Via dell'Argomenna, 34, LocalitÓ Santa Maria in Acone 50065 Pontassieve (Florence)
The agriturismo, with stone walls, is located on the hills of the Chianti area, surrounded by age-old olive groves. It was once home to the Cerchi family (12th century), whom Dante spent time with.
The agriturismo consists of a main house which is square in shape and at whose boundary is a complex that has been renovated and divided into apartments. In the garden, there is Renaissance-style chapel.
The villa, rebuilt in various periods, occupies the site of the ancient castle. It once belonged to the Cerchi family (mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy), then to the Fontebuoni and Gondi families, and is currently owned by the Spagnoli family.
The furniture and furnishings are unique period pieces.
Guests have access to two large outdoor car parks, a shared washing machine, a swimming pool, a barbecue area and a games area with ping pong.
A short distance away is the Poggio Dei Medici golf club. The course (18 holes, par 73), designed according to USGA standards, has extensive practice facilities (driving range and putting and pitching greens). Golf carts and bags for hire.
5 km away is the Rufina tennis club with two clay courts (one undercover) and one asphalt court covered with synthetic resin.
Numerous marked trails (mostly of CAI - Italian Alpine Club) for hiking (the most beautiful areas are in the southern part of the Chianti hills, amidst fortresses and vineyards). Mountain bikes for rent at the agriturismo. Partner riding stables (in Vicchio) for horse rides or riding lessons.
At the agriturismo, tasting sessions can be arranged on request (tasting of the farm’s wines and oil, with information about production methods). Tuscan cooking lessons at partner schools.
Reservations for guided tours to museums in and around Florence.
Privilege card for special treatment and discounts at the 9 most famous restaurants in Florence.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
I spent a few days at the Castel d'Acone holiday farm: a wonderful place, a renovated medieval village, surrounded by greenery, with a fabulous swimming pool where you can cool off and sunbathe. Absolutely recommended for those who want to explore these areas of Tuscany, enjoy good food and good wine, and beautiful landscapes, a few kilometers from Florence!
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wonderful place and very friendly people and good food. I highly recommend !!
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