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Enchanting Private Villa in Chianti Rolling Hills, Pool, Exclusive Arceno Estate

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms,3 Bathrooms,Sleeps 6-8,Private Beautiful Garden&Terrace,Great View!

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!

Nowadays travelers, artists. entrepreneurs, sports people and country lovers from around the world live here or come to visit this corner of Paradise, appreciating the beauty and peace, wishing always to return!

Located among the vineyards and the olive groves of the Chianti Classico Region Gallo Nero , Our Villa and its Superior Standard of Accommodation, maintains the natural and traditional Tuscan aesthetic while updating amenities to add luxury and comfort to satisfy contemporary living.

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.

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, Mediterranean fragrant bushes, streams and falls!

We are pleased to assist you, before and after the arrival, offering our experience and knowledge of the area, Helping Booking and recommending itineraries to the many cities and towns within close proximity and more or visits to some of the famous local vineyards.

At your arrival, Barbara H. our wonderful professional and welcoming manager will greet you, help to settle and available throughout your stay.

You will be presented with a Fabulous Welcome Basket including gourmet food , local products and drinks.

Complimentary Chianti house wine and olive oil throughout your stay!

At your disposal there will be, along with a selection of guidebooks and map in English, German, French, Italian, a mobile phone,

a Complete and Updated to 2017 House Book, suggesting several typical local activities, excursions, private tours and many outstanding local restaurants.

LOWER LEVEL: a large living room, TV, music system, comfortable sofa and armchairs, a futon (for 1 adult or 2 children) 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 May 15th to September 30th.

Daily cleaned and rarely busy allows for privacy and relaxation.

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.

More Details

Roberto Terrone
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

Why Roberto Terrone chose Siena Area

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 retire 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.


Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , The baby crib can be placed in any of the three rooms.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Portable A/C units and fans available in all rooms. A cot/crib, baby linen, blankets, high chair, accessories provided free of charge. A pull out bed in the mezzanine room and futon in the living area for 7th/8th person are available for an extra charge.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
PRICE INCLUDES All taxes, all energy costs Internet Wi-Fi Complimentary house wine & olive oil A rich welcome basket with high quality local food & drinks for first dinner, breakfast & more. Bed & kitchen linens, towels & pool towels. Mid week & final housekeeping. Daily consumables (washing mashine & dishwasher tablets, toiletries etc). Phone use up to 10 euros is prepaid, instructions how to reload the mobile are in the housebook. A cot/crib, baby linen, blankets, high chair & accessories provided free of charge. EXTRAS: pull out bed in mezzanine room & futon(Living Area) for 7th/8th person are available for an extra charge. ARRIVAL DAY: SATURDAY Other days of arrival may be considered in mid & low season ARRIVAL TIME: from 4:00 pm DEPARTURE TIME:10 am. INSURANCE: it is advisable to consider insurance in relation to travel, accident, medical & personal coverage. Owner cannot accept any liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage incurred by guests


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Enchanting Private Villa in Chianti Rolling Hills, Pool, Exclusive Arceno Estate
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Tuscany at its best

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille Mary, Charles and friends, a lovely group of sportsmen who wanted to discover and enjoy the Chianti by bike. When a few months ago they contacted us and asked for our opinion on the feasibility of their program, we did not have the slightest doubt: The Chianti, home of the famous race Eroica, for them it would have been the perfect and delightful place to discover and enjoy! We hope they will come back very soon, Marina and Roberto
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Our Magical Tuscan Experience

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Carla and Greg! You really have summarised exactly what we feel about il Poggio and Villa Arceno Estate! We love to share with our guests country life living in one of the most beautiful place in Tuscany.Thanks also to Barbara and Sherri who provide outstanding assistance. Please do come again! Marina and Roberto
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A Hidden Gem in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille Lucy! It's a joy for us to know that your families had a wonderful time in our house and in Villa Arceno. We know that you work carefully choosing the right location and places to visit to make this holiday memorable. We are also happy to know that the layout of the house is real comfortable for people of different ages under one roof! It will be a pleasure to host all of you again , many thanks, Marina and Roberto
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Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Morgan, What a pleasure to know that your group has enjoyed our home and has been fascinated by the charming medieval towns of Castelnuovo and San Gusmè. Many times Casa del Poggio has been an ideal location for families and friends to get together and we always thrilled to share it for their very special moments! It will be very nice to host you again, grazie mille, Marina and Roberto
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Favourite Part of our Italy Adventures

  • 5 of 5

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, 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.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Tricia we truly enjoy reading your amazing review, thank you, thank you! It is rewarding and nice to know that Barbara effort and our hospitality was appreciated. We can' t wait until you come back to meet you as soon as you will visit Italy again. Mille grazie, Marina and Roberto
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Thanks for an outstanding tuscan experience

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille Carlos! What a pleasure to host this lovely family during their tour of Italy and know that our house and the Chianti was the highlight of their trip! Villa Arceno Wine Estate is a wonderful location that truly offer the chance to esperienze the best of Tuscany: amazing towns and cities of art, beautiful countriside well known wineries and outstanding restaurants! Not living there we completely rely on the professional expertise and hospitality of Barbara who along with Sherrie takes care of our guests like we would have done, we will never stop to thank them! We will be honored to have Carlos and his family back whenever they would like to return to beautiful Tuscany ! Marina and Roberto
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
In the village of San Gusmè
Nearest Ferry
165 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Golf Club La Bagnaia and Val di Chiana
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Siena--Florence SS73
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
In the village of San Gusmè
Nearest Ski
145 Miles
Vidiciatico (BO)
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia and Punta Ala
Car: necessary

WELCOME TO Casa del Poggio located in beautiful Villa Arceno Estate, in the Chianti Classico Region, between Castelnuovo Berardenga and Gaiole, where you can barely drive a mile without passing one winery (fattoria) or another and, the ideal position to visit the famous attractions of Tuscany with its amazing history, culture, traditions food and wine!

Villa Arceno, one thousand hectares of beautiful woods, vineyards, olive groves, serene old cypresses alleys, and breathtaking views on perfectly maintained country lanes!

ENJOY a Special Vacation with family and friends relaxing in our garden, more than 3000 square meters, surrounded by the aroma of roses, jasmine, lavender and rosemary, or in the gorgeous 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 (5 km away, where the Chianti formula was invented), Felsina(4 km), San Felice(10 km),Villa a Sesta(4 km) and explore within one hour the renowned nearby wine regions of Montapulciano and Montalcino.

ENJOY breathtaking views, walking 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(1 hr), Arezzo (40 minutes) and, in the near region of Umbria, Perugia(50 minutes) 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.

We can arrange for talented chefs to come to the Villa to cook, give if interested in Italian food, private cooking lessons and present a fabulous evening meal for your party.

Alternatively, you may prefer to dine out at one of the many outstanding local restaurants that are referred to in the House Book along with several other typical local activities, excursions and private tours, sports like tennis, golf (three golf courses, Bagnaia and Val di Chiana 35 km, Ugolino 55 km ), bike renting, horse riding, go karting, rafting , outlet shopping, cooking classes and more.


Rates & Availability

Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Oct 14 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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.
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.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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