Ciao, we are Jan and Renzo, the owners of BelSentiero and your hosts. Jan lived and worked in London, Brussels, Australia and Africa and speaks English (my mother tongue), Italian, Dutch and Afrikaans. Renzo owns the local village cafè (bar) and speaks Italian, Spanish and English.
In our travels we discovered and fell in love with Tuscany. Wanting to move on from city life and get to know “la dolce vita” we decided to move to the Val d’Orcia and establish what is today BelSentiero ("the beautiful path").
Creating BelSentiero has been the realisation of a dream. With lots of hard work and after having to navigate the legendary bureaucracy that is Italy, we were able to transform what once was an abandoned property into the beautiful location that we have today. We feel extremely privileged to have been able to create a home in a place as beautiful as the Val d’Orcia (a World Heritage area).
We would love for you to come and stay with us and have the most unforgettable holiday experience. BelSentiero is not just about offering you a room for the night. Rather, BelSentiero is about experiences, a place of remarkable landscapes and beauty, and great food and wine.
While staying with us, there are numerous activities that you can engage in, from cooking lessons and wine tasting, to walking, cycling and unlimited exploration and sight-seeing of the numerous medieval villages, towns and historic sites in the area.
BelSentiero is also a place where old friends reunite and new friends are made, a place where you can enjoy all the best that Italy and Tuscany have to offer, all while in the comfort of our luxury Tuscan villa.
We appreciate that modern life can be stressful and that your time is precious. We want you to enjoy your vacation in Tuscany as much as possible and therefore believe in personal service. Be it in helping you to compile your itinerary, organising a spa day, or making reservations at the local restaurants or wine estates, or just relaxing on the veranda enjoying the views with a glass of prosecco. So for your next holiday we invite you to come and discover the hidden gems of Tuscany …
Looking forward to seeing you at BelSentiero!
Jan & Renzo