We we arrived at Poggio Alloro on June 9 after a hectic, busy, nonstop tour of Rome, my wife and I wandered down to the pool. No one was there, and we sat by the pool, just the two of us, and took in the amazing view of the farm and the pond and San Gimignano off in the distance. The only sounds were birds chirping and the occasional moo of a cow. My wife actually got teary-eyed, it was so quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. That was common during our three day stay. Tour buses stop everyday in the afternoon for a couple of hours to have lunch and look around, but the rest of the time the grounds are completely quiet and amazingly peaceful. We got an apartment, which has a small kitchen and living area along with a bedroom and bathroom. It was the perfect amount of space for two. I ran for an hour (about six miles) on two days of our stay, and counted a total of four cars the entire time. You are truly out in the country, and it was exactly what we wanted. The food was awesome, all of it homemade and organic, nearly all of it made from the animals and crops that are right in front of you during your stay. Both nights that we had dinner, we stayed and drank wine until after midnight with other couples who were staying there also. The waitresses just told us to turn off the lights to the patio when we decided to go to bed! I don't know what it would be like to visit family in the countrysides of Italy, but this has got to be the closest thing to it. After a three day stay at Poggio Alloro, my wife said she wanted to move there permanently and just offer the staff her services as flower waterer or pool girl. Of our 11-day tour of Italy, Poggio Alloro was the highlight of our trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our agriturismo is open all year long except for the 24th-25th-26th December and 2 weeks in January. At our restaurant we offer a fix menu for both lunch and dinner. The meals are served in long tables with the other guests as family style. Our restaurant is closed on Tuesday night for dinner. Light lunch service from 12.30 to 2.30 pm. Dinner is served at 8 pm. Wine tasting with tour of the farm at 10.30 am, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. ( From October to April last wine tasting and tour at 4 pm) Please arrive 5 minutes earlier, in case of late arrival the tour is not guranteed. For wine tasting, lunch and dinner reservation is needed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fattoria Poggio Alloro Hotel San Gimignano
- Fattoria Poggio Alloro San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy