“This gracious, pale salmon-coloured villa dates from the 16th century; today it is a thoroughly civilised hotel offering a warm welcome. In spite of the 20-odd bedrooms, the atmosphere is that of a private house and it is filled with antiques, paintings and beautiful linen fabrics.”
Written by Nicky Swallow
“Located twenty minutes outside of Florence, in the heart of the Chianti wine-growing area, this Renaissance villa has been entirely restored and offers the hospitality and atmosphere of a patrician family country house. Every bedroom has a private bathroom, minibar, satellite tv, direct dial telephone and modem, safe, as well as air conditioning. The outdoor swimming pool is open from June until the end of September, while the well-stocked wine cellar is a veritable treasure trove all the year round. A conference room is available should guests wish to organize small business meetings. Upon request and depending on the season, we can organize trips to Siena during the famous Palio horse race, to San Miniato to hunt for truffles, to nearby farms to enjoy the newly pressed olive-oil and local cheese, to the most prestigious wineries for a memorable wine tasting. Please enter our site and discover Villa Il Poggiale, its reception rooms, bedrooms, activities and facilities. Seated under the Renaissance Loggia, guests can look out over the formal Italian gardens and be enveloped in the fragrance of old roses and flowering shrubs. Ornamental bushes also grow in the beautiful central courtyard and garden surrounding the swimming pool. Even if you are sipping your tea or working on your notebook (the garden is also covered by broadband Wireless Internet and the VoIP service to make phone calls is available) you can still enjoy the Tuscan countryside.The Villa has wonderful light and spacious rooms. The large hall, the heart of the house, with its beautifully painted doors, has comfortable armchairs and welcoming sofas, while various other smaller lounges offer quiet, cozy corners for reading and relaxation. Each room has its own unique character. The walls are painted in soft pastels made from natural pigments. The fabrics used for curtains and canopies come from small Tuscan artisan workshops. Oriental silks, on the other hand, have been used in the salons and rooms on the ground floor.
Our chef is a character who every night prepares a simple and refined buffet with traditional Tuscan cooking and home specialities. He will explain in person what he has prepared and reveal the little secrets of his cooking. We also offer a selection of prestigious Tuscan wines and also others not so famous from small producers, but nonetheless of excellent quality.
Our wellness center has been created to complete your stay among the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside with moments of relax and wellbeing. The wellness center has been specifically designed for Villa Il Poggiale and offers simple and efficient treatments with natural products from the Tuscan territory such as grapes, citrus fruits,olives, honey and essential oils. If you wish to exercize among olive groves and vineyards we have created a fitness track, along which you will find several different spots for suggested exercises. We also have a new space with training machines.
An example of our rituals could be the following:
Polisensorial humid Sauna with infrared rays
Revitalizing mist of wine extracts
Olive oil bath
Relaxing body massage with Resveratrolo oil
For all Hydrotherapy lovers there is a warm hydro massage pool with essential oils.
At the end of the treatment you can lie down on the comfortable beds in the relaxing area and enjoy a herb or fruit tea surrounded by the natural smell of lavender and Florentine Lily.”