We are 30 minutes drive from Florence.

Located in the heart of Chianti.

1 hour from Siena, San  Giminiano and Monteriggioni.


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Immerse yourself 

in the timeless landscape of Tuscany..


Our Story..


Jamal Amin


Born in Ramallah, Palestine. He has been living in Florence for thirty years. In 2010 he decided to change the course of his life.

He left his job in commerce to pursue his dream to became a Chef and to open an “ Agriturismo”in Chianti where he could play host, live in close contact with nature and dedicate more time to his passion, cooking.

After excellent beginnings at Villa Poggio di Gaville he decided to write his first book, “Living with Taste”.




Samira Amin

Born in Fiesole (Florence), half- German half- Palestinian.

Samira started her career as Human Resources Assistant Director at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Milan.

Specialized in Global recruitment, she has a passion for helping others in enhancing their talent. Inspired to find a balance between soul and body, she created the Samar Ritual to start the day in a better way - a soft blend

between Buti Yoga and Afro Dance.

About us



The foodie Agriturismo

This beautiful 18th-century hillside villa was transformed into an agriturismo by chef Jamal Amin, who will give Tuscan cooking classes or just as happily let you sit there while he does all the work. The immediate surroundings couldn’t be more idyllic: vineyards and olive groves to tour, a farmhouse with its own lake that you’re welcome to take a dip in, and with Florence a short car ride away, you can still get a fill of fashion or art.​




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"Peace and Beauty at Villa Poggio di Gaville"


Peace and Beauty at Villa Poggio di Gaville

Perfect for relaxing while enjoying good food & wine

If you love traveling slowly, enjoying great food in a beautiful, tranquil setting, then you'll want to spend a few days at Jamal Amin's Tuscan retreat Villa Poggio di Gaville. The international chef, who has worked and traveled all over the globe, chose Tuscany as his home and guests get the chance to enjoy his fine, creative Tuscan cuisine.


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Guests at Poggio di Gaville have the chance to benefit from the special care Jamal puts in the preparation of full course meals every night, with the best wines to accompany the traditional Tuscan recipes as well as creative Mediterranean dishes he and his cooking staff prepare. Dinner is served in the lovely dining room with large, arched windows overlooking the grounds of the estate or on the adjoining terrace. If you love cooking yourself, then a stop here is recommended as you can also enjoy a cooking class with Jamal. He has also written a cookbookwhere he shares his travels and favorite recipes, once you've tried his cuisine you will want a copy!​


"Beautiful estate




 delicious meals​



"Beautiful Villa,


beautiful house"

What a holiday! Samira and Jamal are the super hosts of Tuscany, going the extra mile with a hot meal waiting for us well after dinner time the evening we arrived. Food is delicious, an ample breakfast is served in the spacious dining room overlooking the countryside, which opens up onto an outdoor patio well serviced with comfortable seating areas. Dinners were innovative, delicious and always 4 courses! The Villa itself is set in soft rolling hills with views on all sides, wild horses roam freely in the nearby fields, we all had a great experience mingling and feeding the new foals.We had standard rooms which were just fine, plenty of space to move around and hang clothes. En suite bathrooms in every room. There are lots of public areas to sit and visit as well as a well stocked and furnished library. The Villa itself is really charming, filled with art and furnishings from all over the world making a very eclectic yet harmonious space full of warmth and colour. The staff were really kind and attentive We stayed for 6 nights, there are several villages close by where we also dined and thoroughly enjoyed a good meal each time. Car hire is recommended. 40 minutes to Florence. 10 minutes to nearest village.



"Joyful & Peaceful"

This was the best stay during our travels through Italy. Approximately 50 minutes drive from Florence. Easy day trips to Siena and vineyards. Samira and Jamal are genuinely lovely and welcoming hosts. They radiate positive energy. The villa is beautiful and comfortably decorated with an eclectic mix of furnishings from Jamal's travels. Our delightful hosts provided everything one would hope for in lodging - an immaculate, comfortable room, delicious and varied food, and excellent service. Add to this a peaceful, natural setting with the sounds of songbirds as we strolled to the fields to visit the horses. We enjoyed a pleasant evening beginning with one of Jamal's excellent dinner creations. We met wonderful people from around the world. Multiple villages are within 10-20 minute drive if you would like to check out the local scene. Jamal and Samira took the time to help us map our way and provided good recommendations. Thank you to Jamal, Samira and your wonderful staff for a memorable stay​