Thursday, June 25, 2009

Villa Poggiale

The Villa Il Poggiale is a country home, surrounded by olive groves and grape vineyards, set in the Tuscan hills just south of Florence. This traditional Tuscan country villa dates to the Renaissance period and has had such illustrious proprietors as noble families Corsini, Martini, and Ricasoli-Rucellai. It has been in the Vitta family for the past 50 years.

The hotel is recommended by Karen Brown and by friends from Wichita, Chris and Dan Clothier. The interior is beautifully decorated in period pieces of the Belle Epoque. Twenty foot ceilings with crystal chandliers, English upholstry, cherry and walnut furniture, oil paintings and artwork abound. The rooms in the main house are large and spacious. A guest farmhouse is available for larger groups.

Come here to get away from the crowds. Visit the Villa Poggiale website.

Photo by Karen Brown.

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