We had a terrific stay in la Poggerina. We received a very warm welcome from Gabriella and Matilda. They showed us the extraordinary villa, which is very spacious and fully equipped with everything you can imagine. There are even 5 bicycles with which you can make magnificent (and strenuous) tours in the vicinity.
The villa is perfectly located for day trips to all places of interest in Tuscany. You can reach for example historic cities such as San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra in an hour by car. Florence is reachable by train from Figline within half an hour. And of course, the Chianti region is easily to explore (e.g. Greve or Montefioralle). There are also many nice shopping malls/outlets nearby. And if your tired of travelling around and exploring just make a relaxed day at the pool.
The hospitality of Emanuele and his parents is outstanding! We were overwhelmed by the culinary surprises we received such as home made gelati, Limoncello and Lasagna. And the tips from Emanuele are also great. Just tell him what you want to make or eat and he gives you the best advice. There would be still many things to write. But it is easier to experience the villa, its owners and the Tuscany by oneself .
A big thank to Emanuele and his parents for these wonderful holidays!!!
Catia & family
P.S. we’ll be back
The location of the villa is perfect for enjoying the beautiful Tuscan countryside scenery. There are opportunities for nearby sightseeing as well as to do sports such as cycling or running directly from the doorstep. The house is very well-equipped and has plenty of room for even a larger family. The owners are friendly and helpful and we also recommend booking the pizza event for a wonderful evening activity.
We had a fantastic family holiday at villa la Poggerina. The villa itself is very well equipped and has stunning views of the Tuscan countryside. It has a mixture of old farmhouse charm with a modern kitchen and bathrooms. With older teenage children there was plenty for them to do at the villa (from the essential WiFi to the pool table, films and games) The pool and outdoor space are amazing and there are plenty of places to sit in the sun or the shade. The owner, Emanuele, was always available to advise but never intrusive. He gave us suggestions on local places to eat, winery tours, transport and shops. He even managed to book a last minute taxi for us after an exhausting day in Florence. We took the advice of others and booked pizza chef Lorenzo for an evening. We thoroughly enjoyed trying pizzas from different regions and Emanuele’s descriptions of these. The fact that fresh eggs, vegetables and herbs are provided was a lovely bonus. The family were very welcoming with gifts of olive oil, wine and a platter of meat and cheeses on arrival. Emanuele made the offer that his mother would make her homemade lasagne for dinner on one of the nights. This was delicious and very kind. We would highly recommend this villa and hope to return.
Thank you Emanuele and family.
This was our second trip to Poggerina, the first time being three years ago. The place was every bit as wonderful as we remembered it. What is particularly special to us about Poggerina is that it is part of the destination -- it isn't just a place to stay. I am always eager to see the sites while on vacation, but sometimes it is nice to have a place to relax and sit awhile. Villa la Poggerina is the perfect spot. It is little things -- the east-facing view that allows for comfortable evenings sitting outside and enjoying the view. (We stayed in a west-facing property once -- the sun was so brutal we stayed inside!) A well-equipped kitchen that allows for casual meals at home. Nice bedrooms and bathrooms with plenty of storage. And a thoughtful host willing to make recommendations and even introduce business connections!
Emanuele and his perfect farmhouse made our Tuscan vacation a truly memorable one. From the warm hospitality of his parents upon our arrival, the insane pizza chef experience, incredible Mama’s lasagna night, olive oil, limoncello, the list goes on. The family was so warm and open, the touches thoughtful and the location impeccable. The house was well-appointed and comfortable and the pool table was a huge hit with the teens. Highly recommend this rental and we can’t wait to return!
We were so pleased with La Poggerina and the friendly and helpful owner, Emanuele. Even before the trip, he made suggestions and gave us advice. The home was a great base for our travels to Tuscan towns, and Florence. Montefioralle is highly recommended. We even managed a train to Rome for a day. The home is the best of both worlds. It is full of old world charm, yet has beautiful modern bathrooms and a large kitchen. We had plenty of room to spread out. The views are fantastic. Our host surprised us with a traditional Easter cake which was lovely and delicious. We will never forget our experience at La Poggerina! Thank you, Emanuele and family!