We had high expectations before going from friends who had been a few years before. Bellorcia and chef Laura exceeded our expectations. The villa is elegant, the surroundings a "post card" in every direction. Smaller than the other villas of Tuscookany, this made for a very warm and familial experience.
Chef Laura and the staff are excellent in their skills and hospitality. They care so much to make each individual experience special and reach out often to hear from guests.
Cooking is centered on the highest quality ingredients treated with respect and simplicity. What we cooked was so good, it made eating elsewhere disappointing. It was so much fun to work with fellow guests in the kitchen and to easily become a team.
The setting is breathtaking all around. A highlight of our trip was a visit to Nostra Vita winery arranged by house manager, Alex. Not just a wonderful wine tasting but a family enterprise reflecting the love of this place, support for local artists and fabulous wine. It embodies what, for us, Tuscany is all about. Don't miss this!