Località Colognole Via Uscioli, 9
50065 Pontassieve (Firenze)
Type: Farmhouse accommodation Geographical Location: Hill Accommodations:
n°2 Apartment , n°1 Double bed room. Total Guests 10
“Fattoria IL Poeta” farm holiday centre is situated in the municipal district of Pontassieve, less than 30 kilometres from Florence towards Mugello. The structure of the farmhouse was built around an ancient medieval tower at a hight of 350 metres on the slopes of Mount Giovi. Our family still lives and works here the whole year round. We produce oil, spelt, honey, season fruit and vegetables.
The products of the ORCHARD are the result of years of work and research in order to rediscover the ancient and almost disappeared varieties, those which best adapt to these soils and can be cultivated in a completely NATURAL way.
To reach us: you need to go along a dirt road for about two kilometres, but once you get here, the only sounds you will hear are going to be the singing of birds, the sounds of the wood and those made by the many farm animals.
From our dog Dingo to our donkey Palmira, they will all welcome you!
At the farm you can also enjoy Horse riding lessons (run by an ENGEA/National Corporation Environmental Equestrian Guide instructor), horse riding and pack animal trekking.
You will find Shetland ponies, horses, hinnies and donkeys, goats, rabbits, chickens, dogs, cats.. and more....Whatever you wish!
And if you wish to take along your four-legged friends, they are most welcome!
Accommodations and Services in Agriturismo Il Poeta
There are 2 apartaments and 1 room: Il Portale, La Stalletta e La camera. Il Portale e La Stalletta are situated on the ground floor of the farmhouse and have independent entrances and each has it’s own private terraces.
“Il Portale”: 45 square meters, sleeps 2+1 : open plan kitchen and living area , a double room, large enough to take a third bed , bathroom and private terrace. “La Stalletta”: 45 square meters, sleeps 2+2 : The apartment is 50 square meters large with an ample master bedroom, kitchen, living room and bathroom. There is a bunk bed on one side of the living room
The room is located in the lodge and has three beds and a small living area.
Inside the farmhouse, there is a large common room with a chimney also available to guests to share meals and get to know one another.
Internal Services: Acces Internet, Communal telephone, Wifi, Heating, Final cleaning
Educational activities: Educational activities, Guided tour of the farm
Courses: Courses Other, Courses Cuisine, Courses Language
External services: Barbecue, Car park
Experiences: Trekking, Stables & Riding
If you wish to eat at our place, you can taste our dishes, simple but delicious, and always different ones, as they are prepared with the products which, depending on the season, the orchard and our animals produce: from vegetables to honey, from eggs to the extra virgin olive oil.
There are many things you can do during your stay, even if you don’t feel like taking the car and decide to stay at the farm.
Some of these activities have an additional cost.
Here are some examples: Horse riding lessons for adults and children, also for beginners.
Horse riding from one hour to the whole day.
Peasant cuisine courses
Donkey riding, (Pack Animal Trekking)
Guided tours to the apiary and basic apiculture lessons
Children swimming pool Italian language individual lessons
Guided tour to cellars and, during the olive picking season, to the oil mills.
Guided harvesting of nature produce (chestnuts, mushrooms, officinal herbs, depending on the season)
Partecipation to the picking of olives (end October/mid December) and spelt harvesting (July).
Helping with the daily care of animals.
It is best, especially during high season, to book the activities in advance and inform us about your interests at the time of booking.
Where we areIl Poeta is located 30 Km from Florence, on the direction to Mugello, on the slopes of Monte Giovi at 350 meters. Only 3 Km away there is a usefull railway station, from which Florence is reachable in only thirty minutes.
Even if tucked away in the green of woods and in the silver of the olive trees, Il Poeta farm is situated in a strategic position which allows guests to vary their holiday days.
Florence is only 30 km away, we will provide you with all the information necessary to enjoy it at best, from the best restaurants to the most interesting cultural events.
The proximity to marked paths offers many possible routes, both on foot and by mountain bikes or horse, always far from asphalted roads and leaving directly from home.