House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Borgo Bello C is a characteristic and welcoming two-story apartment in the characteristic style of the Tuscan countryside. It sleeps five people. From Borgo Bello C you will enjoy an enchanting view of the Tuscan hills. Borgo Bello C is 150 square meters (1615 square feet). It features a shared swimming pool, a shared garden, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed) and winter heating.
You will be roughly 4.5 km (2.8 miles) from Bucine, where you will find restaurants, the shops and public transportation. You will find the closest restaurant a few meters (feet) away and a grocery store at 1.5 km (roughly 1 mile).
Borgo Bello C is located on the ground floor of an ancient farmhouse.
To stay at Borgo Bello C you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, free of charge in a private parking lot.
Borgo Bello C is one of the holiday homes available in a small complex. Please find a general description of the complex below, and please scroll further down for a description of Borgo Bello C.
The apartments Borgo Bello are part of a village located in the middle of a 160-hectare (395 acres) farming estate filled with woods, groves, and vineyards. You will be in the countryside between Arezzo and Siena, where the area of the cultivation of the Chianti wine begins.
All the dwellings in the hamlet have been restored in order to become vacation houses. Even the narrow streets have been renovated with care. Every corner will surprise you with terracotta jars with exuberant geranium flowers and perfumed shrubs of rosemary and lavender…
The hamlet is located on a hillside, and from every part of the village, you can enjoy the gorgeous view of the valley below. The crenellated walls and the tower of the nearby residence of the lord of the land add to the charm of the scenery.
The village has a small restaurant, a bar, and also a reception desk with staff at your disposal. The hamlet consists of ten apartments and a small hotel with four rooms.
As guests in the village, you can use the big shared swimming pool, go fishing on a small lake nearby, rent mountain bikes, and taste the local wine and products, which are for sale as well.
You can even book some cooking lessons, guided excursions and trekking tours!!
This wonderful village is a convenient place to begin your quest for the beauty of Tuscany.
From here all other places are quite accessible for daily excursions: Siena (40 km - 24.8 miles), Florence (50 km - 31 miles), and Arezzo (30 km - 18.6 miles), three splendid cities boasting artistic treasures and tourist activities. You will be placed near some of the most famous and characteristic villages in Tuscany: Cortona, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, and others.
If you are a wine enthusiast, don't forget to take (and not in a rush) the Via Chiantigiana, a road crossing the whole area which produces the Chianti wine.
You will cross a land rich in hills whose slopes display vineyards and whose tops are embellished by towers of medieval hamlets and bell-towers of age-old churches. There are also wine-cellars and restaurants where you will be able to taste the Tuscan cuisine while drinking a glass of Chianti wine, renown all over the world.
If you enjoy fashion and going shopping, don't forget that Florence is one of the fashion capitals of the world. You can indulge yourself in the many fine shops in the center of Florence. But if you'd rather save than spend, don't let the "outlet-shop" signs found on highway exits pass unnoticed. You are likely to find clothes and objects of the Italian haute couture for very reasonable prices in some of these stores!!
The swimming pool is 8 meters (26 feet) large by 20 meters (65 feet) long. The swimming pool area is equipped with sun loungers. It is partly shaded by an elegant gazebo. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a wonderful view of the Tuscan hills. You will share the pool with the other guests staying at the complex. It is open from mid-May until mid-September.
The patio is 10 square meters (107 square feet) large. It is equipped with a wickerwork sofa and two armchairs and with a table, chairs and a sun umbrella.
First LevelLiving Room
The living room is paved with Tuscan terracotta tiles. The ceiling has characteristic exposed wood beams. The furnishings are warm and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include a sofa and two armchairs. There is a nice fireplace made of bricks. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette can be closed in a cupboard and is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a small refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, an Italian-style coffee-maker and a kettle. The dining table can accommodate six guests. In this room you will find a satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter a small terrace through a French door.
Second LevelBedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a Juliet balcony with a view of the vegetation and of the hills. The room has a window with a view of the countryside. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.
Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the countryside. The room has a Juliet balcony with a view of the garden and of the hills. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.
Bedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the living room. It has a twin bed (80 cm/32 inches). The furnishings include a desk. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a garden with a view of the hills through a French door. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Borgo Bello C is on the ground floor. You will enter the living room from your private patio. You will definitely appreciate the façade: it's a characteristic country building, which in ancient times was used to store hay and wheat. Its walls are made of old goldish stone, with characteristic windows that are grills made by red bricks. On the ground floor there are two large arched glass doors, which connect the patio to the living room. On the patio you will find a lovely wickerwork sofa with armchairs, a large umbrella and, hidden from the view by a laurel hedge, a table with chairs. Relaxing "al fresco" on your patio, you will have in front of you a large green lawn, edged on one side by blooming hedges and high trees. On the opposite side of the lawn there is a long terrace
overlooking the large swimming pool below. Among the tree tops in front of you, you will see the battlemented tower and part of the beautiful façade of the lord's residence, built in a medieval style. At a distance, your eyes will be able to wander upon the valley below.
From the patio you will enter the living room. You will find an elegant and welcoming room. Sofas and armchairs have been placed in front of a nice fireplace. Here there is a satellite television. A large arch in red bricks
divides the living room in two areas: the dining area and the kitchen. In the kitchen you will find a four-burner cooker, an oven, a refrigerator with freezer and a dishwasher. A wooden staircase will take you upstairs, where you will find the bedrooms and the bathrooms. Two bedrooms have a double bed. Each has its own bathroom with shower. The bedroom are well furnished and spacious, and have a striking view of the garden and of the valley below. The third bedroom has a single bed, an en-suite bathroom with shower and a small private terrace, which
gives access to a small private garden. The bedrooms are equipped with air
Borgo Bello C will enable you to spend your vacation in a house completely furnished and decorated with elegant and beautiful classical-style furniture. The floors are of terracotta tile, and the ceilings have exposed wooden beams.
The house has a parking lot and is equipped with winter heating. There is also a switch-board phone and possible internet connections.
|Further details outdoors|
As guests at Borgo Bello C, you will have access to a large outdoor area which is shared with the other guests in the hamlet. There are green areas furnished with benches and garden furniture. The restaurant and bar have an indoor area and several small tables placed outdoors on the terrace.
The 20 x 8-meter (65 x 26 feet) swimming pool is 50 meters (164 feet) away from the apartments and in a very panoramic position. There are umbrellas and deck chairs around the pool. Once lying in the sun, your eyes will meet only lawns, trees and flowers. A view of low and green hills will unfold before you. The air
is fresh, clean and filled with the smell of flowers and herbs. You will be able to spend long and pleasant hours outdoors accompanied either by your friends, a book in hands, or a glass of good Tuscan wine.
The swimming pool is open from mid-May to the end of September.
Borgo Bello C is 4.5 km (about 2.8 miles) away from Bucine, which is a small town where you can find shops, restaurants, a weekly market, and age-old monuments to visit.
Borgo Bello is a convenient place to begin your quest for the beauty of Tuscany.
From Borgo Bello, all other places are quite accessible for daily excursions: Siena (40 km - 24.8 miles), Florence (50 km - 31 miles), and Arezzo (30 km - 18.6 miles), three splendid cities boasting artistic treasures and tourist
activities. You will be placed near some of the most famous and characteristic villages in Tuscany: Cortona, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, and others.
If you are a wine enthusiast, don't forget to take (and not in a rush) the Via Chiantigiana, a road crossing the whole area which produces the Chianti wine.
You will cross a land rich in hills whose slopes display vineyards and whose tops are embellished by towers of medieval hamlets and bell-towers of age-old churches. There are also wine-cellars and restaurants where you will be able to taste the Tuscan cuisine while drinking a glass of Chianti wine, renown all over
If you enjoy fashion and going shopping, don't forget that Florence is one of the fashion capitals of the world. You can indulge yourself in the many fine shops in the center of Florence. But if you'd rather save than spend, don't let
the "outlet-shop" signs found on highway exits pass unnoticed. You are likely to find clothes and objects of the Italian haute couture for very reasonable prices in some of these stores!
The closest airport is Florence.
The Tuscany region
Located in the heart of Italy, Tuscany is surely one of the most famous Italian landscapes. The essence of this beautiful region are its natural, artistic, and cultural heritage.
