We stayed here at the end of June and into July. The Villa is really charming – the setting and the views are beautiful. The best part must be the lovely breeze that comes up over the valley to cool you down – this you definitely need during the very hot summer! Sit in the many areas around the garden and totally chill!
The villa itself is stylish. The welcome is the best we ever had – (Although Yolane at Chateau de Verrieres, Saumur, France was special too). Back to the villa, Angese, Maria, Paula, and family are so delightful!. This is a very happy place, and you will feel very relaxed the moment you arrive. The breakfast is very generous, with lots to eat. Cereal, Bread, Cake, yogurt, fruit, pizza, cheese, sandwiches, etc... – You will not be hungry. The breakfast/ eating patio is comfortable, with lovely views/ breeze, just so continental!! We also had dinner here on two nights of our stay. Paula does the cooking and the fare is local and well worth a try as you can relax, have the local wine and liqueur and not worry about the police. On the other nights we dined at La Cantinella, down the road ( not safe to walk to this at night – too far and winding). La Cantinella is to die for !!! – the food is the best that I have ever had!! – Really exquisite!! And the setting and staff and so charming – definitely try this. We did venture to Loro Ciuffenna ( nothing here to recommend really) – tried two different restaurants - no – don’t bother! The area around here is interesting– olive groves, lush green vines and winding roads – so take care!, and the Italians drive as they say – like crazy!!
Our room in Villa Belpoggio was large, comfortable, very clean with a great bathroom, including a bath. There are also some apartments on the grounds (2) and these looked spacious – some families were here. The pool area is immaculate –The cleanest I have ever seen – they must check it very often, as not even a fly is present. The road up to the villa is fine, but when you arrive, you will have one little challenge to drive around the tight area to the back where there is plenty of parking. We did lots of touring from the villa – it is in a perfect location. In Tuscany, no matter where you are, you have to travel long distances to get anywhere. We went to Florence, by train – a local station takes you right into the centre, we went to Sienna (saw the Palio, amazing!!), Montepulciano, Cortona, La Verna (serene), all by car - fantastic. The more famous Chianti towns such as Radda and Greve, however, didn’t do much for us?? Not as charming as they are portrayed. The exception is San Gimignano which is atmospheric and true to its history.
All in all a really fantastic holiday and of course the accommodation and welcome made it!! We will certainly return to this wonderful place
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