The Garage Studio

"Under The Tuscan Sun"

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What To Do

During your stay, you can accompany you work with some activities, such as: a walk in our private wood, a bath in our swimming pool, a reading in the rooms while listening to vynils, playing "calico balilla" or Billiard, have a walk in the charming village of Civitella in Val Chiana, or have a session of yoga (only by request), an authentic meal with products from our vegetable gardens and our olive groves; you can also visit the three beautiful cities of Florence, Arezzo, Siena, reachable by car, or go for a bicycle tour in the chianti countryside or have wine tasting in the near wineyards. For those romantic night lovers, you will be delighted by a starry sky, which you would difficultly find elsewhere.

To Visit

Arezzo

Even though it's not well known, Arezzo has an incredible historical heritage. Culturally dynamic, it allows you to have a fully sensorial experience from the beautiful historical buildings and the artistic works inside them (Piero della Francesca f.e.), to the superb restaurants and wine shops ("enoteca"), and the relaxing natural environment.

It is particularly interesting to visit in june and september, when the Saracino Joust takes place, a middle age joust which is important to the inhabitants.

Siena

Siena is one of the main cities in the area. Especially known for it's Palio, another middle age joust, which takes place in July/August.

It's worth visting its cathedral and famous main square, where you can sit and enjoy the view of the surrounding buildings.

It is 45 minutes far from The Garage Studio by car, but the trip is amazing, thanks to the beautiful chianti landscapes, known all around the world.

Civitella in Val di Chiana

www.val-di-chiana.com/civitella.htm

Civitella in Val di Chiana is a little citadel which you can admire from our swimming pool. 

It is not so famous and this is one of the aspects that makes it so special. It's located up a hill about 30 minutes walk away. There's a ruin of a tower from which you can see amazing sunsets. The path towards it is a typical Loggia centre with a square and church. The important thing is that your visit finishes at Il Vicolo, a restaurant that specialises in wines, located in the main square, where there's an amazing panoramic view of the land around. 

Romantic, and authentic, it's 10 minutes away from The Garage Studio by car. Unmissable.

Florence

It is unnecessary to say how beautiful this city is. Known all around the world, Florence gifts you with its Renaissance buildings, bridges and villas and lots of gardens to view the city from. 

It's one hour from The Garage Studio by car.

Cortona

If you loved the movie "Under the Tuscan sun", you will sure love this town, as this was the setting of the movie. 

Cortona is a typical citadel located on a hill, from which there's always an amazing view of the entire area around it. 

Especially famous for its wines, you will enjoy walking around this town and eating Tuscan food accompanied by Cortona's wines.

It's 40 minutes from The Garage Studio by car. Like the case of Siena, this 40 minutes passes quickly thanks to the amazing views on the chianti roads.

San Giovanni Rapolano Terme

If you want to have a relaxing escape, there's this beautiful thermal centre just 35 minutes from The Garage Studio by car.

To Eat & Drink

Tuscanative

Via de' Redi, 14, 52100 Arezzo AR 0575 21921 www.tuscanative.com

A cozy and elegant place to eat and drink in Arezzo. It organizes bicycle and vineyard tours in Tuscany.

Enoristorante Il Vicolo

Piazza Mazzini Giuseppe, 7, 52040 Civitella In Val di Chiana AR 0575 448037 www.facebook.com/enoristoroilvicolo

A diamond in the area. It is located in Civitella in Val di Chiana and has a breathtaking view. Incredible wines and food. 10 minutes by car from our property.

L'Orologio

Via di Pescaiola, 115, 52040 Civitella In Val di Chiana AR 0575 441450 www.tripadvisor.it/Restaurant_Review

A warm restaurant with authentic tuscan taste.

Casa Cecco

Via Di Malfiano, 52041 Viciomaggio AR 0575 441269 www.tripadvisor.it/Restaurant_Review

10 minutes by car from our property, it is one of the best places in the area for carnivores, but offers a whole range of tuscan foods.

MEST

Via Giorgio Vasari, 11, 52100 Arezzo AR 0575 080861 www.osteriamest.it

A modern Osteria in the historical centre of Arezzo, 25 minutes from The Garage Studio.

Lancia D'Oro

Piazza Grande 18, 52100 Arezzo AR 0575 21033 www.ristorantelanciadoro.it/en/

A high quality restaurant in front of the main square of Arezzo.