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“Exceeded Expectations!”
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Casa Portagioia
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Reviewed 6 December 2010

This B&B is located in a beautiful wine valley. It was a little out of the way from where we wanted to explore, but we were more than happy to have a longer drive every day to be able to stay at Casa Portagioia. We felt like the B&B was a tranquil paradise on earth.

Terry and Marcello are excellent and charming hosts with great personalities. Marcello is an outstanding chef who makes the best eggs and ham that I have ever had, and the breakfast spread includes a large array of fresh fruits, pastries, breads, cereal, and yogurt. Marcello also makes a wonderful and romantic dinner about 2 times a week, and I highly recommend staying for dinner. The food was absolutely delicious, and coupled with the outdoor setting in a garden rivaled the best Italian restaurants.

The rooms are a good size with beautiful views. The beds are comfortable, and the bathrooms are clean. Terry and Marcello have thought of every detail including toothbrush holders. The whole place is absolutely beautiful with lush English gardens, Tuscan decor, and a gorgeous surrounding landscape. The pool is relaxing and worth a day on its own to soak up the Tuscan sun and enjoy the view.

My husband and I travel a lot, and we don't like to repeat places because there is so much in the world to see. However, we do plan to return to Casa Portagioia because we loved our time there so much.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2010

My husband and I stayed here during our tour of Italy and Greece in September and we loved every second of our stay - although when they say use the GPS coordinates in their instructions trust them -- or you could end up on top of a really tall hill with a lot of angry Italian drivers behind you! We arrived and after some razzing from Terry we were directed to a wonderful restaurant in town. Every meal that was suggested to us was amazing, but the dinner made by Marcello and Terry was top notch and something we still explain to our friends as something they all must do in their lives. The breakfast was great too and my husband (who doesn't eat a lot of fruits) found another favorite in baked figs, but I loved my morning cappucino (we actually came home and bought an espresso machine because of them and only drink lavazza!). The rooms are beautiful, clean and well planned out. And when you open the windows to the smell of lavendar and roses and can see the olive groves and vinyards you know you are some place special. All in all it was a wonderful place to stay and we are already saving to make a return trip.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

This place absolutely exceeded and surpassed our expectations. Casa Portagioia offered us a wonderful home away from home and a great environment to be in during our getaway from our hectic New York City lives.

From every little detail you can see that Terry and Marcello have put their hearts and souls into this place and that their goal is to make your stay as pleasant as it can be. The place is secluded away in Toscan hills, but is close to all great attractions - Sienna, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Cortona (just to name a few).

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2010

Casa Portigioia is one of the best B&B's I have ever visited. It was so beautiful, clean, modern and relaxing. The purveyors, Terry & Marcello made our stay memorable. Warm and friendly hosts. The were so helpful with our travel plans, aquired tickets for us to see the David, and they went out of their way to accomodate us. We were so lucky to have found this little treasure tucked in the Tuscan hills. The food and wine were outstandind! I can't say enough about Casa Portagioia. A must for your Buckrt List! Denise Turner, Gilroy, California

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 November 2010

Casa "Port-a-joy-a" Portagioia, is a JOYFUL experience. Terry and Marcello are wonderful hosts. They started by making a stressful arrival in Arezzo an adventure and welcomed us late at night with a smile, dinner and wine. The rooms have everything you would expect in a 5 star hotel, and the beds are so comfortable, the stress of traveling just melted away. Breakfasts... magnificent! Marcello is a fantastic chef ... The villa, B&B cottage, grounds, vineyard and olive groves make you want to get the camera out and take photo after photo - We were Marcello and Terry’s last guests of the season, they were so helpful in making our first trip to Tuscany the “Best part of our Italy adventure” I will recommend staying with them to all of my friends and family. I know I will return to Casa Portagioia.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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 12 B&Bs / Inns in Castiglion Fiorentino
Price Range: ₹ 14,236 - ₹ 17,986 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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