On our Experience of New Year in Tuscany, you will be staying at Villa Il Poggiale, in the heart of Tuscany, and enjoy a concert by the Magio Musicale Fiorentinto.
Villa il Poggiale , classified among the Italian “Historic Houses”, is located near San Casciano in Val di Pesa in the heart of Chianti ; The Hotel is a Renaissance villa entirely restored by the owners to offer hospitality and the atmosphere of the family home.
The historic Villa Il Poggiale , surrounded by tall cypress trees, overlooks vineyards and olive groves that recall the backgrounds and landscapes of Tuscan Renaissance paintings. The most famous and beautiful cities of Tuscany such as Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca are within a short distance and are ideal destinations for beautiful trips immersed in the history of art, in the flavors and aromas of one of the most famous regions in the world. In the evening, returning “home” to Poggiale, and then dine by candlelight in their restaurant with Tuscan and family recipes that will give you unforgettable moments.
In their Wellness centre, they offer simple and effective treatments, created exclusively for Villa Il Poggiale, using grapes, citrus fruits, olives, honey and essential oils that evoke the scents of the Tuscan lands.
In their restaurant, soups, pasta sauces, tortellini fillings and organic vegetables will be present everywhere, as well as providing the ingredients for fresh and crunchy salads and tasty side dishes. They scrupulously select meat and dairy suppliers from organic food producers and thus can offer their guests that special something that always characterises the visit to Villa Il Poggiale. They have also curated a selection of famous Tuscan wines or lesser-known small producers, but always of excellent quality.
From 29th December 2020 to 02 January 2021 (4 nts)
Price from £787 per person
The above rates include:
4 nights in a country classic room at Villa Il Poggiale, on Half Board (breakfast and Evening Meal -drinks not included). Room upgrades are available
Daily rich Buffet Breakfast
Traditional New Year’s Eve Dinner (drinks not incl)
A superb New Year’s Welcome brunch followed by a concert in the Villa’s Salone, performed by principal players of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (drinks not incl)
Return transfers Florence Airport/Hotel/Florence Airport
Optional Siena & San Gimignano Full Day Private Tour (8 Hrs 30)
Departure by private car to Siena (approx. 1 hrs drive).
Upon arrival in Siena you will meet your guide to beginning your guided walk to explore Siena, amazingly rich in masterpieces of art and rising above three hills, you will walk to the Piazza del Campo, the square where the world famous folkloric event called Palio Horse Racing takes place twice a year during the summer. Discover this fan-shaped, gently sloping square is lined with marvellous buildings like the City Hall, erected in the 13th century, and the Torre del Mangia bell tower, rising 102 meters high. The Sansedoni Palace and the Gaiai Fountain are also close by. You also get to visit the gothic-style Duomo of Siena dating back to the 12th century and the Piccolomini Library with amazing frescoes by Pinturicchio. Some free time will later be provided before departing to San Gimignano.
Lunch in a local winery with wine pairing.
Short drive to San Gimignano that you can explore independently, viewing the “Manhattan of Tuscany” skyline, bristling with a large number of towers dating back to the 11th and 13th centuries.
Return to the hotel.
The Supplement for the above private tour based on two passengers per (car) is from £370 per person.
The above price includes:
Private car at disposal as per program
Private English Guide in Siena (2 Hrs 30)
Cathedral Entrance Fee
Piccolomini Library Entrance Fee
4 course lunch paired with 4 wines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The above Experience can be customised to suit your requirements.
If not included in the above, we can add accommodation from 3 to 5 Star Hotels, or self catering where possible.
Number of nights are flexible.
We can also book flights and transfers.
Please contact us for your bespoke quote