We spent two weeks at La Bozzina in Montalla and had a grand time, not the least because of Michele Catani and his accommodating manner. The house was pure luxury for three; at least two couples if not three could have comfortably stayed there. However, we spent most of the time outdoors, either in the lovely garden or by the pool. The villa is a genuine centuries old Tuscan villa, part of a living community. There are sounds everywhere, barking dogs, grasshoppers, birds, tractors passing by, even donkeys nearby. It made us feel being a part of Italy.
The kitchen in La Bozzina is a bit small, but we managed. It would have been more difficult if we were more than three people. (But there is a great local restaurant 200 yards from the house)
The pool area is beyond belief, a wonderful pool and with sun from morning til 6 pm, with quality sunbeds and a huge lawn. The area is shared by two or three families, but one can have as much or as little interaction as one wants. There is room for everybody.
Montalla is close to Cortona (10 minutes), Arezzo (45 minutes) and Siena (1 hr 15 mins), perfect for country lane walks along sunflower farms.
Michele speaks really good English, is very helpful with tips about shopping, restaurants and sights - and not to forget his mother Donatella's not-to-be-missed cooking class and dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of tuscany, close to the border with Umbria, In the Azienda Fontelunga you will have the opoertunity to experience the beauty of the tuscan country. The ancient farmhouses we rent will be the perfect headquortes for your escurtion in the many beautiful Tuscan and Umbrian Locations you can reach easily and will let you live the true emotion of a traditional tuscan country holiday. We don't have suite but entire villas or apartments completely independent and with large private gardens each. Traditional tuscan dinner and cooking classes available in our exclusive restaurant inside the family 1491 villa. ... more less