Boutique accommodation in Chianti is often prohibitively expensive, but this hilltop Renaissance-era gem on San Casciano's outskirts bucks the trend. Spacious rooms have four-poster beds and frescoed ceilings, a spa sits downstairs and the swimming pool commands wrap-around views. Just the place, after a day's sightseeing, to savour the complimentary afternoon tea.
Offering an outdoor pool with hill views, Il Poggiale is a Renaissance villa in the Chianti area, just 2 km from San Casciano. A wellness area equipped with a sauna is available on site. Villa Il Poggiale Dimora Storica features spacious and elegant rooms with wood-beamed ceilings. All air conditioned, they are complete with satellite TV, a tea/coffee maker, and a large bathroom with hand-painted tiles. Free WiFi is available in common areas. Breakfast is provided every morning and includes homemade cakes and organic fruits. Between April and October, the restaurant serves Italian cuisine along with local specialties and wines. Meals can be served in the gazebo with panoramic views. Guests can also enjoy the onsite bar. Staff at Villa Il Poggiale can organise excursions in the surroundings. The property is 15 km from Florence and a 30-minute drive from Greve in Chianti.
Swimming pool is closed from Fri 23 Nov 2018 until Thu 30 May 2019
Please note the restaurant is closed from November to March.