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Il Poggiale

Mercatale — Chianti

Villa Il Poggiale is an exquisite hotel property rising in the very heart of the Chianti countryside, immersed in the peaceful, dreamlike countryside. Surrounded by silvery olive groves and framed by swaying cypresses, the property includes a splendid Renaissance mansion, over 21000 square feet of private grounds and a state-of-art Spa. Offering the services of a hotel as well as the exclusive comfort of a private villa, Il Poggiale is a unique retreat for family reunions, wedding parties, and celebrations.

  • Il Poggiale in Chianti Tuscany

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The Property

Rising in a superb location in the heart of the rolling Chianti hillside, surrounded by neat bountiful fields, silvery olive groves and luxuriant vineyards, Villa Il Poggiale is a splendid typically Tuscan estate that has been transformed into a lovely country resort.

Including over 21.000 square feet of splendidly groomed grounds, a lovely swimming pool, an extensive Spa, accommodation for 80 persons in the main villa and independent annex, and full hotel services, the estate is full of authentic character and natural elegance. The luxuriant grounds, refined setting and peaceful  atmosphere make Villa Il Poggiale a marvelous vacation retreat. Offering the comforts of full hotel service, and the privacy of a home-away-from-home, it is perfect for unforgettable family reunions, weddings and celebrations!

The master villa and the annex apartment La Fonte

Listed among Italy’s finest historical buildings and magnificently restored, the master villa dates back to the Renaissance, and fully maintains the lovely period architecture and features. Guestrooms and common areas are spacious and full of light, typical of Renaissance buildings, and many spaces are enhanced by gorgeous frescoes. Finely refurbished and well-groomed throughout, Villa Il Poggiale includes state-of-the-art modern facilities and amenities, ensuring  guests enjoy unrivalled comfort. Tastefully furnished, the villa shows carefully selected dècor and elegant touches in both guestrooms and common areas.

The villa and annex apartment comfortably host up to a maximum of 80 guests. The main villa includes 24 finely appointed  guestrooms: 8 double country classics, 6 double country superiors, 3 junior suites, 2 suites, 3 “Tuscan hill” Junior Suites, 1 family room and 1 family suite. All villa bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms as well as in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, TV  and DVD, direct telephone line. Many of the rooms may host up to 3, 4, 5 guests in bedrooms or comfortable sofa beds.

The annex, completely independent, comprises 1 double and 1 triple bedroom, both spacious and with en-suite bathrooms.

The villa provides most of the common spaces. All are lovely, welcoming and elegantly furnished  rooms, ideal for entertaining or relaxing. Among theses, there is a splendid grand living room, enhanced by lovely frescoes, a TV/ games room, and a cozy library, as well as a dining room, breakfast area and gym. The villa also hosts the splendid Spa, which comprises a whirlpool and 3 saunas.

The independent annex apartment La Fonte is a typical “casa colonica”, i.e. what used to be the master villa’s farmhouse. Located at a brief and scenic walk (no more than 100 meters) from the main villa, it is a truly charming independent apartment. The apartment comprises its own, ample and well-equipped, kitchen as well as a lovely living room, with fireplace.

The grounds and location

The villa and apartment rise fully immersed in the property’s own private grounds, an extensive park with luxuriant lawns. The park includes a gleaming swimming pool, perfect for sunbathing in absolute privacy and refreshing dips on warm summer days. Villa Il Poggiale rises in a superb location: set right in the heart of the Chianti region, it is a perfect departure point to explore Tuscany’s many marvels.

Discover Florence and Siena’s art and architecture, explore tiny hillside towns and learn about the charming local traditions and crafts. Visit the wineries, stroll through the vineyards, taste the area’s prized ambrosial nectars and indulge in the tantalizing culinary specialties.

Downtown Florence, filled with world-celebrated masterpieces, glittering fashion, restaurants and cafès, is just about 30 minutes away; luscious vineyards and the most charming Chianti towns, such as Greve and Radda, are all within a scenic 30 to 40 minute drive, as are other exquisite towns, Certaldo and Montespertoli for example. Iconic San Gimignano, town of 1000 towers, and lovely Siena may be reached in 40 minutes, and Pisa is only 1 hour and 10 minutes from the estate.

Relax, experiencing the unique atmosphere… a vacation at Villa Il Poggiale is not just a vacation, it is an enlightening Tuscan lifestyle experience!



The Estate includes

  • Master villa
  • Annex apartment
  • Swimming  pool
  • Park
  • Spa


Main villa: 8 Double Country Classic, 6 Double Country Superior, 3 Junior Suites, 3 Tuscan Hills Junior Suites, 2 Suites, 2 Family Rooms (with kitchen corner). All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms as well as: in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, TV  and DVD, direct telephone line

Annex: 1 double bedroom and 1 triple bedroom

Comunal areas:

1 entrance area, 1 kitchen, 1 dining room, 1 breakfast room; 1 grand salon;  several sitting rooms; 1 library; 1 games and TV room; 1 gym; 1 Spa 


The Garden

Large garden with a beautiful pool, 

Parking for up to 50 cars.

  • WIFI 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Whirlpool 
  • Spa with sauna
  • Safes in all the guestrooms in the main villa
  • Automatic gate 
  • Outdoor lighting 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Barbecue 
  • 2 Mountain Bicycles available 
  • Parking available for up to 50 cars.

This villa offers

  • Accommodation for a maximum of 80 guests in the villa and annex
  • Over 21.000 square feet of private ground
  • Full hotel services, including reception open until 8pm and daily cleaning of rooms.

Upon a fee:

  • Lunch and dinner in the villa's restaurant. 

The area


Useful information and distances

  • The closest town is San Casciano, a pretty town which offers all basic supplies ( grocery shops, pharmacy, ATM, baker etc...)Transfer time 5 minutes by car
  • The closest airport is Florence airport. Transfer time: 40/50 minutes by car

Main places of interest and distances

  • Florence. Transfer time: 30/40 minutes by car
  • Greve in Chianti. Transfer time : 30 minutes by car
  • San Gimignano. Transfer time: 40 minutes by car
  • Siena. Transfer time : 40 minutes by car
  • Pisa. Transfer time: 1 hour and 10 minutes by car 
  • The closest golf course is Golf Club Ugolino. Transfer time 30 minutes by car
  • The closest tennis courts and horseback riding facilities are about 20 minutes away
  • Bedrooms 28
  • Sleeps 80
  • Bathrooms 28
  • Weekly rate upon request  

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