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BelSentiero Estate & Country House

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Strada Provinciale del Banditone CS Molinaccio 8, 53023 Campiglia d'Orcia, Castiglione D'Orcia Italy
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Campiglia d'Orcia
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BelSentiero (a stylish Bed & Breakfast) is a beautiful renovated villa in the Val d'Orcia World Heritage area near Pienza, Tuscany, half way between Rome and Florence. Set in one of the most stunning parts of Tuscany, between the famous wine regions of Montepulciano and the Brunello, this is food and wine heaven and is the perfect holiday destination for couples and groups. We are there to help you make your dream Tuscan holiday come true. Our passion for the food, wine and history of the area and our local knowledge means that we can show you the hidden gems of Tuscany that the ordinary tourist would never find.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast available
Wine / champagne
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Non-smoking hotel
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Minibar
Extra long beds
Bidet
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Private bathrooms
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish, Afrikaans, Dutch and 1 more
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Johann Van der Sandt wrote a review Jul 2020
Bressanone, Italy10 contributions3 helpful votes
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Jan and Renzo were the prefect hosts. Clean rooms, lovely breakfast with a stunning view. Excellently maintained property. The nearby villages are something to explore, a bit of the beaten track, and that is what makes it so special! We were also treated to a lovely Braai! mmmmmmm-lekker! Thank you Jan and Renzo!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Jan Geenen, Owner at BelSentiero Estate & Country House
Responded Jul 31, 2020
Thank you for your review Johann. It was great to meet you and your family and I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope that we will see you here again sometime for another braai/ barbecue!
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SusieCatNewJersey wrote a review Dec 2019
New Jersey2 contributions6 helpful votes
What a wonderful property and gracious host! We spent several days exploring Tuscany on our own and BelSentiero was our home base. The rooms were spacious, modern and clean. Continental breakfast was served every morning in the dining room with the other guests. Jan was full of awesome suggestions for places to visit and dine. He couldn't do enough to make sure our stay was perfect. The views from the veranda are spectacular! In addition to the beautiful countryside, we also saw a wild boar roaming in the fields. I would definitely stop here on another visit if I find myself in the Val d'Orcia region again.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from BelSentiero, Owner at BelSentiero Estate & Country House
Responded Dec 19, 2019
Thank you for your review Sue. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at BelSentiero and that I was able to help you make the most of your visit to the Val d'Orcia. There still are a few more great dining spots to introduce you to the next time you are here!
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Chris wrote a review Oct 2019
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Beautiful, renovated Tuscan villa a short drive away from some fantastic vineyards and towns. Jan & Renzo were very friendly and helpful hosts plus very knowledgable of the local area and the best experiences and offerings. Newly renovated inside and out with extremely comfortable beds and quality furnishings throughout, we are already planning a return with the promise of a jacuzzi and pool coming in the next few seasons (Jan has also promised me a proper South African braai (BBQ) which I can't wait for!). We'll definitely be back again!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: We had a garden view which was superb and will only be better when the jacuzzi and the pool arrive!
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Response from BelSentiero, Owner at BelSentiero Estate & Country House
Responded Oct 12, 2019
Thank you for your review Chris and Lou. I'm glad to have met you and that you discovered us in your exploration of Tuscany! Definitely the next time you visit we will organise a BBQ which we can enjoy together with some of the great wine from the region. We're looking forward to seeing you here again!
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Jens H wrote a review Sep 2019
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During our stay with Jan in his beautiful house, very aesthetically furnished and situated with a wonderful view to the garden we felt so well treated. We were doing the via Francigena and Jan took care of our need for being picked up and for the transport to the nearest railway station when leaving. The meals during our stay were excellent prepared by Renzo the cook of the house - very tasty Italian food made by vegetables from the garden or lokal producers. The cook also showed consideration in choosing menues to our preference (love vegetables/less meat). Couldn't be better. Jan also was generous with sharing his great knowledge of Italy/Tuscany which made us a great deal wiser of the country we were visiting.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from BelSentiero, Owner at BelSentiero Estate & Country House
Responded Sep 30, 2019
Thank you for your review Jens. It was great meeting you and Charlotte and I am glad that we were able to provide you with a place to relax following all the walking you had been doing in taking the Francigena! I hope that we will see you again when you are next in Italy and if you stay longer then maybe we can show you more of the area.
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Nancy G wrote a review Sep 2019
North Vancouver3 contributions2 helpful votes
We went for their Tuscanny Food and Wine Experience and I recommend it to anyone who loves food,enjoys wine and wants to find out all about the area of Val d'Orcia. We went to several wineries and toured the towns where we had lunch at great restaurants. One day we went to a farm where a young couple makes pecorino cheese and the woman is also a forager for greens like you've probably never experienced before. We spent a day exploring a unique town where a special type of Olive oil is made..special because it's the only place where this type of Olives are grown. We had an olive oil tasting where we learned how to tell good olive oil from the mediocre oil we usually get at a super market. There is also an Olive Oil museum which shows how Olive oil was made before electricity. We also had two hands-on cooking classes with Raffaella who is such a lovely woman! Who knew that fresh pasta was so easy to make? She also taught us so many recipes from the starter to desserts and we got to eat it all for lunch! The owners of BelSentiero are amazing. Jan is a wealth of information about just about anything you'd like to talk about. He is so personable that I felt like he was part of the family by the second day. He speaks English which was great since my Italian consisted of just a few phrases. He also speaks Italian, Dutch and maybe even other languages that I'm not aware of . His partner is a great cook and has his own bar in the nearby town of Campiglia d'Orcia which is a short walk away. You will have a couple of light meals there after coming back from wine tasting and lunches around the Val D'Orcia area. The rooms ar BelSentiero were spacious and the king size beds were very comfortable. There are even walk-in closets in each room! I guess all I can say is to check this place out, there wasn't one thing I didn't like during our weeks stay. If you want to know all about the area, if you want to learn how to cook Italian food or just want a comfortable time in Tuscanny I highly recommend staying at BelSentiero. There is something for everyone here even if you don't opt for the Food and Wine Experience. We were picked up in Rome and taken to the train at the end of the week to go on to our next destination. You can also get picked up and returned to the airport in Rome if that's more convenient for you.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: If you prefer a shower over a tub/shower let Jan know ahead of time.
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Response from BelSentiero, Owner at BelSentiero Estate & Country House
Responded Sep 27, 2019
Thank you for your review Nancy. It was great having you stay with us at BelSentiero for one of our Food & Wine Experiences. I am glad that we were able to introduce you to some of the wines of the Brunello and Montepulciano as well as the cuisine that this beautiful part of Tuscany has to offer. We're looking forward to seeing you here again when you next decide to visit Italy!
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PRICE RANGE
$94 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of SienaCastiglione D'OrciaCampiglia d'Orcia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about BelSentiero Estate & Country House
Which popular attractions are close to BelSentiero Estate & Country House?
Nearby attractions include Parco Museo Minerario (4.7 miles), Abbazia San Salvatore (4.7 miles), and Monte Amiata (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at BelSentiero Estate & Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at BelSentiero Estate & Country House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at BelSentiero Estate & Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at BelSentiero Estate & Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to BelSentiero Estate & Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Osteria Perilla', Ristorante Pizzeria Ponte Del Prato, and La Taverna del Pian delle Mura.
Is BelSentiero Estate & Country House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Campiglia d'Orcia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at BelSentiero Estate & Country House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to BelSentiero Estate & Country House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Val d'Orcia (8.7 miles), Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (8.3 miles), and Historic Centre of the City of Pienza (8.8 miles).