Your Authentic Tuscan Experience Off the Beaten Path
We decided to stay in this villa to use as a base for trips into Chianti and Sienna areas. It is very close to a well supplied little town with supermarkets and Bakeries and definately away from major tourist traps. We found it around an hours drive to most of the places we wanted to visit. (Sienna, Cortona, Pienza, Montalcino, Monteriggioni, Volpaia). I like driving so was not a major issue. Make sure you have data card so you can use google maps. Marusca and her Husband were great hosts, inviting us to dinner with their parents and family. Drinking wine made by father, and learning about traditional Jousting compitition that was on in Arezzo that weekend. They have put a lot of work into new pool and the garden is lovely. The 3 bedroom place is upstairs and has great views of vineyards and country side. Downstars has small studio. It is in small cluster of other houses....chatter of families and kids playing add to the local atmosphere. So if you don't mind a bit of driving, and sharing garden with other guests then this is a lovely place to experience local tuscan life with very helpful and generous hosts.
Jonathan - Singapore - June 2014