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Valdarno Landscapes in Leonardo: a Chat with the Manger of Boutique Hotel Villa Belpoggio

When you hear the word “Tuscany”, the first things that probably come to mind are Florence, Pisa and Chianti. But few of you might have heard of the Valdarno, an idyllic area between Florence and Arezzo that has inspired artists for centuries, even the likes of the great Renaissance Master Leonardo da Vinci. My wife and I stayed at a charming boutique hotel, the Relais Villa Belpoggio in the Valdarno community of Loro Ciuffenna , perched on the slopes of the southern ridge of the Pratomagno. Our first morning I had a delightful chat with the Villa’s manager Maria Ventrone, and I told her...
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Relais Villa Belpoggio – Loro Ciuffenna, Tuscany.

An amazing property right on the Tuscan Hills Villa Belpoggio Bel Poggio in Italian means beautiful hill, and the name really fits. Relais Villa Belpoggio is immersed in the gorgeous Tuscan hills of the Arezzo district in Tuscany, just a 30 minutes car ride from Florence. This area is not as widely popular as the Chianti region, at least among non-Italians, but maybe because of this it is one of the finest places to visit during your Italian holidays. Excellent food, stunning views, a friendly atmosphere and cultural sites are what makes this area worth going. Isn’t that enough? It may be reached...
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