Bucine Belvedere

2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 4 Bucine
  • The entrance of Bucine Belvedere is across a large private south-facing terrace.
    The entrance of Bucine Belvedere is across a large private south-facing terrace.
  • A perfect medieval castle overlooks the hamlet "Borgo" that has been turned into a vacation village.
    A perfect medieval castle overlooks the hamlet "Borgo" that has been turned into a vacation village.
  • Enjoy breakfast on the open private terrace.
    Enjoy breakfast on the open private terrace.
  • An archway opens between the living room and the dining area with kitchenette.
    An archway opens between the living room and the dining area with kitchenette.
  • Large bedroom 1 in Belvedere has a private balcony overlooking the castle.
    Large bedroom 1 in Belvedere has a private balcony overlooking the castle.
  • The small, private balcony off bedroom 1 that overlooks the castle.
    The small, private balcony off bedroom 1 that overlooks the castle.
  • Bedroom 2 with comfortable bed.
    Bedroom 2 with comfortable bed.
  • Large sunny pool good for fun and exercise.
    Large sunny pool good for fun and exercise.
  • The castle is actually less than 200 years old, it was designed by the famous architect Coppede.
    The castle is actually less than 200 years old, it was designed by the famous architect Coppede.
  • Welcoming entry to the reception and lobby.
    Welcoming entry to the reception and lobby.
  • The fairytale castle at night.
    The fairytale castle at night.
  • The lobby serves the reception area, the dining room and a small B&B.
    The lobby serves the reception area, the dining room and a small B&B.
  • Pleasant onsite restaurant.
    Pleasant onsite restaurant.
  • Terrace outside the restaurant.
    Terrace outside the restaurant.
  • During mid and high season the cook offers lessons on most Wednesdays, with advance arrangement.
    During mid and high season the cook offers lessons on most Wednesdays, with advance arrangement.
  • In the reception area there is a comfortable living room with a WiFi access point.
    In the reception area there is a comfortable living room with a WiFi access point.

Enjoy

A perfect medieval castle overlooks the hamlet "borgo" that has been turned into a small vacation village of a few cottages and apartments. The views of the Chianti hills are open and lovely.

Location

Between Siena and Arezzo, a little off the beaten track, the fairy tale castle of Bucine rises from the hills of Tuscany. The hamlet next to the castle has been transformed into a vacation village with luxury apartments and villas.

With many fabled towns and villages to explore, you will be torn between enjoying your village or visiting new ones. Only a fifteen minute drive from the A1 highway that links Rome with Florence, but unless you know how to find this property, it is unlikely you will discover it. Arezzo, famous for its antiques market, charm, and medieval jousting is half an hour`s drive. Siena is a 45 minute drive, Florence an hour, and Rome`s airport about three hours. You can avoid driving into Florence by catching the local train that gets you right into the center of that city in an hour.

The restaurant that serves six days a week during mid and high season is a real bonus. Breakfast is available to apartment and cottage residents for an extra charge. Dinner served five nights: M,T,Th,F,Sat. There is a small bar and local wine and olive oil are available for purchase. You may reserve cycling tours, mountain bike rentals, guided walks and treks, and private or group cooking lessons.

This lovely property has so much to offer to the vacationer whether a couple or an extended family. The variety of accommodations welcomes mixed groups and family reunions, too. Close to well-known towns like Arezzo and Siena, it also lets you wander solitary among the olive groves and ancient hills.

Exterior

The property has 700 acres of woods, olive groves and vineyards to wander. An unrestored borgo used for farm purposes lies a hundred yards down the road and just beyond is a fishing lake. Fishing poles are available. The large, sunny swimming pool (26x66 feet or 8x20m) provides hours of enjoyment in summer.

Interior

The entrance of Belvedere is on the ground floor across a large private south-facing terrace into a spacious living room with windows overlooking the central lane with satellite TV. Dining room opens onto the living room and, through a stone archway to the kitchen with oven, gas stove top, and refrigerator freezer.


Things To Note

Neighborhood: Arezzo

Size: 1190 sq ft, 110 m2

Accessibility/Security: All rooms are on the ground floor with one step between the living room and bedrooms. There are no alarms for the pool, guests are fully responsible for safety of all.

Other: Check in 4:00 to 8:00pm.

