Villa Il Poggiale Chianti Classico near Florence TuscanyVilla Il Poggiale is situated within beautiful hills of San Casciano in the heart of the Tuscany Chianti Classico, only a few kilometres from Florence.
The Renaissance villa has been classified as one of the Italian historical dwellings that have been completely restored by the owners, to offer hospitality and a special atmosphere as if it was a family home. The villa disposes of 21 rooms and suites as well as 2 holiday apartments

Breakfast on the terraceAll the rooms are spacious and different between them, with wall colours and materials which are creating a very particular light. The walls of the bedrooms, large and each different from the other, are painted in colours made of earth and natural pigments. 
The materials used for the curtains and the canopies over the beds come from antique Tuscan weaving factories; whereas oriental silks have been used in the salons and in the rooms on the main floor. Great care has been taken in the decoration of the bathrooms where tiles in pale tones have been used that were produced only on that purpose. 

The restaurantIn the morning, a breakfast buffet is served in the cosy dining room on the ground floor with the fire lit on winter days.
From April until October is opened the restaurant of Villa Il Poggiale. Leo the chef prepares every night a simple and refined buffet with traditional Tuscan cooking and home specialities. He will explain in person what he has prepared and reveal the little secrets of his cooking. We also offer a selection of prestigious Tuscan wines and also others not so famous from small producers, but nonetheless of excellent quality.

The loungeOn request, it is possible to organise cookery lessons on Italian cuisine, after which you will enjoy dinner with what has been prepared together.
For moments of relaxation, there is the large, frescoed hall with antique beautifully decorated doors, comfortable armchairs and sofas. Furthermore, there are several other small drawing rooms with libraries, writing desks, divans and armchairs for moments of peace. And now, for more relax, Our new wellness center that has been created to complete your stay among the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside with moments of relax and wellbeing.

Wellness CenterThe wellness center has been specifically designed for Villa Il Poggiale and offers simple and efficient treatments with natural products from the Tuscan territory such as grapes, citrus fruits,olives, honey and essential oils. From the great Renaissance arcade of the villa, it is possible to enjoy a marvellous view over the Mediterranean park that surrounds the villa, with age-old cypresses, antique roses and many angles with tables and chairs from where the guests can enjoy enchanting panoramas. Every hour of the day there is a different light and in every season the plants exhale different scents.

Swimming pool with view over the Chianti Classico landscapeUnderneath the villa, embedded in the green of the olive groves, also with nice views over the Chianti hills, there is the swimming pool, where you can have a light lunch in the "Tinaia", direkt near the swimming pool, where you can taste home specialities.
The first historical notes date back to the year 1408, when the Corsini Princes purchased "Il Poggiale". Subsequently, the villa passed into the possession of the prior ship of Florence and then to the Ricasoli-Rucellai family. The external structure of the villa with a big arcade, impressive river stone framings of doors and windows, goes back to the 16th century.

Swimming poolIn the centre of the villa, a courtyard with a well is probably the oldest part of the structure. In the course of the centuries, several embellishments and extension works were done. The internal decorations like the frescoes and the decorated doors date back to the beginning of the 19th century.
From Villa Il Poggiale one can reach easily Florence (17 km) and the places of the Chianti Classico area like Greve, Gaiole, Radda or Castellina in Chianti. In less than one hour by car it is possible to reach the most beautiful towns in Tuscany of artistic interest: Siena, Arezzo, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano and Volterra, to name just a few.

Villa Il Poggiale Chianti Classico Tuscany near FlorenceIn autumn it is also possible to take part in the olive harvest and to taste directly, at the oil mill, the freshly pressed olive oil with a slice of Tuscan bread. Furthermore, upon request it is possible to attend cooking classes of the Tuscan cuisine or other Italian regions. Villa Il Poggiale will book for you wine tasting at the best chianti wine producers and will recommend you where to buy wine, olive oil and other typical Tuscan products or where to taste the typical Tuscan cuisine.

For golf players it is possible to reach within 25 minutes by car the golf course "Golf dell'Ugolino", one of the most beautiful golf courses in Italy.

Villa Il Poggiale via Empolese, 69 50026 San Casciano Val di Pesa (Firenze), Tuscany
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