My husband just reviewed our stay at San Giovanni in Poggio, but I had to chime in with my accolades, as well! It was truly a magical experience! The views are breathtaking, the peace and quiet are only interrupted by the sound of the sheep (and their bells) in the fields nearby, and Francesco and his assistant, Federico, are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet! Our children LOVED the window in the ceiling of the Vespro, through which we could gaze at the stars and moon and then shut the mechanized blinds to make the room pitch black for perfect sleeping! In fact, all of the windows have beautiful wooden shutters on them that you close from the inside, making all of the rooms nice and dark for good sleeping! The washer came in handy, as we were mid-way through our trip and needed to clean some clothes. And Francesco has placed several handy (and large) drying racks outside to help with the drying process. Coffee is provided, and Federico was kind enough to show us how to use the expresso maker (as neither my husband nor I had ever used one before). There's also a big bottle of water waiting for you in the kitchen. Francesco brought out bocce balls, paddle ball, and a jump rope for our kids, along with a set of child-sized chairs and table. I really can't say enough about this place, and the wonderful man who owns it! You will NOT regret staying at San Giovanni in Poggio! In fact, I have no doubt it will be the highlight of any trip you make to Italy!
- 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