Villa il pozzo, also known as villa del torre because of the 1000 year old tower me and my boyfriend had the pleasure of staying in, is a beautiful spacious villa with about 10 apartments.
Each apartment is large, and it is clear they have not tried to cram in rooms to make money. We stayed in 'Torre' which we chose because it was the last one available with air con (I would say a necessity in July, especially after talking to the guests in rooms without it).
There is a fantastic vibe, all apartments are booked out from sat-sat and we made friends with a lot of the families there, even having a joint bbq on their beautiful terrace over looking the Tuscan terrain.
Gianni, the owner Alessandro's son, offers free wine tasting tours and they are both very helpful. The local wine is 5euro and very good for the price!
Couldn't recommend this enough, perfect place to relax by the pool in an historical setting, and great place to visit surrounding, florence (1 hour 20 drive) San gimiano (30 mins) volterra (1.5 hours) and amazing local restaurants
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strategically positioned between Florence and Siena, in the heart of the Chianti region, Villa Il Pozzo will impress its guests with stunning views of the gentle rolling hills leading to the extraordinary ancient towers of San Gimignano. All its beautiful apartments are personally furnished by Mrs. Gori with precious original antiques. Amenities include a magnificent Mediterranean-style swimming pool, a private library with recent and antique literature, a breathtaking classical Tuscan garden with hand-carved stone balusters and huge terracotta urns. Our guests may stroll through the olive groves and vineyards surrounding the Villa and taste the excellent Chianti wine and Olive Oil produced by the farm. Stucco, frescoes, and high hand-painted ceilings make Villa Il Pozzo the perfect place for an unforgettable vacation. At walking distance there are a family-owned Tuscan Restaurant, a mini-market, and one of the oldest churches of the region. Following an old tradition, all the weddings of the Gori family members are celebrated in this Romanic jewel. ... more less