We stayed at Poggetto 6 nights in a lovely fully equipped apartment, with living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, our own outdoor garden. The farm is located in the beautiful Chianti area of Tuscany and was close to all the hilltop walled cities we wanted to get to, plus a number that were off the beaten track and that we thoroughly enjoyed. This is a working farm, the owners, Eva and Fabrizio, are delightful and helpful in every way, the scenery on all sides was lovely, and we were surrounded by their olive groves and grape vines. Staying on a farm rather than in the city allowed us to enjoy nature as well as the sites. We didn't cook, though the apartment is set up for full cooking. We ate our main meal at lunchtime in whatever city we were visiting (great rstaurants!) and bought the food we like for our light breakfast and evening meal. The farm experience was definitly something we would do again.
- 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