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Tiny villages, culinary excellence, sacred places

The charming Tuscan hotel Villa Belpoggio is located in Loro Ciuffenna, a magical medieval village a few kilometres from Arezzo, Siena and Florence. This is the Tuscany of this part of Chianti, of the slopes of Monte Pratomagno. A different Tuscany, less touristy but perhaps also more beautiful, fascinating, full of corners yet to be explored and landscapes to take your breath away.

We will gladly help you explore it and create experiences to take home and tell your friends about.

Itineraries

Excursions in Chianti

Excursions in Chianti

Relais Villa Belpoggio is a charming hotel at the gates of the Chianti near Arezzo and a few kilometres from Chianti Classico, home of some of the world’s most desirable wines. We will guide you through medieval villages, hills that follow one another like the sea dotted with cypresses and olive trees, through castles and monasteries. Badia a Coltibuono, Castello di Meleto, Castello di Brolio, Volpaia, Radda, Panzano and Greve are some of the places we can arrange visits and special tastings.

Hermits and monks

Hermits and monks

Villa Belpoggio is strategically placed to embark on a trip around the sacred places of the Arezzo area: the Sanctuary of La Verna is where Saint Francis received the stigmata, the impressive Abbey of Vallombrosa, deep in the woods of Pratomagno, the hermitage of Camaldoli, in the middle of the Casentino woods, the churches of Gropina, Romanesque church from 1016, of Saint Peter a Cascia, of Santa Maria a Sco’, of Soffrena.

Tiny villages

Tiny villages

You don’t have to go far to discover small historic jewels like Loro Ciuffenna and Castelfranco di Sopra which is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Loro Ciuffenna, just 5 km from Belpoggio, is a picturesque medieval village with an intact centre. The bridge and old mill are well-kept elements from the past. Also 5 km away is the village of Castelfranco di Sopra,founded in 1300 to designs by Arnolfo di Cambio, and immersed in the unique “balze” landscape familiar from the paintings of Leonardo.

Hilltop towns

Hilltop towns

In summer you can take a trip to cool down by heading up into the slopes behind the charming Tuscan hotel Villa Belpoggio. Worth a visit are the hill towns outside Loro Ciuffenna: Poggio di Loro, the striking Rocca Ricciarda and other small spots where annual folk and sacred festivals are ideal places to pick up some local products – cheeses, wines and salamis.

Top-quality shopping

Top-quality shopping

If you love shopping as much as culture, you can easily get to all of the large outlet stores along the motorway near Belpoggio. We are just 14 km away from the Headquarters of Prada and their exclusive Outlet; 23 km from The Mall Luxury Outlet, with Prada, Gucci, Burberry, Dior, Hogan/Tod's, Armani, Fendi and more. 64 km away you’ll find the Valdichiana Outlet Village, which has Adidas, Borbonese, Calvin Klein, Liu Jo and many more fashion and houseware brands.