Casa Portagioia is a wonderful, well run, eight-room property in the Tuscan hills near Castiglion Fiorentino (a €15 cab ride from the train station there). Hosts Terry and Marcello are delightful and accommodating: we arrived well before check-in time and they were nothing but welcoming.
The positives are almost too numerous to mention. Besides the hosts, we loved the breakfast (included in the price), the lunch (not included but reasonably priced), the gorgeous grounds, the setting AND the fact that T&M run the hotel with ecology in mind. It feels luxurious without being wasteful. Even the mini-bar is good value, and we NEVER use mini-bars.
A special note on the breakfast: it is possibly the best I have ever experienced. (I'm a five-year vegetarian in my late 30s.) There is a wide variety of cereals, fresh fruit, dried fruit, pastry, yogurt, even nuts and seeds (all self-serve). Marcello makes delicious scrambled eggs, too.
Although many people use the Casa Portagioia as a base from which to explore the Tuscan/Umbrian countryside, we stayed on the grounds for our two days there and enjoyed listening to and observing the wildlife (including terns skimming the pool for insects) that seem to love the hand-maintained gardens even more than we did.
If we could change one thing, it would be to have tea/coffee-making facilities in the room so that we would not have had to trouble T&M with our requests for that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Portagioia - an elegant yet relaxed country retreat in Tuscany - somewhere between a country hotel and your best friend's home. A place where you can relax, take time to reflect on your travels and to be energized and enthused in to seeing more of the wonderful places Tuscany (& Umbria) have to offer. Always fresh and inviting. 5 guest bedrooms and 2 suite apartments, all with luxury bathrooms and air-conditioning. Everything 'just so.' For the best options and prices, visit our website or send us an email for a quick response. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with T4B so you can book your Casa Portagioia reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Portagioia, b&b Tuscany
- Casa Portagioia, Bed And Breakfast Tuscany Hotel Castiglione Fiorentino
- Casa Portagioia Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy - Tuscany