Room Details

Room Beds Amenities
Bedroom 1 Extra Wide Queen (1) Extra wide queen bed (63in x 79in; 160cm x 200cm)
Bedroom 2 Extra Wide Queen (1) Extra wide queen bed (63in x 79in; 160cm x 200cm)
Bathroom 1 (en suite to Bedroom 1) Shower, sink and toilet
Bathroom 2 Shower, sink and toilet

Bucine Belvedere Floorplan

    Bathroom

    • Hairdryer

    Connectivity/Entertainment

    • WiFi
    • TV

    Heating/Cooling

    • Heating
    • A/C-Bedrooms Only

    Kitchen

    • Fully Equipped
    • Coffee Maker
    • Oven
    • Stovetop
    • Refrigerator
    • No Dishwasher

    Kid/Family Friendly

    • Travel Crib

    Outdoor

    • Terrace
    • Pool

    Special Features

    • Balcony/Terrace

    Amenities

    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning

    Laundry

    • No Washer/Dryer
LEAVE A REVIEW
July 12, 2019 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Michael & Colleen
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Colleen, my children and myself are all grateful for the advice and services you gave us in making our trip to the Chianti region of Tuscany so fun, easy and memorable. our stay at Bucine agriturismo was wonderful and all that we wanted, and more! The sisters Mariana & Antonia and the staff were so great, offering hospitality, tips and access to so many fun places and events. First, the 3 bedroom Limonia was perfect for us 5. The pool was big, clean and refreshing. Both breakfast and dinners were tasty and fun. Even loved the nearby town of Bucine and its market. Mariana set us up with 5 tickets to Arrezzo’s Friday night, pre joust neighborhood dinner. So fun and special to be able to get access to such a long standing, local event. Met so many nice Arrezzians. Thanks again for listening to us, interpreting what we wanted into the perfect stay. We would like to return again, while using you as our guide to the right place in the right location. Cannot wait!
April 22, 2019 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Gail Horton
We had a wonderful stay at your property! Clean, lovely staff, and a great center to enjoy hilltop towns close by in the region! Perfect way to share with friends! Having a kitchen and living room gave us the opportunity to share our day and plan for the next day’s adventure. We would definitely stay again! For me, this was one of my favorite parts and part of my bucket list. Beautiful property! Thank you for the grand hospitality!
March 13, 2019 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Kristin and Rusty Day
We have returned again and again to this very special destination, near the small town of Bucine. We had never stayed here in June and really enjoyed this time of year and the use of the wonderful pool and the surrounding gardens. Our accommodations were perfect, clean, orderly and very quiet and private as always. The staff is friendly and helpful. The location is perfect, an easy drive to Florence, Arezzo, Siena, the Chianti Mountains and Montelchino, etc. The small town of Bucine has a small but very good farmers market every Wednesday, they also have an excellent butcher who sends you home with some of his own homemade sausage as a little gift. The fruit/vegetable market next to him is also very good, and they are very friendly. There is an excellent laundry service right next to the COOP as you first enter the town, they wash, fold and iron your clothes, it is a wonderful service. We do not go to restaurants, but prefer to stay in and cook. We would definitely recommend to couples, families with small children, anyone, this very magical place.
October 4, 2017 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Andrea and Lionel
After staying a week in Florence,we rented a car and drove to our villa Bucine Belvedere. Our intention was to use this location as our base as we explored surrounding Tuscan cities and villages. The location of the villa was a bit more remote than we had anticipated. After leaving the paved roads,you travel a gravel road in order to arrive at the villa. The surroundings were breathtaking. With the Appenine Mountains as a backdrop,you overlook lush vineyards and a fishing lake. When walking the paths,you are amazed by the awesomeness of the scenery and the eerie ( but welcomed) quietness of this spot. There are a number of old buildings left from the 1500 and a beautiful castle looming above the villa.Our separate villa was charming,with a terrace overlooking plum trees,olive trees and a giant rosemary bush. The pool.a short walk away,was glistening and spotless. The inside of our villa was rustic and clean and very comfortable. The main building contained a bar area,a cozy and large living room and a kitchen and dining area if you wanted to have your meals there. Best of all were the people on the premises. The woman who cooked our meals did a great job and we enjoyed practicing our Italian as we conversed with her. The meals were amazing and so beautifully prepared.A young woman on the premises was very helpful in suggesting where to explore and how to get to our locations. There is a Coop close by so you can shop for what you need . On one of our return trips from Siena we came across a wonderful family restaurant,frequented by many locals called IL Bivacco. We went back several times and would highly recommend it. Wonderful food and authentic local atmosphere. We think that Bucine Belvedere was wonderful as was our treatment while we were there, The only drawback for some might be the remoteness of the location,but it's beauty and it's people transcends that only drawback. Again,thanks to Italy Perfect for the recommendation. [We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate that you come back to Italy Perfect year after year. The short, 1.8 mile partially paved road may have seemed like quite a distance when you first drove it but we see that you noted that the grocery store in the nearby village was close, so you got comfortable with the short ride off the main road. With the town only a few minutes drive away you might have felt like it was remote because it is in a tranquil location, yet it is a very quite close to town. The Italy Perfect Team]
