Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
Badia di Pomaio
Review by Mila
Written on 20-11-2019
Luxurious boutique hotel with beautiful interior and swimming pool in the hills around Arezzo
Green rolling hills, a variety of rare scents, dreamy views and plenty of peace. At Badia di Pomaio, any stress slips right off you and you'll find everything you need for a relaxing holiday in Bella Italia.
Badia di Pomaio is located in a characteristic 17th century abbey, in the east of Tuscany, close to the border with Umbria and near the medieval fortress town of Arezzo. It is the perfect refuge for those seeking peace and lovers of good life.
You are surrounded by peace and space and wherever you look, you can enjoy the view of the picturesque Chianti hills and historic Arezzo. Not only outside, but also inside the former monastery your eyes will be filled. The interior is, to put it mildly, fantastic: in most spaces you'll find a sturdy, concrete floor, ceilings of wooden beams, modern design pieces and handmade furniture. The rooms are one by one super unique, and the living room with fireplace invites for a relaxing moment with a nice cup of tea or a good glass of wine from the spectacular wine cellar.
In the equally stylish and associated restaurant Campo Badia, you can feast on modern, organic dishes from the Tuscan kitchen and fine wines. Many of the ingredients that end up on the plate here, are grown at the back of the house or come from the forest around the former abbey. Moreover, the dishes look like true works of art and everything is freshly made and seasonal.
After a culinary evening and a nightcap in Bar Serra, you can wander off to your beautiful room. A spacious room with everything you need: a good rain shower, a fluffy bathrobe and slippers, a minibar, and a spacious bed with silky linens. And the best part is: absolute silence! The rooms are completely soundproof, so you can sleep wonderfully without disturbing noises. This House of Hideaways accommodation is your ultimate escape.
In this House of Hideaways accommodation, you can enjoy a wonderful holiday in a mindful way. The hotel is eco-friendly and tries to extract as much as possible from nature. This begins with growing and cultivating their own vegetables and fruit, and ends with minimal usage of LED lighting. Moreover, the interior is designed in such a way that you have a fantastic view of the outside everywhere, making it seem like you are constantly in the middle of nature.
In the widely acclaimed Restaurant Campo Badia, you can join for a gastronomic experience where vegetables and local products take the spotlight, and chef Davide Canella is in charge. Here, you'll be served beautifully presented plates with seasonal ingredients and fine, matching wines. If you still crave something after your meal, then settle down at Bar Serra for a delightful cocktail or ask sommelier Mario for a wine from the impressive wine cellar.
Characteristic rooms with contemporary comfort
The rooms of this House of Hideaways property are not just extremely comfortable. They also look like a picture. But really. They are perfectly styled, with floors of wood or concrete, ceilings of wooden beams, tadelakt walls, earthy colors, luxury furniture, special design pieces and handmade accessories. In addition, the bathrooms are stylish and modern and equipped with a wonderful rain shower that you don't easily get out from.
Badia di Pomaio is located in the east of Tuscany, near the border with Umbria in the medieval fortress town of Arezzo. It is a place especially known for its monthly antique market and as the setting for Benigni’s classic film, La vita è Bella. Francesco Petrarca, one of Italy's greatest poets, was also born here, and the painter Piero della Francesca found inspiration for his unique paintings here.
Badia di Pomaio is located near the medieval fortress town of Arezzo and is surrounded by rolling hills and olive trees. Florence and Siena can be reached within an hour and a half.
Badia di Pomaio
19 Località Pomaio, 52100, Arezzoreservation@badiadipomaio.com +39 0575353210 https://www.badiadipomaio.comView on the map
The nearest airport is Florence Airport, which is approximately 95 km away. You can also fly through Pisa airport. From there, you can rent a car or take a taxi to the accommodation.
Parking at the accommodation is possible. There are no additional costs involved.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 15:00
Check-out: Available until 12:00
- Outdoor pool
- Coffee and tea facilities
- Free parking
- Pets are not allowed
- Facilities for guests with disabilities
- Bathroom with bath
- Outdoor dining
- Free WiFi