|Subject: Re: 12 days in Tuscany and Umbria|
Hi Cornelia and Ziners..
Here is a blurb from my trip report on Italy a couple of years back:
PISA GREEN FARM at the Pisa Nord exit off A12 in Migliarino: http://www.pisaonline.it/greenfarm/tour/welcome.htm (tel/fax: 050.890671) Ermanno and Christine, who is English, so no communication problems, are delightful.
It is a great location for day trips up to Cinque Terra, Pisa, Lucca, Montecatini Terme and Alto, the Marble Caves and other areas of interest. The place is comfortable and has an interesting history (the lovely dlning room was once a stable).
A variety of farm animals are out back...(fun for the Kiddos)
After touring all day it was great to come back "home", shower up and have a delicious meal on site. Unfortunately, we learned of it too late to stay longer since other plans had been made…Another time? Very enjoyable! Tell them we sent you!!
Don't know if this spot still exists, but it is definitely worth a try...out of the city, yet close to so much.
Ciao...Lucille in West Hartford, Ct.