Kate or Dinah
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- Inglês, Francês, Alemão, Italiano, tcheco
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Stylish charm, stunning views, a slice of heaven
It’s all just so so perfect here, truly it couldn’t have been better! We drove from Pisa (an easy 40 minute drive, plus an hour buying glorious food en route!) and Johann kindly collected our luggage from the lower car park from where we walked, the last 500 metres is a bit steep and windy in a hire car. Our room had a terrace and garden with spectacular views towards the sea, and a perfectly equipped kitchen. It’s all wonderfully relaxed and comfortably furnished whilst every single object is beautiful. The deceased owner was a sculptor and bought the whole hamlet in the 60s and it’s been amazingly restored by her and her friends Dinah and Kate, who now run it. The pool on the top terrace is salt water and again has incredible views. The whole place is the perfect mix of friendly and well managed. I’d love to come back and rent the whole place for a big party or a wedding (which they do). We spent one day in Florence (took the train from Viareggio) and one day just swimming and lazing about with one evening drinking Negronis in beautiful Pietrasanta. There’s a great mix of things to do and see nearby, as well as it being the loveliest place just to relax and restore oneself. The little village halfway down the hill has two fantastic little shops and there’s a restaurant where we ate brilliant home made pasta (ricotta and lemon ravioli). Really I can’t recommend Peralta highly enough. I’m already planning a return trip in April.
Thank you so much for your review.
See you again in April.
Authentic Italian experience in the Tuscan hills!
We absolutely loved Peralta! Rustic stone paths & stairs nestled in the hillside, beautiful vistas, & a private patio with grapevine entwined above us ..... a perfect combination! This felt like such a magical & authentic Tuscan experience & we felt ourselves relax immediately in the quiet & peacefulness! The salt water pool set at the top of the property provided the best view of all & we enjoyed an enchanting sunset swim, overlooking the valley, with the pool all to ourselves!
Yes, a small car is a must! Making our way up & down the windy road to the complex was exciting & a little tense at first (got easier each time ) but will become a part of our dinner party story telling for years to come! We stopped for groceries first (as suggested/directions provided) & enjoyed making a couple leisurely pasta, steak & wine dinners together!
Peralta is the real deal! When asked what was our favorite of our trip to Tuscany, it ranks at the top! You will not be disappointed!
Thank you so much. Hope to see you back soon. Kate
Lovely place tucked away in the hills
Had a great time - thanks so much. A great, tranquil base with amazing views for exploring Tuscany and Liguria. Also loved the fireplace in the apartment. We'll ned have to come back to also explore the walks in the local area!
One small improvement suggestion: Wifi could be more stable.
Thank you very much for your review. Happy you have enjoyed your stay . We will try to make the wifi better for next time.
My Great Escape
I have just come back home from an amazing place nestled in the hills of Tuscany, Italy, called Peralta. What a wonderful get away - tranquil beauty, peace and quiet. I traveled solo for three weeks in March and didn't really know how everything would go. From the very first day it was SO much more than I expected. The beauty, the service, the people. Kate, the care taker of the Villa, went out of her way to make sure I was well taken care of and really enjoyed her place in the villa. Thank you so much Kate for everything!
Peralta is a villa (almost Castle) overlooking the hills and valleys and small local town Camaiore (their Pasticceria Rossano's pastries are the best!) There's a big olive garden and lots of trees, like orange, lemon and bay. Lots of wild and planted flowers around the property. Many paths to take to enjoy the nature around. A lot of thought and work was put into this real old world villa to make it beautifully unique. The apartment I stayed at had a large kitchen and a huge fireplace. It was very clean and cozy, I felt I was living a fairytale, it was so magical and comfy. :) A few very friendly cats Pino and Bisco were looking for company and became my roommates after a while. :)
People in the area are so nice and helpful also. Though I spoke very little Italian I felt comfortable to talk to anyone I had encountered: local grocery store owners (their fresh bread, cheese and Prosciutto are amazing!), neighbors, people at the local gas station. Christopher, the gardener of Peralta, was always greeting me with a smile and eager to help with whatever I needed, just ask. Thank you Christopher!
Peralta is very close to so many other beautiful places. I had lots of day trips to places like Lucca, Piza, Cinque Terra, Siena and Florence.
Out of all the places I visited during my trip, I always couldn't wait to come back "home", in my quiet place, in touch with nature. I'm so blessed I found Peralta, especially to have a chance to get to know its people. It was hard to leave. I know I'll be back. Very soon. And I'm sure many of my friends will be visiting as well.
