My husband and I enjoyed 4 days with Eva and Massimo at their lovely property. By the end we felt more like friends than paying guests. We had a fantastic horse ride around the vineyards and local area. The horses were well cared for and sweet natured unlike many trail horses I've ridden.
I also did the cooking class which I can highly recommend. I was the only one to do it that day so had about a 4-5 hour private lesson where we cooked 5 dishes and Eva gave me other traditional recipes to try. Another guest had done a cooking class somewhere in Florence with 28 people in it so hardly did any cooking! Eva was very patient and took lots of trouble to explain everything and let me do most of it so I could really learn rather than just watch her.
The rooms are clean and comfortable with lovely views over the grape vines. There was a good shower and a little kitchen downstairs if we wanted to use it.
The local town of Greve is also very pretty with some nice shops and restaurants. This is a good location to visit Siena and Florence for the day. We also were lucky enough to arrive when the next little town, Panzano had a wine festival which was terrific.
Definitely have dinner at the farm, it is such an enjoyable evening. Such great fun with delicious home cooked food and wine from the estate. Breakfast was also very good.
Eva is the ultimate hostess and nothing was too much trouble. They were a lovely family and we are looking forward to visiting them again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Poggio Asciutto is an ancient stone-built house, recently restored to conserve its rural appearance. The farmhouse accomodates guests in tastefully furnisched rooms and apartments.Poggio Asciutto is the perfect place for anyone who wishes to spend a restful holiday in a Family atmosphere while at the same time, taking the oppurtunity of a short day-trips to the beatiful art cities and historical villages of Tuscany. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Poggio Asciutto Greve In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany