The Luxury Collection
Poggio MoriSarteano (SI)
From €15,000.00 per week
- From €15,000.00 per week
Top Luxury villa sleeping 20 guests in 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Features include infinity pool, tennis court, 25 acres, bowls, AC, wifi, wellness centre, Gym, Turkish bath, bikes, daily breakfast service, wood oven.
At the end of white unpaved road in the heart of the Tuscan countryside south of Siena, just outside the charming borgo of Sarteano is Poggio Mori, a 18th century farmhouse now converted into a high tech luxury villa of the highest quality.
Located between Val di Chiana and the Val d’Orcia, Poggio Mori is the perfect location to explore Montepulciano, Chiusi, Pienza, Montalcino, Chianciano Terme, San Casciano dei Bagni and many other places of timeless charm. Sarteano, with its old medieval town walls is just ten minutes away.
The respect of Tuscan traditional materials like stone, wood, and terracotta combined with modern design offers guests all they need for a perfect stay. The adjoining annex features a fitness area with a gym and a wellness room, equipped with sauna and Turkish bath.
The bedrooms are spacious with large windows and private bathrooms. The green space outside (25 acres/10ha) features a panoramic swimming pool, a tennis court and a bowling green.
To maintain the taste of authentic tradition Poggio Mori is committed to organic farming: excellent extra-virgin olive oil, wine, along with other products like vinsanto (sweet white dessert wine), organic preserves and jams can be tasted in the fabulous multi-function room next to the house. Cook service cooking classes or additional domestic staff are available upon request.
MAIN HOUSE – The main house sleeps up to 16 people in 7 double bedrooms (beds 170 x 190) and one twin bedroom.
Totally Air Co. the villa is 533 sqm and develops on three floors connected by an elegant travertine staircase.
Reading room with garden view
Living room with fireplace and dining area with a long rectangular table (seats 16)
Two toilet rooms.
Spacious professional kitchen opening towards a courtyard featuring BBQ and a shaded area for al fresco dining.
Suite West features a sitting room with fireplace, two double bedrooms, both with ensuite bathroom with shower and walk-in closet.
Suite East consists of a spacious sitting room with study area. Double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both communicating with a bathroom with shower.
Four junior suites, all with large panoramic windows, sitting/TV area and ensuite bathroom with shower.
COTTAGES the two cottages sleeps 2 people each and open towards a patio. Please note that these two accommodations although very comfortable are simpler and not of the same standard as the other bedrooms and bathrooms located in the main villa. To ensure full privacy the Cottages can be rented only together with the villa.
Cottage 1 – Wheelchair accessible: 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom (shower), living room – TV WiFi
Cottage 2 – 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom (shower), living room – TV WiFi
ANNEX – next to the house is the annex with a professional laundry, external covered gym and wellness area with sauna, Turkish bath, relaxation area with beds and a massage area.
Pool, Tennis court, Bowling Green, Shaded car parking 100 meters from the house and no shaded parking areas close to the house. Fenced property.
Twenty-five acres of land with olive trees, vines and cypresses surround the garden with fascinating panoramic views.
Large infinity pool with Roman steps, (size 17 x 4.5 m with a depth varying from 1.00 m to 1.40 m) Travertine-paved sunbathing area, equipped with deckchairs, sunbeds, tables, a hammock protected by large umbrellas.
A few steps away is a bowling green.
Shaded parking area is about 100 meters from the house plus a large parking area in front of the house.
Air conditioning, Satellite TV in the common areas and in the bedrooms, Audio and video on demand in all TVs, DVD player, Stereo with CD player and cable radio in the common areas, WI-FI internet connection, I-Pad home control system of lighting climate, music/video projector in the living area, Wood oven, Mosquito screens in the bedrooms and in the kitchen, bikes, Gym equipment with cyclette tapis roulant and multi-function bench, Wellness area with sauna, Turkish bath relax room and massage area, Safe in every bedroom, Complimentary toiletries in the bathrooms, PC, fax and printer.
