Here is a list of frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer to your question here or elsewhere on the site please feel free to contact us.
What time can I get into the house? The houses are available form 4.00 p.m. It may be possible to leave luggage at the house if you are arriving prior to this time - please contact us to see if this is possible. We ask that the properties are vacated by 10.00 a.m. on your day of departure.
How far away is the nearest bank/cash machine? From Viano there is a bank in Monzone and one in Gragnola (10 minutes from Viano).
For Regnano the place is Casola.
Where are the nearest train stations? There are train stations in Gragnola and Monzone which are 10 minutes from Viano.
The nearest station to Regnano is Pieve San Lorenzo.
All these stations have services that go direct to Pisa, Lucca and Aulla. From these stations there are connections to most parts of Italy.
To find out train times there is an English version of the Trenitalia website here.
What amenities are there locally in the village (walking distance)? Viano: In the village there is a small Bar and shop that is open every morning for essentials and fresh bread. In the local villages of Monzone and Gragnola there are a number of shops.
Regnano: There is a small shop for essentials in the village, and a small convenience store in Vignetta 5 minutes away.
Does the price include electricity and cleaning? Electricity is included, and the properties are cleaned before arrival. Linen is changed weekly for longer stays.
In Casa Carlotta, if we only rent the main house will there be anyone in the annexe? No, we always let the property exclusively to one group at a time.
How far are the properties from the Airport? You can get directions and times by selecting your arrival airport here,
For Casa Carlotta: Pisa - Genoa - Parma. For La Nespolina: Pisa - Genoa - Parma.
If your airport is not listed or are arriving from somewhere else let us know and we will send you a link.
Is there a baby sitting service locally? It may be possible to arrange a baby sitter, please contact us for more information.
Could we hire a cook for a special occasion? Yes this is possible, please contact us for more details.
Where is the nearest beach? The beautiful coastal village of Lerici is less than an hour away. The Versilia coast (including the sophisticated resorts of Viarreggio and Forte dei Marmi) is just a little further.
Where is the nearest swimming pool for Regnano? There are 2 large pools at Cormezzano at the Alboino camp site 20 minutes away.