Bounded by the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian Sea (two arms of Mediterranean), this region is divided into ten provinces, whose capitals are Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. Florence is the capital city of the region itself.
The region was populated first by the Etruscans on the 7th century BC, and about 500 years later by the Romans.
The words Humanism and Renaissance evoke Tuscany, as immediately as Pope evokes Rome: just think that between the fourteenth and the sixteenth century, both these ages were born here. The entire region attained a very important artistic role.
If you are keen on art and nature… well you’re definitely in the right place! ;-)
Indeed the fathers of Italian painting, architecture and sculpture lived in this beautiful towns: such as Cimabue, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. This is the reason why the entire region is rich in museums where thousands of amazing works are kept. You’ll be impressed by the majesty of the many ancient palaces (for examples “Palazzo Vecchio”, “Palazzo Pitti”, “Palazzo Medici”), monasteries and villas that are springing up all over the Tuscany.
Spring and fall are the best times to visit Tuscany, because the climate is mild. Bus-lines and trains connect the larger towns, but having a car would be a great advantage, and you would be easily able to enjoy the small towns and vineyards, which represent some of Tuscany’s strong points.
The “Chiantigiana road” is a must to see: it produces some of Italy’s finest wines. This is the colourful and legendary road of the “Chianti" region. The grape cultivation dates back to the Etruscan times. One of the biggest pleasures will be sipping different wines, at the wineries or at the wine bars scattered in the towns.
What about a drop in on “Mugello”? It is a countryside surrounded by oaks, chestnut trees and by the Apennines, This land of artists and painters have been source of inspiration in its farmhouses and colours. with kind people, authentic cooking, good wine, plus a great tradition in handicrafts.
The Apuan Alps are a monumental work of the nature. They consist in some of the highest peaks in the region: This regional park sets up the chance for those who want to practice trekking, cycling, horse riding or simply walking to enjoy this beautiful landscape.
Versilia is an area of 20 km sandy beaches located in the north of the region. The seaside with the colourful bathing areas is rich in bars and meeting places. Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio are the towns of this beautiful coast.
Another great attraction of this region is the archipelago. The largest island is Elba: more than one hundred kilometers of coast.
Curiously enough, since the Etruscans introduced the use of fresh herbs, the Tuscan cooking is still based on vegetable dishes, bread-based soups, meats perfumed with sage, rosemary, and thyme. Moreover the secret of its success is the good care and the devotion to guarantee the quality of the products of the land... crostini of chicken liver, soups, tortelli with Bolognese sauce, “pappardelle” with hare sauce or with boar sauce, boar hunter style, fillet of beef, salted cod with tomato sauce, ricciarelli, cantucci, Tuscan salt-less bread… We’re sure your mouth is already watering!
Bucine is a lively village lying among Florence, Arezzo and Siena. Because of its particular position, it has been strategically momentous since the Roman Age. This lovely place became even more important during the Middle Ages, when contended among local seigniories and big cities.
Bucine is located in the Valdambra, at 207 metres above the sea level, and counts nearly 9000 inhabitants.
In the XIII century, the main local authorities were the Counts Guidi of Modigliana, that in 1225 put themselves under the municipality and protection of Arezzo. Afterwards Bucine has been contended between the noble families Ubertini di Chitignano and Tarlati... squabbles among nobles swept away from the Republic of Florence, that made Bucine residence of the podestà in 1335.
Here you will be able to admire the Romanesque parish church of Galatrona, as well as the church of St. Apollinare and the Castle of Galatrona.
Set up into a league known as “Lega di Valdambra”, Bucine supported Florence during its campaign in order to annex the properties of the Counts Ubertini, which were conquered between the fourteenth and fifteenth century.
Under the the Medicean Grand Duchy, Bucine became a marquisate, given to the family of Vitelli by Ferdinand II, in 1654.
The village underwent another change during the Napoleonic Empire becoming, in 1811, one of the “mairies” (town hall) of the Prefecture of Arno. When the Empire collapsed in 1815, Bucine was reintegrated into the Grand Duchy, getting the status of “Podesteria del Bucine Valdambra”: a huge territory including 24 towns under the municipality of Arezzo. That is why the area of Bucine still has such a wide extension.