Apartments & Rooms with pool overlooking San Gimignano
The farmhouse Poggiacolle is located on the hills surrounding the medieval town of San Gimignano and thus offering a wonderful view from its lodgings as well as gardens and pool. It offers fully equipped apartments or rooms with breakfast. All accommodations have been recently restored according to the traditional Tuscan country style with terracotta and wood beam ceilings. Both the apartments and the rooms are provided with all comforts, with all rooms having air-conditioning and their own private bathroom and sharing a common kitchen and lounge area in the house's tower from where you can enjoy a gorgeous view of San Gimignano.
The farmhouse has an outdoor pool with sun loungers and umbrellas and is surrounded by a large garden area. Guests can enjoy mountain bikes as well as the hiking paths and the picnic area in the woods that surround the garden. Tennis, golf and other amenities are available close by. Poggiaccolle is also a farm producing DOC wines such as the white wine Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Chianti wine, extra virgin olive oil, vinsanto and saffron. All of the products are organic.
Set in the countryside in the province of Siena, this agriturismo makes a great base for day trips to the most renowned destinations in Tuscany: Pisa, Volterra, Florence and Siena, just to mention a few. All are less than an hour driving distance away. San Gimignano, only 2 km from the farmhouse, offers restaurants, bars, shops, supermarkets and all serivces guests may need.
Top 3 reasons you'll love Agriturismo Poggiacolle
Splendid views of the countryside and of the iconic skyline of San Gimignano's medieval towers
COUPLES & FAMILIES
Accommodations vary from B&B double rooms with a homemade breakfast to selfcatering apartments for up to 10 guests
ORGANIC WINE & OIL
Enjoy tastings & the direct sale of Chianti DOCG wines, vinsanto, extravirgin olive oil & saffron
This 18th-century farmhouse has been faithfully restored into 5 B&B style double bedrooms which face onto a large common room & dining area, as well as 3 self-catering vacation apartments. Whether you are a couple looking for a relaxing Tuscan setting or a family with kids craving some relaxation and tranquility, the holiday accommodations at Agriturismo Poggiacolle will provide an ideal environment in which to relax and recharge.
Tuscan-style Farmhouse and Hospitality
The owner, Stefano, has transformed this Tuscan farmhouse into a welcoming, modern home that is perfect for couples, families, and larger groups searching to enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside outside of San Gimignano. The 5 double bedrooms, all with air-conditioning and each with its own en-suite bathroom, is accented by terracotta floors and brick and dark wood beam ceilings and the charming selection of antique furniture. Several of the bedrooms offer a one-of-a-kind view of the medieval city of San Gimignano. These rooms all open to a large kitchen/living area comprised of Tuscan-style wooden furniture and a massive fireplace.
The B&B rooms are all in one house, Girasole, which makes it possible to also rent the 5 rooms together (perfect for up to 10 guests) and enjoy the experience of staying in your own Tuscan home. With its spacious rooms and ample natural light, this setup is perfect for large groups or families exploring Tuscany.
Separately, there are three apartments each with its kitchen, fully-equipped with all necessary table and cookware for creating tempting meals while on holiday - but only if you want to, since the many restaurants in nearby San Gimignano will also be calling your name. The smallest of the apartments, Rosa, is perfect for a couple with one double bedroom, bathroom and its lovely kitchen with a fireplace.
Ginestra, an apartment for up to 6 guests with 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, is located on the ground floor of the farmhouse and promises easy access to the gardens and pool area.
The Lavanda apartment, which will accommodate up to 4 persons, consists of 2 double bedrooms with a travertine-tiled bathroom and a kitchen-living room with a fireplace. This apartment is on the ground floor of the farmhouse and its rooms enjoy an excellent view of San Gimignano.
Check the website for rates for the apartments, which range from € 115 to 475, depending on the size and season.
Relax by the pool, take walks in the woods or cook together
Guests can enjoy a panoramic swimming pool overlooking San Gimignano and the wide open spaces that surround the house, with tables and chairs set up to enjoy outdoor meals. The entire property offers free wi-fi internet access. Do not miss the fabulous colors and romantic atmosphere at sunset, as it will be the crowning jewel of your holiday.
Stefano can organize cooking classes directly at the farmhouse, a perfect activity for everyone, especially for families with kids who will enjoy learning how to make - and then eat - local dishes, from pasta to pizza. Everyone will enjoy taking walks in the woods or enjoying a picnic outdoors. All guests have a washing machine at their disposal during their stay, perfect for traveling light on your vacation.
If you have a pet make sure to bring him or her along: the estate welcomes all furry members of the family!
A working estate: taste its products
The estate is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves from which it produces wine - including the local Vernaccia of San Gimignano and Chianti - and extra-virgin olive oil. It also makes a delicious sweet Tuscan wine called vinsanto and cultivates a small production of saffron, grown locally in San Gimignano since the Middle Ages and recently reintroduced.
If you visit Tuscany in the fall, you can become involved in the grape harvest in September or in olive picking in November if you wish. It is a fun activity which is also educational in seeing how local farmers work.
San Gimignano, a Magical Landscape
Just 2km away from the stunning San Gimignano city-view, the vacation apartments and B&B-style rooms boast a rural setting while being close enough to offer easy access to restaurants, shops and to all of Tuscany's main cities, filled with art and history. Living so close to San Gimignano, you can visit it in the early mornings and at twilight when the many day visitors have gone home for the day, leaving the streets deserted except for the locals. Revel in the colors, the atmosphere and the magic of this medieval tower town as if it were your home away from home.
While you are not busy tasting the local wines, olive oils, and cuisine you can plan easy day trips to many of the nearby locations such as the small hamlet of Monteriggioni, another famous tower town in Tuscany. Volterra, known for its alabaster production and quaint quiet streets makes for a special day trip. The larger cities of Florence, Pisa, and Siena are all within a short drive to Agriturismo Poggiacolle where you can visit the museums and monuments that Tuscany is famous for.