Anyone who has ever dreamed of having an authentic Tuscan experience- we found it at Poggio Etrusco! Pamela(a noted cookbook author) and her husband Johhny, were so welcoming and went out their way to help us arrange so many of our week's activities. The farmhouse was built in the 1600's and has been lovingly renovated to include 3 - 2 bedroom apartments. Each unit has 2 bathrooms and a kitchen with living area, The property was very clean and is absolutely charming with incredible views and there is a great pool and terrace to enjoy after a long day of touring.
Our group took advantage of a fantastic cooking class with Pamela as well as having her prepare dinner on 2 nights. Our entire group agreed these were some of the best meals we've ever eaten(even our 1 vegan!). Poggio Etrusco is also wonderful because it is located right in the heart of the region and we were within an hour and 30 minutes of any site, vineyard or city in Tuscany. This made it the perfect home base. I could go on and on but this will rank as one of my best travel experiences ever. I hope to someday return. My only caution is that travelers must expect a Tuscan Villa- not a Ritz Carleton. We were so pleased but an inexperienced traveller might not be prepared for no air conditioning in August
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Poggio Etrusco is a privately owned organic farm / bed & breakfast / cooking school near Montepulciano, halfway between Florence and Rome. Apartments and rooms are charming and well-furnished. The owners are Pamela Sheldon Johns (a cookbook author) and Johnny Johns (an artist). On 15 acres, this property is an active oliveto with 800 olive trees and production of an exceptional organic extra-virgin olive oil. ... more less