Sehr schön! Very nice! Multo bello!
This multilingually-staffed B&B is located on a hillside, below an equestrian park, and surrounded by vinyards.
It also offers suppers with ample home wine & sherry, and provides cooking courses.
Meals are served and parties are held in very convivial al fresco surroundings of the multi-arched lounge placed above the wine cellar, by the large pool, or at the terrace located just of the villa building.
Dell Anselmo will appeal to families, couples, and singles seeking some company.
Thanks to Fabrizio, Seigrunde, and Giulia. Our two couple group received excellent attention in the week before grape-harvest (early Sept. 2013) at the Virginia apartment and the dining and service were excellent. Some apartments ajoin onto others for larger accomodations that are three-star grade and clean. Air conditioning was very appreciated.
The hot tub was not operational when we were there, but would benefit travellers once the Tuscan heat is lacking on a autumn morning.
Cyclists would be best off to avoid attempting to use the house-supplied equipment which is offered free of charge.
Serious riders will need RED BULL to tackle the sandy hillsides or Strada Provinciale del Virginio Wine Route, which is fairly narrow with minimal shoulders.
Horse-back lessons and riding are just uphill from Podere Dell Anselmo.
You'll want to obtain the GPS coordinates before trying to arrive there. It is located about one hour from Pisa, and less than half an hour from Firenze. Suggest that you email email@example.com to request precise directions, as the right-angle approach from tiny Anselmo along the Wine Route is easy to miss even during the daytime. The single-lane sand road called Via Anselmo Panfi is bridge-connected to Anselmo and several hundred meters uphill.
Getting there, we enjoyed the secondary roads passing by Sambuca and Chianti villages, Siena, and Orvieto.
Our road trip from Sorrento coast took over 10 hours, since we chose to exit the north-bound A1 early.
Arrival in late afternoon is recommended - call ahead. Our arrival was in time for the evening meal (7:30-8 pm start according to local custom). A couple of nearby hillside restaurants offer great sunset views and local ambience where you can try to practice speaking Italian when ordering your food or beverages.
Florence is a convenient day trip drive, starting from the nearby Ginestra "chariot way".
Park at the COOP store en route, and transfer to a tram car.
Lucca and San Gimignano make for interesting roller-coaster drives and offer hair-pin curves en route.
La Spezia - a Coast Guard port town - is about two hours away for those venturing to check out Cinque Terre by car.
Home wine and olive oil can be purchased, and many happy memories were made.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The "PODERE DELL'ANSELMO" is a family run wine and horse resort situated in the midst of the magnificent Tuscan countryside. Here, rows of cypress crown the ridges of the surrounding hills, where ancient castles look out over the renewed vineyards around Montespertoli. The Villa The private villa has recently been restored respecting its old-world charm, but adding modern comforts. Set on a working vineyard, the property is surrounded by rolling green Tuscan hills in the heart of Montespertoli. The Forconi family has operated its vineyards since the 19th century, specializing in the Chianti "Podere dell'Anselmo" wine. The produced wines are long-lived and are examples of the best in the Chianti wine region, thanks to the family's knowledge and expertise. Tradition and old family customs merge with modern winemaking technologies, to yield nearly 50,000 bottles a year. These are distributed with the authentic "Podere dell'Anselmo" label. The prize-winning Tuscan Red wine "PAX" from Podere dell'Anselmo boasts the Gold Medal, awarded at Mundus Vini in 2014 and several award in all around the world. At the estate is produced also an excellent extra virgin olive oil, which has received several awards for the high quality. Enjoy Tuscany with all senses.. Join Fabrizio at the family estate, a beautiful farmhouse villa located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. The Tuscan cooking classes, held in the villa's private kitchen, are carried out following typical recipes from the Florence area under the direction of Chef Simonetta. The entire staff, along with Fabrizio and his family, welcome you to the "Podere" for a memorable Tuscan experience in the heart of Chianti. The stay at the family estate will be laso a cultural experience visiting cities like Florence, the city of the Renaissance, Siena, the medieval city of art and romance, Pisa, with its Leaning Tower, and San Gimignano, the town of fine towers. Private excursions through the Tuscan hills will show you the winding roads crossed by sunflowers fields, vineyards and ancient castles of bygone days. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Podere DellAnselmo Italy/Montespertoli, Tuscany