Beautiful location, apartment in poor condition
On the positive side, this location is beautiful and the swimming pool area is lovely.
The same cannot be said of the apartment. The bathroom has mould and the smell permeates throughout the apartment in a horrible fashion. The apartment is also filthy with cobwebs on the walls and across the ceilings and dirt on the living room floor. The bed had broken slats which were left under the bed and the sheets and towels were old and threadbare. Several things were broken in the apartment including the backdoor so it is impossible to lock.
The other thing that was a particular problem for us is the large number of animals on the property (5 dogs, 3 cats on our visit) which roam through your apartment if you don't shut the doors. They all have fleas and more importantly, you are not told this in advantage, which is a problem if you have an allergy.
All in all would not recommend this apartment.
As the owner of Peralta I was amazed and disappointed to read this review and feel it warrants a response. We have two girls who have been cleaning Peralta's accommodation for many years. They are very efficient and leave all accommodation spotless for the next guests, so I am surprised to read about cobwebs and dirt on the floor. Our various properties have authentic Tuscan tiles on the floors which sometimes have the patina of time but are never dirty. The bathroom was renovated a couple of years ago and is very new in every aspect. We pride ourselves on our pure Egyptian cotton bedlinen, laundered professionally, and we certainly do not give our guests threadbare towels.
Our beds are all very comfortable and I am surprised to read that there were lats lying under the bed.
However, it is true that the lock on the back door was broken for a very short time but quickly repaired. I am sorry that these guests must have stayed in this brief period when we were awaiting the locksmith.
As for the animals, it is also true that we have 3 cats and 1 dog (my terrier Ellie) resident at Peralta. They are all very popular with our guests who often invite them into their accommodation. Due to this, the animals have a tendency to think everyone is very happy to see them! Following this review, I will mention on our website that we do have 3 cats and a dog so people who do not appreciate animals will be forewarned. However, they certainly do not have fleas since we treat them each month with the classic anti flea treatment on the neck.
Nor do we have 5 dogs, just Ellie. Perhaps we had other guests who were staying with a dog, or a neighbour's dog strayed, although I do not remember ever seeing 5 dogs at one time.
I am very sorry that the guests who have written this review had such a negative experience at Peralta.
It is not pleasant for us to read such criticism and of course we would like all our guests to enjoy the experience of staying in the unique and beautiful hamlet of Peralta!
We had a wonderful stay at Peralta this summer, the place is just stunning ! People are so nice and welcoming, our apartment was very nicely decorated with a wonderful view on the toscan hills. Our terrace was great for breakfast or peaceful drinks at night. It is a perfect Italian summer place where you want to come back every year !
Peralta é um grupo de morros situado na parte norte da Toscana, nas encostas do Parque Nacional Alpi Apuane, a 10 minutos da cidade comercial de Camaiore, que, por sua vez, fica a 10 minutos para o interior da costa. Lucca fica a 35 minutos dirigir para o sul. A saída da auto-estrada fica a 20 minutos, facilitando as excursões: Siena (2 horas), Carrara e suas minas de mármore (45 minutos). Você pode dirigir até as montanhas de Carrara - ou ir à praia - o mais próximo é Viareggio, o mais popular Forte dei Marmi (35 minutos). O Cinque Terre fica a uma hora de distância - pode-se dirigir até La Spezia ou Porto Venere e visitá-los de barco - o serviço de balsa é frequente. Fazer compras na área (Lucca / Florença / Forte dei Marmi) é lendário! A cidade dos escultores de Pietrasanta fica a apenas 20 minutos. Peralta está idealmente situado para o Festival Puccini (40 minutos). - Festival de ópera ao ar livre, realizado em julho e agosto, em Torre del Lago.
ACESSO: Aeroportos: Pisa 45 minutos - Florença 1 hora. Gênova 1 hora 40mins - Bolonha 2hrs.
Da saída das rodovias A11 e A12, Viareggio / Camaiore, você segue para '' Viareggio '' e depois 'Camaiore'. Damos instruções detalhadas. Nota: Os últimos 200 metros da nossa estrada são muito íngremes e estreitos, com duas curvas em gancho. Um carro pequeno é recomendado, embora um Espace e outros carros grandes possam fazê-lo. A estrada termina no nosso parque de estacionamento. De lá, você caminha até a própria Peralta (cerca de 200 jardas / metro). Carros maiores podem estacionar abaixo da subida íngreme final - levaremos sua bagagem etc. até Peralta em nosso veículo tri-porter (Ape). É uma caminhada fácil a partir da área de estacionamento inferior para Peralta.