Get ready for a dream journey immersed in culture and nature, for an authentic Tuscan life experience.
I welcome travelers who love above all, peace and beauty
My name is Podere Gonzaga and I am a stone’s throw away from Pienza, built to be the ideal town of the Renaissance, in one of the most iconic places in Tuscany. I am a typical stone farmhouse immersed in the unique natural landscape of Val d’Orcia. I have been completely restored respecting the typical local rural tradition and adding those modern details that will surely contribute to make a comfortable stay. In addition to hosting you, if you wish, I will be able to give useful advice for your stay in order to discover the riches of the Tuscan territory and to make sure that the time spent here is an experience of harmony and hospitality.
What I have to offer
Echoes of comforting traditions and modern ideas in every room
Thanks to my recent renovation my historical features have been enhanced (exposed wooden beams, terracotta floors, Tuscan parquet and travertine, but enriched with comfortable details (soundproofing, air conditioning, mosquito nets, large bathrooms).
Fast internet connection with wi-fi everywhere, was also a must.
On the first floor, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Mount Amiata from my typical loggia , I have also set up a living room with library where you can find magazines, tours and local activities info,novels etc.
Lush Garden solarium
I am surrounded by a lush garden with deckchairs, tables and chairs from which you can enjoy picturesque sunsets while sipping a glass of your favorite wine.
There is an Italian common saying that states that " mornings have gold in their mouth", so I thought of offering my guests a gourmet breakfast rich in natural products of my territory every morning. Since Michele, my new owner, is a musician, I suggested he prepared for our guests a selection of music that discreetly will accompany their breakfast.
Cultural & private events
The large stable, that when I was first built was the shelter for my farm animals, has now become a cozy lounge with a lovely bar, opened on weekends for wine and local product tastings and cozy aperitifs with the capacity to host private & cultural events like jazz & classical music concerts.
Private parking for cars and bikes
For those arriving by car or motorbike I have arranged a secured private parking, while for the more adventurous arriving by bike I have a small shed inside the garden.
Comfort without compromise
As I said, despite having benefited from a restoration respectful of the Tuscan rural tradition, I have not neglected those details that will contribute to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
During the months of August & September 2021 Podere Gonzaga offers 25% discount on the standard rate, with no minimum stay required. Book now
Tuscan “Buon Vivere” Weekend
For the month of September Podere Gonzaga offers the opportunity to have a taste of a typical Tuscan weekend, known worldwide as “buon vivere”. Booking a minimum stay of two nights during the weekends a Tuscan gourmet dinner will be included free of charge. Offer is valid on the followin
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I will leave no stone unturned to make sure your experience here in Val D’Orcia “THE LAND OF PLENTY” is unique.
From before your arrival and throughout your stay, I will be happy to help you discover the hidden gems of our territory where the harmony of the landscape with nature’s true colors, discovering old paths immersed in history and culture and also wine & typical products tastings, in the best local producers or should you just want to relax in my big living room I would be glad to organize private tastings while listening to good music , so please do not hesitate to ask me
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