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Podere Poggiluglio
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We have stayed twice at Poggioluglio, in the cottage and the studio apartment. Location is perfect for access to San Gimignano (saving a fortune in parking charges for your car and meaning you can have a drink with your meal and not worry about driving).

Franco & Gaetana are so welcoming and the property is idyllic set amongst olive and vine groves.

With only having 3 rooms to rent you can escape from other tourists; often you have the pool area to yourself. The rooms are all well furnished and the well equiped kitchen areas mean you can easily cater for yourself if you don't want to walk the five minutes up the hill into town. The cottage is also very private. In the evenings we sat out, drank Franco's wine and watched the fireflies dancing in the olive groves.

If you've never come across Poggioluglio before it's because it was exclusive to a tour operator for many years. We would have booked with them in September but they were fully booked until the end of the season, so we stayed elsewhere and looked enviously at Poggioluglio on our walks past. We will return in 2015 hopefully.

San Gim is a magical place and Poggioluglio will always be our first choice when visiting the area.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed here in June 2013, and were greeted by the owner with a bottle of wine and home made olive oil. Staying in the cottage, we had a private terrace with barbeque and sunloungers. The pool is a 2 minute stroll down through the olive groves and is beautifully maintained. The gardener brought us freshly picked cherries one day which were delicious.. The cottage itself is quaint and has everything you would need, a 5 minute uphill walk to the walled town of San Gimignano, with a magical atmosphere. There are some fabulous restaurants and you would not want to miss out La Vecchie Mura, sit on the terrace to eat(booking advisable) and the views are truly breathtaking.. The Gelatario in the square where you will see the queues has the most amazing gelato! A fabulous relaxing holiday, really didn't want to leave, and can't wait to go back...

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

we stayed hear from 13th - 20th July 2013 - we only booked 6 days before. We were delighted with the property. It was within easy walking distance from San Gimignano - up hill there - down hill back! The owners were delightful and very accomodating. The scenery was stunning from the apartment - private and peaceful. The facilities were adequate and very clean. The kitchen contained all we needed. There was air conditioning however the property was cool due to the nature of the building. The bed was comfortable and a good size double. The pool areas was stunning with plenty of seats/loungers - and of a good size. We have freedom to walk around the owners land - to include vineyards and olive trees and a friendly donkey...
The areas surrounding were steeped with history - wine - ice cream and pasta... we visited Florence Siena amongst other places.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

This holiday was so relaxing! The grounds were made up of olive groves and vin yards, along with its own private pool and tennis courts. It was only a 5 minute walk away from San Giminano town which is just magical at night - an atmosphere that cannot be described. Locals and tourists sat in the two squares until late at night, eating gelato and sipping aperol spritz. This town is beautiful and totlally unspolit by tourism - the real Italy.
It's close enough to hire a car and drive to Florence, Sienna and Volterrra. The accomodation is real rustic Italian with the most stunning views and quiant gardens / balconies. Each apartment / studio / cottage (depending on which you choose) has its own barbeque. The hosts are most welcoming, offering a bottle of their complimetary home grown wine and olive oil. It feels like you have hired your own mansion for a week. Lots of mosquitos in late August but repellant and plug ins soon solves this problem. I thought nothing could beat Lake Garda but I think this did!

Room Tip: The studio is perfect for a couple and has the best views / verandah
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2014
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  • Stayed: November 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Podere Poggiluglio

Address: Localita Poggiluglio 1, San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 108 Specialty Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range: $90 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Podere Poggiluglio San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany

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