Without sounding too dramatic, I truly believe that if I had one week to live I would spend it at Villa Il Pozzo. True story.
I was married at the villa in July 2012 and it was truly the best experience of my life. My close friends and family rented the entire villa, as well some of its sister villa, La Poggiolaia, for a week-long wedding celebration. The moment we arrived we fell in love with the stunning views, the beautiful property and our welcoming and gracious hosts, the Gori family.
The wedding ceremony and reception took place on the balcony and lawn overlooking the Tuscan hills and there was not one part of the day (or week, really) that was not absolutely perfect.
Every corner of the property is like a little dream you just want to keep in your mind and never forget. Each apartment is beautiful, clean and charming. All week we drank wine (lots and LOTS of wine) from the family’s winery on the property, and were given a private tour right before we left. We all had cases of their wine and olive oil shipped back to the US, which we LOVE.
The thing that meant the most to me was the care and attention to detail that the Gori family paid to our us during our stay – from taking care of all our crazy requests (tow trucks, toilet paper, reservations, wine) to literally pruning every last plant by hand so that the place looked perfect for the wedding day. I'm not sure they are used to loud, wild American guests like us, but they treated us like we were royalty the entire time. They even gave me a special wedding gift on my wedding day. Bless their hearts!
I truly feel that I left a little bit of my heart there and I can’t WAIT to come back. This is a very special place and one that I hope to come back to time and time again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strategically positioned between Florence and Siena, in the heart of the Chianti region, Villa Il Pozzo will impress its guests with stunning views of the gentle rolling hills leading to the extraordinary ancient towers of San Gimignano. All its beautiful apartments are personally furnished by Mrs. Gori with precious original antiques. Amenities include a magnificent Mediterranean-style swimming pool, a private library with recent and antique literature, a breathtaking classical Tuscan garden with hand-carved stone balusters and huge terracotta urns. Our guests may stroll through the olive groves and vineyards surrounding the Villa and taste the excellent Chianti wine and Olive Oil produced by the farm. Stucco, frescoes, and high hand-painted ceilings make Villa Il Pozzo the perfect place for an unforgettable vacation. At walking distance there are a family-owned Tuscan Restaurant, a mini-market, and one of the oldest churches of the region. Following an old tradition, all the weddings of the Gori family members are celebrated in this Romanic jewel. ... more less
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