The hills surrounding Pistoia are unique in that modern sounds seem to be absorbed into them and return as birdsong that lifts your heart and carries one into the world of poets and romantic scribes. Their wooded slopes harbour a wide range of flora and fauna and are perfect for foraging or simple strolls to stretch ones legs while admiring the views. Olive groves rustle invitingly in the breeze as the sound of crunchy gravel underfoot takes you on to new horizons and ever better views.
Situated in this wonderful area is the Villa Santa Maria, converted some years ago from a far simpler 19th Century grain store, it offers renovated spacious accommodation decorated in an uncomplicated and uncluttered style that is perfect for parties with young children. Bright and airy rooms with whitewashed walls, vaulted and beamed ceilings, cotto floors: everything that signifies a Tuscan villa is here. Relax and unwind while lunch cooks on the barbecue adding the scents of rosemary and highly scented olive oil to an already heady mix. The olive groves, where the oil production begins, surround the local estate of Montalbano and guests are free to roam through them at their leisure.
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