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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Itinerary Planning

Villa Poggio di Gaville offers not only ample opportunity for rest and relaxation but also various types of activities both on the grounds of the Villa and in the nearby vicinity.

What to do near Villa Poggio di Gaville

Enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature by walking along paths leading to the nearby Santa Barbara lake where you can fish in the summer and even learn to sail. Hire mountain bikes, go horse-riding, play tennis in Figline Valdarno, play golf at the Ugolino Golf club and go paragliding or hot-air ballooning in San Giovanni. Shop to your heart's content and renew your wardrobe in some of Italy's best designer Outlets nearby. We can also organize mini-bus excursions with a guide to the main Tuscan cities where you can partake in wine, oil, cheese and salami tasting. 

Villa Poggio di Gaville is situated very strategically in the heart of Tuscany within easy reach of Florence, Arezzo, Siena, Greve in Chianti, Cavriglia Park, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Volterra.


Main attractions close to the villa

Firenze, The Chianti Region, The Wine Museum in Greve in Chianti, The Mall, Sting's Home, The famous Roman Church of Gaville, The Museum of Agricultural Art | Photogallery, Lake San Cipriano

Firenze - The most famous city in the world for Renaaissance History and Art and once home to Leonardo di Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante and Brunelleschi. Just 30 minutes away from the agriturismo by both train and car.

The Chianti Region - One of the most prestigious wine-producing areas of Italy renowned for its Chianti Classico Wines, where you can enjoy wine tours and tasting .

The Wine Museum in Greve in Chianti is just 15 minutes away and a further 30 minutes takes you to the beautiful hilltop towns of Siena and San Gimignano.

The Mall - If you love shopping and want an exclusive designer experience just a few kilometres from the agriturismo, visit 'The Mall', Italy's biggest center for international brands such as Gucci, Armani, Ferre, Louis Vuitton, Yves San Laurent, Prada, Todds etc.

Sting's home - If you are a fan of Sting, the famous English popstar, you can admire his estate in the countryside nearby.
The famous Roman Church of Gaville - the oldest in the area.

The Museum of Agricultural Art | Photogallery - the most famous in Tuscany.

Lake San Cipriano just down the road.




You will all remember the tale of the Standardbred horses sequestrated in Trequanda last May, saved from starving to death after their owner suffered a financial setback.

21 horses arrived at our center, causing huge and easily understandable management problems. First of all, there was the financial side, since, after a small contribution from the ANACT and the Siena Attorney, we had to cover all the costs to feed and care for these animals. Then there was the behavioral side: 12 of these horses were short yearlings terrified by human presence, perhaps because no one had ever bothered to approach them in a natural way; perhaps because of the “not very nice” methods used to load them on the vans during the sequestration.


Thanks to IHP and our staff’s patient, constant work, all of these horses have been put back in shape and have become easy to handle and trustful. Then, little by little, we found new families for them, wonderful people who decided to take care of their future by adopting them.


So goodbye guys, may you have a long and happy life all together… and away from the racing world!


Stay with us and simply enjoy the company of our wild horses!








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Horsemanship is learning the balance of making the right things easy and the wrong things hard by rewarding, not punishing.

Horsemanship is realizing that to truly connect with a horse, you have to put forth the effort to understand why it is doing what it is doing. Figure out why they are doing something and being able to figure out how to get to understand our language or the signals we use to communicate with them.


Horsemanship is knowing every bump and bruise on your horse's body. Horsemanship is developing a sixth sense for these animals you have spent so much time around, that you are able to tell if something is just a little bit off with them.


Samar Morning

Energy Ritual

To give a boost to your day you can join the morning ritual class which will give you incredible benefits:





Increased Physical Energy 

Tone up your body

Better Mental Awareness 

Greater Self-Discipline

The right energy to start your day!




Held by 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. 



Truffle hunting

You will enjoy hiking through vineyards and woods, having fun hunting truffles with trained dogs.
You will discover the main features and secrets of truffle and then enjoy it for lunch


The Ayurvedic Massage

An ancient practice that promotes the rebalancing  of body and mind, therefore health and longevity.

Enjoy a massage with our holistic operator Giada Appelloni



"La Dolce vita" 



A "Dolce Vita" style tour with a vintage FIAT 500 iconic car, a unique driving experience to enjoy the amazing beauty of the Tuscan countryside.

Exclusive access to 18th century Villa and Estate with swimming pool, bath towel and pool equipment are provided, Tour of wine production facilities. 


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