We discovered Fonte Bertusi a few years ago and were immediately captured by its magic! Fantastic location, idyllic atmosphere, peace and tranquillity throughout, the friendliest hosts, a magnificent care and attention to details which clearly shows up the minute you walk down the unpaved road to reach the property. Allegorical sculptures spread all over the place make you feel you are in a one of a kind, very special place. Uniqueness is visible everywhere and what a beautiful, delicate taste the owners have! It gets inside every sensitive guest and adds unparalleled value to the final relaxation effect you get at the end of your stay. It truly feels like home away from home and for this reason it is natural to think you go back to Fonte Bertusi time after time, like we do. We try a different apartment each time and this adds to the joy of discovering a new part of this wonderful Tuscan dream. Edoardo, Andrea and Manuela improve the property every year and we found new sculptures (they are true, inspiring artists), new outdoor areas, new features like the amazingly fast wi-fi dsl internet connection (even faster than our own dsl wi-fi at home!) surrounded by the usual warm hospitality, as if we were dear friends. How wonderful! We truly, truly recommend you choose Fonte Bertusi if you are seeking a holiday in the REAL Tuscany, unaffected by mass tourism, yet minutes from one of the best wonders of Tuscany, ancient Pienza. Have you ever seen postcards of Tuscany and its countryside? Well, we can tell you they've been shot around Fonte Bertusi, for we have many such postcards and we recognized the exact places (a little church on top of a hill surrounded by two cypress trees, a lonely, small round cypress forest in the middle of gentle hills, the so called "crete" right before your eyes and many more places). As attentive quality holiday home seekers for our own blog listing unique vacation rentals worldwide, Fonte Bertusi is our next feature and we know our readers will not be disappointed! Bravo!
One last mention: very noteworthy, the SPA and Massage Area is well worth considering and Bruno's treatments are fantastic! I got stuck with my back on day 2 due to a wrong movement and Bruno Pisano (it's all part of the family and everyone is specialized in something great) brought me back to life. No kidding! I couldn't walk and had to spend a day in bed. After Bruno treated my back, the pain was gone and I was able to walk and stand again.
Tips for foodies: stock up on different kinds of Pecorino cheese (aged with pepper, seasoned with spices, with chocolate, or saffron, with truffles), the specialty of the area, get Tuscan bread, a "Salame di Cinta", a good bottle of wine, then head back to your unit in Fonte Bertusi and enjoy a really genuine, simple yet amazing meal on your patio overlooking the pool, or the countryside. There is also a huge bbq and long table for truly awesome dinners we haven't tried yet, but we save it for next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fonte Bertusi: There is no place more imaginary, and so more real, than this. You'll be greeted, upon arrival at Fonte Bertusi, by a great, colourful rooster in his cage. And it's like the heralding of a new day. Strolling around the grounds you'll find strange objects, like a huge set of eyes that peer out from the earth, a chair so high up that even on tiptoes you won't get a seat (it's good for higher thoughts though), or a dragon that time has transformed into a wagon... or vice versa. Encounters may be amusing for some, they may be magical or artistic for others and for others still, they relax the mind by bringing into perspective one's conscience and mankind's place in the world. ... more less