Both Terry and Marcello gave up successful careers in London; to go and start a new chapter of their lives in Tuscany. Opening a bed and breakfast was not part of the plan, it sort of evolved over a very good glass of Tuscan wine during the renovation of the ruins and land of what is now, Casa Portagioia.

After more than 30 months of bedevilled hard work, determination and a thousand and four problems they have managed to take this virtually derelict property in the beautiful Valle Di Chio, (in the shadows of the majestic town of Castiglion Fiorentino) and create something very special - Casa Portagioia.  Their achievement is both confounding and impressive. They now welcome you with an enthusiasm and style borne out of creating that 'something very special' and their mutual sense of quiet style and good taste.

Casa Portagioia was born mid 2004 and now has returning guests from Italy, the UK, USA, Canada, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and China.  Many have commented on the likes of Slow traveller, Rick Steves, IgoUgo, Tripadviser, and other travel sites.  More recently, Casa Portagioia has been included in the Michelin Guide for Italy as one of the highly regarded 'pleasant accommodations' of Italy. 

In 2008 Casa Portagioia was awarded a Travellers Choice award for being one of the Top 10 B&Bs in Europe. and thereafter in both 2010 and 2013 it received The Best Bed and Breakfast in the World award and has achieved many other citations including a presentation by our region of Tuscany.

During your visit you may be interested to view the 'construction' photo album available to all guests in the Dining Room.  This ably demonstrates just how hard their project has been and how much attention to detail has been given to creating Casa Portagioia for you to enjoy.