Our stay at Villa la Gioga was fantastic. The villa is at the top of a valley, surrounded by acres of woodland and vineyards. From the swimming pool are beautiful views of the woods, valley, and the rooftops of Monte san Savino. It is in a really peaceful, quiet spot, yet very close to town, and only a half hour drive away from Arezzo.
Inside the villa are stone floors and beautiful old wood panelling. There is a dining table in the kitchen, and also a large dining room with a small bar. We stayed at Villa la Gioga at the start of July. Despite the very hot temperature 32 degrees centigrade some days, the villa stayed nice and cool.
We used the barbeque most nights and sat outside listening to the wildlife, watching the fireflies, and drinking Chianti! It was very idyllic!
By the villa gates, we found a path through the woods where it takes about ten minutes to walk to Monte san Savino.
The final part of the gravel drive was steep and a little... more