Near the village of Sassetta (in Livorno, Tuscany, the upper Cornia Valley) we found the ruins of an 18th century mill, surrounded by ancient woods of turkey oaks, chestnut and holm oak trees. Inspired by the magic of this location we decided to plan and construct a place within the greenery, 3 buildings with domiciles for guests in the centre of nature. The atmosphere is filled with love for even the smallest detail, and there is peace and quietness throughout.
Our guests will find spacious apartments furnished for their holiday comfort, shaded parking, each with a large private garden and a portico. The well tended garden filled with organic farming products (for example neem oil for keeping away flies and mosquitoes) has typical local specimens compatible with the woods, and aromatic plants to arouse your senses. The communal area has two pools, the smaller one only for children, with sun-beds and deckchairs for the use of all guests. There is a children’s corner built in the shade of the bushes, complete with a seesaw, slide, sand pit and games so that they can play out of the sun when not swimming.
In the office near the pools we can advise you of ways to spend the day, give you information about events and happenings in the area, and you can read information leaflets and make reservations at restaurants.
It is only a short walk to Podere la Cerreta, a biodynamic enterprise with a restaurant that offers traditional cuisine prepared with products from the farm; a thermal spa with spring water of 38°C, a natural local stone pool and hydro massage; a riding stables where one can book riding lessons.
All around us the woods entwine with more than 35 km of well signposted walks that connect us to the mediaeval villages of Suvereto, Castagneto di Carducci and the seaside. From the apartments at Pian delle More you can easily reach the major Tuscan art cities, the beaches at Baratti, San Vincenzo, Bibbona, Marina di Castagneto and take part in the cultural and social life of the area.
It’s a holiday filled and surrounded by the beauty of nature with time to re-discover the joys of just taking your time ….. slowly slowly……