This was our third visit to Casa Arianna---and it won't be our last. It is set in the midst of lush vegetation--sunflowers, grapevines, fruit trees--the perfect getaway for friends and family.
Our most recent visit was a couple's vacation to Italy. My husband and I and our dearest friends had a lovely couple’s week at Casa Arianna and Francesca (the upstairs apartment.) The apartments and the surrounding buildings look like the set of a romantic movie set in the Tuscan region.
Casa Arianna is housed in a 500-year old building, complete with a well that was used for storing grain and bottles of oil. The kitchen is amply supplied and the perfect place to prepare a simple breakfast or a quick lunch. The queen bed in the master bedroom is comfortable, and the bathroom has the usual amenities, in addition to a washing machine and a drying rack. The second bedroom accommodates an additional two travelers and the futon in the living area could stretch the occupancy to five. A state-of-the-art television provides a great way to relax after a long day of sightseeing.
Situated as it is, Casa Arianna provides the perfect jumping off point for day trips to Siena Montalcino, Arrezzo, Florence, Volterra, Lucca, San Gimignano--and points beyond. Driving back in the evening, it is nice to know, you have a quiet, clean, comfortable place to rest before continuing your adventures.
But the best part of all this is the owner/manager, Filippo. He has become an integral part of every trip to Tuscany. He answers questions about things to do and places to see in the area--even to recommending local festivals! His family is so gracious as well, bringing keys, checking on patio furniture, etc. His father's wine will bring back memories when opened this fall.
Even though we have just returned from our wonderful trip, we are looking forward to the next time we visit Casa Arianna and the sunflowers!
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