Golf Club 39 km, Valdichiana, Sinalunga (SI)0577 624439
Horse riding 7 km Centro Ippico la Rocchetta via Firenze Sarteano 338 6973592
Supermarket Pam at 2 km on P478, strada Poggio Mori-autostrada
Closest restaurant 2 Km ‘ Nonna Rosa’ loc Querce al Pino 0578 274408
Sarteano 5,6 km
Florence 121 km / 75,3 km
Siena 79 km / 49 ml
Cetona 11km/7 ml
Perugia 76 km/53 ml
Assisi 107 km/ 66 ml
Rome 159 km/ 98 ml
Closest train station Chiusi 8 km/ 5 ml
Florence Airport 135 km / 86 ml
Roma Airport 117 ml /188 ml
Pisa Airport 124 km/ 200
The property features one wheelchair accessible bedroom with bathroom
High tech luxury villa with modern interios design
25 acres / 10 ha property
Total sleeps 20 persons in 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms
Main villa (533sqm) + 2 Cottages (100sqm each)
Infinity pool, Tennis Court, Bowling green, Parking
Gym equipment with cyclette tapis roulant and multi-function bench, wellness area with sauna, Turkish bath relax room and massage area
Breakfast service included
WI-FI internet connection, PC, fax and printer, Air Con
I-Pad home control system of lighting climate music/videovideo projector
Gym equipment with cyclette tapis roulant and multi-function bench, Wellness area with sauna, Turkish bath relax room and massage area
Fireplace / Heating
Terrace / Alfresco Dining
Villa Tour & Welcome Drinks
Extra Optional Services
Pricing and Availability
|Dates||Guests||Price per week|
|High||June 30 – September 1||16||€19,000.00|
|Mid||7 14 April (Easter Holidays)
April 28 June 30
September 1 – October 6
December 22 January 5 2013 (Christmas Holidays)
|Low||Rest of year||16||€15,000.00|
|High||June 30 – September 1||18||€21,200.00|
|Mid||7 14 April (Easter Holidays)
April 28 June 30
September 1 – October 6
December 22 January 5 2013 (Christmas Holidays)
|Low||Rest of year||18||€16,800.00|
|High||June 30 – September 1||20||€23,400.00|
|Mid||7 14 April (Easter Holidays)
April 28 June 30
September 1 – October 6
December 22 January 5 2013 (Christmas Holidays)
|Low||Rest of year||20||€18,600.00|
* Prices are quoted in Euros and calculated according to the CBA selling rate. Prices are subject to change in AUD due to currency flucuations. (Currency converter)
The benefits of the Luxury Collection
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
-Breakfast from Monday to Sunday, 8:00-10:30, service and food included
-Maid service, from Monday to Sunday, from about 9:00 to 12:30 a.m. ( change of linen every Saturday, bath and pool towels when necessary)
-Water and some beverages in the mini bar
-Electricity, water, AC and heating
-*Electricity: This is included in the final rental price
Please, consider that air conditioning and kitchen burners are accounted in the electricity consumption.
-Gardner 5 days per week
-FREE INTERNET WIFI
Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the grounds, telephone, flat screen TV, smart audio video system, I-Pad, PC, fax and print
Pool towel included. Pool season May 1st to October 15th, weather permitting
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Laundry and/or dry cleaning service is given upon request at additional cost. Usually 20 Euros/hour.
Additional maid service is charged at 15 Euros/hour.
Private personal chef can be provided upon request. A float of 500 Euros must be provided at the beginning of the stay for groceries expenses, if requested, and will be notified if further sums are required. Guests will be shown proof of expenses.
Accounts will be finalized in cash at the end of each week.
Each bicycle in addition to the ones offered by Poggio Mori.
Private cooking lessons.
On site massages and wellness treatment.
Personal trainer/Nordic walking lessons/Riding lessons /Walking tours
Nursemaid is available upon request.
Any other activity may be organized, if requested.
All extra charges must be paid in cash at the end of each 7 days period
Payment 50% of the total amount at the moment of the booking; Balance 10 weeks prior to arrival
Damage Deposit: 3000 Euro to the agent or at arrival to the owner (cash).
Dogs: are welcome on condition they are not taken in the swimming pool. An extra charge of 50 euro a week per pet
Special notes and restrictions: to confirm the booking the owner requires the signature of the guest on the attached document. POGGIO MORI HOUSE RULES
Late Check in after 9.00 pm: 50 Euros
Toscana - Tuscany
Tuscany is the place we all dream of….The place we want to retire to, and it is that place that will echo in your heart for a life time once you have stayed there and felt the essence of the organic life that passes by there each day.
With fields of sunflowers as far as they eye can see, olive groves and vineyards lining every street corner make Tuscany’s country side a picture worth painting. With its abundance of tiny medieval towns scattered around the hills, open air markets where locals gather each Saturday morning to offer their produce such as Truffle oil, olives, chianti wine, cured meats etc makes Tuscany the perfect place to visit for those that love food, wine and history.
