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Recommends Montecarlo in Tuscany

from John Woods (Ethiopia 1965–68)

IN THE SMALL TOWN of Montecarlo, about 10 kilometers east of Lucca in Tuscany, you can stay in a 500-year-old palacio B&B called Casa Satti, hosted by Signora Bianca Satti. There are only two rooms. One is large and the other is more like a suite with two sleeping alcoves.
     Montecarlo is a wine-growing region and has an annual wine-tasting festival in May. The town has about five good to very good restaurants, and wonderful views of the Tuscan countryside. In the morning you can walk down to the local newsstand, about 5 doors away, and pick up the International Herald Tribune and read it in the backyard of Casa Satti amidst olive and potted lemon trees and overlooking a small terraced vineyard and the valley below.
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