Itineraries and Surroundings
Villa Poggiano is the perfect location for those that love hiking or just walk in the nature
From Villa Poggiano-Pienza
The town of Pienza is 8 miles away and it is possible to stop midway at Montichiello and have lunch at Osteria La Porta, which is one the best restaurants in the area.
From Montepulciano to Montalcino
This particular area of Tuscany is famous for its numerous cities of art, for the production of red wine (Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano) and for the beauty of the countryside. We suggest visits to Pienza, situated just 10 kilometres from Montepulciano, Monticchiello, Bagno Vignoni, famous for its unique urban layout where the very centre of town is a thermal bath, and San Quirico d’Orcia where you can visit the Italian garden.
A little further on is Montalcino, which is world-famous for the production of “Brunello”, an excellent red wine. Ten kilometres from Montalcino is the splendid Monastery of Sant’Antimo where visitors can participate in the daily mass, which is celebrated with Gregorian chants. Another magnificent monastery well worth visiting is Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
Just 25 kilometres away from Villa Poggiano Tuscany borders with Umbria, another splendid region located in the very heart of Italy. From Montepulciano follow directions for Cortona, a city of art well worth a visit, after which the road skirts Lago Trasimeno as far as Perugia, Umbria’s main city, famous for the production of chocolate and cashmere. From there, in an area of just a few square kilometres, it’s possible to visit the towns of Assisi, Deruta, Todi, Spello, Spoleto and Orvieto.
It's impossible to come here and not visit Siena, which is famous for the Palio, held every year on 2 July and 16 August. Siena is 60 kilometres from Montepulciano and visitors should set aside a whole day at least for visiting the Museums (Municipal Museum, Museo delle Papesse, Santa Maria della Scala, the Pinacoteca etc), the churches (the Cathedral, San Domenico, San Francesco etc), the magnificent Piazza del Campo and the Torre del Mangia.
The Chianti region extends over an area between Siena and Florence and is famous for its magnificent countryside, its wines and its Medieval towns. We also suggest visits to Monteriggioni, a Medieval town where a historical pageant is held every year in the month of July; to San Gimignano, known as the city of towers; and to Gaiole, Greve and Radda.
Situated 50 kilometres from Montepulciano, Arezzo, an important town of Etruscan origin, is characterised by a blend of Medieval and Renaissance styles. Well worth seeing are the Piero della Francesca frescoes, the Cathedral and the historical centre. Moreover the first weekend of every month the streets of the town are lined with the stalls of one of Italy’s most important antique fairs.