Description: Podere Scagnolo is a marvellous stonebuilt farmhouse; it stands on 32 hectares of cultivated land with bushes and a vineyard. It is in a tranquil and secluded area next to the river Orcia, at the feet of Cetona’s mountain with terrific views of the Val d’Orcia, a natural park which is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The Podere is 9 Km from Radicofani, and 10 Km from Sarteano.
In 2006 it was sympathetically refurbished to its old Tuscan farmhouse glory, keeping the terracotta floor tiles and wooden beamed ceilings.
A rustic garden with roses, violas and rosemary is in perfect tune with the surrounding countryside.
Even though it says “breakfast not included”, the owner the lovely Signora Rosalda is always leaving homemade cakes, biscuits, coffees, tea, jams as a welcoming gesture. Guests can also enjoy the products of the surrounding fruit trees and vineyard (when in season). Here at Podere Scagnolo we can teach you how to cook some of the old local peasant dishes, like homemade Tuscan bread, ribollita, crostone and pici.
Scagnolo is in an idyllic location for your dream holiday; in this little corner of paradise you will find all the peace and tranquillity that you longed for.
You will find plenty of history and architecture in the nearby villages of: Pienza, Montepulciano, Sarteano, Cetona and Chiusi. There are also 4 Spas nearby: San Casciano dei Bagni, Chianciano Terme, Bagni San Filippo, and Bagni Vignoni where you can pamper yourself with body and facial massages, mud baths and a host of other treatments. Numerous walks can be taken around the countryside admiring all the different animals that would cross your path: pheasants, dears and hares.
Accommodation The property is furnished to Tuscan style and enjoys all the modern comforts, including central heating, satellite TV: all the bedrooms are en-suite.
The farmhouse is divided in two independent apartments: ”La Rosa” which sleeps 4 people with 2 comfortable double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and living room with kitchenette. ”Il Girasole” which sleeps 3 people with 2 comfortable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with kitchenette and a lovely covered balcony. Both apartments are tastefully furnished and the interior paint colours are unique and refined, creating a relaxing atmosphere.
A new swimming pool is situated on a panoramic terrace, just behind the vineyard furnished with garden furniture and loungers.
How to reach us
By car: A1 motorway exit: Chiusi-Chianciano Terme, turn left for “Sarteano” (SP 478). At Sarteano continue (still on the SP 478) for about 10 Km in the direction of Radicofani. The agriturismo is signposted.
By train: Chiusi-Chianciano Terme stop on the Milan – Rome line.
By plane: Airports: Perugia (St Egidio), Florence (Peretola), Pisa (Galileo Galilei) and Rome (Fiumicino and Ciampino).
Address: Podere Scagnolo, 53040 Radicofani (SI)
Tel: +39 0578 55900
Fax: +39 0578 55900
Cell: +39 338 1575020
Manager: Giglietti Rosalda