From €15,000.00 per week
The Luxury Collection
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Once you came to Tuscany and stayed at Bablu you know you will come back! 5 BEDROOMS/5 BATHROOMS Upper floor: Queen bedroom with decorative fireplace and en-suite bathroom with shower Queen bedroom with decorative fireplace and en-suite bathroom with shower Queen bedroom with decorative fireplace and en-suite bathroom with shower Queen bedroom – with slanted ceiling – and en-suite bathroom with shower Twin/Queen bedroom with decorative fireplace and en-suite bathroom with shower All bedrooms have a/c and all bathrooms are provided with hair dryers. LIVING SPACES The spacious living room is an open luminous space that combines together the sitting and the dining areas, with a large table for up to 10 guests. Through a beautiful arched glass door, the natural sun-light inundates the room where the traditional golden-wood furniture, soft seating, antique accent pieces, cottofloor and beamed ceiling create a relaxed understated elegance. A cozy TV room invites in the guests in search of some quiet space to unwind with a book, or to watch some news, before or after a day touring around.The roomy kitchen is well appointed with a large double-door refrigerator, ice maker, a range stove, dishwasher, and all the rest of necessary small appliances, and a central wooden table as a work area, you may need to cook picture-perfect dishes worth of a Master Chef! OUTDOOR FEATURES A loggia is furnished for outdoor living and provides an oasis for friends and family to enjoy the great outdoors in supreme comfort offering precious shade on sunny days or cover during inclement weather. Here also some traditional indoor furnishings and other design touches create a welcoming feel. A covered terrace, adjacent to the kitchen, is ideal for al fresco dining featuring a large table that can sit up to 12 guests. A charcoal barbecue is available for your grilling dedicated meals. A sundeck is built adjacent to the in-ground large private pool to offer a place for entertaining and relaxing. From here you can enjoy a fantastic view of the valley and the famous Tuscan rolling hills. SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS Villa Bablu is a vacation home designed with a family’s needs in mind. The villa is just a short distance (about 2 km/ one mile) from the town of Impruneta with its plethora of restaurants, gelato shops, bars, a bakery, a supermarket and a pharmacy. In town, also a farmer’s market twice a week, a fish market once a week. The annex next to the villa remains closed and used as house storage. Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola 26 min Nearest serviced town: 5 min Nearest major city: Florence 21 min Driving time estimated by Google Maps Famous for its art and architecture, Florence is an obligatory destination for the first-timer visitor of Italy. However, while exploring the historical center is something that cannot be missed, the pristine studded landscapes and the enchanted medieval villages set on the famous Tuscan rolling hills surrounding Florence are well worth a visit. The most famous area to explore is the Chianti, a blessed land that covers a rather large wine-producing region of Tuscany, reaching from Florence to Siena, and all the way out to Pisa. Chianti's must see sights are the wine villages of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole. Along the road visit the Badia di Coltibuono and/or Castello di Brolio and do not forget to pick up some wine to enjoy at the villa! WHERE TO EAT Osteria di Passignano - Set in the middle of the Antinori wine estate…all we can say is: NOT TO BE MISSED! Via Passignano 33, 50028, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa - +39 055 807 1278 Il Padellina - Rustic trattoria serving local cuisine. Come for the steak, stay for the atmosphere. Corso del Popolo 54, Strada in Chianti – +39 055 858388 La Loggia (at Hotel San Michele) - Fine dining, romantic setting and unforgettable views. Via Doccia 4, Fiesole - +39 055 567 8200 La cantinetta di Rignana - Stunning views, great food and, of course, fantastic wine! Località Rignana 13, Greve in Chianti - +39 055 852601 Torre guelfa di chef Claudio - Ideal place for a meal if you are in this area for a shopping afternoon at the Outlets (20 minute drive away). Your shopping spree will be even more memorable thanks to the specialties tasted at this restaurant. Via S. Martino Altoreggi, 8, Figline Valdarno - +39 055 951112 WHERE TO SHOP Clothing:, The Mall - Tuscany’s most exclusive outlet complex with more than 20 boutiques, including Prada, Gucci Armani, Fendi, Marni and Dolce and Gabbana. Via Europa, 8, Leccio - The Mall Official Website Terracotta objects: the area of Impruneta is famous for the terracotta. Visit Artenova, which sells a unique range of artistic hand-made terracotta decorations. Via Europa, 12 - +39 055 201 2316 Hand embroidered items: linen for the home and lingerie of the finest quality can be found at Grazia Giachi Ricami Piazza Matteotti, 35, Greve in Chianti - +39 055 854 4671 Via Borgo Ognissanti 6 r - +39 055 265 0399 Food specialty store: Macelleria Falorni, one of Italy’s greatest butcher shops where salsicce and prosciutto have been