Dimora Casa Eugenia
Why We Love This Hotel
- This historic residence dates back to the 14th century -- interiors feature stone walls, chandeliers and traditional frescoes
- Located close to the Chianti wine region, the property is surrounded by mountains, olive groves and trailing vineyards
- Arezzo -- a city known for its churches, museums and monthly antiques market -- is a 30-minute drive from the hotel or an hour away by bus
- The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Florence and Siena are both less than an hour's drive from the hotel
Dimora Casa Eugenia is a traditional Tuscan property in the village of Loro Ciuffenna, at the foot of the Pratomagno Mountains. This region of Italy is known for its dramatic landscapes and world-famous Renaissance art and architecture. We recommend exploring the area by car to make the most of your trip.
The family-run residence dates back to the 14th century and is perched on a hilltop, overlooking the Ciuffenna River and surrounded by trailing Chianti vineyards.
The hotel is less than an hour's drive from the "medieval masterpiece" (Lonely Planet) of Siena and a 30-minute drive (or an hour's bus journey) from Arezzo -- a city "known for its churches, museums and fabulously sloping Piazza Grande" (Lonely Planet). Head here on the first weekend of the month for its popular antiques market, Fiera Antiquaria, one of the largest in Italy.
Arezzo is also home to a 13th-century cathedral, a 14th-century archaeological museum that overlooks a Roman amphitheatre, and the Basilica of St Francis -- renowned for housing the Legend of the True Cross, a series of frescoes by Piero della Francesca.
Florence, Tuscany's capital, is a 40-minute drive from the hotel, or 35 minutes away by direct train from San Giovanni Valdarno station (15 minutes' drive or 30 minutes' bus journey from the hotel). Here, "the skyline is still dominated by the gobsmacking fifteenth-century dome of Santa Maria del Fiore" (Time Out).
Back in Loro Ciuffenna, you can explore the labyrinthine streets right on the hotel's doorstep. The village is home to a contemporary art museum, a church and several shops, bars and restaurants, including the pizzeria Va' Pensiero right next to the hotel.
The property's six bedrooms offer views of the Old Town or the river. Wi-Fi is free.