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Castello di Porciano

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moirac108 wrote a review Feb 2019
Saratoga, California2 contributions
Porciano Castle is a magical place to stay in Tuscany where you can experience the genuine ambiance and history of the region. The cottages at the foot of the castle are charming, with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable. Just gazing out the window at the Tuscan hillside, with a homemade cappuccino in hand, is worth the entire visit! Both the owner and manager of Porciano are so welcoming and acquainted us with all the wonderful places to visit in Stia, the charming town one mile down the hill, and also trips to take in the general area. In Stia and other towns we visited, the food was homemade, very delicious and reasonable. We spent a week at Porciano, taking day trips or enjoying local activities and honestly would have enjoyed more time in this beautiful area.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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HamletAlive wrote a review Dec 2016
San Francisco2 contributions1 helpful vote
The ambiance of this place is pure 'life-in-the-country' Renaissance and a wonderful place to stay for a few days to simply relax and enjoy the countryside. The castle has been lovingly cared for and is shows! Providing a beautiful and authentic experience of castle life yet with all the modern conveniences. And the views are stunning! Castello di Porciano is a place we will return to!!!
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Date of experience: January 2016
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Sheila M wrote a review Sep 2016
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We love this place, we have stayed there on three different vacations and will go back again. The owner and her Manager are so gracious, they absolutely make you feel special and at home during your visit. The town of Stia is small however an easy drive to many areas of art and great food. Located about a one hour drive east of Florence in a beautiful valley.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Laurie_Burell2 wrote a review Jul 2015
Atlanta, Georgia9 contributions7 helpful votes
A friend of mine had stayed there and became friends with the owner Martha. She now goes back frequently and stays a month! I had to see for myself and our 1 day visit became a week long experience of a life time. There is a variety of lodging from renting the castle itself or to staying in a castle tower or a "cottage" in the castle hamlet. All equip with kitchens and everything Americans want. This is a tiny village of maybe 18 homes and a church whose bells ring every day. The lodging is very affordable as are the restaurants in Stia, the historic town below. There is plenty to do and see in the valley of Casentino, from a wool museum sum, ceramics factory, wine tasting, the castle at Poppi and hiking in the nearby national forest. The best part of the visit is just experiencing life at a castle with welcoming hosts, song birds, flowers and a sense of history everywhere.
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Date of experience: May 2015
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Mike A wrote a review Jun 2015
Madison, Wisconsin69 contributions39 helpful votes
We wandered up to this castle without expectations and were very pleasantly surprised to meet there the current owner. There is a fascinating story about how a WWII American intelligence officer met a Florentine lady whose family owned the castle and together restored it as a second home and museum. Their daughter Martha now owns and manages the castle and neighboring cottages. Martha arranged for her property manager Federica to show us through the castle, which includes a large apartment available for rent, in addition to a very interesting museum. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the incredibly beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: June 2015
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