Our stay in Podere Il Chiassale was beyond our expectations. The charm of the Tuscan farmhouse architecture blended superbly with German sense of style and interior design was such an unexpected surprise.
The house is large, spacious, open, and extremely gracious and inviting. The pizza oven next to the large open fireplace was a highlight of our stay. The kitchen is laid out so conveniently and remarkable in all its mod-cons, with a lovely nook for dining. Outside, either under the portico, or on the terrace, we spent many a beautiful evening, dining in Tuscan style.
The grounds are gorgeous, meticulously maintained, with beautiful trees, flower gardens, and olive trees. Up on the high terrace is a wonderful treat, a large swimming pool, all lit up at night for late dips to cool off after a very hot day.
Podere il Chiassale is a precious gem, tucked at the foot of the Balze cliffs of Volterra. Just a few minutes from the incredible Etruscan/Medieval town of Volterra, there is so much to see and do right on your doorstep. But the house is conveniently located to reach all the major historical towns and cities in Tuscany. Also you are not too far from the sea.
I highly recommend Podere Il Chiassale for an unforgettable Tuscan experience.