Badia di Pomaio
What We Love
- A four-star retreat near Arezzo, with stunning views of the Tuscan countryside – includes breakfastHaving Tuscany’s sights – from ancient Arezzo to Lake Trasimeno – on your doorstep
- The beautiful restoration that turned this 17th-century abbey into a relaxing retreat
- Exploring the surrounding countryside from this peaceful rural location
- Treating yourself to an Italian cooking course, so you can to recreate the restaurant's classics at home
What To Know
- The two dining rooms (one is cozy and casual with a fireplace, the other is a vaulted stone cellar) serve Tuscan dishes like slow-cooked suckling pig and homemade pappardelle with the property's own wild-boar ragu
- There's a shuttle service to Arezzo (a 20-minute drive), but guests who want to explore the area should rent a car
- The outdoor pool is seasonal
Under the Tuscan sun is where you’ll find Badia di Pomaio, a peaceful oasis with a soundtrack of birdsong and the occasional distant chiming of a church bell across the valley. The mountainside setting affords far-reaching views across to charming Arezzo, just 20 minutes away.
The rural location is perfect for outdoorsy types. Head out in almost any direction, and there are footpaths and hiking trails leading through the Tuscan countryside, with many more sights reachable by car in under an hour. After a long day of exploring, the teardrop-shaped pool is a great place to unwind, as the sun dips below the surrounding hills.
A former 17th-century abbey, this beautifully restored property features stone walls and terracotta floors in perfect keeping with the original features. Beamed ceilings make for cozy rooms, particularly in the wine cave, where modern renditions of classic Italian and Tuscan cuisine is served alongside an extensive wine list, many bottles of which are locally grown and produced.
The spacious Superior rooms boast panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside and plenty of natural light. Decorated in a traditional fashion befitting the property’s monastic past, rooms feature antique furniture and soft colors that match perfectly with the largely untouched interiors.
You can choose from two dining rooms: a cozy and casual setting, complete with a fireplace, or a vaulted stone cellar. Breakfasts are typically Italian, while lunch and dinner include a wide and well-regarded menu of re-imagined Tuscan dishes, like slow-cooked suckling pig and home-made pappardelle with the property’s own wild-boar ragu. If you (understandably) wish to recreate the dishes at home, you can even sign up for the hotel’s courses in Italian cooking.
Atop one of Tuscany’s famously undulating hills, Badia di Pomaio is less than four miles outside Arezzo, with glorious views across the countryside to the twinkling lights and soaring church towers of the historic city. Splendid isolation means the property boasts plenty of space to explore on foot, but with so much to see in the local area, you may want to consider renting a car. Alternatively, the hotel offers a shuttle service into town.
How to Get There
The menu has nice variety of dishes based on the tuscan tradition, but in a modernised way. Some ingredients are coming from the garden nearby. We decided to go with the degustation set and it turned out to be interesting and pleasant experience, the food was delicious. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor areas. Outdoors you can experience not only the food, but also fantastic tuscan sunsets. The place was fool of locals which is always a good sign. Hip bar area with the glass roof.
I've been with my family in the Hotel Badia di Pomaio to take a break from city life. We got what we wanted to !!. We had such an amazing stay, we enjoyed all the green that sorrounds the hotel and we loved the breathtaking view where you can admire the city of Arezzo.
On top of that, we had the pleasure to taste the traditional Tuscany food enriched with Chef Cannella's touch added to the professionalism and kindness of the stuff on the floor (Managers and Waiters).
A very confortable place that I suggest to who want to stay away from the noises of the city and get refreshed from clear air. For sure you guys will see me and my family again.
Thank you so much
I was traveling with my husband around Tuscany. We decided to stay in almost all the cities which we visited and by the end of the trip we arrived to Badia. Well, we were pretty sad that we didn’t have any chance to stay more. This silence, birds, forest, very stylish rooms and all the areas, fooooood made us happy. We spend incredible day and didn’t want this day to be finished.