We have been at Villa Cristina for the second time, because we love tjis beautiful villa on the top of a hill near arezzo. In the evening you can see the sunset and the beauty of this old town Arezzo.
We relaxed by the pool and spent most of our day in the gazebo. Everything is in excellent shape, the gardener and the cleaning stuff are doing a perfekt job.
My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Villa Cristina with our friends for a week in June. There were 8 of us in total, 6 adults and 2 children (ages 13 and 5). We ended up only using 4 of the 5 bedrooms. The weather was very hot and sunny every day so we spent most of our time in the saltwater pool and the pool house. We had a brilliant time!
The villa itself was well maintained, comfortably well appointed and spacious enough for all of us. There are also options for both indoor and outdoor dining and sitting areas both inside and outside as well. Since the weather was so nice we spent most of our time outside by the pool. The views from the terrace by the pool and from the pool house are absolutely stunning. The villa is on a hill and overlooks the town of Arezzo. It is the perfect location to have a very chilled out holiday to rest and recharge but I do recommend a car if you would like to drive into town to go to the shops.
We never dined out as our wonderful hostesses, Stella and Federica, organised for private chefs to cook for us at the villa and we also went food shopping and did a bit of cooking ourselves as the kitchen has pretty much everything you could possibly need. They also very kindly organised a day of private vineyard tours for us in Montalcino and Montepulciano with a stop in Pienza in between which we absolutely enjoyed.
We can't say enough about how accommodating and hospitable Stella and Federica were even before we arrived. Email correspondences between Villa Cristina in Italy, and us in the UK, USA and Thailand were replied to immediately and thoroughly. Then at check-in they met us on arrival and spent a lot of time showing us around the villa and explaining everything to us. Any time we had questions or any problems we could contact them and they would either sort it out by phone or drive to the villa and see us to resolve whatever issue in person. At one point we even had Stella's husband, Nicola, at the villa trying to recover the wifi connection (which is now up and running fine both inside the villa and the pool house). They are very quick and efficient about answering queries and solving any problems and handle everything in a very professional but genuinely friendly manner. We found them eager to please and fulfill any reasonable requests but they had thought of most things already so we didn't really require anything additional.
We hope to return to Villa Cristina again as the villa is perfect for a family holiday, the owners are fantastic and we found it very good value for money. We wish Stella and Federica continued success with renting out their wonderful family villa.
We had an extraordinary 2 week stay with extended family at Villa Cristina. The estate has incredible facilities and boasts wonderful views of the city of Arezzo. The two sisters that own and manage this property are amazing and were on call if we needed the tiniest thing or piece of advice, but never intrusive. It was pure joy for all to be able to stay in this wonderful villa. Every room is spacious and comfortable and has its own private bathroom and the place was meticulous and cleaned every day. The grounds and pool area are magnificent and the facilities were beyond expectations. No words can describe what a welcoming and incredible place this is. We very much look forward to visiting Villa Cristina again.
Villa Cristina sits above Arezzo, Italy. The view is simply stunning! The villa has everything one needs for a perfect, very comfortable vacation. The owners Stella & Federica do everything they can to make the stay at Villa Cristina perfect. We had an amazing time and we will return. I would highly recommend this villa...you will not be disappointed!!
If you have ever dreamed of living in Tuscany, Villa Cristina, the family home of sisters Stella and Federica, brings the fantasy to reality. First things first. Overlooking Arezzo, a charming town off the beaten tourist track, the location is optimal. But it is the house, its grounds, and the gracious attention of the hosts that make the experience so very special. The generous villa is large enough for five couples to have their privacy, yet offers plenty of places to share and delight in company: living and dining rooms, and, of course, a fully fit-out kitchen. There are books galore, in Italian and English, a billiards table, and a pinball machine. With a large lawn, several patios, a hammock, plus playhouse and slide for kids, the glorious setting offers plenty of options for picnics. More outdoor entertainment comes in the forms of a hot tub and truly swimmable pool. I’m saving the best for last. That is the gazebo where we progressed from aperativi to meals watching the sun set and give rise to the twinkling lights of the city below. Speriamotornare presto. Edie and Alan Lazowick
Words cannot even begin to express our gratitude towards Stella and Federica. Their service was that of a 5 star hotel. They are absolutely remarkable in every sense! Our only regret is not having more time to spend with them & at Villa Cristina.
My husband & I bid on Villa Cristina at an auction benefiting Children’s Hospital in Orange County. We traveled with our two families from California and Arizona, including our parents, and our siblings along with their husbands and wives and a small child.
Everyone was comfortable in the sleeping arrangements with bathrooms in every room. The kitchen and eating areas where wonderful, as well as, the sprawling grounds. We spent most of our time in the Gazebo overlooking the stunning views and pool. It was an incredible space where we enjoyed chef catered dinners (highly recommend- we even added one because it was that incredible!), home-cooked pizza nights, using their pizza oven, and enjoying recounting our daily adventures throughout Tuscany!
Stella and Federica helped us put together an incredible itinerary for the week, answered all our questions, helped arrange travel for tours, a wonderful cooking class at the Villa, pick ups…you name it!
We did day-trips to nearby wineries, hilltop towns, and spent all our evenings with dinners at the house. We never wanted to leave and this trip was truly special because of Villa Cristina!
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
The villa/location provides everything desired. Impeccable groomed spacious rooms. The cleaning leady comes every day acting very discretely, so she never disturbs.
The villa includes so many interesting places also outside, allowing you to relax somewhere depending on the position of the sun.
The refreshing pool with its clean water, the hot whirlpool we used every day.
Among so many other things, the calmness and the remoteness impressed me most.
Unforgettable views wherever you are.
This little paradise is also an excellent place to visit surrounding famous cities and there are a lot of them.
If I (we) come again ? What a stupid question.