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Recent Arezzo Province reviews

  • Perfect family stay

    "We had an absolutely wonderful time at Casa Helena. Our family of five, including three teenagers, stayed here for the better part of two weeks at the end of July / beginning of August. This was the first trip to Europe for the kids, and we left with a lifetime of memories. We had high expectations for the property, having heard of it from others who had stayed there. These were easily exceeded. Pre-arrival, we had received a detailed guide from the owner, which proved to be incredibly helpful throughout our stay. We were met in nearby Camucia by Stefania, who gave us a tour of the property (and greeted each of us with a very Italian two kisses on the cheek!). During the stay we made very good use of the newly remodeled kitchen and outdoor grill. Fresh vegetables and homemade olive oil and wine from the surrounding grounds complemented our dinners perfectly. Eating well is big for our family, and we couldn't have been more satisfied. We also made good use of the pool -- an excellent way to relax after exploring Cortona and other nearby towns. The views of Cortona from the backyard were absolutely gorgeous. The location of Casa Helena was likewise perfect. Morning walks up to the town of Cortona were pleasant. We also took day trips to Florence, Lake Tasiemeno (for wake boarding), Castiglione, Sienna, and nearby vineyards for wine tastings. All of these were easily reachable. As this was the kids' first trip, we also took an overnight trip to Rome -- also easily reached with a two hour drive. We did find that having a car was a good idea if you like to explore as we do. Our experience at Casa Helena was truly wonderful. We will definitely recommend it to friends."
    Guest: Andrew Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Quintessential Tuscan getaway

    "Imagine waking up to the sun streaming into the beautiful windows from the sunflower field, and the sound of distant roosters crowing. (Or you can close the shutters and sleep in.) You walk into the cozy kitchen and make coffee in the Bialetti, then walk down to the pool, past the fragrant lavender in bloom, and jump in for a morning swim. Then comes breakfast on one of the terraces (fresh fruit from the orchard or Lucignano's weekly market; fresh bread, salami, and cheese from the local shops) followed by a leisurely look at one of the many guidebooks on Linda's shelves to see where you want to visit today: a monastery to hear Gregorian chants; your choice of nearby hot springs; the dramatic landscape of the Crete; a series of tiny hill towns along the winding roads; the cities of Siena, Arezzo, Cortona, or Florence. (The Prada outlet is also nearby...) Or you could just consult the long list of favorites that Linda has given you; most of the suggestions we tried were unforgettable. You can swim again when you get home in the afternoon, and read a while or just watch the ever-changing sky, and then have a nap by the pool while the green lizards sun themselves on the stones. After a nice hot shower, choose from the restaurants close by that Linda recommends, or cook yourself with vegetables and salad from the garden and/or meat from the amazing and knowledgeable butcher in town. A visit to a gelateria later is always a good idea too. We had a perfect vacation here with our kids and in-laws. Everywhere your eye falls is an exquisite view or flower or artwork, but nothing feels arranged or fussy. It's the quintessential Tuscan home, rustic yet comfortable, homey yet enchanted. The house and property have enough wonderful corners that you can always opt to be with the group or by yourself. We spent about as much time doing nothing as exploring the area, which is the wonderful heart of Tuscany. If you are a cyclist or a runner, you can turn right or left out the driveway and find miles of calm roads with amazing views. After two weeks we felt reborn."
    Guest: Nell Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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