Your Authentic Tuscan Experience Off the Beaten Path
If you are looking for an authentic, idyllic Tuscan experience, you would be hard-pressed to find anything better than Marusca’s. Ideally located in a tranquil rural setting just a 15 minute drive from Arezzo, the villa is lovely, spacious, clean, and very homey. Just a few minutes’ walk through the countryside and visible from the country lane leading to Marusca’s is the small, picturesque hill town of Castiglion-Fibocchi where we also enjoyed the chance to get to know the friendly employees of Jair—a local family run pizzeria ristorante. Marusca and her family are fabulous people who warmly welcomed us to the area and very generously provided us a delicious home-cooked Tuscan meal and a personal tour of a local vineyard. Not only did this truly deepen our experience and understanding of the region, but also we feel that we have made some wonderful new friends. We found the location to be very convenient for travel to Florence (by train from Arezzo) and to many of our chosen Tuscan/Umbrian destinations by car (Siena, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Assisi, Cortona). Our experience at Marusca’s was nothing short of magical, and we highly recommend that anyone contemplating a visit to this region take advantage of this Tuscan jewel.
David, Boston US June 2012