Villa Poggio Secco apartment is located just 5km from the village of Impruneta, a place with ancient roots and surrounded by the hills of Florence, Greve in Chianti, Bagno a Ripoli, San Casciano Val di Pesa and Scandicci.
Florence is a place you must visit on your Tuscany holidays. Drawn by its incomparable artistic and cultural heritage, the city attracts visitors from all continents. As soon as you arrive, you will begin to sense the importance of Florence through the ages, walking between magnificent Renaissance buildings in its historic centre, where one can admire such landmarks as the Duomo, the Basilica di Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Accademia dell’Arte and the Uffizi Gallery.
Some of the surrounding localities are also of interest for those staying in Florence villas, such as Greve, Volpaia, Castellina, Radda, Gaiole and Panzano in Chianti. The main attractions of these towns are the terracotta and wine making. Most of the terracotta kilns can be found on a walk down from Impruneta's main square towards via Chiantigiana, along via della Fonte.
Among the many products discovered here by those visiting from Florence holiday homes include a display of the very large orci, pots that once were used to store olive oil and that are nowadays used in gardens and in the atriums of the magnificent surrounding Italian villas. No visit to the Chianti area feels complete without sampling the locally-produced wine, which is famous the world over.
The curious traveller taking in this area from their apartments in Florence will appreciate the hospitality of the local farmers. Through them, one can discover the qualities of the "Chianti dei Colli Fiorentini", which can be sampled with some Tuscan bread sprinkled with an excellent extra virgin olive oil.
From an artistic point of view, you must visit Chiesa (Basilica) di Santa Maria all'Impruneta, in addition to the museum next door. It dates back to the 11th century but was restored during the Renaissance period. It now houses important works by Michelozzo and Luca Della Robbia. Moreover, there are particularly interesting villas along Via Imprunetana.
How to get here
By the main high way (A1), take Firenze Sud motorway exit.
Once you have paid at the motorway toll take your first right towards Grassina. You should be able to see the Sheraton hotel on your right.
You will then get to a roundabout take the first exit towards Grassina. Sheraton hotel still on your right.
Take your first right again onto via lungo l'ema. You should be able to see some factories on your left called federazione Toscana banche di credito coperativo scarl.
After about 100 meters you need to turn left up the hill on via di Vacciano. You should see a supermarket calls Penny market on your right.
Go up via di vacciano past the motorway bridge. Keep on the main road until you go past the church of San Giusto. This church should be on your right. Do not turn left at any point until gone past this church! See map!
Once you go past the church keep on the main road until you reach via di poggio secco. At the top of the hill you will find some barriers due to a road closure.
Take a left on the gravel road (via di fattucchia) our house is the first on your right n39.
Do not come to the house from Grassina though via di Monteauto, this road has been closed!!!