Bucine Cotogno

2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Sleeps 4 Bucine
  • Bucine Cotogno has two terraces and a private garden area.
    Bucine Cotogno has two terraces and a private garden area.
  • Marble top table adjoining the kitchen.
    Marble top table adjoining the kitchen.
  • Enjoy breakfast on the private terraces.
    Enjoy breakfast on the private terraces.
  • 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
  • Enter from the terrace into a comfortable living room with satellite TV.
    Enter from the terrace into a comfortable living room with satellite TV.
  • Living and dining room area of Bucine Cotogno.
    Living and dining room area of Bucine Cotogno.
  • Large sunny pool good for fun and exercise.
    Large sunny pool good for fun and exercise.
  • 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

This apartment is on ground floor. Relax in the comfortable living room and in the adjoining dining area. There is a separate and well equipped kitchen with oven, gas stove top, and refrigerator freezer.


Things To Note

Neighborhood: Arezzo

Size: 1190 sq ft, 110 m2

Accessibility/Security: 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 Single (2) Two single beds (31in x 79in; 79cm x 200cm)
Bathroom 1 Shower, sink and toilet

    Bathroom

    • Hairdryer

    Connectivity/Entertainment

    • WiFi
    • TV
    • TV - Limited English Programs

    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
March 13, 2019 - Website

Bucine Cotogno 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 Cotogno 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.
September 5, 2016 - Website

Bucine Cotogno 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.
November 30, 2015 - Website

Bucine Cotogno 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!
November 30, 2015 - Website

Bucine Cotogno Review

by Kristin Day
This is our fifth trip to Bucine and as always we were welcomed and treated royally. We come off season, so we were the only guests at this time, it was very quiet and private. The apartment we rented is for two people and is just perfect with a small fireplace, adequate kitchen with a stove and oven. It is very clean and very well maintained. The staff is always available if you have questions and they have good recommendations. There are many hiking trails if you like that sort of thing, and Florence is and Arezzo are a 30 minute drive away, Cortona is about 45 minutes away. I would recommend shopping in the small shops in downtown Bucine, you need to check the store hours, but they have an excellent meat market and fruit and vegetable market. The Coop store at the top of the hill is not that great. We will definitely return, hopefully next fall. [We so appreciate your repeat business and your fondness for Bucine! The Italy Perfect Team]
October 31, 2015 - Website

Bucine Cotogno 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
May 31, 2008 - Website

Bucine Cotogno 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 Bucine 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 Cotogno 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). ...everything else was perfect...we loved the layout of the villa and the furniture is beautiful. Thanks again for all of your help and advice and I would love to return to Italy again soon. Thank you
May 31, 2006 - Website

Bucine Cotogno 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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