Type: Farmhouse accommodation Geographical Location: Hill Accommodations:
n°4 Apartment . Total Guests 29
Poggio Gabbiano Is an agricultural estate owned and run by the Mencacci family for generations, the vineyards and olive groves surrounding the residence have changed little through the centuries. The dominant location takes advantage of views over the Valdichiana to Montepulciano and towards the preappenine hills and Cortona, along with the cooling breeze in summer.
The latest generation to manage the estate is compsed of entirley of women, bringing a freshnes of view and a different feel the the historically patriarchal countryside, without loosing sight of the traditional hospitality represented by the warmth of open fires and the smell of just cooked pasteries.
Accommodations and Services in Agriturismo Belvedere Poggio Gabbiano
Approaching along the tree lined drive the ancient farm house preserves the same outward aspect as when it was built. Since then the interior has been fully modernized with en-suite bathrooms, airconditioning and broad band WiFi. The funishings and decor remain faithful to the origional period.
Il casale or main building includes four upstairs suites opening on to a large lounge and dining area where breakfast is served for clients choosing to opt for B&B.
"Non ti scordar di me”, matrimonial bed with the option of a third single, large bathroom with bath.
"Peonia", matrimonial bed with the option of a third single, large bathroom with shower.
"Ranuncolo" matrimonial bed with the option of a third single, large bathroom with shower.
"Giaggiolo" matrimonial bed, large bathroom with shower Also a mezanine upper level for a third bed or sitting room.
La “Stalla” a ground floor apartment suitable for the diabled, consisting of two matrimonial and one twin bedrooms, one bathroom. Also sitting room with galley kitchen ra, offre la vista del vigneto e la piscina. L’appartamento è adatto anche a persone con difficoltà motorie.
La “Bandita” Two bedrroms, bathrrom, large sitting room and galley kitchen.
Il “Forno” a small annex with one matrimonial bedroom, bathrrom, living area with kichen.
Sport: Hunting, Fishing, Ping-Pong
Wellness: Thermal baths nearby
Internal Services: Acces Internet, Air conditioning, TV sat, Wifi, Heating, Daily cleaning, Final cleaning
Educational activities: Guided tour of the farm
Courses: Courses Cuisine, Courses Yoga
External services: Barbecue, Rental Bikes, Car park, Park
Experiences: Golf, Cycle tourism
As well as a splendid infinity pool, the premises include a small forest and a little lake.
Whatever your interests are you will find entertainment here at Poggio Gabbiano. .
- Cooking Courses: Make a hands on approach to really getting to understand what makes Tuscan cousin so special.
- Painting Courses: Take a piece of the majestic Tuscan landscape home with you as you learn to capture it with water color on paper.
- Wine Tasting: Taste the wines but also get to know the places and faces behind this extraordinary process.
- Nature: Let the landscape engulf you as you ride, cycle or walk across the undulating countryside.
- Art and Culture: Visit the cities of the area that made Italian history throughout the ages. Get to know their story under their sublime chapels and through their colorful markets.
- Shopping: From Balsamic Vinegar to Deruta hand made ceramics, from Gucci leather hand bags to dried porcini mushrooms, we'll take you to the best sources.
Help us mix and match as many of our activities as you want to create your ideal holiday.
Then sit back and relax as we take care of everything else.
Other services include:
- Hair Drier in every bathroom
Where we are
Close by are found some of the most beautiful towns and countryside in central Italy: Arezzo, Cortona, Firenze, Siena with its pituresque hills, Assisi, Perugia, Lago Trasimeno, Roma.
Cortona - a 13 km.
Cortona is a municipality of 23,041 inhabitants in the province of Arezzo which is one of the main and most important tourist and cultural center of the Val di Chiana .The area around the town is the fourth largest in Tuscany excluding the regional capital and it is at place 29 ° in Italy. Old and ancient Etruscan city whih was once part of the Etruscan dodecapoli. It is located south of the province of Arezzo but it is also close to the border with Umbria and Trasimeno Lake.
Arezzo - a 40 km
Arezzo rises on an hill on east Tuscany and as its architecture witnesses, it has very ancient origins. It was one of the most famous Etruscan cities and then it was a roman city. The highest part of the city retains a strong medieval feel, dominated by the Cathedral and the Medici Fortress. The Cathedral, which has Gothic features in its appearance, preserves valuable works of art such as La Maddalena of Piero della Francesca and the stained glass windows by Guillaume de Marcillat. In the center of town you will find the Piazza Grande which shows different styles of architectures and during the second Saturday of June and the first Sunday in September it becomes the scene and location of the Giostra del Saracino, a medieval jousting tournament. This square and many other places of the old town host every first Sunday of the month and the previous Saturday, the famous Antique Fair. The Bacci chapel in the Basilica of St. Francis has the precious and extraordinary cycle of frescoes of the Legend of the True Cross by Piero della Francesca, one of the highest examples of painting in the Italian Renaissance. In the Church of San Domenico, simply constructed with a single nave, it is guarded the cross painted by Cimabue, a youthful work of the artist. Many other churches and palaces witness with their beauty and their originality in the style, the culture in Arezzo and its importance during the different historical periods.
Lago Trasimeno - a 23 km
The Trasimeno Lake, or Lake of Perugia is an area of 128 km² and it is one of the biggest lakes in Italy, at the fourth place in Italy after the Lake of Como. It is a volcanic lake and it is not so deep ( an average of 4,3 m, a maximum of 6 m). it is easy to reach within a 20 minutes drive.