Marjon VDH - Netherlands

Marvellous stay in Pieve Santo Stefano


It was a huge property with a main building with 4 bedrooms and bathrooms and 2 apartments with each one bedroom and bathroom. The property includes a big swimming pool, BBQ and a nice place to sit outside. Read More…

Harold N - France

Dream spot


Superb small hamlet with splendid view of the lake. Buildings tastefully renovated. Warm welcome. No complaints! Read More…

Patricia G - London

Luscious


Thank you all for a truly wonderful time – lived up to the memories of last year’s summer. Dennis still with us in spirit. Luscious landscape, luscious food, luscious everything. Read More…

Liz E - London

Wonderful week


Thank you yet again for a truly wonderful week. I loved the peaceful walks to the lake and through the woods. Great Sunday lunch at Trattoria Vasco in true Italian family style. We loved our trip to Arezzo for the antique market and also Anghiari. Read More…

Caroline T - London

Butterflies and gentle breeze


What an absolute privilege to be here again. This year we have had fabulous weather, a couple of big thunderstorms whilst evening dinner was cooking and then hot days and sunshine, just perfect. The Yoga deck is an absolute winner, gorgeous views of the lake, masses of butterflies and a gentle breeze. A little slice of paradise, forever grateful. Read More…

The Small-Davis - USA

Falling stars and the milky way


Thank you for a beautiful retreat from our first night to our last dip in the pool. Highlights would be lunch at Vascos (that lunch! John will be talking about it for years), a late night meeting with a family of wild boars (some deer and the geckos) and magical stargazing from the driveway, falling stars and the milky way. We hope to return. Read More…

Bob C - New Jersey - USA

The re-return story


From the Calcinaia, there was more to be seen, So we returned once again, in two thousand eighteen.
Arriving with plans for each day of our stay, We spent the first two, come down the driveway. Our cars shook and rattled with the occasional bump, Yet we counted our blessings, for one week without Trump! Read More…

Lucy and Tony M - UK

Truly splendid place


Borghetto Calcinaia is a truly splendid place. A first for all of us and we hope the first of many future visits. We have feasted on great food and savoured the sights and sounds of birds, butterflies and enjoyed the pool. Somehow we have also managed to fit in the concert programme of the Anghiari Southbank Sinfonia Festival. Read More…

Diane S - UK

Peacefulness of the landscape


Thank you, this has been a most splendid week. A beautifully appointed house and a wonderful atmosphere. We have loved the spectacular setting and peacefulness of the landscape. Read More…

The Morkunas family - USA

A slice of heaven on earth


Thank you so much for such a wonderful 1st visit to Tuscany. It was a week we will never forget. The property is magnificent from the lake views to the gardens, the lodgings and the pool. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. We were so lucky to find this place for our whole family – 10 total – to spend a week together, celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. Read More…

Gillian Fletcher Northumberland UK

Beautiful house in rural Tuscany


Dennis and Gilly who own this property are wonderful. Even before we had arrived I had asked many questions, some requiring them to research things for us but nothing was too much trouble. We arrived late but they were both there to greet us and to help us settle in.
Although they live just next door they were never intrusive but always had a friendly word to say should we see each other.
The main house is magnificent, with just about everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Whilst there I was also shown the other 2 smaller properties and they are equally well furnished.
The pool and grounds at our disposal were well kept and clean and regular visits from their inquisitive dog were welcome. Read More…

William Tautz. London UK

Pure Tuscan Magic


I doubt I can find words to do justice this beautiful place and the kindness and hospitality of Gilly and Dennis. I stayed four nights with my wife as part of an organised yoga holiday. The house is all stunning stonework and marble with exposed wooden beams. The views of fields, forests and most of all the nearby lake were exquisite, and the garden itself felt magical--landscaped yet unregimented, fulsome yet not overwhelming. Our visit was lucky enough to coincide with the annual appearance of fireflies in the evenings, in case final confirmation was needed that this was a truly magical place.
Gilly and Dennis were generous with their time, with information about the history of the farm and its buildings as well as about the local area. They are extremely knowledgable about the whole surrounding area of Tuscany and Umbria: they can tell point you to the best rustic country restaurants, bars and eateries with fantastic views, as well as medieval villages and the larger towns throughout the area. Read More…

Marcia Smith. New York USA

Perfect Tuscany villa for a once in a lifetime trip!!


