher, pots, washing machine, salad spinner, toaster, salt, sugar, and olive oil for cooking. And Luciano and Rosa couldn't have been better hosts.
The week in Lucca was our final leg of a long 3 and a half week European vacation and our trip couldn't have ended on a higher note.
Emily & Philippe"
Guest: Emily C.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 26, 2015
"We arranged a vacation to the villa for ourselves and four other couples. After several days in Rome we headed to Lucca and "our" villa. The drive up to the villa only enhanced our excitment. Once there, we recieved outstanding personal service.... Sonia and Claudia welcomed us when we arrived at the villa and helped us get comfortable. they returned the next morning with breakfast and provided us with the colorful history of the villa and surrounding area. We all felt like we had made a lasting friendship. Claudia also provided many tips about travel in the area. We were given cell phones (to use), train information, maps, restaurant recommendations, along with tons of tidbits that were very helpful. The villa itself is everything you imagine a tuscan villa should be. It has a great history and authenticity along with all the comforts travelers love. (especially Americans) Every room in this home is warm and inviting with a spectacular view! On the practical side the bathrooms and kitchen are well appointed. Each of these rooms with its own sense to style and comfort. By far my favorite place is the outdoor dining area directly off the kitchen. Beautiful flowers accent the dining area and continue through out the property. The view from this area is unsurpassed except maybe by the view from the pool! The elegant pool is a welcome place after a day of site seeing or to spend the entire day. Next to the pool is a great covered patio and a view that is intoxicating all amoungest the olive trees! This was my third trip to Italy and my husbands second. We love Italy and all the place we have visited. The Villa Carciofaia by far remains our favorite. I can't think of a thing we were unhappy with except that we are not there now!"
Guest: Sharon V.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
"Dear Mrs S., your lovely apartment suited our needs perfectly. The apartment is nicely laid out, well-furnished and, if anything, perhaps too comfortable; we were at times reluctant to leave. Our stay was wonderful, we visited every corner of this beautiful town and also had daily trips to Florence and Pisa as well as Cinque Terre since your apartment is so close to bus and train stations. Thanks for your tips about restaurants and places to visit, we enjoyed very much. After staying in your apartment I learned why people in Lucca and even here speak so well about you. Your properties are worth a 5 star rate. We look forward to returning either at this apartment or one of your other nice places. Cheers! Alicia+Howard"
Guest: Alicia N.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 16, 2015