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“Hotel and apartments in a former Romanesque hamlet. Decor is rustic and charming with wooden floors, wrought iron furniture and original tiles. Outdoor pool, 500 acres of hunting grounds, chapel and fireplaces. Excellent Tuscan cuisine. Secluded, authentic and unique. ”

“Hotel and apartments in a former Romanesque hamlet. Decor is rustic and charming with wooden floors, wrought iron furniture and original tiles. Outdoor pool, 500 acres of hunting grounds, chapel and fireplaces. Excellent Tuscan cuisine. Secluded, authentic and unique. ”

Recommended For

  • Families
  • Large apartments can sleep up to 8, with welcoming living areas and full kitchens and use of the pool
  • Foodies
  • Take cookery lessons with chef Susi to learn tuscan suaces, plumcakes or how they make their honey
  • Wine tasting
  • From Gargonza you can easily have a tour through the valleys of the Arezzo province
  • Sights nearby
  • Piero della Francesca’s frescos located inside the church of St Francis
  • Great walks
  • Within property's 500 acres; you might see wildboars, dears and pheasants
  • Learning
  • Summer time is ideal to sign in to hotel's small lessons on beekeeping
  • Cycling
  • 60km path along the Chiana river from Chiusi until Arezzo
  • Riding
  • At La Fogliarina
  • Other Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Mountain biking
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Country House
  • Restaurant
  • Self catering to rent
  • Self catering
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • Safe
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor dining
  • Restaurant
  • Self catering to rent
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Sitting Room
  • Private villas

Activities

  • Wine tasting
  • From Gargonza you can easily have a tour through the valleys of the Arezzo province
  • Sights nearby
  • Piero della Francesca’s frescos located inside the church of St Francis
  • Great walks
  • Within property's 500 acres; you might see wildboars, dears and pheasants
  • Learning
  • Summer time is ideal to sign in to hotel's small lessons on beekeeping
  • Cycling
  • 60km path along the Chiana river from Chiusi until Arezzo
  • Riding
  • At La Fogliarina
  • Other Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Mountain biking

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The Big Six: Tuscan Hamlet Hotels

The hamlet, where Dante Alighieri was once a guest, is set on a hill between Siena and Arezzo, encircled by sturdy walls with an imposing tower poking up through the pine and cypress trees. Now run by the count's son, it offers houses and apartments that can be rented on a daily or weekly basis, a Tuscan restaurant just outside the walls, and a pool with sweeping views of the Val di Chiana.

Originally published by The Independent (view article)