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Casa Bellavista

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Loc. Creti C.S. 40, 52044 Cortona, Arezzo
Tuscany, Italy

Zip off to explore the beautiful Tuscan countryside on the free Vespas and return to country elegance, birdsong and a delicious dinner

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A glass of wine at a table in the orchard. Birdsong for background music – or occasionally foreground, if the family rooster is feeling conversational. And a panorama of Tuscan landscape. Bellavista is well-named: its stunning all-round views take in Monte Amiata, Foiano della Chiana and the old Abbey of Farneta. There was a farm here for 200 years but the house was extensively restored about 30 years ago. It still has the original brick exterior, now softened by creepers, and a welcoming, family atmosphere: lovely Simonetta and Guido have two teenage children. There's an assured, uncluttered country elegance to the rooms, while pretty, airy bedrooms are furnished with family antiques and interesting textiles; two have their own balcony with views onto the garden. Simonetta's kitchen has a huge marble table top for kneading bread and she cooks farmhouse food for her guests: delicious; breakfasts are lavish, cookery lessons are a treat. Roam the Arezzo province in true Italian style: vespas and bikes are free and there's a beautiful 65km route to test them on. Italian family B&B at its finest.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from
Simonetta Demarchi:

  • Casa Bellavista is in Tuscany, just on the border with Umbria.It is immersed in the green hills of Cortona, a short way from important sites such as Arezzo, Monterchi, , Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, and the magnificent Umbria.
  • We offer four rooms with private bathroom: the Pink Room, the Green Room the Blue Room and the Pheasants Room .All are furnished, as is the rest of the house, with antiques from the 18th to 20th Centuries
  • The rooms and bathrooms are serviced daily A buffet breakfast is served in our dining room, with all the guests seated around a single table.
  • Dinner can be arranged at Casa Bellavista, with traditional Tuscan dishes. Upon request cooking courses and oil tasting are organised.
  • Casa Bellavista is the ideal place for those visiting central Italy, who wish to relax with a glass of good wine whilst admiring the rolling Tuscan hills.
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"Simonetta and Guido have a lovely house in beautiful countryside. They made us very welcome. The room was very well appointed. Our dinner was good. We thoroughly recommend the Casa Bellavista. "
September 2013
"We spent a week at Bellavista in September of 2010. We loved it. Simonetta was a wonderful hostess and was very helpful when it came to giving advise about the surrounding country side which is BEAUTIFUL. We ate dinner there and enjoyed it so much. It was a wonderful time of year. Tomatoes and figs from the garden which were so good. Now that is what a tomato tastes like. Guido was a lovely host and very knowledgeable about the wine of the country. I would return in a heartbeat. 10 out of 10."
September 2010
"Fantastic - a very warm welcome and Simonetta was very helpful and interesting. Will definately make it a stop off again."
July 2010

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Booking enquiries: Simonetta Demarchi
+39 0575 610311(landline)
+39 335 6383377(mobile)

  • 2 Doubles
  • 2 Twin/doubles
Price:(i) 100 to149 per night

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Dinner €35, by arrangement. Wine from €19.




Loc. Creti C.S. 40, 52044 Cortona, Arezzo

B&B 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) 100 to 149 per night
B&B 2 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) 100 to 149 per night
Booking enquiries: Simonetta Demarchi
+39 0575 610311(landline)
+39 335 6383377(mobile)