This is the second year we rented a place from the owner. Last year we stayed at the related Casa Tulipano some 15 km up the valley from Scopeto. Both places are clean and tidy and of general high quality. The swiming pools at both places are just great. The kids loved it! At Scopeto you share the pool with a few people, but it's never crowded and there's plenty of space and sunbeds for everyone. Scopeto also have a small basketball course (with an adjustable hoop) and tabletennis, also something the kids appreciated. Tulipano and Scopeto is a great starting point to discover the heartland of Tuscany. Within a range of 30 min by car you can reach numerous medivel towns - Siena, Casole d'Elsa, Colle Val d'Elsa, Montereggioni, San Gimignano, Castellina and other smaller ones. The place it self offers a countryside retreat with accomodoation of high quality and nice trekking opportunities in the area. Wine and Olive oil is sold at both places. The owner and employees is very friendly and gives great sevice. The pictures on the website doesn't lie, this is a great place to stay in the countryside of Tuscany!
J. Bakkerud, Norway
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Podere Scopeto is a typical Tuscan hamlet recently restored with the utmost attention to detail. Podere Scopeto offers a unique position in a quiet and panoramic valley a twenty minute drive from Siena - the most fascinating Medioeval city in the world. Be welcomed by a superb host, Lea Viviani, who will pamper you and make you feel at home. She is a precious source of inspiring information on things to do and see in the area, she is a lively - yet unobtrusive - presence always at hand and ready to make your stay unforgettable. The large, panoramic infinity pool is another great reason to choose Scopeto for your holidays. Placed atop the private hill, the pool offers magnificent views of the valley beneath and a constant breeze to make your lazy days just perfect. Being equipped with abundant loungers and deck chairs, you will never need to rush out to secure your spot... Just lay back and enjoy an truly relaxing holiday. The surrounding area is the next irresistible reason to stay at Scopeto. Churches and medieval castles are spread around in the surrounding hills, like the Abbey of San Galgano, an astonishing roofless church where one can visit the world-known sword in the rock, the charming Sovicille, the beautiful Casole d'Elsa, the intriguing villages across Montagnola Senese... And if you feel like driving half an hour or slightly over, charming cities like S. Gimignano and Volterra; Chianti wine country and fab art cities like Arezzo, Cortona and Florence are excellent day trip destinations. For the lovers of good cooking and excellent wines, the surroundings offer many resturants where you can taste simple and ancient Tuscan recipes cooked with genuine and tasty ingredients, or enotecas where you can taste the best tuscan wines such as Chianti, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, or Brunello di Montalcino. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Vacanze Scopeto Casole D'Elsa, Tuscany