My husband and I and two other couples stayed for a week in the beautiful home of Dennis and Gilly. The pictures do not do the farmhouse justice. Beautiful views from all windows, impeccable furnishings, and a pool to do for!! We loved the big country kitchen for cooking our dinners with the fresh food we found each day at the local butchers. Our first night we had a lovely delicious home cooked Tuscan dinner by Gilly with great wine included!! It was like coming home. The location is very convenient to lovely walled towns around the area - especially Anghiari and Assisi!! Dennis and Gilly were a fount of information and so welcoming. We are going back!! Read More…

Mark Dishop – Cambridge, MA, USA

Lovely home and setting - and the owners made it a fabulous stay!


My wife and I stayed at Borghetto Calcinaia for more than a week in late October / early November. We enjoyed it immensely and couldn’t recommend it highly enough! The location is very convenient to area sightseeing, situated between Anghiari (8 minutes drive) and San Sepolcro (maybe 12 minutes), suitable for day trips to Citta di Castello, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio and Urbino (all of which deserve at least a day trip). Don’t miss the closest - the medieval town of Anghiari — which is a largely untouched small town with few tourists. We also drove 5 minutes to start a nice walk on a gravel road along the Tiber River that feeds the lake. There is other hiking available in the area, too. The historic buildings have been beautifully rehabbed for modern living. The main guest house has a fully equipped kitchen with a full-size fridge, powerful gas cooktop and electric oven, and dishwasher, as well as a very good supply of pots, pans, and cooking gear, which we happily used daily as we prefer to cook our own meals. Read More…

Mark Fallon - UK

“A Delightful Week”


My family and I have just returned from a delightful week at Borghetto Calcinaia. We enjoyed the beautiful setting and views, the lovely swimming pool and the friendly hospitality of Dennis and Gilly. The area was delightful and we were able to visit local restaurants recommended by our hosts. The villa was well equipped and spacious. Read More…

Jim Krupnick – California USA

“Fabulous Vacation Home in Tuscany”


We just returned from a wonderful week at Borghetto Calcinaia, a beautiful place to stay in eastern Tuscany with delightful and welcoming hosts, Gilly and Dennis . The property is as gorgeous as depicted in the photos on the site; it is located in area that is easy for day trips to hill towns and other cities in Umbria and Tuscany. And knowing that a large pool with a tremendous view of the Tuscan countryside awaits you whatever your plans for the day, adds to the enjoyment of the stay. But what really makes Borghetto Calcinaia so special is Dennis and Gilly. They have an ability to make complete strangers ( like my husband, myself and our five traveling companions) feel like old friends. Read More…

Paul Wooton – London UK

“A Tuscan Paradise”


Having just spent a week at this idyllic 18th Century Farmhouse deep in the Tuscan countryside my wife and I were highly impressed by the comfort, lavish furnishing and facilities and outstanding hospitality of our hosts Gilly and Dennis. Everything from the beautiful scenery and garden to the beautiful bathroom and comfortable beds enhanced our stay. I cannot recommend Borghetto Calcinaia more highly. Thank you Gilly and Dennis, we will be back. Read More…

C Dickens - Reading UK

“An out-of-season idyll in the heart of Italy. Just go, it is well worth it”


My wife and I love Italy and have visited the country many times but this trip was truly special. We wanted to visit Tuscany out-of-season and were able to book Casa Susinetto at Borghetto Calcinaia, one of Dennis and Gilly's two superb one bedroom units for the beginning of November just for a few days. They can be booked individually when the pool is closed. This proved to be a great decision. The accommodation is warm, spacious and really comfortable. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you with a few goodies already in the fridge.There is so much to see in the area and Dennis and Gilly are THE perfect hosts. Read More…

James Miller – London, UK

“Tuscan Bliss”


We stayed for a week in August as part of a two week stay in Tuscany. Looking back we'd have been happy to have the full two weeks with Dennis and Gilly, who made us feel very at home in their beautiful villa with stunning views over the lake. Dennis is a wealth of knowledge on all things local, and touched us very much by dropping off a loaf of bread in the mornings and being so friendly with us and our kids. Gilly is kind and hospitable, keeps a mean garden and is very helpful. They have invested into their properties and have real pride in what they do. The place is lovely. All in all we couldn't have been happier, and would recommend the place wholeheartedly - in fact already have been! Read More…

Andy Olding – London, UK

“Beautiful house, friendly owners, stunning views...”


Just had the most amazing two weeks Borghetto Calcinaia. The first week we shared the main house with some friends and the second week we hired all of the accommodation for a full extended family holiday - this allowed Granny and Grandpa to have their own space and private terrace and the cousins could all run around very happily. It isn't just the main house that is finished to extremely high standards, all of the accommodation is immaculate. Having friendly owners on site, was brilliant - Gilly and Dennis are full of good tips and advice, mines of local information. Read More…