We have just returned from a week at Il Colle and found it wonderful. It is remote and difficult to find with a GPS but this is absolutely no problem, just call Giovanni from Poggio and he will come to direct you, its easy to find after the first time!
The surroundings are beautiful, it's extremely peaceful and at night it is wonderful to sit outside, grill meat on the barbecues and enjoy the surroundings.
Giovanni is very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble and he is a really lovely guy to sit and chat with; he works so hard to keep the place pristine for guests. We will miss his conversations!
The apartment we stay in was rustic and charming with everything we needed including oven, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine and a good bathroom. Even though it was quite hot, air conditioning wasnt something we felt we needed.
There is a freshwater pool which is a lovely place to spend time with amazing views of the surroundings and because the water is not chlorinated, you feel more refreshed by it. I definitely think the pool is a real feature of this place, especially when its hot.
Another feature is the Il Colle produced wine and oil. We drank something like 10 bottles out there and brought some home because we liked it so much.
Poggio alla Croce is a very small place with one pizzeria (not always open!) but about 7km away you will find San Polo in Chianti where there are 2 supermarkets, a couple of cafes and a really wonderful Trattoria Sotto L'Arco where I recommend anyone to go for lunch or dinner. Also in the surroundings, if you like wine you can visit numerous wine estates to taste their Chianti wines.
I would recommend this place to anyone who would like a relaxed holiday in a friendly place with beautiful scenery.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Typical Tuscan country house, recently restored, situated on one of the Chianti hills dominating the valley of the river Arno: full scale and relaxing view especially on the green surrounding hills and on the heart of the city of Florence. The four apartments of the rural complex are completely independent, with all comforts and tastefully furnished. Outside, on a natural, very panoramic terrace, besides private equipping, the guests can use a 5x11 swimming pool. From here they can see a wonderful panorama. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Il Colle Greve In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany