While unseasonable weather threatened to dampen spirits, Tuscany still has so much to offer. Brolio Quinto is perfectly located to visit many wonderful ancient towns. The grounds were perfect for our dog, Winnie, who loved her stay and we were very happy in the property, albeit it is more designed for warmer weather than we got! Thanks Giovanna for such a warm welcome and an amazing meal.
Covivoli is beautifully situated in a quiet part of Tuscany 45 mins from Arezzo. It’s quite a drive to Arezzo, and Siena takes nearly two hours each way. The pool at the property is large and very well maintained with wonderful views across the countryside. There are plenty of other indoor and outdoor games to muck about with. The problem for us was that the weather was poor every day but one of our week-long stay - windy, rainy and cold. So we spent a lot of time in the house - 7 adults & 3 kids - and it was quite a squash. One room that had been a sitting room had a sofa bed to accommodate us which left one small dark sitting room and the kitchen to sit in which was not very comfortable. In good weather this wouldn’t be a problem but it made us feel constrained.