artisanal for eight generations. Here you can buy their products vacuum sealed for easy travel. Piazza Matteotti, 71 – Greve in Chianti - +39 055 853 029. Wine: Enoteca Antinori, an architectural masterpiece built as a shrine in honor to the rich wine of this land. Via Cassia per Siena, 133 Loc. Bargino, San Casciano Val di Pesa - +39 055 23595 [post_title] => Bablu [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => bablu [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-10-20 07:29:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-10-20 07:29:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.italianvillavacations.com.au/?post_type=properties_&p=8097 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => properties_ [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8032 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2021-10-11 01:18:16 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-10-11 01:18:16 [post_content] => UMBRIA Lavise is a lovingly restored two-floor hilltop getaway that offers intimate gathering spaces and unparalleled 360-degree views of the Umbrian countryside. The villa’s low wood-beamed ceilings, bright-yet-gentle color palette, soft lighting, and comfortable seating exude a cozy and warm atmosphere, perfect for inspiring small-group conversation and relaxation. Beyond its windows and glass double doors lay the rolling hills and mountains for as far as the eyes can see. Whether it be by dining al fresco on the terrace or by soaking up some sun around the private infinity pool, spend quality time with family and friends enjoying all that Lavise has to offer! 3 BEDROOMS/3 BATHROOMS First Floor: King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. King bedroom, featuring a four-poster bed, with en-suite bathroom with shower. All bedrooms have air conditioning; all bathrooms are provided with hair dryers. LIVING SPACES Ground Floor: A large living room features plenty of space and seating for entertaining, including two sofas and a large LCD TV, and connects to the dining room. Both the living room and the dining room have double doors that lead to the outdoor gathering areas. The exposed wood-beam ceilings in both rooms, combined with the wooden and wicker furnishings, gentle lighting, and tasteful yet restrained use of decorative elements create a relaxing and airy atmosphere. The simple yet functional kitchen is well equipped and has a small table for a simple bite or for additional counter space. A guest bathroom is also on this floor. OUTDOOR FEATURES Indulge in relaxing moments at the private heated infinity pool (13 m x 5 m x 1.5 m deep, with built-in steps), furnished with parasols and sunbeds. Enjoy breakfast under the Umbrian sky on the furnished terrace next to the kitchen. There is another terrace with a dining table and seating for eight in front of the dining room, while the area in front of the living room is furnished with armchairs and a sofa. A furnished BBQ area, including a table for six, is available. Guests can also enjoy a fenced and landscaped private garden. SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS Lavise offers plenty of gathering spaces and amazing views for enjoying time together. The villa is part of a family-owned estate that is surrounded by rivers, fishing lakes, a waterfall, castles, and the estate’s restaurant (about a 10-min drive). The estate offers a wide variety of activities, from yoga classes and massage treatments, to hunting (wild boar, in autumn), trail hiking and 18-hole golfing. Nearby are a small village with shops (10 min), and the famed towns of Perugia (25 min) and Assisi (40 min), among many others. Florence and Rome are also within reach, each about a 2-hr drive away. (Note: due to occasionally steep and stony country roads, low-height cars are not recommended for reaching the villa.) Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence Airport 2 h 14 min Nearest serviced town: Umbertide 17 min Nearest major city: Perugia 38 min Driving time estimated by Google Maps Due to its proximity to Tuscany, any traveler who goes from Florence to Rome by land should pass through Umbria. This region is worth a visit of its own for the beautiful landscapes and enchanting lakes. Several filmmakers found it to be the perfect location for movies such as The English Patient, Life is Beautiful and Under the Tuscan Sun (despite its namesake). Perugia is the capital city and is renowned for hosting the annual Umbria Jazz Festival, held in July, and the Eurochocolate Festival at the Perugina Chocolate Factory, in October. There are several notable tourist attractions throughout the region. Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest lake in Italy, offers a plethora of activities for the sporty vacationers. The medieval town of Deruta has been producing hand-made majolica ceramics for centuries and it is the ideal place to buy some home decor to bring home. Check the Ceramics Museum on the hilltop main piazza. Spoleto is arguably one of Umbria's most beautiful hill towns, and renowned host of the Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of the Two Worlds), annual summer music and opera festival held each June to early July. You may also want to sample the Umbrian wine along the Sagrantino Wine Road near Spoleto and Moltefalco, which is lined with wineries, many of them open for tastings. Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis, where you can enjoy a visit to the Basilica di San Francesco which is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Last, but not least, is Orvieto known for its wine (Orvieto Classico, a dry fine white wine) and because is one of the main centers of Italy's Slow Food. Do not miss to visit its magnificent Duomo, considered the most glorious example of Italian Gothic style. WHERE TO EAT Ristorante Apollinare - A 12th century church near the Roman theatre. A fun, warm place to enjoy good food and international wines. Via S. Agata 14, Spoleto - +39 074 322 3256 Il Duca d' Orvieto - Traditional Umbrian cuisine based on regional products, reinterpreted by its owner. Do not miss the home-made desserts! Via della Pace 5, Orvieto - +39 076 334 4663 Le Melograne at Le Tre Vaselle Hotel - The restaurant of this 5-star hotel is high-end but worth the splurge. Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 48, Torgiano - +39 075 988 0447 If you do prefer an authentic homey atmosphere, go to I Sette Frati (if you cannot find it, ask around for Signora Marisa's restaurant). Fantastic (yet very simple!) trattoria, local cuisine with a very reasonable prix-fix menu. Do not be discouraged by the decor, come with a big appetite and be ready to eat the dishes of the day (there is no menu). Relax, enjoy, and Signor Mario will take care of the rest. Via Assisi 15, Torgiano - +39 075 985147 Ristorante Buca di San Francesco - A family run restaurant where the menu features classic dishes of Umbrian cuisine, paying special attention to meat and mushroom dishes. Try the beef with truffles or the tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms – In summer, outdoor seating is available. Via E. Brizi, Assisi - +39 075 812 204 WHERE TO SHOP Food – a street market is held every Thursday and Saturday in Orvieto’s Piazza del Popolo. Buy some lentils, one of the local food specialties to bring home. This legume with its characteristic thin and tender skin, is the flagship product of the country par excellence. Clothing - for women, check Luisa Spagnoli's Outlet, acclaimed brand and a symbol of Italian elegance and quality in the world. Via del Cashmere 13, Perugia - +39 075 401 58 Ceramics - Ceramiche Torretti - besides the large selection of products to buy at factory prices, if you have 40 minutes to spare you may want to take the tour of the factory, which includes watching the artisans at work. S.S. E/45 Km. 55,600, Deruta Sud - +39 075 971 1342 Chocolate - Pasticceria Sandri - The oldest pastry shop in Umbria, opened in 1860 and located in the historical center of Perugia. Free the chocoholic in you and go wild...the choices are endless! Outdoor seating available in summer. Corso Vannucci 32, Perugia - +39 075 572 4112 House linens Mastro Raphael's, high quality artisanal Italian linens. Via dei Duchi 5-7, Spoleto or check its outlet in Via delle Industrie 21, Loc. Santo Chiodo, Spoleto - +39 0743 23081 [post_title] => Lavise [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => lavise [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-10-11 01:24:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-10-11 01:24:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.italianvillavacations.com.au/?post_type=properties_&p=8032 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => properties_ [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 7788 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2021-09-13 03:38:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-09-13 03:38:52 [post_content] => TUSCANY Surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape, near the quaint village of Sovicille and only a 20-minute drive from Siena, Allegra is an elegant Italian villa composed of a main building having approx. 2,800 square feet of living space, and an independent wing of approx. 680 square feet and with an independent entrance. Hosting up to 10 guests, this intimate haven is ideal for private getaways and family reunions. The villa’s interiors feature a mix of elegant antiques blended with contemporary furniture and modern amenities while the exterior architecture reflects the best of traditional Tuscan design. Villa Allegra offers stunning views overlooking the beautiful estate of Trecciano with its well-tended vineyard rows. Discover the rich past and present of Tuscany while staying at Villa Allegra, the perfect place to serve as a comfortable base for discerning visitors and wine-lovers! 