- Style Cultured contemporary casale
- Setting Charming Chiusi
Poggio Piglia hotel in Tuscany has a brilliant name, enviable art and bucolic charm by the barrel-load: wine and olive oil are produced on site, and rooms survey some of Italy’s finest scenery. There’s a bright and airy restaurant with Kartell Ghost chairs and memorable views, and a glittering infinity pool set in herb-scented gardens.
Need to know
- Rooms Nine.
- Rates Double rooms from $230.50 (€168), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.00 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates usually include buffet breakfast.
- Facilities Free WiFi in communal areas. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar and Be One bath products.
- Poolside There’s a beautiful infinity pool set in the herb-packed gardens. The hotel has pool toys for little ones to frolic with.
- Check–out By 10.30am. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Children The hotel has a very grown-up feel, but well-behaved little Smiths are welcome. Babysitting can be arranged. There’s no children’s menu, but the chef is happy to adapt his dishes for younger palates (pasta with tomato sauce, for example).
In the know
- Our favourite rooms We lost our heart to the one-bedroom Independent Villa, which occupies its own little patch of hotel grounds, flanked by olive trees and overlooking the Tuscan countryside. Because the villa is set apart from the main building, bedding down here feels romantic and private. That said, the Deluxe Rooms have nut-brown parquet floors, wooden-beamed ceilings and sweeping views…
- Packing tips Leave space in your suitcase for bottles of the hotel’s own olive oil and wine, but don’t forget your bottle opener and picnic rug.
Food and drink at Poggio Piglia
- Hotel restaurant Chef Salvatore Consoli rustles up elegant Italian dishes in the cream-and-white restaurant: expect a menu that hops from the traditional to the playful: tagliata of Chianina beef, or pork fillet cooked with raspberries and truffles, for example. Order a bottle or two of Poggio Piglia’s garnet-red wine, made from Sangiovese grapes.
- Dress code Relaxed refinement, just like the hotel: a splash of silk in olive and gold hues; cashmere; cologne.
- Top table Out on the terrace, with the breeze on your skin. On cooler days, you can sit indoors but admire what’s outside, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
- Last orders Dinner is served between 7pm and 11pm. Breakfast is available from 8am until 10am; lunch is served Tuesday to Sunday, 12.30pm until 2pm.
- Room service None, so make the most of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Staff will happily point you in the direction of the nearest food store or restaurant…
- Hotel bar Get to know the hotel’s grapes with a wine tasting at the informal bar area, just by the restaurant. Enjoy your tipple out on the terrace, in the gardens or on one of the cosy sofas dotted around the communal spaces downstairs.