casa vacanze Poggio ai Venti


The "Poggio ai Venti" holiday home is set among the green Tuscan hills and is the ideal place for those who appreciate nature, historical and cultural itineraries and the characteristic flavours of the local Tuscan tradition.


It is located in the middle of Tuscany, just 5 km from the medieval village of Certaldo.

In a very short time it is possible to visit Tuscany’s most beautiful art towns: San Gimignano, Florence, Siena, Volterra, …

An interesting attraction in the area is represented by the Calanchi:

calanchi di certaldo

The Calanchi are a real attraction and a “surprise” in the area.

They are rough, arid cliffs created by the rainwater running down the clay-based soils of the hills, which break up the endless stretches of vineyards and seed crops typical of the area.


Certaldo is a town which is internationally famous as the home of the author and poet Giovanni Boccaccio, who lived in Certaldo and died there on the 12th of December 1375, and also for its historical, artistic and cultural heritage.

Of Etruscan origin, it began to develop in the early Middle Ages. The historical centre of the town, Certaldo Alta, is medieval. >>

San Gimignano

San Gimignano, the town known all over the world for its characteristic towers, overlooks the Val d’Elsa.

Once the seat of a small Etruscan village of the Hellenistic period (200-300 BC) it began its life as a town in the 10th century taking its name from the Holy Bishop of Modena, St. Gimignano, who is said to have saved the village from the barbarian hordes. The town increased in wealth and developed greatly during the Middle Ages thanks to the "Via Francigena" the trading and pilgrim's route that crossed it.>>


The foundation of Florence dates back to Roman times, despite evidence existing to show that Florence was already occupied in prehistoric times. The oldest part of the city bears the imprint of these Roman origins as it originated as one of Caesar's colonies.

For the sake of defense, the city was set at the confluence of two streams, the Arno and the Mugnone, where the oldest populations had previously been located. >>


Legend says that Siena was founded by Senio and Ascanio, sons of Remus, of the famous duo Romulus and Remus who founded Rome.

Statues of the wolf feeding the twins are spotted throughout Siena, but without historical foundation! Instead, the Romans established a military outpost in 30AD called Siena, and it developed into a busy little trading post in the following years. >>


Volterra is one of the finest and lesser known hilltop towns tucked away in the heart of Tuscany only a short distance from Florence 72 kms, Siena 50 kms,Pisa 64 kms,S.Gimignano 29 kms. Idyllically set amidst an evocative landscape of soft rolling hills and lush woodland abruptly defined by barren ,deep clay walled chasms gullies and ravines, Volterra, 545 metres above sea level, dominates and divides the Cecina and Era valleys. >>


Near to Poggio ai Venti:

- Horse riding school

- Trekking trails

- Mountain bike rental (by request)