We arrived as strangers and left as family.
The Bianchi family welcomes you and helps make your stay in this area of Italy perfecto!
Gianni's enthusiasm for life and Italy is truly contagious and is a good complement to Marusca's calm warmth. Some of the sights nearby (within 1 1/2 hours or less) are Sienna, Cortona, Arezzo, Badia a Coltibuono, and an unexpected spot Rondine Cittadella della Pace. We walked through the fields up to the Peace Institute (Rondine) and met 2 women from Croatia and Syria who were studying there. We had an interesting discussion.
The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, very comfortable with a complete kitchen and living room. Looking out the windows to the countryside is wonderful We were truly transported to another world!
I highly recommend this Bianchi property and they are opening another soon which, I am confident, wil be just as perfecto!
Have you seen the movie "Under the Tuscan sun" and would like to feel the climate? Go to Marusca and Gianni home. It's located between the vineyards; it's very cozy with free parking. In the near village you have everything needed for your stay - 3 restaurants, shop, bakery and very friendly people :) Gianni and Merusca took care of us, showed us nice pleases you cannot find in the travel guides. You can buy vine from Gianni vineyard and try some local cusines as well. I'll recommend this place to anybody who's considering Tuscany as a holiday spot. Go there and you'l have great time. Guaranteed.
A really wonderful place to go on holiday- great location, lovely apartment and such a nice family own it. Very relaxing and the pool was great as it was so hot. The Bianchi family could not be more welcoming and kind, such wonderful hosts. The family meal they hosted was amazing!
The village is perfect, a lovely walk to get there and we highly recommend the bakery and Pizzeria Jair. Arezzo is a great town and only 10 minutes away.
We highly recommend this holiday rental.
Having just returned from this most charming house with my Wife,daughter,her partner and my Grandson,I can't praise it enough. The owners,Marusca and Gianni together with the rest of the family could not have made us more welcome in Tuscany style.The house is situated in the heart of Tuscany next to the owners own Vineyard close to Arezzo which turned out to be our favourite and regular visit. Clean,comfortable and plenty of outside space too. It's a pity that those pleasant nights sitting outside under the stars sipping the owners own Chianti are over (until the next time ).
I don't really want to share it. I think of this as our place, I'm loathed to leave a review at all: I want to keep this our secret to use at a whim. I don't want to share Gianni and Marusca with you either. They are our friends now and I don't like the idea of them giving you the same warm welcome that they extended to us, opening their house to us and sharing such an outstanding evening together. I'd be jealous. I certainly don't want to tell you about the comfortable well equipped house (ours) that you could be staying in, nor the delightful walk you could be taking each morning in to the town to get fresh provisions. As for Arezzo and the location, its ok if you like that sort of thing.
Which we do.
We really wanted to express how happy and thankful we are with this place. Everyone became already part of our family... we were able to share harvest time, a great lunch and everything you might think of in Toscana. The vila is great, great location, great neighborhood, and they are the greatest host possible. we experienced the best days of our holiday, owners were really supportive, helping us in whatever we need.. the vila is extremely well furnished with all you can need. We went to Toscana as a tourist... we left there as if we have visited our family relatives in Italy. Continue sharing that great heart and soul you all have... the world needs more of that.
Excellent service received from our hosts. very friendly folk in the town and lovely area to holiday in. Arezzo is a lovely city and Cortona, Siena and Florence are within easy reach. Property had good facilities and makes a great base for a family or small group. Only thing missing was a pool but there is one at a nearby hotel that is discounted for guests.
Look forward to our next visit! Highly recommended.