TIMESONLINE – MARZO 2007
The Sunday Times
Close your eyes, if you will, and picture Tuscany. Its endless ruffled hills, vineyards and woods are just a medieval caravan short of perfection. Behind you is an old stone village; before you, an isolated farmstead. This is La Ripolina, its farmhouse weather-beaten to exacting Tuscan standards. Inside, agriturismo simplicity has been subtly tweaked for the comfort-seeking classes. Breakfast is on the loggia, dinner in nearby villages, with the interim spent swimming, cycling or resting whichever part of you needs resting. Tuscany does this well, and La Ripolina is as Tuscan as you get.