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“Paradise Found”
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Casa Portagioia
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“Paradise Found”
Reviewed 23 June 2008

When we first arrived, we aere taken back by the cleanliness and tidyness of the surrounding gounds as we drove up the long drive lined with Cyprus trees.
Once at the car park area we were met by this man who was cutting the grass (who we thought was the gardener, sorry Terry) and he was welcoming and had a great sense of humour. He asked us about our travels and then showed us to our accommodation for the next two nights.
Well, we were absolutey amazed that we had found this place and knew we were in for a great stay. Terry & Marcello are very pleassent , good hosts as this was demonstrated at the tuscan evening meal we had (Marcello is an excellent chef) and the setting was on the terrace patio with soft music in the Tuscan hills. Food Excellent,Hosts Excellent, Location fantastic, facilities and swimming pool awesome. It was sad that we had to say goodbye so soon, and wished we could have stayed longer. One thing is certain, we will be back and for longer. Best wishes gentleman and see you again hopefully soon.

  • Liked — The Surroundings of the Tuscan country side
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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St. Louis
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Reviewed 16 June 2008

This was absolutely the highlight of our Tuscany adventure. Our only dissappointment is that we did not stay longer. We can't wait to come back! Don't you miss out...book now..just not when we want to...
Jean and Brian

  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2008

This is our second stay at Casa Portagioia and it has been every bit as good as the last. The rooms are spotlessly clean (Marcello wields his duster with great fervour) and the toiletries, bathrobes and slippers make this into a very up-market b&b. Breakfasts are fabulous, with a huge selection of fresh friuit, freshly squeezed o.j., yogurts, cereals, eggs and freshly baked croissants. Twice a week Marcello works his magic in the kitchen and serves up an amazing 5 course dinner - well worth staying in for.

The location is stunning (thanks to Terry's gardening prowess) and if you don't want to visit the many beautiful towns in the vicinity, lazing by the pool and having a bottle or two of wine is a delightful way to pass the day. A delicious salad or pasta for lunch is the icing on the cake.

Terry is a charming, debonair and amusing host and both he and Marcello can never do enough to help even the most discerning of guests!

Truly a magical place and destined to be one of those that you will keep coming back to.

  • Liked — fabulous views and spotlessly clean
  • Disliked — there is nothing not to like - everything is beautiful
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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Antwerp
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Reviewed 11 June 2008

This was the second time that we visited Casa P.
This time it was for our honeymoon and it was excellent!

Big compliments to Terry and Marcello for an outstanding service especially Marcello's cooking and Terry's entertainment.

The facilities :
-an outstanding pool and garden area
-very clean and large rooms
-the dinners twice a week are fenomenal!

The location of Casa P is very central in Tuscany and close to Umbria, so ideal for sightseeing.

In short :when you go to Tuscany defenetly stay at Casa P!! Its a must do!!!

Greetings from Wim and Ben
Antwerp, Belgium

  • Liked — the grounds
  • Disliked — leaving it
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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california
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Reviewed 10 June 2008

We really dont want to give a recommendation because we are afraid it may book up before we can schedule. This was the second year we stayed at Casa Portagioia. Last year we stayed a week, this year we stayed 2 weeks. It is the most wonderful relaxing place with wonderful hosts and great guests and beautiful roses and flowers, I have never seen so many huge roses and orther flowers. It is a perfect location to use as a base to drive anywhere around tuscany. Which we did everyday. My husband, and daughter (29) and I would arrive back about 6:00 sit out on the patio outside our appartment and have wine and cheese and then go for a swim in the gorgeous swimming pool with beautiful views and little split tail swallows swooping down to scoop water. It was the best time. Then we would drive to dinner except 2 nites a week Marcello would prepare the most incredible gormet 5 course meal. (optional) but we never turned it down and we were never disappointed. Terri would entertain and keep everyone happy. We miss them already..
We have already started planning next years trip unfortunately or fortunately we are going back again. We just can't seem to change our location It is the best and next year is 3 weeks at Casa Portagioa and 1 week elsewhere. We love Marcello and Terri, Sammy and Tosca (little tiny puppies). Made every day a happy day you couldn't help but love them. They kept us laughing. Evie, Bruce & Kristie

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Sawbridgeworth
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Reviewed 1 June 2008

We had booked to spend a week at CP and then we were due to drive north and spend 4 nights in Bagnone; things didn’t quite go to plan.
From the moment we arrived we knew we had found somewhere exceptional – captivating environment, lovely accommodation, exceptional food. I could go on but perhaps the most affecting aspect of our stay was the genuine concern from Terry and Marcello that we should be having the best time possible.

The week passed quickly, we said our goodbyes and made the long drive north. The next morning after breakfast I ‘phoned Terry ‘ Of course you can come back, get in the car and we’ll have some lunch when you arrive’. We lost the money for the next 3 nights and didn’t give a fig!

We talk about the Val di Chio most days and I’m trying to organise getting back to see Terry and Marcello before the year’s out; the only other place we’ve ever chosen to visit twice is Venice, and given the choice it would be CP all the way…….


Vicki and Rick

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  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 30 May 2008

Hallo Terry and Marcello,
Thank you for the great time we had at your B&B, we enjoyed it tremendously the food is excellent.
And your cooking is out off this world if I stayed a bit closer I surely would come for lessons Marcello.
And the setting of your home is so nice and tranquil, it is so nice to stay so close to the mountains and take a trip on the country roads, I still wonder, do the folk who live around there release how blessed they are to live in such a nice place.
We hope to see you some time again.
Love from Ditrie and Steve

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  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa Portagioia
Address: Pieve di Chio | Cortona, 52043, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Castiglion Fiorentino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Castiglion Fiorentino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Portagioia - an elegant yet relaxed country retreat in Tuscany - somewhere between a country hotel and your best friend's home. A place where you can relax, take time to reflect on your travels and to be energized and enthused in to seeing more of the wonderful places Tuscany (& Umbria) have to offer. Always fresh and inviting. 5 Guest bedrooms and 2 suite apartments, all with luxury bathrooms and air-conditioning. Everything 'just so.' LAST MInute? Please visit our website or send an email for an immediate response. ... more   less 
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