Villa of Belvedere - Siena, Tuscany
Submitted: October 14, 2012
Stayed: November 2011
I have been lucky enough to travel to many places around the world, but my favorite by far was when my finance and I stayed at Belvedere in Siena, Tuscany in November of 2011. This peaceful, spectacular villa is located 10 minutes from Siena so getting to city for shopping and night life is no trouble at all. As you drive into the estate you will pass the main house, Certano, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, where they make a variety of different wines and olive oils on site, available for purchase. Continuing down the road you will come to the last and most beautiful villa on top of the rolling hills with spectacular views in every direction.
The 3 bedroom villa was superbly decorated in rustic décor and was fully equipped with everything that we needed. The main room had a beautiful dining room table seating 12 in front of a gigantic fireplace which we used frequently. We sat on the balcony every night with a glass of wine watching the sunset over the vast hilltops reminiscing about the experiences we had that current day. We quickly made this villa our new home for the 3 weeks of our visit, while exploring the surrounding areas.
The managers, Cesare and Gianna, were extremely helpful in assisting every one of our needs and giving us wonderful information about the surrounding areas. We were treated to an authentic Italian welcome dinner prepared by the managers. Since we were there during chestnut season, we participated in the harvest of the chestnuts from the surrounding property and were shown how the chestnut jam was made. It was fabulous! The property adjacent to Belvedere raises horses and it was my enjoyment to visit them each morning with a few sugar cubes. (I made two wonderful friends immediately.)
We found a gem tucked away in the hills of Tuscany, and couldn’t have been happier with our stay. The villa was perfect for the two of us and would be also perfect for a group of visitors since the villa is so spacious. We would highly recommend Belvedere to anyone that is planning a trip to Siena.
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