|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Welcome to Casa del Poggio part of Magnificent Villa Arceno Estate which has a long lasting history, dating back hundreds of years, and famous for being the residence of the Piccolomini family, who gave birth to Pope Pio 2, and more recently, it was the idyllic set of the Bernardo Bertolucci's film, Stealing Beauty!
The atmosphere of peaceful elegance that brings one back to the Renaissance time is preserved in the star-filled skies, the aroma of lavender and rosemary, and the absence of modern noise.
Located among the vineyards and the olive groves of the Chianti Sienese , the Villa maintains the natural and traditional Tuscan aesthetic while updating amenities to add luxury and comfort to satisfy contemporary living.
Il Poggio has a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the hilltop towns and the medieval villages surrounding the city of Siena (15 km south-west ) in the serene Tuscan environment of Villa Arceno Estate, more than a thousand hectares of
spectacular vineyards, olive groves, woods of turkey oaks, holm and durmast, beautiful cypresses alleys, streams and falls!
LOWER LEVEL: a large living room, TV, music system, comfortable sofa and armchairs, a futon, dining table for 10, handmade tiled stove A fully equipped Travertine marble kitchenette and bathroom serve the Master Bedroom .
MEZZANINE FLOOR, 3 steps up from the living room, offers you a Bedroom : 2 Twin wrought iron Single Beds, a pull-out Bed, cozy rocking chair, books and games ; An en suite soaking tub/shower bathroom.
On this floor there is also the laundry room with washing machine, ironing board and iron.
UPPER FLOOR:a large kitchen with an angular fireplace, excellent cooking/dining facilities.WiFi and Docking Station.
A Master Bedroom, with antique furniture, and adjacent bathroom.
THE OUTDOOR: two patios and a large terrace secluded by ornamental flowers for private sunbathing and al fresco dining -BBQ, 2 tables for 6, 4 sunbeds in the garden/terrace and 2 by the pool. The pool and the intimate garden, with a selection of local plants, scented herbs and Mediterranean bushes provide a peaceful and uncontaminated environment.
More information: the house has thick walls of local stone, and is well ventilated through numerous windows; it stays comfortably cool throughout the summer without air conditioning.
Central heating is available in spring, fall and winter.
The swimming pool is located in a separate garden, which is exclusively shared among three neighbors.
It is open from 15th May to 21st September.
Daily cleaned and rarely busy allows for privacy and relaxation.
It is available in the house along with a selection of guidebooks and maps, a mobile phone and a rich welcome basket including gourmet food , local products and drinks. Basic household items ( soaps dishwasher and washing machine tablets, toilet paper, paper towels napkins, spices, coffee, tea, etc, provided for the entire holiday). Complimentary Chianti house wine and olive oil.
Catering,with English speaking chefs , can be arranged.
Car is recommended, however a driver can be booked for long distance and local excursions.
Onsite massage by appointment with highly qualified personnel, contact us for more info.
Lovers of the countryside , my wife and I for many years were looking for a special place for a vacation home. In 1999 we had the good fortune to find and purchase La Casa del Poggio, this corner of paradise where we spend most of our spare time.
Hoping to retired there someday, now we enjoy sharing with our guests what we consider a marvelous treat. The beautiful Villa Arceno wine and olive oil Estate is the setting of our villa where we feel at home, in peace and relaxation but also surrounded by the amazing Tuscan environment with its immense history, culture and traditions.
Casa del Poggio is a truly beautiful and inspiring location, quiet perfect place for meditation. We were a group of 6 friends who enjoy jogging and biking through beautiful paths in the woods , hills covered by vineyards and olive groves. We spent a week at the villa, it was a dream vacation and exceeded our expectations. The villa is adorable, well decorated and kept in excellent condition. The garden and terrace very private in a relaxing and amazing setting where you can unwind and experience Tuscany at its best! Barbara and owners did everything possible to make our holiday memorable. The welcome basket of local and excellent wine and food were such a nice touch and much more than we expected to find.
We recommend to anyone who likes good quality accommodation in a tranquil environment surrounded by the amazing Tuscan cities and towns!
My husband and I celebrated our retirement by choosing a one month stay in Tuscany. By luck or fate, we chose Il Poggio. What a gem! The little villa was perfect for making all our dreams and wishes come true. The villa was plenty roomy enough to accommodate the two us us and our four guests comfortably. I was pleasantly surprised at how well stocked the kitchen was with quality cookware. Some of our most enjoyable activities was simply staying close to "home", cooking ourselves and drinking wine out on the patio. For my husbands 65th birthday we had a chef come to the villa and give us a cooking lesson. What a treat that was! We found everything we needed in Castelnuovo Berardenga. We especially enjoyed the Thursday open market for fresh fish, cheese and vegetables. Not to mention affordable trinkets to take home to family (scarves, leather goods etc).
As the many other reviews have outlined, we loved walking through the vineyards to lovely little San Guisme for coffee, lunch or dinner. We were lucky enough to be there at harvest time, so the gapes were ripe and sweet for picking, here and there, along the way.
Getting around to the many neighboring hill towns was fast and easy with no more than 45-90 minute drives. We also took advantage of the local area and enjoyed drives through the Chianti region. Be sure to visit the Arceno winery for tasting and shipping home.
The housekeeper came every week and took excellent care of the house, cleaning and restocking linens.
There are stairs in the villa. We are in our 60's and had no problem with them, but make sure that stairs aren't a problem for you if you book here. Barbara was a wonderful resource and we enjoyed having a glass of wine with her on our last night.
If you have a Tuscan dream, you can't go wrong with this wonderful little villa for six.
Thank you Marina and Roberto for sharing your lovely home with us.