5 BEDROOMS/ 5 BATHROOMS Main Villa: King bedroom with small en-suite bathroom with shower. King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. Independent wing: Master queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. Queen/Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. All bedrooms are A/C; bathrooms are provided with hair-dryers. LIVING SPACES Main Villa: Ground floor: Living room features a cozy fireplace and a sitting area with TV. A small and yet fully equipped kitchen opens into the elegant dining room. First floor – accessible via a large staircase The luminous living room with a typical wooden beamed ceiling, terracotta floor and stone pilasters, is an interior space where guests can enjoy time together or just chill out. OUTDOOR FEATURES Just off the dining room, a private porch hosts another inviting dining table. This is one of the several sophisticated lounging and dining-al-fresco areas that Allegra offers. Others are by the pool and on the elegant terrace facing the vineyards. Lawns surrounding the property make it ideal for children to play. The private chlorine-free swimming pool comes with a comfortable sun deck, and offers breathtaking views. Nearby woods walking trails (mushroom-picking in the fall, anyone?). AMENITIES A/C throughout, Wi-Fi, dishwasher, washer and dryer, sat TV with Sky cable, DVD, CD player, I-Pod dock, phone, fireplace, library, window screen in most rooms, BBQ, safe, private swimming pool, private parking. SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS Villa Allegra is set in a quiet location off the state road, with very easy access, and offers a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere. From here, you can enjoy fantastic views of vineyards, as well as reach Siena, Florence and the most famous Tuscan villages. This villa is an authentic paradise just waiting to be found! Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola 1 h 8 min Nearest serviced town: 10 min Nearest major city: Siena 23 min Driving time estimated by Google Maps The medieval town of Siena is built across several hills and valleys; that's why you will find yourself walking up and down through its historical center. The lack of car traffic makes Siena a wonderful place to stroll, especially with kids! Despite sometimes being packed with tourists, the city always has a quiet and easygoing feel. A must-see is the shell-shaped square called Il Campo. This is the focal point of the city and the perfect setting to snap your Instagram photos while enjoying an over-sized gelato. This is also the venue of the internationally renowned horse race, The Palio, which takes place on July 2nd and again on August 16th each year. Visit San Gimignano, famous for its skyline, and Volterra, renown for alabaster artifacts. The small fortress cities within easy driving distance of one another, each offer their own special appeal. The medieval walled city of Monteriggioni – for example – was built in the 13th century and it is known to be one of the most well preserved ancient fortifications in Italy, which is why it is a preferred destination for plenty of tourists, scholars, architects and archeologists from all over Europe. WHERE TO EAT Osteria Le Logge - Excellent Tuscan cuisine at elegant old-world restaurant. The best tables are on the ground floor, but there is also outdoor seating. Delicious handmade fresh pastas (small portions). Don't miss the desserts! Watch out for the small step down as you walk in! Via del Porrione 33, Siena - +39 0577 480 13 Enoteca I Terzi - casual atmosphere under a vaulted ceiling, market to table seasonal ingredients divinely cooked, extensive selection of wine. Via dei Termini, Siena - +39 0577 44329 Il colombaio - Michelin starred restaurant (in 2016!) in a very traditional sophisticated atmosphere. Outdoor seating also available. Localita Colombaio, Casole d'Elsa - +39 0577 949002 Villa Dievole great restaurant with excellent food, set in a wine and extra virgin olive estate. Not only you can buy wine and olive oil produced on the estate, they can even ship it internationally. Località Dievole, 6 (fraz. Vagliagli) Castelnuovo Berardenga - +39 0577 322613 Officina della Cucina Popolare This restaurant sits right inside the ancient medieval city walls of Colle di Val d'Elsa. Just a two minute walk from the free parking areas nearby the city gate called Porta Nuova. The menus are seasonal and utilize fresh local ingredients grown by nearby farmers. Enjoy true Tuscan food. Via Gracco del Secco 86, Colle di Val d'Elsa - +39 0577 921 796 WHERE TO SHOP Handmade Crystal: Collevilca – besides purchasing their products, take a factory tour available from Monday to Friday and watch the artisans hand-blowing their creations. Loc. San Marziale, 24, Colle di Val D’Elsa – +39 0577 927 204 Alabaster Houseware: Alab’Arte, an artisanal bottega where one-of-a-kind pieces are created. Via degli Orti di San Agostino, Volterra - +39 0588 879 68 The best gelato: Gelateria di Piazza in San Gimignano it’s one of the most famous ice cream shops in all of Italy. Award-winning master ice cream maker Sergio Dondoli uses seasonal ingredients to create some unusual flavors. Piazza Della Cisterna 4, San Gimignano - +39 0577 942244 Specialty Food shop: Pizzicheria de Miccoli - Located in Siena historic center, it is very well known for its special selection of Tuscan cured meats. Via di Citta 95, Siena - +39 0577 246948 [post_title] => Alegra [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => alegra [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-09-22 04:33:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-09-22 04:33:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.italianvillavacations.com.au/?post_type=properties_&p=7788 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => properties_ [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) )