Niko is the ultimate host, and his place has everything you could want for a relaxing Tuscan holiday.
After an intimidating (but definitely worthwhile) drive up into the hills, we were welcomed like old friends by Niko and his beautiful dogs. Our apartment was super clean, comfortable, well-equipped and private with a delightful self-contained garden where our dog could play unsupervised, and a stunning view of the countryside below.
The property has an immaculate swimming pool and charming outdoor bar, again with spectacular views, where we enjoyed chatting with Niko and meeting his other guests – at least when they were there, as it often seemed like we had the whole place to ourselves! When you finish sunbathing by the pool, you can lounge in a hammock, soak in the hot tub, or play ping-pong, darts, foosball and other games.
But the best part of our experience, as everyone who visits his place knows, is Niko himself. He simply could not have been more generous, warm and helpful. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome and comfortable, even arranging dinner reservations at the nearby restaurants (which are delicious and authentic, by the way), massages in our apartment, and a veterinary appointment for our dog.
We hated to leave at the end of our stay, and we can't wait to visit again – thanks Niko!