while the pictures show a serene country villa, an empty pool surrounded by vast green, we were shocked to find upon our arrival around 150 people (!) occupying the villa grounds. it turns out that it is NOT only a cozy family hotel but also a public pool, serving young Italians from all around the area. it is busy all the time, hormone filled atmosphere, a spring-break in Cancun feel - about the last thing you want from an Italian holiday with your kids. furthermore, on the night we arrived the owners held a rave party (i kid you not) with hundreds of people swarming the villa, loud trance music, even an ambulance to cater the young party goers. the bangs stopped only at midnight. we didn't know whether to laugh or cry. we left the hotel the next morning, amidst cigarettes buds and broken bear bottles that remained from last night's rave. the owners refunded only a third of our stay and only after a long tedious correspondence. we had to book a nearby hotel which cost us a lot of money since we had to find it on the same day. bottom line - if you're over 25 and aren't looking for a hookup- this is not the place for you.