Set in a classical Tuscan “borgo”, Podere Ripostena represents the best of Tuscan hospitality. The beautiful gardens that surround the 9 self catering accommodations, the large panoramic pool, the breathtaking views that overlook the valley towards San Gimignano and Siena are what makes a stay at Podere Ripostena special.
Add to that the warm Tuscan welcome and you have the perfect holiday base in Tuscany. Restored to maintain the country charm, these vacation apartments are furnished in a simple decor in terracotta, smooth wood beam ceilings and the soft gray stone which is characteristic of the area.
Podere Ripostena is divided into two independent houses: Casa Bertilla (2 + 2 PAX) and Villa Boscobello (6+4 PAX) and 7 self catering apartments. Each accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and all necessary utensils for creating tasty meals from the fresh ingredients that abound in Tuscany. Shopping is possible only 4 km away where you will find a grocery store, a cafe, a pharmacy and other shops and Colle Val d’Elsa is only 9 km where you will find restaurants, markets and more stores. Each apartment has its own dedicated outdoor space with table, chairs and a BBQ for lunch or dinner dining.
Fun and Games for the Whole Family
These traditional Tuscan accommodations boast a classical decor accenting the typical features of a farmhouse from Tuscany. However, they are also outfitted with the latest in modern comforts including WiFi for everyone and upon request, some of the apartments have air conditioning. The large panoramic infinity pool is open to everyone and promised not only great views but a refreshing stop between visiting the Tuscan countryside. Kids and adults alike with have fun playing 5 hectares of well maintained gardens, picnic area, children’s playground. For those looking for games, there is a recreation room with ping pong and table football. There is an unforgettable panoramic terrace with stunning views of the Tuscan countryside, including the town of San Gimignano and the Chianti region.
Nestled between Florence and Siena, Chianti and the coast, Podere Ripostena truly offers a unique opportunity to see it all in Tuscany. Enjoy the tranquil countryside while staying only minutes from active towns with restaurants and shops. Embark on an adventure and follow one of the many footpaths in the area or take a bike ride where you can be up close to the fresh clean air of Italy. Chianti, Montalcino, Val d’Orcia and San Gimignano offer many opportunities to visit historic cantinas and taste some of the best wines of the area.
What to See Close By
An afternoon exploring the area will result in discovering some of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany. The tower town of San Gimignano, visible from the pool, will enchant with its small stone alley ways and striking stone buildings. Roam the streets and admire the local artisans, taste a delicious gelato or simply relax at one of the many caffeès with a cappuccino. Volterra is also close by, with its beautiful alabaster artwork and lovely brick architecture. A day trip in the Tuscan countryside will have you admiring the soft hillsides, endless vistas and rich colors.
With a short drive in any directions you will find more of Tuscany. Siena, located to the south, is a mix of small town atmosphere but large town for art and architecture. Florence to the north is sure to capture your romantic nature with the Arno River and Ponte Vecchio. Or head to the west, and enjoy a day on the sandy beaches of the Tuscan coast. If you prefer to do a little bit of wine tasting you can head out in any direction and will immediately find great new flavours and adventures.