Poggio al Vento is a beautiful villa in Tuscany and its location will make your holiday a lovely experience. The villa can accommodate up to 6 people and it can be requested for 4 as well. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with private swimming pool. Ideal for a family.
This splendid villa is located in a small fortified hamlet of the same name, Poggio al Vento which in turn is situated on a hilltop in the Chianti area at a height of 400 meters a.s.l. The villa itself, used to be the residence of the castle's lord which is accessed by passing under an arch on the crenellated wall and going through the courtyard which is also overlooked by a small Romanesque church (only used a couple of times a year), built in local stone, like the house. The building's original materials were recovered and perfectly restored and have been used alongside more modern elements: the result is a welcoming environment that recalls the elegant moderation of historical residences, with traditional antique Tuscan furniture and impeccable details provided by the best local craftsmen. The bedrooms and kitchen offer splendid views over the Chianti countryside. There are also many stunning views to be admired from the garden at the side of the house which is enclosed by a medieval wall and boasts an area for eating “al fresco” and also an above ground swimming pool (3 x 5 metres). This very special, almost enchanting place offers easy access to Florence as well as the whole Chianti area (on request, the owner can organize visits and plan personalised itineraries with an expert guide).
Please note that the secondary road which leads to the villa is not paved: please keep a low speed with your car, above all with sports cars.
The villa is 90 sqm sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms. A courtyard leads to the entrance of the villa. On the ground floor you will find the dining room with lounge area and “pietra serena” fireplace; on the left, a corridor and kitchen with small breakfast table (dishwasher, oven, microwave, washing machine) and window overlooking the valley; 1 double bedroom with windows onto the valley and en suite bathroom with shower; to the right, a double bedroom with fireplace and window onto the valley with en suite bathroom and shower (washbasin and shower separated by a wall with the toilet in a small separate room), French doors leading onto the panoramic garden with an area equipped for outdoor eating. The third bedroom is located on the first floor and has a double bedroom that can be separated in 2 singles.
Our Personal Opinion:
Staying at Poggio al Vento means a unique holiday experience. Relax and admiring the garden and surrounding landscape, discover the artistic beauties of the area including Florence, San Gimignano and the Chianti (we can arrange visits with an experienced guide who will take you to explore the historical monuments and museums like the Galleria degli Uffizi and Galleria dell'Accademia, and unlock unknown secrets of the city). We can offer excursions in the Chianti including food and wine tasting. We can arrange a private chef to cook in your kitchen andl prepare typical dishes using the best seasonal ingredients. If you are lovers of trekking, we will take you through the woods to discover unknown corners of Chianti, surrounded by unspoilt nature.
The villa can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.
Included in the price: utility bills for rentals up to 60 days, condo expenses and taxes
Excluded from the price: heating, final cleaning (120,00 € / plus 30,00 in case guests bring a pet), extra bed (€ 70,00), utility bills for rentals over 60 days (charges based on meter readings); contract registration fee for rentals over 30 days. The contract is in Italian and the fee is equal to 1% of the total rental price (with the minimum fee being 33,50€) plus 30,00€ for revenue stamps.
Security Deposit: For all rentals a security deposit of 500,00 € is required upon arrival. The amount will be refunded minus any extras or damages that are required to be paid for, upon departure. Furthermore, all clients are required to sign a form upon arrival where the clients should write all their personal information including the details of a valid credit card that is required just as a precautionary measure in the event of the any damages being found after departure.
The villa can also be requested for 4 guests as well, with different prices and conditions:
Poggio Al Vento - Windows on Italy Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
The villa is located close to the Badia di Passignano (a convent), a famous castle with some famous restaurants. Close by you have the wonderful Chianti area to visit as well as Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra. You have 3 restaurants at near 3-4 minutes by car and shops and market only 10 minutes by car. Florence city center is only 30km away and it is easily reachable through the highway Florence-Siena in near 35 minutes.
More About This Location
Nearest train station: Certaldo, 20 miles Nearest airport: Florence, 27 miles Nearest ferry port: Livorno, 61 miles Car is recommended
Last updated on April 01, 2015
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Left on 10/09/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | In Love with TuscanyReviewed Oct 9, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
Little did we know that we would be staying in a historic castle nestled in the Tuscany hillsides when we booked this villa! The villa was newly remodeled and updated with all the modern conveniences you could want while holding onto to its historic charm. The owner is a delight and so knowledgeable of the villa's rich history. The only challenge was the drive up to the villa, but well worth it!
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad to know that you had a good time at the Poggio Al Vento Villa. We look forward to welcoming you back to Florence in the very near future.
Windows on Italy
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Left on 08/24/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 24, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
poggio al vento is a wonderful place. Full of history, but with all the modern comfort.Situated in a beautiful place, with a unconfortable white route to arrive, but when you are there you need nothing more.
Very clean, superbably equipped.
We enjoy very much stay there. No need to relate about Chianti and all environments.
Sure we will return.
Roberta & Miro
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