We are incredibly grateful to Sylvia and her sweet pup Beppo for hosting us at Casa Fontemaggio for a week. What a marvellous home full of history with all the modern conveniences a family needs built in. Our family (2 adults, 3 boys aged 8-12) enjoyed every aspect of this home, from the comfortable and clean living spaces, the well appointed kitchen, the fireplace, the warm and cozy beds, the many outdoor spots to eat or read, and even the pool despite the cooler weather. The views in every direction were spectacular (the photos are wonderful but cannot do the live views justice) and the gardens were colourful and fragrant.
We also found it easy to explore the area, with sights and activities to be found in every direction (and Sylvia providing a helpful binder and lots of guidebooks to help). We drove to Arezzo and caught a train to Florence, a perfect day trip. We walked into Lippiani from the house and enjoyed meals in every village close by. The ancient town of Anghiari is not to be missed. Our boys found the local soccer (football!) pitch in Lippiani and even connected with some local kids for a game.
It was also easy to wile away a day at the house itself, reading, heading out for walks in search of lizards and poppies, lounging by the pool or just sitting and taking in the views. I cannot say enough about this home. I slept like I haven’t in years - thanks to the quiet, the fresh air, the birds. Everything. What a special place. We hope to return soon!
Borgo Valdecchi is the ultimate Tuscany experience. The remodeled villa was engineered to modern expectations but retained the charm of the unique area of Italy.
Views from the extraordinary Tuscan hillside are fantastic. Every bedroom in the house has breathtaking scenery just steps from your bed. Davide, Lorenzo, Sara, Chiara and family are warm and friendly hosts. The Baldoni family was gracious, generous, and informative about their culture. I hope they have many children in the future. The world needs more like them.
There is a washer and dryer on premises, and ancient lemon trees in huge terra-cotta pots decorate the terrace. There is a swimming pool for your use should you stay during the warmer months. The bathroom décor is in the Tuscan style with great water pressure in the showers. For those interested in wine, Davide is an expert host for a variety of interesting wine tours and is a trained sommelier. All in all, an unforgettable experience. We hope we will have an opportunity to return soon.
4 couples from Temple Texas