Podere Scopeto is a typical Tuscan hamlet recently restored with the utmost attention to detail.
Podere Scopeto offers a unique position in a quiet and panoramic valley a twenty minute drive from Siena – the most fascinating Medioeval city in the world.
Be welcomed by a superb host, Lea Viviani, who will pamper you and make you feel at home with warmth and her marvellous veggies from the organic garden. She is a precious source of inspiring information on things to do and see in the area, she is a lively - yet unobtrusive – presence always at hand and ready to make your stay unforgettable.
Pizza parties or BBQ dinners can be organised in the panoramic loggia for all guests, a lovely opportunity to meet other families. If you are after a quieter and more intimate holiday, the private terrace or garden of each house offers just the right place to enjoy your privacy, without giving up on stunning views, comfort and the opportunity to cook and eat al fresco.
The large, panoramic infinity pool is another great reason to choose Scopeto for your holidays. Placed atop the private hill, the pool offers magnificent views of the valley beneath and a constant breeze to make your lazy days just perfect. Being equipped with abundant loungers and deck chairs, you will never need to rush out to secure your spot… just lay back and enjoy an truly relaxing holiday.
The surrounding area is the next irresistible reason to stay at Scopeto. Churches and medieval castles are spread around in the surrounding hills, like the Abbey of San Galgano, an astonishing roofless church where one can visit the world-known sword in the rock, the charming Sovicille, the beautiful Casole d’Elsa, the intriguing villages across Montagnola Senese… and if you feel like driving half an hour or slightly over, charming cities like S. Gimignano and Volterra; Chianti wine country and fab art cities like Srezzo, Cortona and Florence are excellent day trip destinations.
For the lovers of good cooking and excellent wines, the surroundings offer many resturants where you can taste simple and ancient Tuscan recipes cooked with genuine and tasty ingredients, or enotecas where you can taste the best tuscan wines such as Chianti, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, or Brunello di Montalcino.
I spent two lovely weeks at Scopeto with my wife and teenage daughter. We were in apartment no 8 which suited our needs exactly. The property was well-kept and was nicer than the photographs. All the apartments were clean and in good condition (as we took a look at others). All the facilities in our apartment were up to standard and we needed nothing else. The pool was excellent and there were plenty of seats and sun-beds. It is in an excellent location for visiting other places such as Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra. This was our 5th visit to Tuscany and Scopeto is the best property we have rented. I would recommend it and expect to return again. The owners are friendly and helpful.
JCD Glasgow, UK
Scopeto House is a lovely hamlet at the foot of 'Montagnola', a hilly region covered with oaks, chestnuts, oaks, where, since the Middle Ages, were extracted marble of rare beauty, used to adorn the monuments of the most important ' Italy. Medieval churches and castles lining the surrounding hills. A special mention goes to the famous Abbey of San Galgano, the beautiful medieval abbey without a roof where you can admire the famous sword in the stone. For lovers of good food and wine, the surroundings are full of restaurants offering simple foods of ancient Tuscan recipes with genuine and tasty, wine provided the best Tuscan wines like Chianti, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Brunello di Montalcino. The village has been completely restored and transformed into a cozy country residence. The restoration was very nice and particular attention was paid to the finishings. The property is surrounded by 10 hectares of land with large green areas. Over the complex and in a dominant position is a beautiful swimming pool (8x16 solarium paved with showers and 2). Quiet location. The apartment has a private outdoor space. For shared use: 3 built-in barbecue and laundry room (washing machine, laundry, ironing, drying). Parking. Comfortable furnishings. Central heating.