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Borgo Rapale

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Our extended family group of 34 (age range 4 months - 68 yrs) had a fantastic holiday at Borgo Rapale. Gisella and Fortunato are wonderful hosts - helpful, kind and welcoming. This surpassed any of the previous properties we've visited. Rapale is a peaceful hamlet, but Siena and other places are within easy reach. If you're interested in wildlife, we...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The smell of lavender in the air, sitting on top of a Tuscan hill top, a farmhouse lived in by the same family since 1520 who are kind, gracious & helpful. So central to the best of Tuscany. I can see why people come back here year after year. It truly is a magical place.

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Great place and a fabulous couple so helpful but just not quite enough equipment in the kitchen for self catering you only have to ask and if they have it they will give it to you. Pool a welcome break from the sun and it was great to have our own garden to sit in so many pluses and would...

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Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a week at the beautiful property in Tuscany. Excellent location,caring hosts and peaceful atmosphere. Located close to all the attractions in the region,it was possible to drive to Florence,Pisa,Lucca,Siena and many small villages and vineyards. Strongly recommend for a relaxing and stress free holiday.

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Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Borgo Rapale for three nights of our 11 nights in Italy. It was by far the best accommodation of all. We had Pietro cottage which had two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The beds were super comfy (which made a huge difference) and it was fully equipped with everything we needed to be self sufficient if we wanted...

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Tuscany seduces your senses with olive groves, avenues of sculptured green cypress trees and rolling hills. Like a beautiful postcard, the view as you approach the village, bathed in sunlight at the top of the hill, takes your breath away. However the magic of Borgo Rapale goes further to complete the magic and makes you fall in love with a...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Last week my wife and I rented out all nine apartments at Borgo Rapale for our wedding celebrations. We had 46 guests and 15 children on site, as well as a further 15 guests visiting on site during the daytimes across our four day stay. We first discovered Borgo Rapale in August 2012 during a short three day stay with...

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San Mateo, California
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Gisella e Fortunato were always available to answer questions, make recommendations, and make our stay (13 family members) comfortable and eventful. The facilities and their layout were spacious, attractive, comfortable, and in a very peaceful and beautiful surrounding.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was our second trip to Borgo Rapale, well located family accommodation in Tuscany, close to most sight seeing tourist spots. Hospitality has been exceptional, Fortunato and Gisella are an amazing couple! Their friendliness and ensuring that you are comfortable in every aspect is just mind blowing! I can definitely recommend Borgo Rapale!

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a fabulous family get-together at Borgo Rapale. The hosts were most welcoming and accommodating. The pool kept the children busy and everyone cool on hot, sunny Tuscan days. Strongly recommend Borgo Rapale. We hope to return soon.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Borgo Rapale" is a Tuscan farmhouse situated on a hilltop between Siena (25 km or 15 miles) and Arezzo. It borders a small, medieval castle and it boasts stunning views of the Chianti hills and the Ambra Valley. At an altitude of 500 m (1600 ft), cool breezes keep the resort comfortable under the Tuscan sun. The farmhouse is strategically located near the most important art cities of Tuscany and Umbria. From the farmhouse, it is a 25 minute drive to Siena and about an hour to Florence, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Perugia and Assisi. More than 10 restaurants of various types are located within a 10 minutes drive. Also, good and convenient local food catering may arrive in your apartment. Borgo Rapale's architecture typifies the Tuscan farmhouse style. The farmhouse is immediately adjacent to the Villa, which has been inhabited since 1520 by the proprietor's family that welcomes and entertains guests as friends. The proprietors are always available to provide information about the history of the villa and of the nearby castle, as well as about restaurants, shopping, wineries and major tourist attractions. Apartments are rented on weekly basis from Saturday 4 pm to Saturday 10 pm. During the low and medium seasons, also daily with the minimum of 3 days. Wi-Fi is available inside and outside the apartments. All the bedrooms have private bathrooms with shower and bidet. Each apartment features a spacious living room with well equipped kitchenette, dining table, satellite TV, wall safe and convertible sofa for two. The brick floors, the ceiling with chestnut beams and the inviting furnishings are in keeping with the Tuscan character. Al fresco dining is available for each apartment. The guests have access to a large swimming pool (7 x 14 meters or 23 x 46 ft) that overlooks olive groves, vineyards and forested hills of the below valley. Additional facilities include a lounge and an old wine cellar. Free use of covered parking, barbecue sets with fire wood, mountain bikes and games for adults and children (tennis table, football table, bowl course etc.) Washing machine is available for 3 Euros per use. The woods around the farmhouse make for great hiking and mountain bike trips. The renowned thermal baths of Rapolano, with its pools and beauty treatments, are just 15 km away. Horseback riding is 4 km away. Shops, tennis facilities, go-karting and fishing lake are all within a 15 km radius. Hot air ballooning, the Chianti and Brunello wine regions, and Italian fashion "factory outlets" such as Prada, Gucci and Ferragamo are within 40 km. ... more   less 

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Address: Via del Castello 8, 52021 Rapale, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Rapale
Price Range: $94 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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