Luxury hotel holiday Relais Villa Belpoggio Tuscany

Relais Villa Belpoggio is a 4-star standard charming, boutique historic residence situated in the Chianti countryside not far from Arezzo. This is no ordinary hotel; with just 10 rooms and suites in the historic villa and houses in the grounds, it is a true home from home experience enhanced by the owner's desire to personalise your stay. Tuscany comes alive here with the wine-and food tasting, cookery, local hikes and horse-riding that can be arranged.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Relais Villa Belpoggio, near Arezzo

Relais Villa Belpoggio is highly recommended for a charming ambience and high levels of service and comfort. Traditionally Tuscan both inside and out, this hotel also provides guests the opportunity to indulge in authentic Tuscan cuisine.

Facts in brief

Location The hotel is located 10-minutes' drive from Loro Ciuffenna

Annual opening 27 March to 1 November

Closest airport Florence

Distance from airport The hotel is located under an hour from Florence Airport, an hour and a half from Pisa airport

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Swimming Pool, Garden and Olive Grove, Chapel, Buffet Breakfast, Restaurant, Reception, 24-hour Concierge, Cookery Classes, Hydromassage facilities, Afternoon tea and biscuits, Free outdoor Parking.

Complimentary

Breakfast, Outdoor Parking, WiFi.

Land sports

Cycling, Walking, Horseback Riding, Tennis (all available nearby).

Out and about nearby

Relais Villa Belpoggio is an intimate base for experiencing rural Tuscany, whilst Florence and Siena are just a daytrip away.

Sports nearby

Horse Riding, Tennis and Golf.

The trip exceeded our expectations and the staff at the hotel were amazing. Such a beautiful place.
Mr M, June 2018

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,030

Holiday Code EXH1018

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Relais Villa Belpoggio, near Arezzo

A charming boutique hotel in the Chianti region, Relais Villa Belpoggio boasts an authentic Tuscan style within refined landscaped gardens. Surrounded by olive groves, these gardens are characterised by pristine lawns and rose bushes, while expansive views typify the region, looking over the Pratomagno woods, the Chianti Mountains and the Arno Valley. The elegant mansion itself dates back to the 17th century and its rich history is evident in the antiques that decorate the interior, which is warm and welcoming. Guest accommodation is certainly boutique, with each of the mere 10 guestrooms individually decorated to reflect the uniqueness of each room's dimensions. Some feature exposed stone floors and walls and others offer a distinctly Tuscan feel with terracotta floor tiles, dark wood furniture, log fires and wrought iron bedsteads. Of the nine double rooms and one Junior Suite, certain room configurations make up apartments suitable for up to six people. This makes Relais Villa Belpoggio an excellent option for families. The restaurant is as authentic as it gets, with exposed stone walls and an arched redbrick ceiling taking a carriage shape. Dine here twice a week and spend your other evenings exploring the a number of rustic dining venues in the vicinity. You may also participate in onsite cookery courses, which are a fabulous introduction to regional cuisine. Also within the grounds is a small swimming pool, which is a wonderful place to take in the spectacular scenery, and a small chapel is a characterful addition. The natural environment beyond the estate promises an array of outdoor pursuits to help you get to know the landscape, from horseriding, mountain biking and trekking. More subdued options include golf, a thermal spa and the onsite cookery courses offered by the hotel. Relais Villa Belpoggio is an intimate base for experiencing rural Tuscany, whilst Florence and Siena are just a daytrip away.

Room descriptions

The Relais Villa Belpoggio has nine double rooms, one Junior Suite and two independent apartments. In-room facilities include tea- and coffee-making facilities, air conditioning and heating, minibar fridge, phone, television, safe, marble bathroom with hairdryer.

Classic Room with double bed
Executive Room with double bed
Deluxe Room with double bed
"Piccola Suite" Junior Suite with a double bed and one single
Apartment Pratomagno with kitchen, furniture, and either a double bed and one single bed
One-Bedroom House Split Level split level apartment with double bed, one single bed and sofa bed
The trip exceeded our expectations and the staff at the hotel were amazing. Such a beautiful place.
Mr M, June 2018

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,030

Holiday Code EXH1018

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Relais Villa Belpoggio, near Arezzo

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Villa Belpoggio in Tuscany, our clients usually fly to Pisa or Florence airport or arrive by train at Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday.

Additional information

Other information: Small sized pets are welcomed at no extra cost.

