Villa Il Poggiale

Via Empolese, 69, Florence, Italy
24 Rooms
Traditional Elegance & Lively
Starting at:
taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Page through any text on Italian art history, politics, or culture, and the names of the same noble families — the great movers and shakers of the Renaissance — come up again and again. So when you hear the name Corsini attached to a hotel, as it is to Villa il Poggiale, you know there’s something grand in store. The famous Florentine family purchased the villa in 1408. Now, naturally, the place has changed hands several times since the 15th century — but if it’s good enough for Italian nobility, as they say, it’s more than good enough for us.

Located just outside Florence in the hills of the Chianti wine region, the villa remains a convenient getaway. Setting foot on these grounds is like stepping into the past — at least on first impression. Still in place are the stone exterior, frescoed ceilings, the original coach house and courtyard with its old water well, a series of elegant sitting rooms with molded ceilings and heavy crystal chandeliers. There are 24 guest rooms; each is spacious and gracefully appointed, the walls painted, in the traditional Tuscan fashion, with natural pigments. All rooms and suites are individually decorated, but standard features include four-poster beds, marble bathrooms, and LCD televisions. There’s romance in the details, from the wood-beamed ceilings and antique armoires to woven blankets produced by Tuscan artisans. A few of the larger suites aren’t located in the villa itself, but in the old farmhouse, a short stroll away through the olive grove.

Villa il Poggiale, as its historic pedigree suggests, is a place to enjoy the classic pleasures of Tuscany: a walk through the surrounding meadow followed by a glass of wine, or in summer, a dip in the swimming pool fringed with hydrangea and jasmine. There’s a spa offering treatments focused around the natural bounty of Chianti — grapes, citrus fruits, olives, honey, essential oils. Lunch or dinner in La Tinaia, the villa’s traditional restaurant, can easily turn into a leisurely feast, especially at a shaded outdoor table on a sunny afternoon. It won’t take long to settle into the relaxed pace — let’s just say there’s a good reason that generations of well-to-do Tuscans have spent their afternoons relaxing here.

How to get there: VIlla Il Poggiale is located approximately 29 km by car from Florence Airport, Peretola via A1, Raccordo Autostradale Firenze - Siena, SR2, and SP12.

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Villa Il Poggiale
Via Empolese, 69, Florence, Italy

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Honesty Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Concierge
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Boardroom
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Shuttle service

Need to Know

  • Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds, available in some rooms, have a supplement of 50 EUR per person/night.
  • Guests should check in before 7pm. The reception desk is open from 8am until 8pm. If you plan to arrive later please arrange in advance.
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Measures and reduces water waste

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