Truly a Tuscan Paradise!
Borghetto Calcinaia in every way lived up to it’s promise of being a Tuscan Paradiso. We had been planning our two-week rental in September 2017 with family and friends for a year (10 of us each week), and chose Borghetto Calcinaia on a friend’s recommendation who had visited in 2015. All through those months leading up to our trip our hosts were so helpful with advice and sorting out every detail.
Upon arrival, it all exceeded our high expectations. The villas were impeccably restored and tastefully decorated, with their spacious rooms and welcoming atmosphere. The setting, above the lake and below the farmer’s field (with deer and wild boar sometimes seen) and among Gilly’s lovely gardens, was spectacular, and provided motivation for many walks and wanderings. The pool was a welcome respite and gathering place to go over the days’ adventures. The surrounding area with hill towns and the wide valley invited easy exploration and we enjoyed that each of them had their own charm – Anghiari, Caprese Michelangelo, Sansepelcro, Cortona, Citerna and more. Read More…
We had a fantastic holiday in this idyllic place.
Our party ranged from 7 months to 77 years and we all enjoyed a ‘holiday of a lifetime’. The sympathetically converted farm buildings nestle in a valley down a private track and yet are easily accessible by car. The house is superbly appointed and the rooms spacious and light. The pool is large and surrounded by old olive trees. Attention to detail is everywhere in the house and the garden as Gilly has always been involved in interior design and loves gardening. Read More…