Although English I am now enjoying life in Tuscany.
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We wished that we would never had to leave this place. The surroundings, the village and the house are just beautiful. Joanne made us feel completely at home and gave us fantastic tips for our daily trips. Just got back, completely relaxed. Thank you so much!
Joanne's beautifully restored house is located in a dramatically hidden village in an undiscovered area of Tuscany. We stayed for three days and had a great time hiking around the lake and up in the mountains. There are some seriously strenuous walks available, but also some light and easy ones that still take you remarkably high: we watched hawks swoop around a marble cliff-face while gazing at the ligurian sea just a few kilometers away.
Staying with Joanne at Vagli Sotto was one of the highlights of a month travelling throughout Europe. As we wound our way through mountain towns, and neared Gafagnana, we had little idea what to expect. Once we arrived, we were made to feel welcome and at home in the beautifully restored home with medieval heritage. We revelled in the traditional and scenic town of Vagli Sogli, the incredible view from the house, great walking destinations and hospitable people in the region. We were a bit taken back when the shower had very little water pressure and barely wet us. However, this practical drawback didn't stop us loving this place. We really appreciated experiencing this location with Joanne's assistance.
The best !! scenery was breathtaking, good place to relax and de-stress, Jo was so nice, we didn't want to leave ..
We had a wonderful stay!
per chi cerca pace, verde, tranquillità, in casa di joanne trova il suo posto. La casa delle buone parole, delle buone dormite, delle buone colazioni. L'ospitalità é unica e il paesaggio insuperabile. torneremo!!!!
Our four days in Vagli Sotto at Joanne´s beautiful house was the highlight of our two week trip in Italy. The old village, the mountains, the lake, excellent swimming pool, cosy restaurants and the quiet atmosphere provided a relaxing and yet exiting holiday for us and our three children (ages 12, 16 and 19). Joanne is a wonderful host and we really enjoyed staying in her rustic, yet eloquent, home. Thank you, Joanne, and we hope to return to Vagli Sotto one day!
Our stay at Joanne's mountain Retreat was just what we looked for. The house is beautiful, we were welcome to use the rooms upstairs and the terrace with the amazing view. The pictures don't lie it's as pretty and spectacular as it looks. Joanne was very helpful with ideas for trips to the closer villages, walks and what else there is to discover. I hope we'll have the chance to come back and stay there for longer. Thanks, Joanne!!
Joanne is a great landlord with a big heart. Her Tuscan villa is incredibly beautifully restored and is nice furnished. We stayed 6 people (4 adults and 2 children) for 10 days in Vagli Sotto and got the time to go to experience the beautiful and unique area and not least relaxation at the public pool. You must have big thank for sharing your beautiful home with us.
A lovely decorated, charming house, where you feel at ease, and where there are several places to sit and relax. Joanne is a very friendly and pleasant person and a wonderful host. Vagli Sotto is a picturesque, quiet village where you can enjoy nature and make some wonderful walks.
Response from Joanne:
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for the lovely compliment in Dutch!