Villa Il Poggiale

Via Empolese 69, 20 km (12 miles) northwest of Greve, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Tuscany, 50026, Italy

Renaissance gardens, beautiful rooms with high ceilings and elegant furnishings, a panoramic pool, and expert staff are just a few of the things that make a stay at this 16th-century villa memorable. A short walk outside the small town of San Casciano Val di Pesa—with bus service to Florence—Il Poggiale sits on a ridge with spectacular views of the Chianti hills. An excellent breakfast is served on an outdoor terrace in fine weather and the hotel's restaurant provides a fixed-price buffet (€30) for guests in the evening. The numerous public sitting rooms are intimate and cozy and a small spa, with a sauna, massage room, and Jacuzzi complete the picture.


  • beautiful gardens and panoramic setting
  • elegant historical building
  • exceptionally professional staff


  • a little isolated, making private transportation necessary
  • some rooms face a country road and may be noisy during the day


Phones: 055-828311


20 rooms, 4 suites
Rate Includes: Closed Jan. and Feb. Breakfast