Poggio Arioso Agro tourism farm is only twenty minutes from the centre of Florence. In the authentic Chianti region, it stands on a hill at the top of a long avenue of cypresses surrounded by vines and olives. Next to it is the 17th century patronal villa with its garden and wine cellar, .

What to do and see at Poggio Arioso

The location of the Poggio Arioso farm complex means that as well as a farm holiday, you are within reach of many Italian artistic and architectural masterpieces in Florence (20 minutes away), and Siena and Pisa (45 minutes away)
For those who wish to visit Florence, there is something for everyone. Whether in guided tours or exploring on one’s own, all can enjoy an artistic side to their holiday as well as walks in the countryside. The residential part, with its elegant and well maintained spaces next to the 17th century villa and garden, within easy reach of the city, is ideally placed for art tourism. Quiet and cool, it is a real “country hotel”, and a comfortable and affordable alternative to staying in the city.

The countryside

The hills around Poggio Arioso are unmistakeably Tuscan in flavour. The sloping limestone hills are well suited to the traditional cultivation of vines and olives. Holm oak and cypress trees populate the higher parts of the hills, while lower down olive groves and vineyards are interspersed with romanesque churches, patronal villas, and hamlets carved out of the rocks. The traditions of this evocative landscape command respect, and have a firm scientific basis. Organic farming with green manure, careful pruning and a general limitation on chemicals and stimulants, are traditional customs which have a secure future. The vineyard is almost completely organic and is monitored by “Bioagricert”