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Casa Portagioia
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Bethel, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews
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“Pinch me..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

Ahhhh..Casa Portagioia

A place where dreams are fulfilled!
If your dream is to stay in a Tuscan farmhouse, where you can dive into a beautiful pool, surrounded by roses and fresh lavender, ride a bicycle down a lane to a village church, and later enjoy an exquisite dinner cooked by Marcello, served on a beautiful terrace with Bocelli playing softly in the background..where the other "invited guests" at the party add to the festivities..
You will feel more like you have been invited for the week-end to this oasis.
Terry and Marcello are true visonaries.
Marcello the artist, and Terry the facilitator.
No extra charge for the dry English wit, If you can keep up..
Pack your manners as it is first class (on the down low) all the way.
Thank you Terry and Marcello for sharing your home with us. it was a pleasure.
Fondly,
Tina and Skip

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

My best friend and I went on a 6-day Italian adventure that covered 12 cities through Tuscany, Venice and Milan. Among all the places we stayed, the most unforgettable one was Casa Portagioia. Terry and Marcello's warmth and gracious hospitality were what made the biggest difference. Where would you find an owner of a B&B, go the extra mile to pick up lost guests in town (because they braved a Tuscan adventure with no GPS!)? From the start, we knew that this magical place, and these two very wonderful people, were special, just like all the reviews we read. Though we stayed for only a day, the beauty and tranquility of this piece of heaven on earth made such a lasting impact. The grounds were beautifully maintained, all postcard-perfect shots from every angle. The rooms and bathrooms were full of character, very comfortable and immaculately clean. Being accustomed to waking up with the sunrise, I loved the heavy wooden window shutters as it blocked the sunlight so I could sleep in a bit. Though we would have loved to have enjoyed the famous dinners by Marcello, it wasn't the night that it was scheduled (which gives us another reason to come back!). The restaurant recommendation was absolutely a gastronomic experience, I still get hungry at the memory of pasta with a huge helping of truffles. The breakfast of fruits, pastries. ham and eggs, coffee and lots of juice, was set against the perfect Tuscan landscape of a hilltop view, perfect sunny weather, and pretty landscapes of cypress trees and flowers. We could not get enough pictures of this beautiful place. Thank you Terry and Marcello for a wonderful stay! We have plans to come back, and hopefully you would not have to rescue us in town because like any special experience, we will always know how to find it... it was simply unforgettable!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

Our stay at Casa Portagioia was short but nonetheless fulfilling and relaxing. My wife and I visited this wonderful bed and breakfast at the beginning of June as part of our Tuscan honeymoon. We booked fairly last minute, but Terry and Marcello somehow found the best apartment possible for us.

On our first night we arrived just in time for the superb dinner that was prepared by Marcello. We paired with it the Casa Portagioia wino rosso, which was fabulous. The next day we had a wonderful breakfast and took in the pool and the beautifully landscaped grounds. My personal favourites were the rosemary and lavender bushes surrounding the house...stunning.

Marcello and Terry are very accommodating and willing to help with anything. It seems like they were always around and available to chat. The grounds which are perfectly manicured leave a lasting impression.

All in all the stay was perfect. We relaxed more here than in other places in Tuscany and we only stayed 2 nights. Definitely recommend this B&B to anyone who wants to get a great feel for Tuscany in a gorgeous villa close to interesting little towns.

Can't wait to go back for some sort of anniversary...or birthday...that is sooner.

Thanks again Terry and Marcello for making our honeymoon stay so memorable.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012 via mobile

It must be the fourth time we are back at the Casa. Marcello and Terry make us feel at home. Rooms are great, service is even greater. Lovely estate, great hiking in the surroundings. Breakfast and the evening that the Casa serves dinner are an event to look forward to.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

When my husband asked me what I wanted to do for my 50th birthday I told him that I dreamed of drinking red wine, eating cheese, bread and olives in Tuscany. I actually spent my birthday in Rome, but the week after I was happily seated on the terrace at Casa Portagioia sharing a delicious cheese platter with prosciutto, olives and crusty bread, washed down with a bottle of their red wine. The sun was shining, farmers were working on the hillsides, the birds were singing and we were surrounded by beautiful flowers - it was even better than I hoped it would be after reading all the fabulous reviews.

The breakfasts were delicious and relaxing, we were able to take time to plan our days out with advice from Terry and Marcello. It was also great to meet the other guests and talk about their travel experiences. Late at night we would sit outside our room drinking wine, gazing at the stars, enjoying the peace and feeling of well-being. We spent time reading and relaxing by the pool, my husband had a swim in it but it was still a bit cold for me - though I did dip my toes in !!

We were running out of clothes so left a bag of laundry out to be washed, by the time we came back from Cortona it had all been washed, folded and put on our bed - beautifully clean and smelled so fresh.

Marcello recommended a friend's restaurant in Siena where we had an excellent meal, we had one meal at Casa Portagioia which was fun, and he booked us into a local restaurant on the first night which had very nice big pizzas (though we were still a bit full from all the wine and cheese).

Terry and Marcello are fantastic hosts, on the surface they appear very laid back but there is a great underlying attention to the small details that make a difference. We hope to return and will always highly recommend Casa Portagioia.

Room Tip: All the rooms looked fabulous !!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Portagioia

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Castiglion Fiorentino
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,056 - ₹ 15,905
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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