Bed and breakfast Val di Chiana » Casa Bellavista

Casa Bellavista is a B&B in the true English sense, a home that is opened to visitors who wish to experience the true lifestyle of a Tuscan family.


Three double bedrooms, each with itís own bathroom, are open to guests. Guests also have full use of the indoor common rooms such as the library, the sitting rooms and the dining room.
There are also the outside spaces; the park, the orchard with itís views of Cortona, the garden with itís 180į views toward Montepulciano, Mount Amiata, Sinalunga and Monte San Savino, the swimming pool.
Dinner is prepared on request with dishes from the best of Tuscan culinary tradition: Ribollita soup, spelt salad, noodles with tomatoes, duck with wild fennel, panna cotta, fruit tarts. All dinner guests are seated around a single table, a choice that reflects the style of Casa Bellavista: even the largest of families sit around the one table.
On request we can organize cooking classes, of one or more days, for a maximum of four people. The classes take place in our home kitchen, where dishes are prepared "hands on" and are enjoyed later with a glass of good wine.

Available in Casa Bellavista

  • Bathroom kit
  • Bathroom linen
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathroom with shower and bath
  • Bed linen
  • Bidet
  • Bi-weekly linen change
  • Cleaning on departure
  • Double bed
  • External boiler
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Rooms with view
  • Terrace
  • Single beds

Accomodations Casa Bellavista

La camera Rosa
South facing, this room has access to the balcony and views of Montepulciano. It has a king-size bed which can be converted to twins, and bathroom with shower. It is furnished with wardrobe and toilette from the 1800ís and liberty chest of drawers, and completed with armchairs and chairs from the 1800ís and Persian carpet. The walls are pale pink.

La camera Azzurra
Facing northwest, this room has views over Sinalunga, Monte San Savino, Lucignano, Arezzo and Castiglion Fiorentino. It has a queen-size bed which can be converted to twins, and a large bathroom with separate bath and shower and double sinks. It is furnished with pieces from the 1800ís and Persian carpet. The walls are pale blue.

La camera Verde
North facing, this room has views over Arezzo, Castiglion Fiorentino and Cortona, and looks over the orchard. It has a king-size bed and bathroom with shower. It is furnished with table and wardrobe in liberty style, and completed with chairs from the 1800ís and Persian carpet. The walls are pale green.

Camera dei Fagiani
This new room is into the dependence (20 metres from the B&B) this room has the view over Cortona and the fields. The name means Pheasants room, because you can hear and see the pheasants during the day, Casa Bellavista is into a reserve. It has a queen bed and bathroom with shower. Itís furnished with pieces from the 1800ís wardrobe, toilette and drawers. The walls are pale cream. The carpet are Chinese.

How to reach Casa Bellavista

DISTANCE: Firenze 100km, Siena 45km, Arezzo 35km, Roma 170 km, Perugia 65km, Cortona 12km, Montepulciano 28km, Montalcino 47km, Assisi 82km, Pienza 36km


From A1 The Autostrada
Leave the Autostrada at the exit of Valdichiana. Follow the sign for Perugia, you will take the Superstrada at the first exit leave the Superstrada exit of Foiano della Chiana- Cortona. At the exit follow the sings for Foiano and after 400 m. turn right following signs for Fratta- S.Caterina- Creti After 2,8 km next to a ruined building on your right, turn right. Follow this road uphill for 1 km, at the junction turn right and at the junction immediately after the turn keep to the left-hand road. Follow this for 600 m, turn right onto a dirt road. Casa Bellavista is directly in front of you.
Coming from Cortona
From the city walls, after Piazzale del Mercato, turn left flowing signs for Arezzo (in front of Porta Santa Maria) follow downhill for 2 km. At the crossroads go ahead for S.Caterina Ė Fratta and go on for 3 km,. At the next crossroads follow for Creti, go on for 3 km and turn right following for Creti again. After 6 km there is a shrine on the corner , take this turn on your left at the junction, (attention go slowly), 800 m later turn left again and go on for 600 m. to another junction. Turn right here onto a dirt road Casa Bellavista is directly in front of you.

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