My wife and I along with our three kids spent three nights here. It was the highlight of a trip that included Rome and the Cinque Terre. The accomodations are spacious and comfortable. We were there just before the high season and were the only guests. Our children (5, 7, 8) loved roaming the fields and scaling the hills surrounding the house. It is located on a gravel road off of the most scenic drive in southern Tuscany. Siena is framed against the sky on the horizon, with Montalcino visible to the southwest. These places are an easy drive making this the perfect base to explore from. We visited the two towns above as well as Pienza and Montepulciano. A large sized grocery is about a 10 minute drive away. La Galera restaurant is also close by. The best meal we had in Italy. Francesco, our host, made restaurant reservations for us, gave us directions, recommended attractions and the best wines, and even played with our children. Every morning our youngest son wanted to check outside to see if Francesco had arrived yet.
If you are driving to Tuscany this is the place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The farmhouse offers beautiful apartments with swimming pool and wonderful panoramic views. Our dream to offer our guests a holiday full of genuine emotions in the magic of the Siena countryside has now come true. San Giovanni in Poggio will enchant you with its surrounding hills which look out over the beautiful Val d'Orcia, near Pienza, and will let you spend unforgettable days in a place which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- San Giovanni In Poggio Italy/Province Of Siena - Monteroni D'Arbia