Belsentiero

Campiglia d'Orcia, Siena
Bed & Breakfast


Tuscan view-filled farmhouse B&B with sociable host in fabulous walking and cycling country on the flanks of Mont Amiata

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Like almost everywhere in Tuscany you come for the views, the walking, culture and food. Your Dutch host Jan is great fun and his enthusiasm for this region is infectious – he’ll point you to wine tasting, cookery classes, the best places to eat and what to see where.   

Bedrooms are airy and lofty and the ones at the back have fine valley views so you may spot deer in the meadow. Jan will join you for a breakfast of fresh pastries and breads from the village baker, either on the veranda overlooking Val d’Orcia or in the dining room.

Treat yourselves to a Michelen-starred lunch or drive to Pienza and gather together a picnic supper of local wine, cheese and meats. Enjoy it in the garden or the cosy sitting room. It’s good and hilly for cycling and you can join the pilgrim trail nearby for walks.

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We think you'll love

  • Enthusiastic Jan with his passion and knowledge of the region
  • The incredible views over the Val d'Orcia
  • Discovering the wineries and restaurants of this foodie area
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You should know

  • You’ll need to get the car out for most trips
  • It won’t suit less sociable folk
  • No dinner served

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-7pm
Check out
8am-10am
Closed
End of October to Easter.
Meals
Restaurants 10-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €150
4 Doubles
From €150

Reviews

Our stay was great, Jan has done a great job with the house and gardens which are very tasteful and traditional. The location is great for exploring local towns and villages and Jan was very good at helping us plan our days in the area and booking local restaurants for us to make the most of our stay. Belsentiero was the perfect start to our trip to Tuscany!

Marc, Sunbury-upon-thames

I can confirm all the wonderful things Sawdays says about this B&B. Beautiful views, centrally located in the Val d' Orcia. Jan is a great host. Staying here is like visiting with a friend. .

Jeff, Bernardsville

I looked for a country house in the Tuscany hills.Upon arriving I was greeted by owner Jan who carried my overnight bag to my room.I was given a key to my room, which was clean & decorated beautifully with the classic, luxurious flair.The bathroom was spacious & modern with all amenities such as soaps & a hair dryer.The bed in the room is unusually comfortable.There was a bar fridge, tea amenities & a flat screened Tv. Each morning I was provided breakfast. The breakfast menu leans more toward the healthier side with items such as yogurt, fruit & warm pastries.Highly recommended.

Della, Porto sant elpidio

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Location

The neighbourhood

From the house it’s a ten-minute walk into the pretty village of Campiglia d'Orcia to the one restaurant, bar and a couple of shops. San Quirico d'Orcia, a charming medieval town with restaurants, shops and plenty of history, is a 20-minute drive, Pienza is half an hour away and just a little further is Montepulciano, famous for its wine. Within a 20-minute drive you’ll find two Michelin-starred restaurants too. Walk or cycle through the Tuscan countryside from the door.

Local points of interest from Jan Geenen

  • Wine Tours: BelSentiero is situated between the wine regions of Montepulciano, Montalcino (Brunello) and the d'Orcia. As such there are numerous famous wineries such as Avignonesi and Castello Banfi all within easy reach.
  • Restaurants: With good reason Italy is famous for it's food and wine and the restaurants of the Val d'Orcia are no exception to the general high standard. Many also serve dishes traditional to the area.
  • Historic Towns: The Val d'Orcia is full of famous medieval villages to explore including Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Radicofani, Buonconvento, Abbadia, San Quirico and many others, all within a short distance of BelSentiero.
  • Spas:​ As Monte Amiata is an extinct volcano there are numerous mineral springs in the vicinity with two spa towns very close to BelSentiero. These are Bagno Vignoni (for a more upmarket experience) or Bagno San Filippo with its outdoor pools that are free
  • Monte Amiata: BelSentiero is situated half-way up Monte Amiata, the highest mountain in Southern Tuscany (at 1,738m). Below us is the valley of the Val d'Orcia and above us is Monte Amiata with its beautiful beech forest.
  • Festas: Every year every town and village in Italy has its own local festa to celebrate life. So, if you happen to be around when there is a festa, be sure to participate. In our local village the chestnut festival is on the last Sunday in October.

Introducing

Jan Geenen

Jan was born in Holland, schooled in England, and lived most of his life in South Africa where he worked in finance. He fell in love with Italy whilst on holiday and made the life-changing decision to open a B&B here. Helping him is his partner Renzo who runs the local bar in Campiglia d'Orcia. Jan loves 'la dolce vita' and is passionate about the food, wine and villages in this region of Tuscany.