Poggiolo was a large farmhouse restored in 2003 and
subdivided into apartments, which, although
maintaining the original atmosphere of arches and natural
stone, offer the maximum of modern comfort and efficiency.
From Il Poggiolo you can enjoy a 360° degree view over the
surrounding green lands. No other houses
are in sight; your eyes will run free from Mount Amiata
in the South, all the way across the Crete
and the Chianti Hills to Siena and the Colline
Metallifere in the North-West. The property, surrounded
by a pleasant garden, with an area given
over to olive trees is situated 3 km from Castelnuovo Berardenga
in the heart of Chianti Classico, 18 km from Siena. Il Poggiolo
is easily reachable from Castelnuovo via a marvellous gravel
road that runs through a few hills cultivated with vineyards.
The house is in an oasis of silence and peace and its position
is extremely convenient as it offers countless opportunities
for excursions, both by car and on foot. The area is criss-crossed
by wonderful rides for bikes or horses. There are many well-known
places which are ideal for one-day outings, from Siena
and Florence, to Assisi,
Perugia, Arezzo, Pisa,
Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra.
Smaller but equally delightful centres include Montalcino,
worth visiting for its
St. Antimo Monastery as well as for its Brunello
wine, Montepulciano and Pienza.
Finally, only a few kilometres away you can find the beautiful
thermal baths of Rapolano, Bagno
Vignoni and Petriolo.