Santa Caterina is the set of different quarters lying on the hill. These Contrade each November 24 compete for the Stollo of Focarazza http://(email hidden)/2011/11/focarazza-di-santa-(email hidden)ml
Here, in the cold winters, born the wind which stops blowing just in the springs and summers that are always cool. Nearby are many paths for simple walks or more demanding trekking by foot or by mountain bike... or horse.
As you can see from the photos the house is alone but not lonely. To its right is a small supermarket, then the gas station and less than 5-minute walk you will find a bar and a pizzeria. The bus stop is in front of the pizzeria.
Inside the house a corridor leads to all the rooms: from the left is the kitchen / living room, a small bedroom with two single beds, then the bathroom with a bath and then the master bedroom. Outside there is a beautiful garden...
enjoy it !!!
Santa Caterina è un inseme di varie contrade adagiate sulla collina. Queste contrade ogni 24 novembre si contendono lo Stollo alla Focarazza. http://(email hidden)/2011/11/focarazza-di-santa-(email hidden)ml
Qui, nei freddi inverni, nasce il vento che smette di soffiare solo a primavera ed estate che rimangono sempre fresche. Nei dintorni ci sono molti sentieri per fare facili passeggiate o più difficili trekking a piedi o in mountain bike ... o a cavallo.
Come puoi vedere dalle foto la casa è sola ma non solitaria. Alla sua destra c'è un piccolo supermercato, poi la pompa di benzina e a meno di 5 minuti di cammino trovi un bar e una pizzeria. La fermata dell'autobus è davanti alla pizzeria.
Dentro la casa da un corridoio si accede a tutte le stanze: da sinistra si trova la cucina/soggiorno, la piccola camera, con 2 letti singoli, poi il bagno, con la vasca e infine la camera matrimoniale. Fuori c'è un bel giardino...
Ho trascorso un mese a S. Caterina. Al mio arrivo ho trovato una casa in condizioni igieniche perfette. Il soggiorno è stato piacevole. Sara e la sua mamma sono state di una cortesia unica. Il paese è accogliente e le persone molto gentili.
I have spent one month ih S. Caterina. House is perfectly clean and Sara and her mother really kind. Place is nice and people really friendly.
Lovely lady, we got lost on our way to the house and she came to pick us up.... the place was clean and peaceful. We definitely had a great time!!
Sara has several properties, so the person you'll communicate is Sonia. She is very nice young woman. She arrived 5-10 minutes after sending sms (as been agreed). Sonia took some time and helped us to find out how to use washing machine. Also she gave us her phone and let to talk to Sara to ask some questions.
Overall experience - this is house where some senior Italians or even whole family used to live with images on the walls, child stickers in smaller room, some family photographs in bedroom, old style furniture, lot's of different kitchen tools etc. House has supermarket right behind the parking.
Only issue was that on cold day it was a bit too chilly inside and we had to use extra blankets and walk in boots. But this disadvantage will be advantage on hot day.
As for location - good spot to drive around, see and take photos of tuscany hills. But be careful as some roads has damaged surface and we had flat tire accident about 20km from there.
Everything was good. But just one thing was not enough for us, heating system. We're a little different from european so always feel cold in the house, But Sara has offered the woods with reasonable price, and there're heating pad on the bed.