My husband and I stayed at this agriturismo as part of a trip around Tuscany. This was by far the best accommodation during our stay, and offered great value for money. The location is idyllic in the chianti valley, with the restored old farm surrounded by the owners vineyards and olive trees. But the agriturismo is also conveniently only 5-10 minutes from a main road that connects you easily to neighboring villages.
Our apartment (it felt more like our own small house) was very clean and well equipped (though the kitchen area was a bit small, it did not prevent us from cooking as we wished). We had our own large terrace area and the swimming pool was fantastic: again, very clean, quiet and equipped with comfortable sun chairs (even a Nespresso machine - made all the difference for us!). The good thing is that there are only three apartments available to rent, therefore it stays quiet. For us, it felt like our own private property!
The owners were extremely friendly, giving us recommendations for days trips and restaurants. They also organised for us to taste their wine and olive oil, which you can purchase there.
In summary, we were very sad to leave and certainly would go back! Make sure you leave some space in your car to bring back some of their own wine and olive oil - a treat!
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Poggetto Castellina In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Poggetto is a Farmhouse in Tuscany, in the famous Chianti region. The building is over 300 years old and had been completely renovated and restored by its owners who reside, year round, at the property.The property is surrounded by over 1500 olive trees and has a beautiful, 3 ha vineyard. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and precious “Chianti Classic” Wines are produced on the farm and can be purchased directly from the owners.Since 2010 Poggetto turned to Green energy: a large solar plant is supplying electricity to the property. A large swimming-pool (size: 14 x 6 meters - 45' x 18 ') with deck chairs, umbrellas and a coffee bar, flowers around and with a beautiful panoramic view.Lunch or dinner is available for our guests upon request.During the high and medium season (April through September), apartments are rented by week. Shorter stays are welcome during the off season. For the convenience to all, arrival and departures during the high and medium season is on Saturday.Poggetto is located close to the historical cities of Siena, Florence, San Gimignano and Volterra. The Farmhouse has only three apartments to rent, therefore privacy and a perfect relaxation are guaranteed for people who want to get away from the crowd. All apartments have Sat TV, free WiFi connection, fax is available in the office. The small, charming village of Castellina in Chianti, with shops and restaurants, is only 5 km from Poggetto, 23 km from Siena, 35 km from Florence, 25 km from San Gimignano, 35 km from Volterra, 100 km from Pisa and 280 km from Rome.For those interested in golf, an 18-hole golf course is available just outside of Florence (Ugolino) and a smaller 9-hole course is available at Colle Val d’Elsa. Horse back riding is at Staggia Senese, which is only 10 km away. In order to get to Poggetto, besides flying directly to Rome, Pisa or Milan’s major airports, Florence has a smaller airport connected to most of Europe’s main hubs (Paris, Frankfurt, London etc.) allowing for convenient connections from North America, Asia and other global locations. Budget airlines, such as Ryanair and Easyjet, lately Delta fly to Pisa International Airport, located only 90 km from the farmhouse. ... more less