We were looking forward to a much anticipated vacation in Italy with our family and friends. Casa Eden was a lovely place for us to be together. There was plenty of room for the 9 of us to enjoy ourselves indoors or out. When at the villa we ate all of our meals outside on the patio, surrounded by 1500 olive trees and looking out over the town of Vinci in the distance. Florence, Lucca, San Gimignano and Cinque Terre were enjoyable day trips. We also enjoyed the town of Vinci and a wonderful winery tour nearby. Chiara and Ian were wonderful hosts. They went out of their way to be helpful, setting up the winery tour, ordering a birthday cake and making dinner reservations for us. Thank you Chiara, Ian and Rebecca for sharing your villa with us.
Casa Eden was a lovely location to bring together our extended family from multiple countries, ages ranging from 13 to 73. Set high in the hills, the farmhouse is rustic and peaceful and well suited to those who like to cook and rest. The rooms were comfortable and we appreciated the fans for hot summer evenings. The pool was a favorite way to end days spent touring in Florence, Siena or Pisa. Our hosts, Ian and Chiara, were generous and accommodating of our many requests - they were a large part of success of our family event - thanks! And may we highly recommend that you order their lasagne and tiramisu for a fabulous Casa Eden meal, to be enjoying with many bottles of their own Chianti!