The Val di Chio is a well-kept secret and in our opinion is one of the most beautiful little valleys in Tuscany. Heading from Arezzo towards Cortona most people miss the left turn which leads you to the town of Castiglion Fiorentino and the Val di Chio beyond. A stay at Villa Chio will introduce you to this wonderful corner of paradise and we are pretty sure you will be coming back.
Villa Chio stands in private grounds about 8kms from the charming town of Castiglion Fiorentino, which has a good selection of restaurants, bars, ice cream shops and shops.
On the ground floor entrance is into a large well equipped kitchen with electric oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, gas hobs. From here there is the living room with a pull out sofa bed, satellite television, radio, phone, Wi-Fi, bathroom with shower, and laundry area. An internal staircase leads to the first floor and the bedrooms. There is a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom (bath and shower), a second double bedroom with an en suite bathroom (shower), and a third double bedroom with a loft with 2 twin beds for a total of 4 beds again with an en suite bathroom (shower).In the garden (about 20m from the main villa) there is a lovely independent cottage consisting of a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
The garden is immaculately kept and surrounds the house – the lovely pool is located about 10m from the main house and enjoys fabulous views across the valley towards Castiglion Fiorentino.
Should you be able to tear yourself away from this paradise then you are certainly not short of day trips. Cortona is a spectacular hill top town and is full of great places to eat, only 20 minutes away by car. Arezzo is home to some of the greatest paintings by Piero della Francesco and is only 30 minutes away. The wine towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino are across the Val di Chiana and with Siena, Florence and Perugia all easily reachable this location makes Villa Chio all the more desirable. The nearest town of Castiglion Fiorentino is a delight and off the tourist trail so evening meals can be enjoyed surrounded by just the locals.