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
We can offer rooms with private bath or apartments for 2, 4, 8, or 10
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.
6 double bedrooms with bath and breakfast.
For 2 people. A double room with bath and a kitchen. It is 45
For 4 people. 2 double rooms, 2 bathrooms and a big kitchen and
living room. It 70 square meters.
For 6 people. 3 double rooms, 3 bathrooms and a big kitchen and
living room. 115 square meters.
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.
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
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
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
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).
- 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