We have just completed 5 nights staying at this very nice Agriturismo. The location is excellent and it was pure luck that we booked somewhere so central to all the major attractions in Tuscany. We were expecting it to be a little basic as the price was very attractive and great value. on first impressions of the appartment (we stayed in volpe) I was a little disappointed - there was no comfortable seating apart from the kitchen chairs (however I expect that this is because it is more of a summer place and most of the time you would be sitting outside enjoying the hammocks over looking the vineyard or lying on a sun bed by the pool!) however they could do with putting in a small sofa in the kitchen area and the bed sheets on the double bed didn't quite fit which meant each night i woke up with the bottom sheet untucked! There was also no electric kettle which was very annoying and when making tea or coffee we had to boil water on the stove. I did ask for one, but they didn't understand what I meant - I have come across this problem before in Europe, I do find it strange that they don't supply a kettle for us English tourists! The place did grew on me over the week - this was down to the stunning views and the hospitality provided by llenia who is a very good cook and it was useful to be able to eat in her little restaurant - which is only open to staying guests on the farm. The food was basic, tuscan fare but well cooked and their wine - produced on the farm was not only delicious but excellent value. We did think that the food prices were a little high for such a small restaurant. We had a fantastic holiday in tuscany and fell in love with the country, food and wine - don't come to tuscany if you are on a diet or want to loose weight! We explored all the main villages and walked and walked... Sienna and San Gimigano were our favourite places. We would recommend this place for a good value stop over if sightseeing and I am sure it is very relaxing in the summer - the pool area looked lovely, but was closed when we were there over Easter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Agriturismo Vernianello is a small farm with a homely atmosphere, set in the heart of the Chianti hills, surrounded by forests, vineyards and olive groves.Ideal for those who want to relax and admire the wonderful panorama view, in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere enjoying home-produced wine and tasting typical rustic Tuscan dishes, prepared with passion , recipes handed down the generations.The following amenities are at the disposition of our guests. An outdoor swimming pool (12x5mt ; open from april till october), a large sun terrace, a terrace with a panoramic view, a 3000 sq. meter garden and a relaxing area where one can sit in the shade of the pines and read a book swinging in a hammock.Children are welcome and to their entertainment ( and for the adults too) there are: table-tennis, table-football, mountain bikes, playground , mini-football pitch/badminton court, air hockey, tam-tam, bocce court, basket, table games and more more.Inside our agriturismo you will use the wi-fi zone to be connected to internet when you want (payment service)Agriturismo Vernianello offers 4 apartments, recently redesigned, all with independent entry and private outside area.Agriturismo Vernianello is situated 5 km from Poggibonsi, a small town, in the Val d'Elsa, which offers everything you will need to make your holiday complete, like supermarkets, an open-market, chemists, post office, banks, hospital and various other stores. Moreover, Poggibonsi is centrally situated for all the Tuscan highlights, like S.Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Volterra and Castellina in Chianti. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Vernianello Poggibonsi, Italy - Tuscany