The trip exceeded our expectations and the staff at the hotel were amazing. Such a beautiful place.
Mr M, June 2018

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,030

Holiday Code EXH1018

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Relais Villa Belpoggio, near Arezzo

About Tuscany

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Tuscany allows you to appreciate its classical landscape of rolling hills and vineyards dotted with olive and cypress trees, its misty green-grey mountains that are never too far distant, and hill-top towns of rich brown and gold stone houses. This combines with the beauty of the works of art contained in the towns and villages throughout Tuscany to create an inspirational union of the spirit and the senses. There is an intrinsic comfort in the supposed contrast between the delicacy of a Botticelli and the heartiness of Ribollita soup, yet both are typical of this fascinating region. As birthplace of the Renaissance, the impact of Tuscan and particularly Florentine traditions and culture on European heritage is fundamental to our way of life. In addition to the obvious attractions of the scenery of Chianti and the art cities of Florence and Siena, there are the less well-known regions south of Siena with its moon-like landscape of hills, the patchwork vineyards of Montalcino, the coastal marshlands of the Maremma, the spas of Montecatini and Saturnia, the islands of Elba and Giglio, and the Casentino with the source of the Arno and abundant mushroom crops. Wherever you travel on holiday in Tuscany, you will be inspired by the beauty of your surroundings and the way of life, which is quintessentially that of Italy too.

Highlights of Tuscany

Famous vineyards producing wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Alabaster is produced in Volterra. Gold and silver are worked in Florence and the Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewellery shops. Marbled paper and stationery is a speciality of Florence. Ceramics and hand-painted majolica from raw terracotta from Impruneta to the glazed pottery of Siena are to be found throughout Tuscany. Lucca has traditionally produced silk and hand-woven fabrics. Leather goods including shoes, handbags and belts are to be found from market stalls to designer shops such as Gucci and Ferragamo. Interesting markets include the Mercato dell' Antiquariato which sells furniture from antiques to bric-a-brac in Arezzo on the first weekend of every month, in Pisa on the second weekend and in Lucca on the third weekend. The 'wild' Maremma is known for its long-horned white cattle and cowboys (butteri) and natural springs including Saturnia.

Cultural highlights of Tuscany

As birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany contains a wealth of treasures: Giotto`s Campanile and Brunelleschi`s Dome in Florence, the Tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo in Florence`s Santa Croce, Botticelli`s `Birth of Venus` and `Primavera` and the portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca in the Uffizi, Michelangelo`s `David` in the Accademia, the architecture of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, `The Tuscan Maremma` painting by Giovanni Fattori in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Piazza del Campo in Siena, `The Legend of the Cross` frescoes by Piero della Francesco in Arezzo, `The Creation` fresco by Bartolo di Fredi in the Collegiata in San Gimignano, Romanesque church of the Collegiata in San Quirico d`Orcia, 14th Century Fortezza of Montalcino, Renaissance masterpiece of the church of Madonna di San Biagio at Montepulciano, the abbey-church of Sant`Antimo, mediaeval Lucignano and the towers of San Gimignano, the Etruscan Museum in Cortona.  

Festivals in Tuscany

Many of Tuscany`s festivals resound with the flamboyance of the Renaissance and keep Tuscans and visitors alike in touch with the region`s rich history. Others are linked to Tuscany`s hearty traditions of eating and drinking. The most famous is Siena`s Palio which takes place on 2 July and 16 August each year. Others include the Sagra del Tordo (Festival of the Thrush) in Montalcino on the last Sunday in October when there is an archery contest and charcoal-grilled thrush are a delicacy. In Florence, Calcio in Costume (a football match played in mediaeval costume) takes place in June. Pisa has the Giocco del Ponte (Game of the Bridge), a mock battle in Renaissance dress also held in June. Viareggio celebrates Carnival on Shrove Tuesday with a huge display of flamboyant floats. In May and August Massa Marittima holds the Falcon Contest.  

Gastronomy in Tuscany

Simple country food is at the heart of Tuscan cooking. Regional dishes include Bruschetta (bread or ciabatta toasted and rubbed with garlic, olive oil and salt), Ribollita (bean, cabbage and bread soup), Pasta with hare or wild boar sauce, Porcini mushroom and truffle dishes, Bistecca all Fiorentina (thick cut of sirloin and fillet beef), Cantucci (almond and honey biscuits) served dipped in Vin Santo, Panforte (chocolate, nut and spice cake). Pecorino cheese made from sheep's milk. Local wines include the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano and the Bianco di Pitigliano. Famous reds include Chanti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Vin Santo made from semi-crushed grapes left for several months is an excellent dessert wine.

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