This holiday was so relaxing! The grounds were made up of olive groves and vin yards, along with its own private pool and tennis courts. It was only a 5 minute walk away from San Giminano town which is just magical at night - an atmosphere that cannot be described. Locals and tourists sat in the two squares until late at night, eating gelato and sipping aperol spritz. This town is beautiful and totlally unspolit by tourism - the real Italy.
It's close enough to hire a car and drive to Florence, Sienna and Volterrra. The accomodation is real rustic Italian with the most stunning views and quiant gardens / balconies. Each apartment / studio / cottage (depending on which you choose) has its own barbeque. The hosts are most welcoming, offering a bottle of their complimetary home grown wine and olive oil. It feels like you have hired your own mansion for a week. Lots of mosquitos in late August but repellant and plug ins soon solves this problem. I thought nothing could beat Lake Garda but I think this did!
- Also Known As:
- Podere Poggiluglio San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany