2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in beautiful Tuscan setting
Carola & Adam
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About Carola & Adam
We live abroad so we won't be present during your stay; however we pride ourselves to be always very responsive in case of any guest's need and have local contacts that can pass by if the need arises.
Carola & Adam purchased this Farmhouse in 1500
Why Carola & Adam chose Siena
Belvedere is also a fantastic location to base yourself for day trips to Florence and many other towns dotted around Tuscany such as San Gimignano, Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano. A trip to the abbey Monte Oliveto Maggiore for evening vespers followed by dinner in the quaint walled village of Buonconvento is highly recommended. Further afield are classic medieval towns such as Cortona, Perugia and Assisi and to the west, the Isle of Elba is a day or overnight trip.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Siena is one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval cities in Europe with an absolutely stunning cathedral Il Duomo. The hospital of Santa Maria della Scala is said to be the oldest hospital in the world (with its own resident ghost and all). The Piazza del Campo is a beautiful sight any day of the year but transforms to its medieval state for the famous Palio di Siena every 2nd of July & 16th August. Each contrada (section of the city) battles it out for the famous bareback horserace around city centre. Alternatively you can escape for days on end with only a few minutes’ drive or a 15 minute walk to the local shops for a coffee, an ATM or to top up the essentials – some local bread & milk, a bottle of Chianti, some fresh pasta or an array of regional cheeses. There are plenty of supermarkets only a short drive away if you are really stocking up or if you don’t feel like cooking there are many options for dining in the surrounding Colonna San Marco, San Rocco, Costalpino or in Downtown Siena. Closer to home, points of interest are Certano (the estate villa), where you can pick up a bottle of Chianti produced in the surrounding vineyard and the monastry – Eremo di Lecceto where you can attend evening vespers.
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A beautiful house in the middle of Tuscany country
We arrived on Belvedere with the family. We stay there for 1 week. The view is very beautiful, the house is well isolated, there it’s a big pellet stove to heat the house. There are two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a big living room and a big kitchen well equipped. The house have alarm sistem too.
The house is near from Siena and other important places in Tuscany, like San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence. The Chianti, famous for the wine is near to. We pass a very good week, and I be greateful for all with Carola an Adam. Thanks again, we hope to see them soon again.
Thank you very much for your review Carlo. We hope to welcome you and your family soon.
Carola & Adam
Photos don’t do it justice
We are a family of 5 (two adults plus 3 children age 11 yo, 8 yo and 4 months, plus my parents. This is a really unique place in the midst of the Tuscan campaign but 5 minutes from downtown Siena. All you need to do to soak-in the incredible views is step outside. Lots of green and lots of space for children to play while the grownups enjoy the panoramic vista (you can see the Duomo of Siena and Mangia Tower in the distance).
The lower ground apartment is very comfortable and spacious, very warm with the heated floors + incredible care has been given to the decor: from the rustic dining table to the well equipped kitchen and the really comfortable beds.
We have truly enjoyed our time in Tuscany and Belvedere is a place that we would return a thousand times.
Immerse Yourself in Tuscany
We spent two weeks at Belvedere with another couple with the aim of immersing ourselves in Tuscany and absorbing the local culture. Belvedere was the perfect base to leisurely explore the hill towns surrounding Siena on some days while chilling out in the house or in Siena and the local villages on other days.
The welcome dinner was unbelievably good and the local restaurants were outstanding. Costalpino has a great little bar for a morning coffee and a slice of pizza, or in the evening, an aperol spritz or negroni. Amazingly cheap.
I can’t wait to return to Belvedere for the Palio one year.