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“Stylish, full of character and warmth. Cinzia engaged with us from the first email.”

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B&B La Chiusa dei Monaci
Ranked #10 of 110 Arezzo B&B and Inns
Australia
Level 4 Contributor
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“Stylish, full of character and warmth. Cinzia engaged with us from the first email.”
Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

We were craving a natural setting after many nights spent in the hill towns of Tuscany and did we get it! With no car I was at first concerned La Chiusa dei Monaci might be hard to get to but no problem. Cinzia our host was happy to meet us at the Arezzo train station and we were "home" in minutes. This is a stylish home which has been in Cinzia's family for generations. Our well appointed( even a kettle and tea) bedroom looked out on green trees and the gentle sound of water tumbling over a weir. Sunshine and birds singing made it a very peaceful scene and the pool would be good in summer. Cinzia is very knowledgeable about the history and sights of Arezzo so get ready for all you will need to know to make the best of this beautiful town. Our breakfast happened to coincide with Mothers Day and what a feast we were served in the flag stoned kitchen on the circular glass table supported by an original grinding stone from the adjoining flour mill. We were even treated to fresh sheeps milk ricotta made by the local shepherd served with Cunzia's homemade fig jam. We were Cinzia's first Australian guests but surely with this energy warmth and hospitality we won't be her last! She bakes daily for her guests a sure sign that this is a host keen to engage and welcome you as family. And you will meet and hear about her family too! Oh and did I mention Cinzia's English is excellent and
her French fluent! Brava Cinzia!

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Prince Albert, Canada
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

La Chiusa dei Monaci is an exquisite lodging with an exceptional host. It is every bit as charming as it seems on the website, on a winding avenue away from the main city and along the small river that flows through the area. It is like a retreat.

We had the Piero della Francesco room, and also had a peek at Guido d’Arezzo – both lovely. The breakfasts were terrific, with more homemade treats than we could keep up with! We only stayed two nights so we made sure we had one evening “at home” at La Chiusa, with our own “petit repas” on the outdoor patio.

Best of all: Cinzia! She was so much fun! From the time we arrived, we were treated as family, and it was a delight to swap stories and learn about her life and community. We had great talks and lots of laughter, with the conversation flowing back and forth in Italian and English.

Cinzia is a warm and generous person. Arezzo was the “drop-off” point for our car rental so she went out of her away to assist us with that and with our visit to the city center. Our plan is to start our next car trip in Arezzo, just so we can see Cinzia again and enjoy both the city and La Chiusa dei Monaci.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed at Chiusa dei Monaci for 3 nights during our recent trip to Italy. We found Chuisa on tripadvisor and from the glowing reviews we thought "what could be bad". But our stay here far exceeded our expectations. The room was immaculate and well appointed, the breakfast was to die for and more generous than any we had throughout our 2 weeks in Italy. As well, Cinzia provided welcome treats and lovely bottles of wine upon our arrival and departure. Cinzia, the hostess with the most, was only too happy to provide well researched and detailed written itineraries of things to do in the area, providing the history of the region. We were made to feel like one of her extended family members. Thank you for helping to make our trip to Italy so memorable.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fontanafredda, Italy
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

We had already heard good things about La Chiusa die Monaci from friends, so my husband and I were looking forward to our two night stay there. Even so, our experience far exceeded our expectations! Cinzia greeted us like long lost friends! We met her entire extended family and felt as if we were family also! The rooms are recently restored; modern yet homey, as they are tastefully decorated with historical artifacts. They are beautiful and immaculate! The bathrooms are spacious, modern, and have the feeling of a spa with fluffy white towels. The room included a bottle of wine, a selection of teas, and water. The breakfast is a buffet of homemade tarts, quiches, homemade jams, honey, cheeses, meats, bread, juice, tea, hot chocolate, and cappuccino or macchiato. Everything is produced locally and Cinzia will tell you where you can purchase good wines, pecorino cheese, and Tuscan ham. Cinzia gave us a map of Arezzo and marked a walking tour for us, complete with notes about what we should look for at each site she marked. She also made restaurant recommendations. Cinzia speaks excellent English, some French, and a little German. We loved hearing Cinzia tell us about the history of her area and look forward to returning to visit other nearby towns we didn't have time to visit on this trip, but most of all to visit with Cinzia and her family again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Polcenigo, Italy
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

My husband, daughter and I stayed two nights at Chiusa dei Monaci while exploring the hill towns of Arezzo and the surrounding area and were more than pleasantly surprised! Cinzia, the landlady, welcomed us like old friends! Cinzia is an expert at furnishings, history of the area and renaissance artists, Italian cooking, local wines and a warm hospitality that is almost impossible to find when traveling. The bed and breakfast was refurbished recently with many beautiful old historic pieces that create a special ambiance that is modern, yet with a touch of history. We feel like we made a friend for life and look forward to coming back, perhaps in the fall when many tourists are gone and the weather is still beautiful. It was not just the beautifully appointed rooms, but the time we spent with Cinzia that made our stay so very special.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

My husband and I toured Italy this past September. We stayed 5 nights at La Chiusa dei Monaci and it was a magnificent experience.... From the incredible hostess Cinzia who treats you like family, to the amazing homemade breakfasts and impeccable rooms & grounds, there's nothing I would change about our stay. It's centrally located which makes it easy for day trips to the surrounding breathtaking Tuscan villages + Cinzia is always there to make great suggestions.
La Chiusa dei Monaci is a hidden gem and a must stay during your Tuscan travels!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We were in Arezzo for two nights in November and we selected La Chiusa dei Monaci as we needed a bed and breakfast near to town but not in the center. I grew up in the area and know it fairly well, and I wanted to show it to my american husband. La chiusa is in a lovely ara, near the stream of La Chiana,in fact the site of an old mill.The house has been admirably restored, with many antique pieces and part of the original fireplace and stone floor from the 11th century in the main dining room. The wooden beams ceiling makes it cozy and welcoming. We were in the Guido D'Arezzo room, which has a little patio overlooking the river from which you can see fuit trees and many tupes of birds. the room and is quiet and cozy, with modern and comfy bathroom, a little frig and cofee machine. The canopy bed is so comfortable that it was impossible to wake up early. But the real asset of this gem of a place is the owner, Cinzia. She made both of us feel at home, speaking fluent English with my husband and a tuscan-accented italian with me. she served a royal breakfast, with home made tarts and quiches, warm caffellatte, home made jams made by her from the fruits from her tree, tuscan prosciutto and many ither things (we did not have lunch these days, no need) We had long conversations about wine making and other interesting topics and she got for us some delicious home-made vinsanto. She recommended a great and reasonable resttaurant in town, L'antica Ruota, a real find. We really did not want to leave and hope we will be able to be there for a longer stay sometime in the future, sooner rahter than later. We travel a lot, especially in Italy, but La Chiusa is really an unique experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: B&B La Chiusa dei Monaci
Address: Via Molinara 43/A, 52100, Arezzo, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Arezzo
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #10 of 110 B&Bs / Inns in Arezzo
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