September 5, 2016 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by M.M.
I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that our trip to Tuscany and Rome was wonderful. Your help and your website really made our trip run very smoothly. We found Bucine to be a wonderful, serene spot in the Tuscan hills and being off the beaten path only added to the magic. The accommodations were beautiful, clean and well tended. Dinner and breakfast were tasty. Antonella is personable, kind and attentive. Her suggestions for dinner and towns to explore were spot on. We would be very happy to go back. Thank you for connecting us with a special place.
July 3, 2016 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Sherri
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bucine Belvedere. The accommodations were spotless and lovely. Antonella could not have been nicer. Her cooking and her hospitality were wonderful. We would definitely stay there again.The location was great as a base for touring through Tuscany. We have already recommended this villa and Italy Perfect to many other people.
November 30, 2015 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Corrine & Jerry
We were very pleased with our accommodations…great location for catching train to Florence and visiting the surrounding towns in Tuscany. I would definitely recommend to our traveling friends. We so enjoyed getting to know the owners!
October 31, 2015 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Rick Deines
Never having visited Italy or Tuscany before, the vast beauty was overwhelming. The remote nature of Tenuta Lupinari only enhanced that sense. The accomomdations were not only adequate but difficult to describe even with picture to our friends and family here in the U.S. We were treated with great respect by the stafff. We had several requests and they were attended to immediately and with gentleness and concern. It woud have been to our advantage to have used their restaurant facitlies more than we did. Going to other locations, for instance nearby Ambra opened up numerous excellent dining choices, but missing the special cooking at Lupinari is our loss. Next time! I have previously commented that by coming at the beginnin gof the low season meant that for four of our seven days we were the only guests. This allowed the staff more flexibiity but also left us isolated betweeen 9 pm and 9 am. Nothing like utter silence and darkness away from everything and everybody to spark one's imagination of 'creepy things in the night.' Our day trips to Montapulciano, Montalcino, Venice, Florence, Sienna and Orvieto were made with ease, especially from the Bucine Train Station.. (a ticket machine, no staff there, but many trains throughout the day to make it convenient.) There are two vineyards within a short and easy drive that we would highly recommend for atmosphere, wine tasting and local conversation--Fattoria Casabianca Agriturismo, Miglarina, and a third, Felsina. Il campo in Sienna is a surprise treat among the many delights of Tuscany. Thumbs up to Italy Perfect! Thx
November 24, 2014 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Kim B
We spent over a week, off-season, at the Bucine Belvedere apartment in October and have nothing but great things to say about the property, the staff, the location and the overall experience. We also loved being there in October! The accommodations are very nice and the grounds are spectacular. We had excellent meals at the restaurant, both breakfast and dinner, and loved wandering the grounds when we had a few spare minutes. It was not swimming pool season, though the pool looked very inviting.Some of party had a lovely tea with the owner in the castle.The property is an easy drive from Florence, 45 minutes, but feels remote. A lot of great day trips--San Gimignano, Montepuliciano, Cortona, Arezzo, etc.Very easy drives. Marianna's restaurant recommendations were great--we particularly loved Duddova, which is about 10 minutes away. The restaurant has about 5 tables and is fun by the Leonardo family. We had a blast, as well as an excellent meal. Overall our stay was lovely and we would be delighted to visit again. A very special place. [Thank you so much for your review and the recommendations. The Italy Perfect Team]
December 1, 2012 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Kristin Day
This is our second time staying here, and we loved it, can't wait to return. We were greeted warmly, and they helped us with reservations at a winery and dinner, and we're always available to help. The rooms were comfortable, quiet and clean.
May 9, 2012 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Mitchell
bucine... the estate, is FANTASTIC in pretty much every way. The villas are first class; the grounds are expansive, user friendly, and diverse;the food is unmatched;and the proximity for day trips is excellent. The staff is professional, informed and friendly...this was the best week of our 8 week tour through Italy. Great for any family or combination of people on holiday.
May 31, 2008 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Madeline O'Dea
I must say that I feel that I know you personally. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for helping Jennifer prepare such an amazing and memorable trip. All the arrangements were perfect. The Castello di Lupinari was the perfect setting for my family. I must tell you that the owners of this property are some of the most lovely people we have ever met. We all would go back in a heartbeat.
July 31, 2006 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Linda S
We just wanted you to know that we had a totally fabulous time at Borgo Bucine last week. We also were fortunate to have lovely weather, and thoroughly enjoyed our daytrips to Pisa, Siena, Montepulciano, and Arrezzo. We also visited one of the local wineries, Poggio Molina (website is www.poggiomolina.it) whom the owners recommended. This was one of the highlights of our trip....the vineyards are gorgeous and the wine cellar and tasting room was beautiful. It's run by a local family, and they even sent us back with a gift of wine for recommending them (we bought two cases of red and one of white).
May 31, 2006 - Website

