Via Uscioli, 9 - Loc. Colognole, Pontassieve 50065 Pontassieve (Florence)
Near the ancient water fountain of the Poet, on the hills of Tuscany, it is possible to enjoy a vacation immersed in the atmosphere of a farm, a fairy tale among the geese and hens, the cows and horses. Here men, women and animals live and work together to fulfill the dream of a largely self-sufficient organic oasis.
The farmhouse complex was built around an old medieval tower, on a sun drenched location at a height
We produce and sell: eggs, honey, spelt, oil, vegetables and cereal.
All of the products from our orchard have been selected throughout the years rediscovering the old varieties that are more adapted to this terrain, such that they are easily cultivated and grow well, naturally, without the use of chemical products.
There are 3 apartaments: La Terrazza, il Giuggiolo e Il Portale.
La Terrazza ed il Giuggiolo are located in the restructured barn located near the main farmhouse. Both of them have independent entrances and their own private gardens.
If necessary the 2 apartments can be joined together into one. In this case, a 10% discount will be applied.
Il Portale is situated on the ground floor of the farmhouse and has an independent entrance and it’s own private terrace.
“La Terrazza”65 square meters, sleeps 4+1: kitchen-living room with fireplace ,two double room, bathroom , garden and a large panoramic terrace.
“Il Giuggiolo”60 square meters, sleeps 4: kitchen-living room with fireplace , two double bedrooms ,bathroom and garden.
“Il Portale”: 45 square meters, sleeps 2+1 : open plan kitchen and living area , a double room, large enough to take a third bed , bathroom and private terrace.
As a halting or stopover place for horses and riders there is also available a room with 6 beds, as well as shelter for horses.
Inside the farmhouse, there is a large common room with a chimney also available to guests to share meals and get to know one another.
The farm is located 30 Kmfrom Florence, on the direction to Mugello, on the slopes of Monte Giovi.
Only2 Kmaway there is a useful railway station, from whichFlorenceis reachable in only thirty minutes.
At the farm it is possible to take riding lessons, go trekking on horseback and take day trips with pack-donkeys.
We have something for everyone – choose from Shetland ponies, horses, hinnies and donkeys!
For kids we have Maya and Cleo, two friendly ponies who can be great playmates and can also help children learn the art of riding with a “child-sized” horse.
For older riders we have Linda,Petraand Gina: two Bardigianos and a Haflinger who are well mannered and patient, perfect even for those who aren’t quite expert riders.
For those who prefer to go slowly, enjoy the countryside and perhaps take a break in the fields…..our donkeys are the perfect answer!Palmiraand Margherita are always happy to walk alongside our guests, carrying small children or even just your picnic.
Lastly we have our two hinnies Tommy and Primo, a cross from Mummy donkey and Daddy Shetland pony. Just like ponies with long ears, they are extremely versatile and can be work in the stables and accompany walks either mounted or led with long-reins.
Though the farm is immersed in surrounding woods and olive trees, it is perfectly situated to offer a variety of daily outings and activities to the vacationing guests
Florence is only30 km (18 miles) away and we will provide you with all the necessary information ranging from the best restaurants to the most interesting cultural events.
Nearby there are also numerous, well-marked nature paths for walks, trekking or mountain biking, away from traffic roads and starting directly from the complex.
And going fishing is only a short excursion away, at a small lake in the valley beneath the farm house.
If you wish to dine at our place, you will taste simple yet exquisite and diverse meals that follow the rhythm of the seasons, the aroma and flavors of the orchard and farm – from vegetables and honey to eggs and extra virgin olive oil produced on location.
If you want to try to prepare your own meals, you can come with us to the orchard to pick the vegetables you like, and we will give you helpful tips on how to prepare them.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
Hi, I am Antonella and I am 62 years old.
I have been doing this job for 29 years with my family.
As well as we cook for the guests, we take care of the crops, we rear the animals.
It was a desire to to live in nature which led me to run an agriturismo.
Our guests' favourite thing about Fattoria il Poeta is the warm family welcome.
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