Our third trip to This property, this unit has been our favorite so far and perfect for two people. The accommodations and perfect, the area is beautiful, great for hikes and centrally located to visit many towns and areas of Italy. It is an easy drive to Florence. The local butcher, fruit market in Bucine are excellent, across the main highway that leads into .bucine from the castle is a great antichi forno in poggi, there are signs. If you need a large market the Coop in Montevarchi is open everyday until 9:00 pm, which is very helpful. We would definitely recommend this to friends and plan to return next year.
Bucine Loggetta is approximately 10 minute drive to the town of Bucine. It is quiet, relaxing and well off the beaten path while at the same time unique in that it has a castle on site where the owners reside. You are surrounded by grapes, olive trees and well maintained gardens and landscaping including a large outdoor pool that too is well maintained. Reception personel are extremely helpful when needing assistance including recommendations on restaurants, shopping or use of the train. Dining is conveniently available on site however we found better options elsewhere but required to drive.
A Little Bit of Heaven in Tuscany
An out of the way, idyllic setting to spend several days or weeks in Tuscany. It's located 10 minutes from Bucine (a train stop on the way to Florence or Arezzo-you need a car to go anywhere). The accommodations were wonderful, the people there are terrific; kind, patient and helpful. We had two dinners prepared at Bucine Loggetta and they were delicious as was their wine (from grapes grown on the property. We also bought food and wine from one of the markets we visited and had a lovely dinner on our patio. About an hour drive from most of the Tuscan hill towns, I would strongly urge getting a Garmin GPS (or one like it)-I don't think we could have navigated without it. The only thing that we regret is not taking a cooking class.
The accomodations and staff were 5 star.
The Bucine area was perfect! The location was centrally located to visit many cities. The accomodations and staff were 5 star. The setting for the castle and villas were from a dream. The pool was so peaceful and refreshing.
We visited Florence, Sienna, Montepulciano, Pienza and the secret gem called Arezzo during out stay.
Pat and Lisa of Italy Perfect were great in helping us throughtout the process in selecting this place.
A dream come true!
My husband and I were in Italy to celebrate our 25th anniversary. The Bucine Loggetta exceeded our expectations. The setting was magnificent, our cottage was very comfortable, and the staff went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. The location was a little out of the way, but we had no difficulty getting to where we wanted to go. Our only disappointment was the weather- it was rainy and cool, so we were not able to utilize the terrace or the pool. We would recommend Italy Perfect highly.
The villa in Tuscany worked out really well.
The villa in Tuscany worked out really well. With 4 daughter, 2 older and 2 toddlers the larger accommodations were perfect. We really enjoyed exploring the Tuscan region. Each day was a new adventure as we drove our Ford van here and there seeing the sights. We originally thought that we would relax and spend more time at the villa but ended up putting over 500 miles on the van that week alone. No problems, but did lose our security deposit when my wife and daughter decided to blow-up the cooktop. Long story, quite funny really. Loved the location and surrounding area. May have been a little too remote for us. But having the car really helped. Most of the local restaurants were good and had friendly service. Each little town seemed to have its own specialties and it was fun to explore each to see the differences. We visited, Aretzo, Siena, San Giminagno, Mont Riggioni, the Chianti region, Montevarchi, and several others. (town names spelled to best of my memory) Tips: Recommend using a GPS unit when driving the area. Usually very accurate but at times put us into some strange situations that all turned out to be fun and exciting. Tip 2 don't cook on top of the glass cover of the range, that's not what it is there for. Thank you for all your help. We will not hesitate to recommend you to others.
We all would go back in a heartbeat.
I must say that I feel that I know you personally. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for helping Jennifer prepare such an amazing and memorable trip. All the arrangements were perfect. The Castello di Lupinari was the perfect setting for my family. I must tell you that the owners of this property are some of the most lovely people we have ever met. We all would go back in a heartbeat.
Everything else was perfect
We just wanted you to know that we had a totally fabulous time at Borgo Bucine last week. We also were fortunate to have lovely weather, and thoroughly enjoyed our daytrips to Pisa, Siena, Montepulciano, and Arrezzo. We also visited one of the local wineries, Poggio Molina (website is www.poggiomolina.it) whom the owners recommended. This was one of the highlights of our trip....the vineyards are gorgeous and the wine cellar and tasting room was beautiful. It's run by a local family, and they even sent us back with a gift of wine for recommending them (we bought two cases of red and one of white).
...everything else was perfect...we loved the layout of the villa (Fienile) and the furniture is beautiful. Thanks again for all of your help and advice and I would love to return to Italy again soon. Thank you
Borgo Bucine was spectacular.
We returned from Italy late Saturday night. I must tell you -- Borgo Bucine was spectacular. Your directions were terrific and the family was lovely. I got especially friendly with Antonella. My daughter fell in love with their dogs.
So, thanks for hand picking a lovely villa for us. We had a wonderful and relaxing trip. Tuscany is a very special place. The Italian people--even more special.
It can get unbearably hot in the summer. We may have hit an unusually hot spell, but it did put a damper on our enjoyment. We had several days of 95-100 degree weather. Brutal. If people have a choice, they should choose May or October.
There were soooooo many tourists, it was crazy. When I travel, I like to spend time with the people who live in the area. Not people like me! Anyway, Antonella suggested three "tourist free" places for us that I loved.
Thanks for great tips. Oh, we ate in a place that you recommended. I don't have the name right now but it was about a block away from the Piazza della Signoria. Wonderful food. NO TOURISTS!! Grazie,