Podere il Poggiolo is the perfect location for enjoying Tuscany with a young family. We rented a one bedroom apartment with kitchenette for a week, and were provided with a cot and highchair for our baby. The apartment was rustic but comfortable, with a good shower. The kitchenette had a fridge, gas hob and sink, and we were provided with a kettle on request. The restaurant (where breakfast and dinner were served) and swimming pool were a few paces from our door, as was the home of the owners, Serena and Alessandro. The week we were staying, the owners were away for a few days, and with only a few other guests staying it felt like we had the place to ourselves...well, apart from the gang of animals that kept us company - a pig, a donkey, horses, dogs, and a baby wild boar! Our daughter loved all of the animals and they kept her amused throughout the week. Older children could have a ride on the small pony too.
Breakfast consisted of any array of delicious cakes and pastries - freshly baked each morning. Dinner was available either in the form of takeaway dishes brought to our apartment door (eg pasta, salad, meat/cheese platters) or a traditional 3 course tuscan dinner served in the restaurant. As mentioned above, the close proximity of the restaurant meant that we could put our daughter to bed and then bring the baby monitor to dinner. We were then treated to Alessandro's delicious cooking - homemade pasta, steaks and vegetables from the garden.
The location of the agriturismo is definitely in the middle of the countryside, which suited us as we didn't plan to do much sightseeing. If you did want to explore 5 minutes down the hill is the town of Rufina, from which you can get the train to Florence, which takes only half an hour. On another day, we drove to the beautiful hilltop town of Fiesole, approx 45 minutes drive. Rufina has all amenities, including a Coop supermarket. Further up the hill, the village of Acone has a decent restaurant.
All in all this was a wonderful location for enjoying the simple pleasures of tuscany, and we would love to return someday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are in Chianti Rufina . The farm position is wonderful because is on the hill with panoramic view on olive growe ... We are just 23 km from Firenze and 3 km from the nearest station train, so in few time you can arrive in the historical centre of Firenze by train too. We produce wine, extra vergin olive oil and we have a kitchen garden, everything with organic method , runed by us : me, my husband and Vittorio (18 years)Our farm is composed in just 5 apartament and 2 doublerooms, so the atmosfera is very quite and relaxing. Each apartament is totaly indipendent with its private entrance, view on olivegrowe . In the farm you find a big swimmingpool ( 13,5 x 6 mt) and a big and new HORSE RIDINGS arena with horses . restaurant for the farm guests with tuscan recipies hand made every accomodation has : indipendent entrance, space outside private, wi-fi , air condition, cable tv. we are happy to host you and give you a charming , magic and tasting Holiday in TOSCANA ciao!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Podere Il Poggiolo Pontassieve, Italy