Bucine Belvedere

2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 4 Tuscany
  • 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 4 evenings (M,Th,F,Sat) during mid and high season is a real bonus. Breakfast is available to apartment and cottage residents for an extra charge. 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 first floor across a large private south-facing terrace into a spacious living room with windows overlooking the central lane with satellite TV. The 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 first 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 7:30pm. Portable crib available upon request.

Room Details

Room Beds Details
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, toilet and sink
Bathroom 2 Shower, toilet and sink

    Bathroom

    • Hairdryer

    Connectivity/Entertainment

    • WiFi
    • TV - Limited English Programs

    Heating/Cooling

    • Heating
    • A/C-Bedrooms Only

    Kitchen

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

    Accessibility

    • 1st Floor North American
    • Internal Staircase

    Kid/Family Friendly

    • Travel Crib

    Outdoor

    • Terrace
    • Pool

    Special Features

    • Balcony/Terrace

    Amenities

    • Pool
    • Air Conditioning

    Laundry

    • No Washer/Dryer
LEAVE A REVIEW
December 1, 2012 - Manual Entry

Bucine, apartment Belvedere

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 were always available to help. The rooms were comfortable, quiet and clean. 

May 9, 2012 - Manual Entry

Tuscany Excellence

by Mitchell

Bucine...Lupinar, 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. 

July 7, 2008 - Manual Entry

The villa in Tuscany worked out really well

by Mike P

The villa in Tuscany worked out really well.  With 4 daughters, 2 older and 2 toddlers the larger accommodations were perfect. We really enjoyed exploring the Tuscan region.  Each day was a new adventure as we drove our Ford van here and there seeing the sights.  We originally thought that we would relax and spend more time at the villa but ended up putting over 500 miles on the van that week alone. No problems, but did lose our security deposit when my wife and daughter decided to blow-up the cooktop. Long story, quite funny really. Loved the location and surrounding area.  May have been a little too remote for us. But having the car really helped. Most of the local restaurants were good and had friendly service.  Each little town seemed to have its own specialties and it was fun to explore each to see the differences.  We visited, Aretzo, Siena, San Giminagno, Mont Riggioni, the Chianti region, Montevarchi, and several others.  (town names spelled to best of my memory) Tips:  Recommend using a GPS unit when driving the area.  Usually very accurate but at times put us into some strange situations that all turned out to be fun and exciting.  Tip 2 don't cook on top of the glass cover of the range, that's not what it is there for. Thank you for all your help.  We will not hesitate to recommend you to others.

 

 

May 31, 2008 - Manual Entry

We all would go back in a heartbeat.

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 loveliest people we have ever met. We all would go back in a heartbeat.

July 31, 2006 - Manual Entry

Borgo Bucine was spectacular.

by Linda S

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

July 31, 2006 - Manual Entry

Everything else was perfect

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) .... everything else was perfect. Thanks again for all of your help and advice and I would love to return to Italy again soon. Thank you

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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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