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The Residence



 

IL POGGIOLO is located in San Quirico d’Orcia, an ancient village of Etruscan origin. It is situated on the Via Francigena so many travellers, pilgrims and merchants stopped here on their way to Rome.
Il Poggiolo is an old staging post which dates from around 1700. From 1720 it was a hostelry and resting place for travellers, according to documents of the time.
The recent restoration means that it is once again welcoming visitors but at the same time it has maintained many of the original characteristics.


The eleven apartments within the structure bear witness to the atmosphere of past times, the old fireplaces have been preserved as have the spacious original kitchens which are decorated with warm, natural colours. The original furnishings dating from the 19th century help to maintain the authentic but refined flavour of popular Tuscan tradition. On the ground floor there is a large communal area and trough an entrance hall you find the cellar. A large old “cantina” dug out of the tufa is the back drop for your wine-tasting.
Outside there is a swimming-pool surrounded by olive trees, there are stables for horse riding with a guide, biking, and you can easy reach the village on foot.
All around is the Natural and cultural park of the Val d’Orcia (World Heritage List) with its fine landscapes and numerous cultural, musical and eno-gastronomic events.
Il Poggiolo will be an excellent base for visiting this delightful area and its people – we look forward to seeing you!

Il Poggiolo sleeps up to 28 people in apartments of various sizes and types which have been carefully restored. They all have cooking facilities, a fridge, bathroom with shower, TV, free WI-FI, and communal laundry facilities.
All the apartments have splendid views of the surrounding countryside as well as olive trees, vineyards, roofs and towers of the village.