When you imagine a stay in Tuscany, you imagine a view of hills, fields, vineyards, cypresses and charming authentic buildings. This is the view that awaits you every morning at La Valiana. A very quiet and relaxing estate. A very green, well-tended garden, a vegetable garden where you can pick tomatoes, courgettes and cucumbers bursting with sunshine.
The house is very pleasant, spacious, tastefully furnished and remarkably clean, with air conditioning in all rooms. A perfect place to relax and to visit the surrounding area. The location is perfect. In 15 days, with visits every two days, we saw Florence, Siena, Orvieto, Perugia, San Giminiano, Montepulciano, Cortona, and some others... in a ragne of 1 hour drive. Excellent place in itself, but the best part is the discreet warm hospitality of Cecila, the owner. Her first words were "I want you to feel like at home". She is passionate by her country and she wants to share it with you. She makes your stay easy. If you need information or a tool, it is waiting for you on the terrace table when you wake up. She is a great wine advisor as well, which you probably expect in such localisation.
We also had twice a cooking class in the villa organised by Cecilia's mother, followed by a dinner on the terrace. You get the incomparable taste of Tuscan farm products in 4 courses, with a perfect view, without stress, better than in a restaurant! The extra touch that made our stay unforgettable.
The right balance of passion and care for details! One of the best place we ever stayed!