I am tempted to criticize the Oct. 15 review, because it doesn't appear to describe the same property we visited just a week later, but people have different tastes. If your taste is toward a quiet farm experience, if you want to visit a working farm high on a hill overlooking Chianti, if you look forward to no TV, and if you enjoy cooking your own meals and eating them outdoors at a table overlooking the Val d'Elsa, you must go to Quercia al Poggio. Giordana is sweet as sugar. She made our visit unforgettable and was generous with espresso and advice. Get the welcome dinner. It included the best Tiramisu we had in Italy and lasted two days. GPS will help in finding the entrance; we had trouble finding it at night but not during the day. A gorgeous property, a nice apartment, and Giordana and the cats made our stay unforgettable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quercia al Poggio offers to its guests the choice of eight apartments for two, four or six people. All the apartments have been renovated and include either a terrace or a private garden and the offer for a relaxing and pleasant holiday involves two panoramic swimming pools, a tennis court, ping pong, table soccer, children’s playground and a wide range of services and cultural, sporting, recreational, food and wine-related activities. The staff is always ready and available to provide all the information the guests might need for outings like maps, parking information and routes, scooter and bicycle rentals, advising on the best restaurants, supplying with train and bus timetables, booking museums, opera concerts and updating on the events, performances, fairs and festivals taking place in the area during the stay. Guests can freely access the 24-hour wireless internet connection available in the area around the reception.The stay at Quercia al Poggio always includes for free to the guests of the Agriturismo the guided tour of the wine cellars with tasting of products made at the estate.Quercia al Poggio is a especially romantic and picturesque location perfect for hosting events and for those wanting to make their special day, whether it be a wedding, birthday or graduation, unforgettable and unique. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quercia Al Poggio Italy/Barberino Val D'Elsa, Tuscany