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   Agriturismo Poggiacolle   


Agriturismo Poggiacolle


Strada di Montauto 58
San Gimignano, Toscana
Italy  53037
Architectural Type:  Farm house
Renovated In:  1995
Built In:  1700's
Phone:  +39 0577-941-537
Fax:  +39 0577-941-537
Mobile:  +39 338-594-118
Contact:  Stefano BARTALI
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Single Occupant Rate Is: €65 - €70  per day
Double Occupant Rate Is: €70 - €82  per day
Additional Occupant Rate Is: €15
Accepted Payments: Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Travellers Cheques, EuroCard, EuroCheque
Deposit Amount Requested: Credit card details as a guarantee
Minimum Stay Is: 3 days in high season
Check In Time Is: 3:30 PM
Check Out Time Is: 10:30 AM
Cancellation Policy: 50 days or more notice, 30% is charged (total, inclusive of any deposit paid). Between 50 and 30 days before arrival, 50% is charged (total, inclusive of any deposit paid). Between 30 and 10 days before arrival, 70% is charged (total, inclusive of any deposit paid). Between 10 and 0 days before arrival, 100% is charged (total, inclusive of any deposit paid). In the case of no show a percentage of 100% will be debited.

Poggiacolle farm holidays is over 2 cultivated hills with vineyards and olive groves as in a typical Tuscany country tradition.

The guest's house is a Tuscan 18th century farmhouse which is only 2 kilometers from San Gimignano.

The guest accommodation is a recently renovated 18th century pavilion house.

We can offer rooms with private bath or apartments for 2, 4, 8, or 10 people.

Swimming pool, archery and trekking ways are also available.

The farm produces its own Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Colli Senesi Chianti, Vin Santo and extra virgin olive oil.

Accommodation:

Room:

6 double bedrooms with bath and breakfast.

Rosa Apartment:

For 2 people. A double room with bath and a kitchen. It is 45 square meters.

Lavanda Apartment:

For 4 people. 2 double rooms, 2 bathrooms and a big kitchen and living room. It 70 square meters.

Ginestra Apartment:

For 6 people. 3 double rooms, 3 bathrooms and a big kitchen and living room. 115 square meters.

Girasole Apartment:

For 8 people. 4 double rooms, 4 bathrooms, a big kitchen and living room with fireplace and a TV room in the tower. 140 square meters.

Location:

Poggiacolle farm is only 2 kilometers from San Gimignano. It extends over 2 hills which overlooks San Gimignano ancient medieval center providing a truly magnificent panoramic view of the area.

Poggiacolle is in the heart of Tuscany.

  • Pisa is 80 kilometers away
  • Lucca is 90 kilometers away
  • Siena is 35 kilometers away
  • Florence is 55 kilometers away
  • Volterra is 20 kilometers away

About San Gimignano:

At 334 meters above sea level, San Gimignano dominated the Elsa Valley with its towers.

During the Hellenistic period (200- 300 BC), San Gimignano was a small Etruscan village. However, San Gimignano was really born in the 10th century when it got its name from the Holy Bishop of Modena, St. Gimignano. It said that the Bishop saved the village from the barbarian hordes.

During the Middle Ages, the town grew in size and also increased its wealth. This is all the result of the "Via Francigena", the trading and pilgrim's route that crossed it.

The village's prosperity led to the creation of beautiful works of art that adorn the churches and monasteries. In 1199, the village became a free municipality and fought against the Bishops of Volterra and the surrounding municipalities.

Internal struggles though, eventually divided the village into two factions. One was headed by the Ardinghelli family (Guelphs) and the other by the Salvucci family (Ghibellines).

Dante Alighieri came to San Gimignano on the 8th of May, 1300 acting as the Ambassador of the Guelph League in Tuscany. In 1348, the Black Death Plague devastated San Gimignano's population. The substantial decrease in population caused the city to encounter a serious crisis which eventually led to its submission to Florence in 1353.

In the following centuries San Gimignano overcame its decline and isolation when its beauty and cultural importance together with its agricultural heritage were rediscovered.

The construction of the towers dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries. The city's architecture was directly influenced by the city of Pisa, Siena and Florence.

There are still 14th century paintings of the Sienese School to be seen and 15th century paintings of the Florentine School.

Things To See:

The Duomo or Collegiate Church:

The Duomo was consecrated in 1148 and is adorned with valuable Sienese School frescoes. Frescoes, statues and sculptures make the Collegiate Church of San Gimignano a very prestigious museum.

The People's Palace:

The People’s Palace courtyard and Dante’s Hall with "The Maestà" by Lippo Memmi.

The Civic Museum and the Picture Gallery:

Contains works by Filippino Lippi, Pinturicchio, Benozzo Gozzoli, Domenico di Michelino, Pier Francesco Fiorentino, Sebastiano Mainardi, Lorenzo di Niccolò di Martino, Coppo di Marcovaldo, etc. When entering from the Civic Museum, the 54 meter high "Great Tower" or Podesta’s tower built in 1311 can be visited.

The Museum of Sacred Art:

Canvases, tablets, works in stone which come from former churches and monasteries, sacred silverware, vestments and psalm books.

The Archeological Museum:

Features Etruscan, Roman and medieval findings from the city and the surrounding area. The Spezieria dello Spedale di Santa Fina, reveals the techniques of the antique pharmacy, featuring ceramic and glass containers and medications.

The Raffaele De Grada Gallery:

The Raffaele De Grada Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art is an important exhibition space for the city.

The Church of St. Agostino:

Stories of St. Agostino (Benozzo Gozzoli), remains of frescoes dating from the 14th century, tablets and canvases by different artists (Benozzo Gozzoli, Piero del Pollaiolo, Pier Francesco Fiorentino, Vincenzo Tamagni and Sebastiano Mainardi). The Chapel of St. Bartolo (Benedetto da Maiano).

Minor Churches:

  • St. Piero
  • St. Jacopo
  • St. Bartolo
  • St. Lorenzo in Ponte
  • The remains of St. Francesco.

Other places of interest:

  • The Museum of Torture
  • The ancient Wash houses
  • The Ornithological Museum
  • The Fortress of Montestaffoli

The Details

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Web Page:  Yes

 

Languages Spoken:  English, Italian

 

Types of Breakfasts:  Continental

Special Meals Available:  No

 

Room Types:  Rooms

 

Private Bathrooms:  Yes

Handicap Accessible:  Yes - just one double room is accessible

Smoking:  Yes

Consumption of Alcohol:  Yes

Children:  Yes

Pets:  Yes

 

Amenities/Features:  Pool, Kitchen, TV, Fireplace, Garden

 

Nearby Activities:  Bicycling, Mountain Biking, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Whale/Sea Life Watching, Bird Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Sight Seeing, Historical Places, Museums, Castles, Farmers Market, Arts & Craft Fairs

 

Suitable For:  Pleasure, Relaxation, Family, Spiritual, Groups, Anniversaries, Honeymoons, Romance, Cultural Experience, Gay/Lesbians

 

Near To:  Beach, Wine Country, Ranches, Countryside, Nature & Parks

 

Sunsets:  Yes
Sunrises:  Yes
Foliage:  Yes
Open:  Fall/Autumn, Winter, Summer, Spring

 

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