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Review 4749: Le Casine di Castello, Il Nido


Review by Tori 8x10 from CA

studio apartment in Castelmuzio, Tuscany South


August 2010


We stayed in "El Nido" which is Italian for "The Nest". It is the bottom unit for this two unit apartment. There was plenty of space for two people and it is decorated with a charming and romantic mix of rustic antiques.

The bathroom was big and had the best shower of all the places we had stayed at on our 33 day tour of Europe. Just bring your own toothbrush and toothpaste as everything else is provided. ( I will say here that I noticed there is no such thing as a washcloth anywhere in Europe... bring your own if you need one).

The bedroom area was so nicely appointed with beautiful linens, plenty of pillows and extra cozy blankets if you needed them. The bed was a little firmer than I'm used to but was still very comfortable.

The kitchen had everything you could need to fix a nice meal. (There is no oven but honestly, why would you want one... you're on vacation!) You can eat inside at a lovely antique farmhouse table or dine outdoors in the lovely private garden.

Isabella has put together a full list of activities for her guests that you can pick and choose from but DO NOT miss the "Pici Night" where you learn to make pasta and then everyone has a wonderful dinner together with the fruits of your labor. Make plans, if you can, to partake in dinner at the Monastery too!

The location is central to everything you might want to see and do in the Tuscan region and Isabella has prepared wonderful itineraries for day trips you might want to take.

Do yourselves a favor, become a part of the owner's family for a week or more, you are guaranteed a wonderful stay!

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