Il Poderino offers the opportunity to carry out various activities such as walks in the woods and trekking on marked trails (if desired also with a local guide). For fishing lovers the Ombrone river is only 150 meters from the property.
Asciano is the nearest village where guests can find bars, restaurants, shops, banks, supermarkets. Near the cottage there is a single-track railway line on which, during the day, the local train passes once an hour. On Sundays, public holidays and in any case always combined with a special event, festivals or village festivals, it is also possible to see the “Nature Train”, a vintage train with a steam locomotive and carriages from the early 1900s that starts from Siena and runs through the Val D’Orcia Natural Park.
The excellent location allows easy access to both cities of art such as Siena (30 minutes), Arezzo (50 minutes), Florence (1 hour and 20 minutes), Pisa (2 hours), Perugia (1 hour), and famous towns also for food and wine such as Montalcino (40 minutes), Pienza / San Quirico (40 minutes), Montepulciano / Chianciano (40 minutes), Cortona (40 minutes), San Gimignano (45 minutes), Gaiole in Chianti (50 minutes) and artistic heritage such as the Abbey of Monte Oliveto and the Abbey of Sant’Antimo. Not far from the Terme di Rapolano for health and well-being with its thermal pools.
The Poderino of Asciano can be reached along a 3.5 km gravel road called Strada del Piano.
Asciano is located in the heart of the Crete Senesi. The current historic center, of medieval origins, preserves valuable monuments. The municipal territory is characterized by a succession of biancane and gullies that form the evocative landscape with the lunar features of the Crete Senesi, known since the Middle Ages as the Desert of Accona.
The legend of the foundation wants the city built on the initiative of Ascanio, son of Remus and brother of Senio, who founded Siena instead.
Not to be missed is the Transitional Site (Stone monument created by Jean Paul Philippe in 1993 and located at the junction of three country roads between Mucigliani and Leonina.) And the Crete Senesi Festival.
The abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore is a monastic complex within the municipality of Asciano, seat of the abbot general of the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. Built around 1313 by the blessed Bernardo Tolomei who established a religious community there with the name of the Congregation of Santa Maria di Monte Oliveto. The abbey is located on a hill overlooking the Crete Senesi, secretly kept inside a forest of cypresses, oaks and pines, it is one of the most important monuments of Tuscany both for its historical and territorial importance and for its high number of works of art enclosed therein. You can visit many areas of the Abbey, the church, the cloisters, the refectory, the pharmacy, the library, the cellar and the wonderful outdoor spaces.
Rapolano Terme is an important thermal center located in the province of Siena. The municipality, formerly known as Rapolano, took its current name only in 1949. It is a Spa town that has two establishments: the Terme San Giovanni, immersed in the Sienese hills, and the Terme Antica Querciolaia, near the town. (both spas have agreements with our structure 10% discount)
Siena, city of Tuscany, in Central Italy, stands out for its medieval brick buildings. Piazza del Campo, the central square with its characteristic fan-like shape, is home to the Palazzo Pubblico (the Gothic-style town hall) and the Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th century tower with a white crenellation offering a magnificent view. The seventeen historical districts (the city quarters) extend all around right from the square.
Montalcino, land of Brunello wine. The hill on which the typically medieval village stands was probably inhabited already in the Etruscan era.
Montalcino is mentioned for the first time in a document dated December 29, 814, when the Emperor Louis the Pious granted the sub Mount Lucini territory to the abbot of the nearby Abbey of Sant’Antimo.
Val d’Orcia is a wide valley located in Tuscany, in the province of Siena, north and east of Mount Amiata and close to the border with Umbria. Crossed by the river Orcia in the center, which gives it its name, it is characterized by pleasant landscape views and various centers of medieval origin. To visit Pienza, San Quirico d’Orcia.
San Gimignano is a village located in the province of Siena famous for its characteristic medieval architecture, where even in its historic center it is possible to admire the imposing almost intact city towers, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site of San Gimignano, despite some twentieth-century restorations, is mostly intact in the 14th-14th century and is one of the best examples of urban organization in the communal age in Europe.
Cortona, etruscan village par excellence is placed on a mountainous relief between the Valdichiana and the Tiber Valley in the province of Arezzo. An important cultural and tourist center keeps its medieval architecture almost intact, walking among its streets it is possible to admire ancient palaces, small artisan shops and typical Tuscan trattorias.
Firenze capital of Tuscany, since the Middle Ages it has been an important artistic, cultural, commercial, political, economic and financial center. In the modern age it played the role of capital of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany from 1569 to 1859 which, with the rule of the Medici and Lorraine families, became one of the richest and most modern states. The various political vicissitudes, the financial and mercantile power and the influences in every field of culture have made the city a fundamental crossroads of Italian and European history.
Important university center and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982, it is considered the place of origin of the Renaissance – the awareness of a new modern era after the Middle Ages, a period of change and cultural and scientific “rebirth” – and of the Italian language thanks to the vernacular Florentine used in literature. It is universally recognized as a cradle of art and architecture, and renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, thanks to its many monuments and museums including the Duomo, Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, the Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti.