A charming and peaceful place where to truly relax, rediscover your inner self and a more human pace of life, away from the city. We are surrounded by the silence and the still unspoiled, lush nature of by the Val di Merse Wildlife Reserve. There are countless opportunities for outdoor activities such as horse trekking, mountain biking and walking in the wilderness. The property is ideally close to Siena and to San Galgano Abbey with the 'Sword in the rock'. The Via Francigena, the medieval pilgrimage route to Rome from the North , runs nearby. Podernovo property is an excellent base for exploring the delights of Tuscany. At guests' disposal: Podernovo can accommodate up to 18 people in 5 apartments. The property consists of two closeby buildings. The accommodation building hosts all apartments. The entrance building hosts the shared areas: the kitchen, the meals room and a communicating large patio with garden view and a large 80 sq.mt. seminar hall, on first floor. WI-FI internet connection free of charge. Ground and exteriors Swimming pool: Shared, chlorine-free swimming-pool (11x6x190) with sea-like water open May 1st to October 31st (weather permitting). Garden: Large safe and tended outdoor areas for children and families. Always lit at night. Garden furnishings. Charcoal barbecue available. Bikes available. Extra Services: A to Z wedding and event organization with professional Wedding & Event Planner and caterings . Wine-tasting to a fine family estate in Montalcino ('Brunello' wine County) where music therapy is applied to the vineyards; - Outdoor activities with professional guides; - Photography lessons/portrait sessions with a fine art professional; - Shiatsu/relaxing massage sessions with qualified therapists. Assistance: The person in charge lives in an independent apartment. He speaks fluent English and is discreetly available in case of need. Our Guests' privacy is always guaranteed. Distances: Monticiano village, a classical medieval hamlet is only 5 minutes' walk away. It offers all necessarie amenities such as affordable restaurants serving traditional earthy Tuscan cuisine, a couple of bars, a small wine shop, a Pharmacy, the Post Office and two Banks with ATM' s. A couple of buses go to Siena daily but a car is recommended. The via Francigena, the ancient road between Rome and Canterbury runs here. Beautiful San Galgano Abbey which became internationally known after Andreij Tarkovskij’s movie ‘Nostagia’ was shot here is only 07 Km away. First floor apartment. Large double bedroom + 1 small extra bed + 1 pouf-bed available, with en-suite bathroom with shower. Designer ceiling fan for eco-friendly summer cooling. Hot/cold drink and food facilities corner with 2-ring gas hob, extractor, sink, small fridge/freezer, microwave. Living room with large, open, decorative fireplace, dining table and chairs, 2 large and comfortable armchairs. Handmade terracotta flooring, chestnut wooden beamed ceilings, interiors tastefully decorated with soothing natural colours. Charming, tasteful rustic style, very quiet, peaceful and romantic. Hairdryer provided.