The best thing about Elda Country House is Elda -she is just gorgeous, making us so welcome and making us feel like family. My daughter turned 22 while we were there and she even made us a special cheesecake and gave us some wine! Best cheesecake I've ever had too. The place is gorgeous -the apartment, the pool area, the village, everything! We loved walking the 2 minutes to the shops and buying fresh produce to cook in the lovely little kitchen. Her dog loves chasing ball and is adorable too. Great place to drive to other towns -Cortona is exquisite. You can also catch the bus out the front into Arezzo- don't have to have a car.