About This Listing
Podere Asciana is a beautifully restored farmhouse comprising three furnished apartments and a beautiful swimming pool.
Set in the beautiful hills of Chianti, near Arezzo, Podere Asciana is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. It is an oasis of tranquillity, yet close enough to major cities and small towns to be used as a base from which to explore central Italy’s cultural treasures.
We offer facilities for ping pong and barbeques. There is even a pond for fishing.
Siena is 30 km distance, Florence a little less than an hour and Rome is two hours away by car.
In the Valdambra area immediately surrounding Podere Asciana are the many interesting castles and towns to Ambra, Montevarchi, Capannole, Badia A Ruoti, Montebenichi and Cennina. Nearby are the thermal spas of Chianciano, Bagno Vignoni, Rapolano and Saturnia.
A bit further are the beautiful small towns of San Gimignano, Montereggioni, Montalcino, Pienza, and Abbadia di Monte Oliveto.
Not far away are outlet shops of the best brands: buy Prada, Gucci, Tods, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Dolce e Gabbana and more, at reduced prices.
We will be pleased to provide more information about nearby activities, in addition to train times and maps to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Two split level apartments, built in the old barn, with heating at your disposition.
Consisting of: one bedroom, one kitchen-living room with fire place, sofa-bed and little private garden in front of the swimming pool.
THE SWIMMING POOL IS OPEN FROM 01 JUNE TO 30 OF SEPTEMBER.
L'appartamento deve essere liberato entro le ore 10.
Biancheria da letto e da bagno con cambio settimanale.
Su richiesta lettino con sponde per bambini.
Uso della lavanderia (€5 – detersivi inclusi).
Departure must be within 10:00 am.
Towels and sheets are changed once weekly.
Child's cot with raised sides available on request.
Use of laundry (5 € - washing powder included).
Le chiavi verranno consegnate al momento dell'arrivo direttamente dal proprietario fino alle 22:00, dopo questo orario le troverete appeso alla porta dell'appartamento affittato.
The keys will be delivered at the arrival from the owner until 22-23 pm, than you will find it hung at the door.
As chaves serao entregues ao momento da chegada diretamento com o proprietàrio até às 22:00, depois desse horàrio serao deixadas na porta do apartamento alugado.
All our expectations (and more!) were met at this wonderful place in the middle of the Tuscan countryside. Alfiero and his family were amazing hosts, really helping us with useful tips on our travels around. They made us feel very welcome and comfortable returning to the house at the end of each day. The house itself is perfect for a young couple like us, it was tidy, very clean and beautifully kept with everything needed available to also be independent. Furthermore, Alfiero was always willing to help if needed. The great atmosphere at the place makes everything feel truly perfect. We were really sad to leave and will miss Alfiero, his lovely wife and adorable daughter.
We love, love loved staying at Alfiero's agriturismo. The apartment was exactly as described; clean, comfortable, quiet. It would be a great apartment for a family; there were only two of us staying in the apartment, but I think you could easily fit one or two people on the pull out futon in the upstairs kitchen – though privacy might be a little less for those on the futon than those sleeping in the bedroom. The kitchen was large and well equipped, the bed and bathrooms had ample space, cupboards and drawers and a comfortable bed.
The location is beautiful, to say the least. Grapes, olive trees, sweeping, hilly vistas- this is a place to unplug and unwind. There is wi-fi outside of the apartment on the patio, but there is no mobile phone data (at least through our provider), so we had the luxury of unplugging from tv, internet, etc… for ten whole days.
The house was about 45 – 90 minutes away from everything we wanted to see in Tuscany – Florence, Siena (only 30 minutes), Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Cortona. Be aware that driving Italy’s rural roads can be a challenge, especially at night and plan accordingly when and where you want to have a long, late night meal. Fortunately, there was a bevvy of fantastic restaurants within 20 minutes of the house – in Ambra, Pergine Valdarno, and Badia Agnano - in fact, some of the best dinners we ate were in these very non-touristy towns.
Alfiero is a fantastic host – he was extremely kind and an incredible resource for where to go, where to eat, and what to see. He also went above and beyond when he saw that my parent’s car (who were in the adjoining apartment) was flat due to a nail in the tire. He drove behind my dad and took him to a mechanic in Ambra, helped him translate everything and got him back on the road in no time. Incredibly kind and thoughtful.
We would come back to stay in a heartbeat!
Nous avons passe un agreable sejour.
Alfiero et sa femme ont été tres disponibles lorsque nous avions besoin d'informations. Ce sont des Gens vraiment sympatiques et attachants. L endroit est vraiment magnifique, calme.
We loved our holiday at Alfiero's farmhouse. The apartment was beautiful and perfect for my husband and I and our little boy. The scenery is lovely and the fantastic pool very well kept. Alfiero and his wife made us very welcome, kindly giving us a bottle of their home made wine when we arrived as well as some delicious tomatoes! We would love to return here and maybe book both apartments with friends one day.
We just stayed 7 days at Alfiero's place in lovely Tuscany. On day 1 our car broke down in the middle of nowhere and we called Alfiero for help. He gave us a lift back home and organized a mechanic for the next day. So we had a wonderful holiday - thanks to Alfiero for a very uncomplicated and relaxing week!
Excellent accueil, hébergement confortable et coquet, situation géographique parfaite entre Sienne et Florence, près de la sortie d'autoroute
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About the Host, Alfiero
Sono sposato e abbiamo una bambina, lavoro come coltivatore.
Amo la natura e il rispetto verso essa, mi piace la fotografia, leggere libri, fumetti e la storia.
Amo cucinare usando i rudimenti della cultura italiana e internazionale arricchita poi dai prodotti che coltivo.
Mi piace viaggiare e per me è il modo più bello per espandere il proprio stile di vita, rispettando tutte le culture, perché ognuna di essa è unica nella propria diversità.