Thank you so much for an amazing time in your fabulous Tuscan villa. We were two families with four girls (8 to 13) and we all fell in love with Il Poggio. What a find! This was a big reunion for us with our close friends from Vancouver, Canada, as we now live in England. Tuscany is beautiful, but the Arceno estate is spectacular. We made lots of use of the patio and pool, but also had some lovely wanders around the estate - seeing hares, pheasants, hoopoes and even (we think) a European wolf - the latter well away from the house! We had a jaunt to San Gusme through the vineyards for lunch on the last day, as well as a lovely dinner in Castelnuovo Berendenga one night. We also had day trips to Pisa, Siena, Florence and Monteriggioni. And did I mention the food? Fantastico!
The property was as described. It was was quaint and cozy where it needed to be in large in other areas to make the home a great place for s large group of people. Barbara was great and we all had fun with her and she did not complain when she had to come back to the house after we locked ourselves out! Robert followed up to be sure everything was ok when we got there so it was nice to know they cared. The local towns close to the home were a hit with everyone. We have a favorite local restaurant called Bengodi! Would come back to this location many times if I could.
Casa il Poggio was everything it was listed to be and more. The hospitality provided by Marina and Roberto before we left Canada and from Barbara upon arrival was fabulous. The location of this beautiful property was ideal, close to two towns (San Gusme & Castelnuevo Berandenga), and easy driving distance to many of the wonderful Tuscan cities. You can walk from the villa to San Gusme or just tour around the property of Villa Arceno - it is breathtaking. Upon arrival Barbara greeted us, the home is immaculate with everything you need....and the welcome basket with wonderful food - fresh fruits, meats, cheeses...house wine - Amazing. We were three couples celebrating our 40th birthdays and could not have asked for a better location, Roberto provided a recommendation for a chef to come to the villa and cook dinner for us. Chef Emily was wonderful, picking fresh rosemary from the gardens to prepare our celebration dinner on the beautiful patio. The pool was lovely at the end of a long day of touring. We already are planning to go back with family in 2018... Thank you Roberta, Marina & Barbara - looking forward to the day when our paths cross again.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with our family. Casa il Poggio provided us with an ideal location to explore the sites, food and wines of the area. The location was ideal, the house was well excellent and the hospitality and support provided by Barbara was outstanding.
Next time we will need to book more time to enjoy all of the wonderful things that the area has to offer.
Thanks again and we hope to return soon,
Carlos and family
WELCOME TO Casa del Poggio located in beautiful Villa Arceno Estate, in the Chianti Senese between Castelnuovo Berardenga and Gaiole, ideal position to visit the famous attractions of Tuscany with its amazing history, culture, traditions food and wine.
ENJOY a Special Vacation with family and friends relaxing in our garden surrounded by the aroma of roses, jasmine, lavender and rosemary, or in the terrace dining al fresco under star-filled skies and the absence of modern noise.
EXPERIENCE Olive Oil and Wine tasting at Home or visiting the well known wineries of Villa Arceno (inside the estate,a 10 minutes walk), Brolio (5km away, where the Chianti formula was invented), Felsina(4km), San Felice(10km),Villa a Sesta(4km) and explore within one hour the renowned nearby wine regions of Montapulciano and Montalcino.
ENJOY breathtaking views, walks through the vineyards, reaching the delightful medieval village of San Gusmè or exploring the many paths and cypress alleys inside the Estate and, in 10 minutes by car, visit Castelnuovo Berardenga, Villa a Sesta and Montebenicchi; all villages offer excellent bars, restaurants, shops and in Castelnuovo open air markets.
VISIT the enchanting historical cities of Siena(20 minutes) Florence(1hr), Arezzo (40 minutes) and, in the near region of Umbria, Perugia(50minutes) and Assisi(1hr);San Gimignano (UNESCO World Heritage), Volterra, Pienza and Cortona also conveniently located within 40/50 minutes.
RELAX IN Rapolano Terme just 15 minutes away, with its thermal spas, massage, and mud treatment perfect for winter pampering or enjoy a massage onsite given by qualified personnel.
Several other typical local activities and excursions like tennis, golf (three golf courses, Bagnaia and Val di Chiana 35km, Ugolino 55km ), bike renting, horse riding, go karting, rafting , outlet shopping, cooking classes and more, are all listed in the Welcome Packet .
We are willing to assist you, before and after the arrival, offering our experience and knowledge of the area .
Our house manager will welcome you at the arrival and will be available throughout your stay .
The rates quoted are for 6 people based on Saturday arrivals, ALL INCLUSIVE!
All taxes and fees, all energy costs, Internet WiFi
Complimentary Chianti house wine & olive oil throughout stay.
A rich welcome basket with high quality local food & drinks for first dinner, breakfast & more.
Bed & kitchen linens, towels & pool towels.
Mid week with towels changing & final housekeeping.
Daily consumables (washing machine & dishwasher tablets, toiletries etc).
Phone use up to 10 euros is prepaid, instructions how to reload the mobile are in the house book.
A cot/crib, baby linen, blankets, high chair & accessories provided free of charge.
ARRIVAL DAY: SATURDAY
Other days of arrival may be considered in mid & low season.
DEPOSIT: 25% of the total letting price is due at the time of booking with credit card, PayPal or wire transfer.
A confirmation email & rental agreement will be sent at the booking time
BALANCE is due 4 weeks prior the arrival time
ARRIVAL TIME: between 2 and 8 pm.
DEPARTURE TIME:10 am.
EXTRAS: An additional pull out bed in the mezzanine room and a futon in the living area (for 7th/8th person)are available for an extra charge.
Contact us for more info.