It was like a dream when I arrived at Villa I Bossi. When you view the website you are so amazed by it and then you delve into the reality of it and somehow I felt like it was one of those dreams that came real.
For a first the beautiful entrance took my breath away, well maintained and clean. Welcomed by the lovely Clarissa who made such effort with us. I always find that English speaking people in foreign countries get a bit frowned upon, but not here. Much effort was made to talk, to ask about our holiday and to assist and recommend. One night we wondered around the house in awe, more nosing around and was offered a complimentary bottle of wine by their first son, Filippo who again was happy to talk to us. We ate in a court yard area lit with candles surrounded by stars and floaty curtains one night in their Restaurant. Again the family cooks and serves with friendly service. It's proper home cooking and I loved how mum and sisters did it all.
We did a home tour with Francesca, wife to Francesco Albergotti who explained in detail about the house and the amazing things in it. I wish I lived here, I wished I never had to leave! There is two bits to this B&B, the old part within the main house and then the more modern bit built just 100m away. Genius!!
This is not your normal B&B, this was like home and you are treated as such. It's not pretentious and not trying to be the typical B&B you would stay at and for that I fell in love.
The Pool was amazing, always clean, grass perfectly cut with a fridge with cold drinks (and beers and wine for the grown-ups) and fresh towels every day. It was never crowded as they have 2 pools. One large one and then up the hill a half moon one overlooking the amazing house and mountains. Plenty of tanning chairs and occupied one every day, all day! There is a hot tub too! There is a lovely sofa area overlooking the main pool which was perfect for an evening drink and wind-down. My children were left to roam about a huge garden with play area and maze, totally safe and played with the dogs who make this seem even more like home.
I loved it, I can't say how appalled I am to see bad reviews. Its easier to say bad things then good things and I truly hope the craze for good reviews will take flame.
I left quite sad, but this is certainly not the last time the Villa will welcome us. The warm welcome, the beautiful surroundings and friendly people made this the best holiday I have ever had.
I think of Villa I Bossi and get a warm feeling within my heart. Go! I'm already planning my next trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relais Villa i Bossi Bed and Breakfast, an historical residence nearest at Arezzo with a beautiful Italian-style gardens and one nice park, with two swimming pool. The bedrooms is furnished with original furniture in complete respect of the elegant style of the historical residence. A realy comfortable Bed and Breakfast for your holidays in in the Tuscan country. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa i Bossi Hotel Arezzo