Eremo Natura Il Giglione is located in the Tuscan Apennine mountains overlooking the city of Arezzo, 600 meters above sea level. In just ten minutes you can reach a charming old Etruscan town named Arezzo between Siena and Florence.
Located along the ancient Roman-Medieval route of Pietramala, Eremo Natura Il Giglione welcomes you into an uncontaminated natural landscape with enchanting sceneries throughout the year.
The interior design is characterized by a warm and cozy combination of wood and local stone, in line with the most ancient Tuscan tradition, and furnished in an elegant rural style. The premises are equipped with kitchen facilities.
Outside you can appreciate the view while sitting on the veranda, enjoying unique moments of relaxation and absolute privacy around the pool. In addition to a charming swimming pool there are tables, wooden benches and a barbecue available to the guests in our beautiful garden.
Nearby, there are numerous trails and tracks that can be traveled on foot or mountain bike (bicycles are available to our guests free of charge). During your stay you have the opportunity to try our local organic products, honey from wild flowers and eggs from happy chickens (free range chickens).
Bedding, towels, wi-fi included; breakfast on request.
A very nice surprise! According to the description on AirBnb, we expected to find a nice place with welcoming hosts. When we arrived at Marcia and Antonio’s place, it was much more than it! They are so kind and generous! We arrived in the evening and they warmly welcomed us. This is an authentic little house with a living room, a full-equipped kitchen and a separated bedroom. There was plenty of food in the fridge and Marcia brought us further cheese, ham, fruits, fresh bread and even a fresh cooked cake the following day.
There is everything you need in the house, with very nice tableware and high-quality kitchenware. The decoration is lovely with natural materials and plenty of well thought-out details. It seems that they have thought about any needs of their guests. We also had a nice tour in the nature around and went to see the chickens and beehives.
Our short stay at Marcia and Antonio’s place was wonderful and we hope to come back again one day! The nature must be even more beautiful in the spring or summer!
Staying with sr ANTONIO and sra Marcia was a dream. The place is absolutely amazing and we felt like we truly their guests! Sra marcia gave us way more than we needed and filled us with treats!! We have already decided to return in the spring!!!!!
We stayed at Antonio and Marta’s little stone cottage for just 2 days.
We were overwhelmed with their generous Italian hospitality!
They met us at the station and drove us home to the cottage that was brimming with lovely quality food for us. Then Marta made us fresh Gnocchi for dinner as well!
It had unseasonably snowed the morning before we arrived and the cottage was so warm and cosy with a heater in each room as well as a little combustion fire in the living/kitchen area, which was already lit for our arrival.
The next day Marta showed us around the area a bit then dropped us in Arezzo to stroll around. Poor Antonio waited over an hour for us due to us being at the wrong end of town at the pick up time! Yet not a complaint was made!
The bed is very comfortable with beautiful soft sheets and pillows. The bathroom is very modern yet still has a rustic aspect in the little window.
There was more food than we could eat at Marta insisted we take some food with us for our journey.
First I wanted to say it was one of the best places I have ever stayed at but after thinking a while - I have to admit that actually it was absolutely the BEST. And that's comparing to more then 20 different places I have visited only this year. Amazing retreat surrounded by the wild nature - I have never slept so well away from home. Cosy little house with lots of lovely details, tastiest food (honey was exceptional!), fresh air, beautiful nature around - Eremo Natura Il Giglione has it all. Many thanks to Antonio and Marzia, you have made our vacation a lot better then it could be! If we will return to Tuscany someday I hope to visit you again.
We arrived at Eremo Natura on a day of torrential rains and severely flooded roads. Both Antonio and Marcia were very welcoming and more than made up for the challenging weather even though they were dealing with flooding in their daughter's house in nearby Arezzo. Antonio has put passion into the property and they both clearly welcome getting to know those who stay with them. Due to the heavy rains, we did not explore the trails much but were able to see the ducks, chickens, bees and one of the several vegetable gardens. The pool was covered due to the season but would be amazing in good weather. The pictures they have posted online are completely realistic and representative. Il Giglione is in a beautiful spot on top of the mountain and is ideal for anyone wanting a peaceful stay in nature away from the hubbub of Tuscan cities. You must have a car to reach it and its location (a bit on a gravel road) turned out not to be daunting at all. While I don't believe food other than breakfast is normally included, after a harrowing day, Marcia made a lovely dinner, completely accommodating that we were vegetarian with much of the food coming from their garden. I had a great evening spending time with them. Marcia was completely willingly to provide an early breakfast as we needed to get on the road to return the rental car. Breakfast was a lovely spread. Anyone willing to work with the language differences (Marcia speaks some English) will have a lovely time here.
What a wonderful place to recharge and get back to nature! Antonio and Marzia created a special place where one can have the requisite modern conveniences and also feel completely removed from the modern time. Staying with them takes you back to a time where man was more in-tune with his surroundings. Their generous spirit only enhanced the atmosphere and made for an unforgettable experience. If you stumbled upon this place in your search, make every effort to get here. What they offer is truly priceless! Thank you Antonio and Marzia. I do hope that our paths will cross again.
Brilliant, wonderful, extraordinary. I don't have enough superlatives. Antonio and Marzia are the most generous, friendly and helpful host I've ever come across. They made us feel like part of the family.We got lost and they mad a 2 hour trip to come and fetch us and dropped us in town the following day to do sightseeing and dropped us at the station again. The setting is idyllic. A piece of paradise. Remote and peaceful - the perfect place to unwind after the bussle of the big cities. The cottage we stayed in is a work of art with all the comforts needed. Fresh eggs, cheese, cold cuts, home grown tomatoes and fruit... Even wine produced by Antonio's father. We were totally overwhelmed by their hospitality. I would go back tomorrow if I could. By far the best experience in Italy.
EXCELENTES ANFITRIONES Y PERSONAS. PASAMOS BARBARO. NOS ATENDIERON DE MARAVILLA. COMIDA CASERA EXQUISITA. MUY LINDO LUGAR. MUY RECOMENDABLE.
GRACIAS POR TODO MARCIA Y ANTONIO.
MA. PIA Y MA. ELENA
Marzia and Antonio are just magnificent! Their natural generosity and kindness made our stay in Tuscany unforgettable. In many ways they did more for us than we would expected or imagined.
I RECOMMEND EREMO FOR EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO REST AND LEAVE ALL THE TROUBLES BEHIND THE GATE OF EREMO!
Excellent, fresh air, Antonio and Marzia were the best hosts .... room was great .... highly recommended !!!!