I had a very important celebrity client asked to make an appearance in Tuscany recently, which is a place I have dreamed of visiting my whole life, specifically Arrezo. We were blessed and fortunate enough to stay at Castello Val Colle, a castle high up on a hill top surrounded by a beautiful view, olive trees and a vineyard which produces the most amazing wine. I thought I was in a fairy tale, literally. The castle is amazing and the rooms are as beautiful as they are comfortable. The chef treated us to the most delicious meal each night and the owners (Renee and Pierre Giovanni) not only are the best hosts in all of Italy, I feel like I have made a friendship with them that will last a lifetime. The experience was a dream come true. My celebrity client could not have been more impressed as well. The only problem I had was I didn't want to leave...ever. I will be back and back often. I highly, highly recommend. I usually am not one to make promises, but I promise you won't be sorry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The castle was built over 1,000 years ago by hand, by local artisans and artists of the trades. All of the floors are adorned in original woods and terra cotta, indigenous to the Tuscan region. The castle is furnished in genuine, traditional, antique Tuscan faire and each piece has been hand selected over the years to compliment its captivating surroundings. The hauntingly beautiful walls of each room are decorated with hand selected original art works from artists that span the globe and the realm of time. No two rooms are quite alike. Amongst the ancient splendor of this magnificent castle one will also find all the modern comforts and conveniences of the 21st century, blended seamlessly into the ancient architecture. Every room is equipped with its own flat screen television, dvd player, and satellite tv. The castle has central heat and air conditioning and private en suite facilities for each room. ... more less