Bucine Belvedere Review

by Andrea Y
We returned from Italy late Saturday night. I must tell you -- Borgo Bucine was spectacular. Your directions were terrific and the family was lovely. I got especially friendly with Antonella. My daughter fell in love with their dogs. So, thanks for hand picking a lovely villa for us. We had a wonderful and relaxing trip. Tuscany is a very special place. The Italian people--even more special. It can get unbearably hot in the summer. We may have hit an unusually hot spell, but it did put a damper on our enjoyment. We had several days of 95-100 degree weather. Brutal. If people have a choice, they should choose May or October. There were soooooo many tourists, it was crazy. When I travel, I like to spend time with the people who live in the area. Not people like me! Anyway, Antonella suggested three "tourist free" places for us that I loved. Thanks for great tips. Oh, we ate in a place that you recommended. I don't have the name right now but it was about a block away from the Piazza della Signoria. Wonderful food. NO TOURISTS!! Grazie

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Things to See & Do

Bucine (5 mins Driving)
Village near Arezzo with Roman origins. Grocery store, shops and train station.
Ambra (13 mins Driving)
Village with some restaurants and shops.
Arezzo (30 mins Driving)
Classic fortified Tuscan hill-top city with famous cathedral, significant frescoes, beautiful piazzas and streets. Monthly antique's fair. One of the most important Etruscan cities and located on the important Via Cassia Roman north-south highway.
Siena (30 mins Driving)
Called Italy's loveliest medieval city with cuisine, art, museums, churches and famous art. Unique medieval culture that is reflected in the twice annual Palio horse race that some call insane. Look for videos.
Florence (45 mins Driving)
Capital of Tuscany, home of the Renaissance. Architecture and art. Food and shopping galore.
Radda in Chianti (55 mins Driving)
Ancient village, long the headquarters of the Chianti League for wine. Wonderful wandering the streets, tunnels, views and restaurants with, of course, Chianti wine.
Montepulciano (60 mins Driving)
Top Tuscan town known for its eponymous wine, architecture from medieval times to the Renaissance.
Greve in Chianti (67 mins Driving)
One of the great wine towns of Italy, famous for Chianti wine, fine shops and restaurants. The triangular main piazza with collonnades hosts wine-focused events and an organic farmer's market, check schedule. Art and history abound in this easy to visit town.
Montalcino (75 mins Driving)
Brunello is the famous wine of Montalcino. In the breath-taking Val d'Ocia, it is also know for its unspoiled 16th century architecture from which the views are phenomenal. Seasonal concerts and festivals.
San Gimignano (90 mins Driving)
Stunning town that bristles with 14 medieval tower-homes that remain from the original 72. UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famous for its saffron and wine Vernaccia.

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