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Appartamenti al Poggiolo

www.appartamentialpoggiolo.it

Vacation Rentals, Italy, Tuscany

A charming old house and a large shadowy garden in the historic centre of Montepulciano

Location: Montepulciano

Sleeps: 8 apartments - see details below

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In this charming region, so rich in history and tradition, the west wing of an old house overlooking a large garden has recently been restored and transformed into four lovely apartments, specially intended for those travellers who tend to avoid the mass tourism circuits.

Each of them is furnished and decorated according to tradition, although keeping its country style charm, and they all have that kind of modern comfort on which we seem to be so dependent nowadays.

In the heart of the historic centre, a wide shadowy garden, wooden beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, marble fireplaces and a stunning view over the beautiful tuscan countryside will make your holiday become an unforgettable moment of your life.

The Town

Montepulciano sits on a hill separating the Val d’Orcia from the Val di Chiana, with a fantastic view and ever changing colours from early morning till the end of the day.

The high valued architectural print is medieval and renaissance. Michelozzo, Antonio da Sangallo il Vecchio, Baldassarre Peruzzi, Vignola are only some of the names contributing to the urban aspect of Montepulciano, whose main buildings are mostly included within its city walls: the elegant Piazza Grande with its Palaces and the Cathedral; the long artery that under different names winds through the city, ranging along its sides sixteenth century or medieval façades, renaissance churches, and even sculptured stones dating back from the etruscan times; the charming little squares and the narrow, romantic passages.

In the immediate surroundings, the solemn and harmonious Temple of San Biagio (Sangallo il Vecchio) is set into a glorious natural scenery, while the seventeenth century Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie holds a precious polychrome terracotta by Andrea della Robbia.

The Poggiolo

Drawing its name from that of its main, steep street which from Piazza dell’Erbe goes up to San Francesco, the contrada (quarter) is characterized by its position perched on top of a cliff. The view offered from the Square of San Francesco is superb. In another attractive little square, the baroque Church of Santa Lucia holds a precious painting by Luca Signorelli.

Our top class "Giardino" apartments  1 – 2 – 3 – 4

They are set into the west wing of an eighteenth century building, still lived in by its owners, the façade of which dominates the Piazzetta degli Archi.

On the back side, the windows overlook a large garden and, beyond it, the surrounding valley defined by Montefollonico, Sinalunga, Cortona, and the skyline of the mountains over Arezzo.

All the apartments are equipped with a fireplace, independent heating, refrigerator, washer/dryer, dishwasher, stereo set, satellite TV (CNN, Euro Sport etc.) and internet, iron and iron board, hair dryer and electric oven or microwave.

All kitchens are fully equipped with kitchen ware including toaster, lemon squeezer and automatic filter coffee maker.

Bed, bathroom and kitchen linen are changed every week.

All windows have mosquito screens.

In each apartment, queen size beds can be separated into two singles, whereas twin beds can be joint thus becoming a double bed.

Apartments 3 and 4, adjacent to one another and separated by a double door, can be used as a unique large apartment hosting 8 people.

Access to the apartments is possible from the street, as well as through the garden.

Car park in the garden.

Apartment n.1

sleeps 4/5 (1 double bedroom, 1 room with twin beds, 1 sofa-bed)

2 complete bathrooms with shower

lovely views, french windows opening on to the garden

Apartment n.2

sleeps 4 (1 double bedroom, 1 single, and 1 with a bed 130 cms wide)

2 complete bathrooms with shower

panoramic views, french windows opening on to the garden

Apartment n. 3

sleeps 4 (1 double bedroom, 1 room with 2 single beds)

1 complete bathroom with shower, 1 w.c.

top floor, panoramic views, balcony, barbecue

Apartment n.4

sleeps 4 (1 double bedroom, 1 room with twin beds)

2 complete bathrooms with shower

top floor, panoramic views

 

... And only a few metres away from the main building,

4 more apartments, the lovely "Borgo" A – B – C – D

(formerly named 5-6-7-8)

with views over the old streets of the historic centre have recently been restored, furnished, and fully equipped.

Apartment A

sleeps 4 (1 double bed, 2 singles)

2 complete bathrooms with shower

Apartment B

sleeps 2 (1 double bed)

1 complete bathroom with shower

Apartment C

sleeps 2 (1 double bed)

1 complete bathroom with shower

Apartment D

sleeps 4 (1 double bed and 2 singles, all in the same bedroom)

1 complete bathroom with shower

Reviews of Our Apartments

About our apartments, please see the Slow Travel Reviews indicated below, as well as the following reviews and reports:

TripAdvisor:

Appartamenti al Poggiolo

Fodor's:

Tedgale-trip-report-montepulciano-s-tuscany-october-2010

Where-to-stay-in-tuscany

Tuscany-good-to-use-as-base

Two Perfect (Almost!) Weeks in Italy! 

Tuscany Rental - Town vs Countryside

Poggiolo-apts-montepulciano

Slow Travel:

Trip Report 608: Southern Tuscany, 2005 

Slow Travel Forum:

slowtalk.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/862600685/m/846004053001

slowtalk.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/862600685/m/180100454

slowtalk.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/862600685/m/694107172?r=392101372

slowtalk.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/862600685/m/5151016202

Homelidays:

www.homelidays.com

Slow Travel Reviews

4605 4571 4559 4324 2506 2121 2054 1336 821 805 747

Contact Information

Company: Appartamenti al Poggiolo

Website: www.appartamentialpoggiolo.it


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