We were a party of 18 family members. It was love at first sight from the minute we walked through the front door of Villa Catola, a little slice of genuine Tuscany. The owner Fabio was a fantastic host where nothing was too much trouble. We were taught how to cook pizza in a traditional pizza oven in the garden which the whole party enjoyed. Fabio even cooked a fabulous meal for us as one of our party was 21 during our stay, served under the stars in the garden – a memory that will last forever. The villa is in a fantastic position for sight-seeing in Florence and Arezzo (an easy train ride directly from Bucine) as well as the glorious town of Siena, an absolute “must do”. Villa Catola is truly unique and a wonderful place to enjoy the Tuscan experience.