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Girasole. The ceiling in the 'active' part of the bedroom is 6 feet high.

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Last updated: 01/21/2012

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  • Pets considered:No
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Montepulciano farmhouse description

Poggio Etrusco is a privately owned organic farm near Montepulciano, located halfway between Florence and Rome. The owners are Pamela Sheldon Johns (a cookbook author) and Johnny Johns (an artist). On 15 acres, this property is an active oliveto with over 800 olive trees and production of an exceptional organic extra-virgin olive oil.

The Girasole suite has a fully-equipped kitchen and living area with a fireplace. It is tastefully decorated with antiques and artwork, and with lovely views.

Guests are encouraged to pick fresh, seasonal produce from from the kitchen garden and will enjoy homemade jams and preserves from the plum, fig, apricot, peach, and cherry trees at breakfast.

The views are breath-taking from every angle. In the distance you can see the charming hilltown of Cortona and Lago Trasimeno; nearby we see the ancient towers of the historic towns of Montepulciano and Chianciano Terme. Poggio Etrusco is in the countryside, but has close access to everything you will need.

The large swimming pool is a welcome respite in the summer months. Cooking classes are available. Nearby, you can find tennis, bicycle rentals, a language school, and horseback riding. The property is within minutes of Montepulciano Terme and Chianciano Terme; both offer a wide variety of spa treatments.

Within 15 minutes of Poggio Etrusco:
- The wine-inspired hilltop town of Montepulciano
- Charming Renaissance Pienza and Monticchiello and the Val d'Orcia
- Medieval Montefollonico
- The Etruscan town of Chiusi
- The spa town of Chianciano Terme

Within 30 minutes of Poggio Etrusco:
- Montalcino, famed for Brunello wine
- San Giovanni d’Asso, home of white truffles
- Bagno Vignoni, site of an ancient Roman Bath
- Mt. Amiata, the extinct volcano
- Under the Tuscan sun in Cortona
- Sarteano, San Quirico d’Orcia, Cetona, and other colorful towns

Within 45 minutes to an hour from Poggio Etrusco:
- Siena, Chianti, Arezzo
- The Umbrian towns of Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi and Deruta

Day Trips from Poggio Etrusco:
- Florence
- Pisa
- Rome and the Vatican

Check out the July 2011 issue of Travel + Leisure for a great article about Poggio Etrusco. And a quick search on the CNN website (look for Tuscan Food Tour) will give you a peek at Pamela's food expertise. Reviews of her newest book, Cucina Povera, are at the Facebook page for Cucina Povera, Tuscan Peasant Cooking.

Keywords: countryside, view, terme, apartments, spa, horse, tuscan, cooking class, olive, vineyard, olive oil, wine, cortona, pienza, montepulciano, bagno vignoni, montalcino, siena, chiusi, vino nobile, sangiovese, brunello

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Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (2) 1 room has king bed, the other is a king that can also be separated to be twins, Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • English spoken, help with reservations to wineries, restaurants, and many recommendations for the area....moreless

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                  • Monument View
                  • Mountain View:

                    Views of the rolling hills of Tuscany, olive grove, and vineyard...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  General

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Make your own pasta, cook a frittata, or just enjoy wine and cheese. Everything you need is here, or for the asking....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Go to the market and pick from our organic kitchen garden. ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    many green and quiet spaces to dine outside or just relax...moreless

                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Pool is only for the guests...moreless

                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.5
                      from 11 traveler reviews
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                      Rates are the same year round; winter rates include heating; PayPal accepted
                      Girasole Euro 275/night (one bedroom/one bath, Euro 175/night)
                      Minimum stay is two nights, breakfast is included
                      Weekly and monthly rates available on request
                      One-day and weeklong culinary workshops available
                      Local tax is one Euro per person per night for guests 12 years and over
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Location

                      Cooking classes with cookbook author Pamela Sheldon Johns, olive oil tastings, help with olive and grape harvest.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2001

                      About the owner: Pamela Sheldon Johns is the author of Cucina Povera, Tuscan Peasant Cooking and 15 other cookbooks. Johnny Johns is an artist.

                      Why the Owner Chose Montepulciano:
                      Owner Pamela Sheldon Johns has been working in Italy since 1992, researching her cookbooks and leading culinary workshops (Wall Street Journal named her one of Europe's top ten culinary guides). For Pamela, it's about the food, but also the lifestyle and culture of this wonderful country which she loves to share with visitors.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                      Our guests have described it best, Poggio Etrusco is a warm family environment close to all services, but well-situated in an peaceful country environment. There is a lot to see in this area, but be sure to take time to enjoy morning walks down the country road, or help with the grape or olive harvest.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Girasole. The ceiling in the 'active' part of the bedroom is 6 feet high.

                        Girasole. The ceiling in the 'active' part of the bedroom is 6 feet high.

                      • Girasole kitchen, fully equipped to cook veggies from our organic garden.

                        Girasole kitchen, fully equipped to cook veggies from our organic garden.

                      • Soggiorno (living room) of Girasole.

                        Soggiorno (living room) of Girasole.

                      • Stairs to Girasole and a shared terrace.

                        Stairs to Girasole and a shared terrace.

                      • Join our family meals al fresco.

                        Join our family meals al fresco.

                      • Several outdoor relaxing areas in the garden

                        Several outdoor relaxing areas in the garden

                      • pool with a view!

                        pool with a view!

                      • Our organic extra-virgin olive oil, Pace da Poggio Etrusco.

                        Our organic extra-virgin olive oil, Pace da Poggio Etrusco.

                      • Girasole master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

                        Girasole master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

                      • Soggiorno (living room). The sofa can also be a single bed on request.

                        Soggiorno (living room). The sofa can also be a single bed on request.

                      • Primavera, spring in Tuscany!

                        Primavera, spring in Tuscany!

                      • Gelsomino and Girasole share a terrace looking over the garden and pool.

                        Gelsomino and Girasole share a terrace looking over the garden and pool.

                      • Breakfast room.

                        Breakfast room.

                      • garden view

                        garden view

                      • Learn traditional regional dishes

                        Learn traditional regional dishes

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 01/21/2012
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