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Sep 15th, 2009, 02:48 PM
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Help me decide between these 3 agriturismos in Southern Tuscany. .

Has anyone been to Tenuta Il Poggione?

It looks like exactly what we're looking for next July, and we don't have to stay a whole week, but I can't for the life of me find a single review anywhere. It's 7 miles south of Montalcino

http://www.tenutailpoggione.it/agriturismo.asp

Or we can stay here in Buonconvento

http://www.agriturismo.net/buonconvento-2487/

Or here in Pienza

http://www.fattoriafregoli.it/html_en/agriturismo.html

Any thoughts? We'll be visiting Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano, Siena and Cortona from wherever we stay. The first place is less than 2 miles from a little town with restaurants and the place in Pienza is also close to restaurants.

I don't know much about Buonconvento, so any advice would be appreciated. I'm really torn, I like the looks of Il Poggione best but am bothered by the lack of reviews.

We are going with our 2 sons who are 17 and 20.
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Sep 15th, 2009, 07:11 PM
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The Pienza location is the best, but also look at Fonte Bertusi.
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Sep 15th, 2009, 07:34 PM
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La Bandita looks fantastic for sure, but at almost $800 a night for two rooms in high season...I think we'll pass. That's how much we'll pay for 4 nights at those other places.

And Bob, I love Fonte Bertusi but they're hesitant to let us book the 2 bedroom apartment for less than a week, and if they do, it will be almost double the price of the other agriturismos I'm looking at.

Do you think it's really worth $400 a night? That's what they want to charge, 65 euro per night per person. Yowza.
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Sep 15th, 2009, 07:37 PM
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You saw the Il Poggione blog, right?
http://www.montalcinoreport.com/mont...t/agriturismo/

It could be very interesting staying on a major wine property.
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Sep 15th, 2009, 07:38 PM
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I just went to double check on La Bandita's prices because they seem so high for an agriturismo. I was a little off, it's actually almost $1,000 a night for the 2 rooms we would need for our family of four.

I then had to laugh that the owners brag about not nickle and diming their guests for things like coffee, cappucino and water on the website.

For $1,000 a night they better throw in a few "free" beverages!
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Sep 15th, 2009, 07:41 PM
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jjk, yes, we have several bottles of Il Poggione in our cellar.

I think that's part of the attraction...that and the $200 (130 Euro) a night rate for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, air conditioned newly renovated farmhouse with a pool on one of the best vineyards in the world.
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Sep 15th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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La Bandita reminds me of this place a bit...where we would stay again (were there 5 years ago to celebrate a friends birthday) if it wasn't so remote. We only have 4 days in Tuscany but if anyone wants a GORGEOUS agriturismo at incredible prices, check it out.

Perfect with a group or if you want to just lay around and sip wine between meals.

It's just over the border of Tuscany in Grosseto, about 35 minutes from Montalcino.

http://www.pievanella.com/en/accommodation.html
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Sep 16th, 2009, 06:39 AM
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OK--here is your best $$$ value, and I love San Quirico.
http://www.poggiolo.info/
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Sep 16th, 2009, 07:02 AM
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I would more central than Il Poggione if I planned to day any day trips. Pienza area.
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Aug 2nd, 2015, 06:40 AM
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Nina, I'm planning a similar trip for next year. Can you tell me what you decided and how it worked out? I'm familiar with Il Poggione, and am definitely leaning that way.
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Aug 2nd, 2015, 06:49 AM
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cjhermanns - This thread is 6 years old and it appears nina hasn't been active on the boards in a while (you can click on someone's screen name to see if they have been posting). You might be better off starting your own thread with a title that states what you are seeking in case nina is no longer on the boards.
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Aug 5th, 2015, 03:31 AM
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So right. Thanks.
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