About This Listing
If you love culture, art, nature, trekking, walking, biking, riding, this is the perfect B&B for you between Tuscany and Umbria!
We live in Tuscany in the little village of Riccio, near to the ancient Etruscan and medieval town of Cortona (made famous in the film 'Under the Tuscan Sun').
Our big terrace overlooks the typical Tuscan countryside.
The house has a long history: it was built in the 18th century and is furnished with antique furniture ......
..... and here ....Gabri takes care of the Guests in the B&B and Maurizio works as a artist-carpenter in the workshop next door, making bespoke furniture.
We are near:
the cities of Arezzo, Perugia and Siena (1/2 hour by train or car)
Rome: 1.5 hours by car
Florence: 1 hour by car
Train station 1 km
bus (email hidden)
Lake Trasimeno (3 km)
many beautiful walks are near, or bring your bikes!
4 rooms with bathroom Tv wifi
breakfast (traditional or vegetarian/vegan) made with home-made products (cakes and biscuits);
use of the kitchen, if you need to cook
relax in the living room (with sofa, TV, library with computers), on the terrace, or in the orchard;
use of wash machine
Cyclists welcome (we also offer rental and safe storage); see also (website hidden)
We can organise food and wine tours, horse riding and farm visits
Discounts 20% at the local restaurant (3 mins from home) for at least no. 3 dinners.
We offer also maps, guides and reccomendations.
We offer a traditional Italian breakfast, but we can cater according to your preferences.
Kitchen usage and utilities
It is possible to use the kitchen to prepare your meals. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave oven, fridge, stoves, gas oven, water boiler, pots, dishes, cookware and all the amenities.
There is also a couch in the kitchen with TV and free wireless internet connection.
We also have an orchard garden with fruit trees. It is equipped with seats, table and a barbecue grill so that you can relax and where the children may play safely.
Entertainment for the kids
I work with the didactic WWF farm, where the kids may feedi and ride horses, ponies etc. Highly qualified experts will look after the safety of the kids.
We had the most amazing time for our stay at B&B Gabri! The accommodations were just as pictured and spotlessly clean. We highly recommend this B&B. We even extended our stay!
Our hostess, Laura, made our stay so perfect by not only anticipating our needs at our room but by making great recommendations for our day trips.
The breakfast was outstanding with freshly baked cakes and fresh local cheeses and meats. We also enjoyed the lovely gardens each evening as we viewed the sunset.
This is an beautiful place with a warm hearted family who extended themselves to make our trip perfect. Thank you Laura!
Gabriella welcomed me warmly and it just got better as time went on.She and her family are some of the kindest careing people I have ever met in any country. The B&B is charming ,spotlessly clean and situated perfectly a few km from Cortona away from the traffic. She was everready to offer helpful advice and suggestions for scenic hikes and places to see in the area.You will NOT find a better value in the Cortona vicinity. On a scale of one to ten B&B Gabri is off the charts. Thank you Gabri for making my stay in Italy more special than I thought it could be! Warmest regards Edward Terry
I definitely would recommend Gabi B&B: the peaceful scenery tuscan views from 18th century building with ancient wooden furniture is the best Tuscan impression the human can get. Although we had difficulties finding the place (it's Riccio Cortona, not Cortona itself as it says in itinerary), once we found it was great. The wonderful hospitality of Gabriella, her wonderful vegan cake and all-by-herself made breakfast are definitely made our trip in Arezzo county magnificent ! Thanks Gabri!
The warmest of welcomes from a generous host. She made us feel at home, allowing us the freedom to come and go as we pleased, and provided all of the useful information necessary for getting the most out of our stay in the region. Fantastic breakfasts!
Very warm welcome on arrival, shown our room and facilities. Helped with directing us to a couple of good eating places in Cortona for supper.
Had already checked with us before arrival if we had any special dietary requirements for our breakfast.
Room very pleasant although as facing the main road was quite noisy with passing traffic most of the night. Next time we will close the windows and shutters and switch on the overhead fan to try and hide the noise.
Breakfast was delicious with a hot freshly made cake for breakfast which Gabriella kindly gave me the receipe for.
Fiona Thanks for the review!
You're right Fiona, the trouble for the traffic, wecannot deny. That's why, we hung on the ceiling the big fan.
Normally I point out this problem, but just with you, I forgot to give you the advice, much needed, especially in the summer.
The other rooms are quieter, but not triple.
I hope in any case that you have a good memory of our hospitality!
About the Host, Gabriella
Italia - Toscana - Cortona Loc. Riccio nr 47
Vengo dal nord Italia e mi piace ospitare persone e preparare per loro delle ottime colazioni.
Italy - Tuscany - Cortona Loc Riccio nr 47
I come from northern Italy and I love to host people and prepare for their excellent breakfasts.