COZY BY NATURE
...WE'LL TAKE CARE OF YOUR HOLIDAY
Type: Farmhouse accommodation
Geographical Location: Hill
Accommodations: n°3 Apartment , n°2 Double bed room. Total Guests 21
Poggiacolle farmhouse is only 2 kms from San Gimignano, in Tuscany.
lt extends over 2 hills which overlook San Gimignano ancient medieval centre providing a truiy magnificent panoramic view of the area.
The holiday villa is a Tuscany eighteenth century farm house only 2 Kms from San Gimignano.
Poggiacolle is in the heart of Tuscany, Volterra is 20 Kms away, Siena is 35 Kms away, Florence is 55 Kms away, Pisa is 80 Kms away and Lucca is 90 Kms away.
Poggiacolle farm is over 2 hills cultivated with vineyards and olive groves as in a typical Tuscany country tradition.
Our Tuscany farm produces its own Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Colli Senesi Chianti, Vin Santo and extra-virgin olive oil.
Around the guest reception villa there are large green areas with chairs, tables, sun loungers and parasols. Our farmhouse in Tuscany has a 7 x 14 metre swimming pool set in a highly panoramic position 20 metres away from the holiday villa, right opposite San Gimignano. The holiday farm offers guests the hire of mountain bikes, the use of ping-pong facilities and a bowls pitch. Just 500 metres away from the holiady villa, there is an accessorised picnic area in the woods. There are trekking paths running through the estate, connected to a circuit of dirt tracks which wind for more than 30 km all around San Gimignano. Near the holiday farmhouse there are tennis courts (about 1.5 km away), a golf course (about 15 km away) and a five-a-side football pitch (about 2 km away).
Pets are allowed (dogs, cats).
We speak english fluently.
San Gimignano is one of the most picturesque and charming towns in Tuscany. It rises up, closed within its twin circle of walls and filled with high towers, from a sea of olive groves which covers a hill overlooking the Val d’Elsa. San Gimignano is of ancient origin and was named after a bishop of Modena who lived in the 4th century A.D. The town retains, almost undamaged, the architectonic features of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Originally there were 72 towers, but their number had fallen to 25 by the end of the 16th century. Today only 13 remain intact, 7 of which are set around the main square, Piazza della Cisterna. The highest is the tower of Palazzo del Podestà, known as the “rognosa”. The town’s most interesting monuments are the Cathedral, the town hall, known as Palazzo del Popolo, and the church of S. Agostino. The Cathedral, built in 1100, houses frescoes by Taddeo di Bartolo, Benozzo Gozzoli, Barna da Siena and Bartolo di Fredi. It is also home to the chapel of Santa Fina, a renaissance jewel created by the architect Giuliano da Maiano. The chapel’s altar is by Benedetto da Maiano and is overlooked by the enchanting frescoes of Ghirlandaio, which depict the life of Santa Fina, the maiden from San Gimignano who lived in the 13th century. In Palazzo del Popolo in San Gimignano, there is a picture gallery displaying works by Guido da Siena, Pinturicchio, Filippo Lippi, Benozzo Gozzoli and other artists from Sienna and Florence. Dante Alighieri held a meeting in the palazzo on the eighth of May 1300, inviting the people to join the Tuscan Guelph League. In the “Sala di Dante” there is a large “Majesty” by Lippo Memmi. In the Romanesque-Gothic church of S. Agostino visitors can admire an altar by Benedetto da Maiano and a choir decorated with frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli dedicated to the life of S. Agostino.