Podere Albereto is located just 13 km from Florence with breathtaking views of the Chianti hills. The 10 hectare estate of olive trees, fields and woodland is only 2 km from the village of San Polo in Chianti at 350 m above sea level. Even in the height of summer there is a gentle breeze in the evening so air-conditioning isn't necessary.
The property has been lovingly renovated by its owners, Fabio and Trinidad, to provide comfortable holiday accommodation with all the necessary modern facilities (SAT/TV, wi-fi internet connection, fully equipped kitchens etc.) while retaining and enhancing the authentic Tuscan features such as wooden beams, stone and terracotta flooring and brick-lattice windows.
The owners live in the main farmhouse and are always happy to provide information about what to see and do in Tuscany. Olive oil is produced and sold on the estate, and you can also admire the hand-crafted pottery and paintings created by Trinidad in her art workshop at the property.
What the area has to offer.: Tuscany offers an infinite number of historic and cultural attractions. Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance must be visited for its monuments, cathedral, world famous museums and the Uffizi Gallery. You can get to Florence in under 30 minutes by car from Podere Albereto. Siena, home to the Palio horse race, is only 30 km away.
It goes without saying that this area is also world famous for its great food and wine: Gallo Nero Chianti Classico red wine, the best 'Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine t-bone steak) is served in a little restaurant down the road in Panzano, pappa al pomodoro, ribollita. We can recommend some excellent restaurants in the vicinity where you can try the local delicacies and if you like fruit and vegetables you are welcome to try our home-grown produce on the farm.
Activities in the area: The property is an excellent starting point for day trips to San Giminiano, Arezzo, Lucca and Pisa. In summer, why not spend a day on the Tyrrhenian coast with its beautiful unspoilt beaches and in the other seasons you can spend a relaxing day in one of the numerous spas, thermal baths and hot springs scattered around the region.
If you like walking or hiking, there are numerous itineraries along public footpaths across, fields and woodland. Some start directly at Podere Albereto. There are also some excellent mountain hikes on Pratomagno, part of the Appenine range.
Horse riding stables can be found nearby and for golfers there is a beautiful and well-known golf club called Ugolino which is approx. 10 km away.
The IRIS apartment is ideal for a family of 4 or 5 or for two couples . It is located on the ground floor of a characteristic and recently refurbished barn. It has two independent entrances, one from the main courtyard and the other opening onto the apartment's private patio area. IRIS is 60 sqm and has a fitted kitchen, dining and living area which accommodates five people. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and, if required, there is enough space for an extra single bed or cot. The second bedroom is also very spacious with fitted shelves, wardrobe and a double bed which can be separated into twin bed. Access to the garden is from this room. The bathroom has a shower, wash basin, w.c. and bidet. The private garden is ideal for outdoor dining where you can admire the spectacular views, sipping a glass of red wine ; a bottle is given to all guests on arrival courtesy of the owners.
The accommodation is in a quiet, peaceful and safe environment ideal for children.