After staying in Florence for four days, we were ready for some peace and quiet and the Belvedere was the perfect place for us! The villa is located in a tiny town called Costalpino just about 10 minutes from Siena. As you drive through the dirt road and between the tall Cypress trees, you know the something magical is waiting for you on the other end. The Belvedere is a perfect place if you want to be away from the crowds and the noise as it sits in-between the farmland of the Tuscany region. The rental property is on the upper floor of the two story villa. As soon as you walk in, you can feel that you're right at home with the cozy living room, fireplace and large dinning room table. The kitchen is generously equipped with a gas stove, oven, dishwasher, full size refrigerator, pots & pans, dishes, coffeemaker, basic food such as olive oil, tea, condiments etc. The bedrooms are large and very decorated very nicely. There are large wardrobes in each bedroom and extra warm blankets. The beds are super comfortable and all of them have comforters. The three bathrooms have walking showers, modern toilets and sinks and bidets. Hairdryers are available too!!
Now, here's the most spectacular feature of the Belvedere: The lovely views and parklike gardens around the house. Because the house is located on a hill, the views are spectacular and breathtaking. There is an outside patio table and chairs near a BBQ grill that can be used by the guests. There is also a pizza oven out side of the house if you're feeling brave enough to cook your own pizza.
The Belvedere is the perfect stop if your touring the Tuscany region, it's near Siena, Florence, San Gimignano and other towns. I would highly recommend the Belvedere to all travelers as this is truly a gem in the Tuscany Hills.