My fiance and I stayed at Villa Beloggio in August 2009. From beginning driving up a track to find this beautiful hidden jewell (like something you've read about) to the end was the most beautiful stay one could imagine. Agnesse and Maria were the most patient, kind lovely lady who couldn't do enough during our stay! The personal attention, help and guidance with journeys,dietry requirements was 120 out of a 100!! The staff were so careful not to intrude yet were around to ask any small detail about trips, restaurants etc. The cleaning was superb. I am very very fussy and not a stone was left unturned, the bedroom and bathrooms were absolutely immaculate! We loved the feeling of it being a home and feeling like you were at home in the communal areas. The owners were actually staying and were so welcoming and kind! One morning my partner and I were leaving early for a 14 hour day trip on Tour of Tuscany ( absolute must and again fantastic day to see sooo much culture in one day!) & because we had to leave so early we asked if they could please leave some cereal and milk or something for us to eat for breakfast. When we got to our room that evening they had left fruit, yoghurts, bread, napkins & cutlery on a tray! Way beyond the call of duty!!! I am gluten and wheat intolerant and during my stay they bought me wheat free cakes,crackers and bread whilst I was there for my breakfast. I took some wheat free pasta which they cooked up for me to take out during the day or my return trip home ( as Italy is the worst place to be wheat intolerant so they really did save me!) The outlook from the pool across the olive groves,hills and vineyards is quite spectacular and dreamy!
You do need a car to be able to go out for lunch or dinner however, (unless you previously book this with Belpoggio)
It truly is everything you imagine a Tuscan VIlla to be and more.There was a heat wave in Tuscany so sight seeing was hard, but we did still manage to do an awful amount, it was just uncomfortably hot!
We fully recommend visiting Il Borro, Cortona and Sienna. The sunflower fields were amazing and I all I dreamed they would be. I now have a photograph imposed onto a canvas as my Christmas Present of a gorgeous sunflower What a wonderful romantic memory of this truly romantic place!