Dimora Storica Villa il Poggiale

Location San Casciano Val di Pesa

Postcode 50026

Telephone +39 055 828 311

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Why we love it...

Private house feel, elegant rooms

The Place

Family home of the owners until quite recently, Il Poggiale is a pale salmon-coloured villa dating from the 16th century. At the front of the house, a gracious Renaissance loggia overlooks an expanse of green lawn protected by ancient cypress trees. It opened as a hotel in April 2003 after careful restoration, but still maintains the feeling of a private house.

On arrival, guests are shown into a spacious, elegant salon dominated by a vast chandelier; family portraits hang on the walls while soothing classical music plays in the background. Drinks are laid out on a table to which guests can help themselves and sign a chit. Generous breakfasts (with home-made breads, cakes and jams) are served in a pretty dining room with pink and white striped tablecloths. In the summer, a light lunch (cold meats, salad and cheese from the farm) is served on request in front of the old olive oil store, overlooking the pool.

The bedrooms, each different from the next, are beautifully furnished and romantically decorated (several have four posters) in dusty blues and pinks with filmy white curtains and colourful bedspreads and rugs. Bathrooms are gorgeous too; one (entirely frescoed) has a claw-foot bath. Outside, a long terrace runs along the west wall of the villa. Breakfast is served here in summer, but it is also a glorious spot from which to enjoy spectacular sunsets.

From April to October guests have the option to dine “at home”. The menu will be based on the best of the Tuscan traditional dishes and house recipes, using local seasonal produce. A “Wellness Zone” is also on hand, offering simple, relaxing treatments using natural Tuscan products.

 

** Special Offer **

“A Wonderful Thought “

Whilst the Tuscan countryside is suffused with the charms of Summer, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our offer:

2 Nights Stay

Daily Gourmet Breakfast

Free access to the wellness area, with a complimentary 30min massage per person

Exclusive guided half-day tour in the Chianti Classico area with a light lunch (excluding beverages) in a typical butcher’s, including a visit to an authentic family farm with freshly-pressed olive oil and wine tasting

650 Euro per couple, valid until October 15th inclu.

The Essentials

Price Band €€
Rooms 21; 19 double and twin, 2 suites and 3 self-catering apartments all with bath or shower; all rooms have phone, TV, air conditioning, fridge, kettle, safe, hairdrier
Food Breakfast, light lunch on request when pool is open, warm buffet dinner (April-Oct), option to dine
Facilities sitting rooms library, breakfast room, terraces, garden, swimming pool, wellness zone
Children welcome
Disabled access difficult
Pets welcome on request

To Book

Contact
Call +39 055 828 311
Fax +39 0558 294 296
Email villailpoggiale@villailpoggiale.it
Website www.villailpoggiale.it

Good To Know

Address Via Empolese 69, S. Casciano V. di Pesa 50026
Payment

The Location

Find this place: 2 km SW of San Casciano off Empoli road in own grounds with parking

What's nearby: Florence (17 km); Siena (55 km); Chianti