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POGGETTO

 

Located near Siena. Sleeps up to 14 guests. 7 bedrooms and 5 baths.

Poggetto is an exceptional house— historic, yet dramatically modern in decor. It is situated on a hilltop on a large estate, at the end of a lane of beautiful cypress trees. The white and beige theme throughout is coordinated to perfection with fabrics, paint, and artwork. The villa has been featured in Architectural Digest, Casa & Country, and Spazio Casa.

7 BEDROOMS & 5 BATHS

Ground Floor: 1 king/twin bedroom with direct access to gardens and en suite bathroom with shower.
First Floor: 1 twin and 1 queen bedroom share spacious bathroom with travertine shower stall. 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower. 2 twin bedrooms share private bathroom with travertine shower stall. 1 twin with private master bathroom (double sink) and tub with handheld shower.

LIVING SPACES

Ground Floor: Large entry, spacious living room, fully-equipped eat-in kitchen with access to enclosed outdoor-dining loggia, study, and dining room.
First Floor: Spacious living room with traditional Tuscan fireplace, mini-fridge and entertainment area.

OUTSIDE FEATURES

Extensive furnishings for dining al fresco; large marble dining table in a shaded area and umbrella table in garden. Large pool (7.5 x 15 meters) with covered sitting/dining area in an area set off from the house. The property is surrounded by farmland, vineyards and groves.

AMENITIES

Satellite TV, Wifi Internet, stereo, CD players on both floors, fax, telephones in most rooms, DVD and video player, wood-burning oven, BBQ, washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster, large book library, two refrigerators, hair dryers, window screens, covered car parking for up to 4 cars. All twin beds can be converted.

VILLA RENTAL RATES

Villa Poggetto rents from $10,302 - $16,667 per week. Contact us directly for a quote and for information about special offers.

 


AVERAGE DISTANCES BY CAR

Lucca - 2 hours
Siena - 10 minutes
Florence - 1 hour and 20 minutes
Rome - 2.5 hours

  •  Water and final cleaning included
  • Electricity not included (€0.43 per kW paid locally)
  • Heating not included (charged on usage)
  • Housekeeping service three times per week included
  • Extra housekeeping service, on request: €13 per hour
  • Personal laundry and ironing charges extra: €13 per hour
  • Welcome dinner: €35+ per person (includes food and estate's wine)
  • Villa dinner: €45+ per person (includes food and estate's wine)
  • Cooking classes and cooking demonstrations available, on request
  • Babysitter service on request: €13 per hour 
  • Telephone charges extra
  • Wi-Fi Internet access included
  • Crib & high chair available upon request
  • Tourist tax: €2 per guest per night, paid locally in cash
  • Security deposit: €1,500 to be held at the agency

 

WHAT TO DO IN THE SIENA REGION OF TUSCANY

The medieval town of Siena is built across several hills and valleys; that's why you will find yourself walking up and down through the historical center. The lack of car traffic makes it a wonderful place to stroll, especially with kids! Despite sometimes being packed with tourists, the city always has a quiet and easygoing feel. A must-see is the shell-shaped square called Il Campo. This is the focal point of the city and the venue for the internationally renowned horse race, The Palio, which takes place on July 2nd and again on August 16th each year. Don't forget to enjoy a gelato while on the Campo!

 

Chianti's must see sights are the wine villages of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole. Along the road visit the Badia di Coltibuono and/or Castello di Brolio and do not forget to pick up some wine to enjoy at the villa! Drive through the landscape of the Crete to Buonconvento and to the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Many visitors go to the Abbey to visit the great monastic cloisters and to hear the Gregorian chants sung by the monks (Weekdays: 6:15 pm Vespers and conventional Holy Mass. Sundays and Holidays: 11:00 am Solemn Holy Mass and 6:30 pm Vespers and Benedictine Holy Sacraments).

Visit San Gimignano, famous for its skyline, and Volterra, renown for alabaster artifacts. The small fortress cities within easy driving distance of one another, each offer their own special appeal. Colle Val d'Elsa is famous for crystal manufacturing. However, the old town/historical center, Colle Alta, deserves to be seen. Particularly interesting is Palazzo Campana, which looks like a city gate, or a triumphal arch, and dominates the main street of Colle. The Cathedral shows a rich collection of paintings from the XVII century. Spend a full day shopping at the Mall in Montevarchi where many designers have located their outlets – there you'll find Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and many others.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Restaurants

 

Siena
Osteria Le Logge Excellent Tuscan cuisine at elegant old-world restaurant. The best tables are on the ground floor, but there is also outdoor seating. Delicious handmade fresh pastas (small portions). Don't miss the desserts! Watch out for the small step down just inside the front door! Closed Sundays. Located just off the Campo on Via del Porrione 33. Reserve a table ( Tel 0577-48013).

Il Mugolone Fine restaurant with contemporary Tuscan cuisine. Gourmet "tasting menu." Open for dinner. Closed Thursdays - Via Pagliaresi 6 (Tel 0577-287-545)

Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey
Ristorante La Torre Very nice setting with large outdoor seating. Closed Tuesdays. Make reservations for lunch at the covered terrace when visiting the abbey. (Tel 0577-707-022).

Colle Val d'Elsa
Ristorante Arnolfo Memorable gourmet experience. Considered among the best restaurants in Italy. Located in the enchanting old village of Colle Val d' Elsa. Cost: from $120. Serve lunch and dinner (closed on Tuesday and Wednesday). Reservations are recommended. Via XX Settembre 50, in the center of the upper old town. (Tel 0577-920-549).

Officina della Cucina Popolare This restaurant sits right inside the ancient medieval city walls. Just a two minute walk from the free parking areas nearby the city gate called Porta Nuova. Enjoy true Tuscan food. The menus are seasonal and utilize fresh local ingredients grown by nearby farmers. Via Gracco del Secco 86, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa (Tel 0577-921796)

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