We came to Rome on Christmas Day and had dinner with our friends a few days later. They were going to Toscana over New Year and since we didn’t have any plans (last-minute trip to Rome this year) – we decided to go too!
They called their hotel (I Sette Borghi – a beautiful “Agriturismo” on the mountains North-West of Florence) to see if there was still seats available at the “Cenone” – the big New Year’s Eve dinner – and booked us in. So now we needed a place to stay (unfortunately their place was fully booked).
Finally, after having gone through the available (and affordable) hotels on Booking.com – we found Hotel Miró in the nearby town Montecatini Terme. This hotel is not too big but in very nice shape. There is a private parking, a beautiful pool area (obviously closed during this season) and the staff is very friendly. We got a really nice family suite with two bedrooms on the top floor.
The New Year’s dinner at I Sette Borghi was almost entirely based on local products, and even included wine and drinks, lenticchie e cotechino (a traditional NYE midnight dish), dessert, champaigne and fireworks. It was a success!
Happy New Year 🙂