Stunning Tuscan views from traditional farmhouse 10mins to downtown Siena
Belvedere e stupendo
After a beautifully green, bus ride from Rome, I arrived at my designated stop a few kilometer’s before Siena and waited for my transfer to Belvedere, a magical home at the end of a beautiful long winding driveway where views of ‘Siena’s Il Duomo and the vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. Belvedere has it all, the entertainment area with a barbeque area perfect for entertaining, an outside pizza oven, for easy suppers, and a beautiful antique dinner table for 10, beside a great fire place in case a dinner party in the middle of Tuscany takes your fancy.
My personal favourite corner was the kitchen, with its cozy booth seat, where we all congregated each morning. The kitchen is so well equipped with all the conveniences you could wish for if cooking in numbers.
There are three guest bedrooms, with lovely furnishing each with private en-suite which was a surprise and not a common finish in most guest houses.
My second favourite spot was quite literally ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ stretched on the sun chairs, with nothing more than the sound of a few bees.
The guest handbook is impressive, with wonderful insight on the destination, and how to feel right at home.
The owners have even taken the time to detail the best ways to conserve energy – Kudos
You can also purchase wine and curio from the owners estate.
I don’t think I could have asked for a better introduction to Tuscany, its’ beauty surpassed all expectation, and the comfort of feeling right at home will not be forgotten.
I can definitely recommend Belvedere, as the perfect getaway for a couple or a few couples / friends and hope someday I will return.