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Review 2960: Your Tuscany, Villa gli Archi


Review by Carlos from US

7bed/8bath villa near Monticchiello, Tuscany South


July 7- July 21, 14 days


Villa Gli Archi was located in the earth of the Val d'Orcia natural park with a breathtaking view to the valley and Pienza. Just off the public road but you do not really hear any traffic because it's a rural Tuscan road.

This is my second time in Val d'Orcia and I have to say that it's for sure the nicest area in all Tuscany.

Nearby Amenities

Monticchiello is the closest village (about 3 Km), for the best shopping Pienza and Montepulciano are approximately 10 minutes driving. I strongly suggest Martino grocery store just at the entrance of Monticchiello, you will not find much, but the best cheese, fresh eggs and vegetables. Do not miss Osteria la Porta with his wonderful terrace. Daria, the owner, is a lovely person.

The House/Apartment

The villa is very large and comfortable, equipped with all the comforts of a modern home while still keeping its charming and rustic flavor. The "casale" is dated back XVI century. Comforts range in the kitchen, heated swimming pool with jacuzzi area (perfect at night), air conditioning in all the rooms a real plus!!! Large TV room with satellite, DVD player, beautiful stone fireplace. if you should be interested in visiting during the winter months.

We had a great time visiting the little town of Monticchiello, Montepulciano and Montalcino, however, a car is needed if you intend on leaving the villa (which I strongly recommend in order to enjoy the breathtaking sceneries).

You can view the house directly: Villa gli Archi.


Enchanting view and nice outdoor kitchen for fresh outdoor meals. The pool was amazing with its view.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

Very clean and well organized.


Yes all of them except one bedroom had comfortable beds, but the owner said that they will replace it with a new one.


Super, gourmet kitchen, that was one of the reasons why we choose this villa. Me and Margaret love to spend time and practices Tuscan cuisine. We barbecued every other night.

Problems or Bonuses

No surprises except the driving direction. Not so easy to find, but we called the agency and they easily resolved the problem.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

Very helpful and organized, we had also a cooking class, and a Val d'Orcia tour organized by them... strongly suggest Your Tuscany.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

Sure, great quality and comfortable, good location.

This review is the opinion of a Slow Travel member and not of slowtrav.com.

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