My partner and I visited Poggio Asciutto as part of our trip to Italy in August 2012. We can both honestly say that it was the most memorable, most enjoyable, most relaxing part of our trip. We happened upon Poggio Asciutto by luck – we cold called several places and they happened to have one room available and we jumped on it. The website is not fancy but the place is paradise on earth.
The amazing Eva picked us up from the bus stop in Greve in Chianti (public bus, about 3 Euros each way from Florence) and from that moment, we knew she was a special person. When we arrived, she showed us to our room. It was a beautiful, serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of Florence. From our door, we could see green rolling hills and grape vines for miles. The washroom was spotless and the room was clean and tastefully decorated. On our little terrace, we enjoyed a bottle of wine and enjoyed some quiet alone time outdoors – something that turned out to be a rarity on our little trip. Even though the place was fully booked when we were there, we felt like we had the place to ourselves.
Some of the highlights of our trip included dining with Eva, horseback riding through the country side, swimming in the pool and going on several wine tastings. We both highly recommend this place for couples, singles and families. Eva and her husband are both just really nice people that I think everyone will immediately take a liking to, just as we did. The spirit that they have created is a welcoming, relaxed getaway without any pretension. And oh, how could I not mention the FOOD! Wow! Everything that we ate was fresh, local and even from their own farm. The quince jam was SO delicious, as was the morning spread of breads, cornetti, ham, eggs, and the most perfect cappuccino that you will ever have. Dinner was fantastic too –a 4 or 5 course meal, all local and made with love by Eva, including the olive oil and wine which are organic and from their farm.
If we had more time, we would have visited the surrounding areas but even with just one night ( two days), it was the most perfect part of our entire trip. I regret not stocking up on more food when we left but we had to catch the bus so only got two bottles of wine. What I wouldn’t do for some of that jam, olive oil, limoncello and pepperoncini – all made with care and love by Eva.
We highly recommend this place.
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