Garden & outsideLiving area with satellite TV
Under the Tuscan Sun
Hosted by Holger
Holger is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Ciliegia is a lovely semi-detached villa set in a pretty position in the hamlet Poderone with a garden that wraps around it and gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside.

The space

Ciliegia has external natural stone walls, the traditional Tuscan wooden beamed ceiling and parquet flooring in the kitchen, in the lounge and in both bedrooms. It is ideal for two couples as it provides plenty of private spaces.
The villa has a private loggia fully equipped with a stone barbecue and a wooden table with four comfortable straw-bottomed chairs. The loggia is also provided with two external speakers to listen to music while having meals al fresco.
The ground floor lounge has direct access both to the garden and to the loggia making the best of the indoor and the outdoor life at the same time. Entering the lounge from the garden there is, on the right hand side, a modern fireplace with an elegant sofa in front of it.
From the sofa there is a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside through the large door that overlooks the garden.

Guest access

On the opposite side of the room there is a very tasteful kitchen with a window above the workspace and a dining area with a wooden table that seats four. The kitchen includes a large modern fridge/freezer, stove with gas hobs, oven and a dishwasher.
On the ground floor there is a twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. This bedroom has direct access to the garden. The bathroom is exclusively furnished and has a tub with hand held shower and a window with a view. Every room, including bathrooms, has a ceiling fan.
Next to the kitchen a staircase leads to the first floor where there is a spacious and unique double bedroom with the traditional Tuscan wooden beamed ceiling and a second tastefully furnished en-suite bathroom with tub.

The bedroom has a romantic fireplace and an original built-in wardrobe. A washing machine is located on one side of the wardrobe.There are two armchairs just close to the door leading to the private terrace.

Interaction with guests

Angelika and Enrico are your concierge they are speaking all languages and they are very helpful. Please call them 30 minutes before you arrive: Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Check in is after 4 pm and check out is before 10:30 am.

Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
Swimming pool - It is 14x4 meters and it is 1.30 meters to 1.60 deep and open from May to September/October depending on weather conditions. - It is 14x4 meters and it is 1.30 meters to 1.60 deep and open from May to September/October depending on weather conditions.
Wine Tastings - available on request
Golf - in Saturnia, thirty minutes drive from Poderone
Leisure - Daniel Spoerri's Garden, Saturnia spa
Railways - Grosseto, 52km away
Approach road - all paved road
Distances - Roccalbegna 7 Km, Arcidosso 15 Km, Florence 150 km, Pisa 215 km, Bologna 270 km, Roma 200 km, Grosseto 52 km, Siena 100 km, Montalcino 50 Km, Montepulciano 66 Km.

Other things to note

During the house introduction Enrico is reading with you together the gas meter which you compares on the departure day consumption of the gas during your stay. This bill is not calculable in advance, we friendly ask you compensate and pay directly with Enrico. Gas is not very expensive in the country side in Italy.

House Book

Welcome to Poderone! Tuscany is my most
favorite place in the world. It was always
my dream to create a little home for myself,
my family and friends, and people like
I hope you enjoy your stay, and find useful
these notes that I’ve compiled for your information.
Please feel free to add anything
you discover (you will find blank pages at
the back of the book) – I would also appreciate
you leaving a business card or information
from the restaurants you’ve tried
and recommend.
Have a wonderful time, and please don’t
forget to sign the Guest Book!
Address Il Poderone, Casa Ciliegia
Via Amiatina 7a
58053 Roccalbegna Gr. / Triana
GPS 24°47,58’N; 11°32,95‘E
Important Telephone Numbers Emergencies:
First Aid Assistance: 118
Fire Brigade: 115
Police: 112 / 113
Marzia (Superintendent):
Also in emergencies, she speaks a little English.
Serena (Agent for ”To Tuscany”):
Driving Directions From Florence (about 150km):
Take the A1 South when driving from Florence. You are heading
towards Rome until you get to the exit Firenze-Certosa.
Leave the A1 and drive on the SS (SuperStrada) to Siena.
From here you follow the SS233 towards Grossetto. You exit at Paganico.
After you circle Paganico you head toward Arcidosso and continue driving for 34km’s. After 34km’s you are going towards Roccalbegna.
About 11km’s later, on the right, you will see the entrance and parking place to the for Poderone.
If you’ve reached Triana, you’ve gone 1km too far!
From Pisa (about 220km):
If you are traveling from Pisa take the A12 in the direction of Rome. From Rossignano Maritima the highway changes to
SS1 “Aurelia” . Keep driving until you reach the exit Grosseto “Centro” and from there continue in the direction of Scanzano.
After 6 km’s go left in the direction of Arcille via Sabattina, Baccinello, Cana, Santa Catarina to Roccalbegna. Continue in the direction of Arcidosso . 1km later (behind the village of Triana) the road branches left and you will see the entrance to the parking place for
From Rome (about 180km):
From the Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, follow the signs towards Rome.
After about 4km’s you will branch off onto the A12 in the direction of Civita Vecchia. After Civat Vecchia, the highway becomes SS1 “Aurelia” which you will follow for about 24km’s.
Immediately after Montalto di Castro the road turns a sharp right and becomes a country road (direction Manchiano).
This will bring you past to the villages of Ponte d’Abbadia,
La Campigliola, Saturina, Cabanne and Semproniano until you get to Triana.
In Triana you come to a T-junction where you turn right to Arcidosso.
After about 1km , on the left, you will see the entrance of the parking for Poderone.
Closest Airports Rome (180km)
Florence (158km)
Pisa (220km)
Grosetto (45km, still in planning )
Available Services Car Services from Airports
Car Rental from Airports and Grosetto
After Arrival Please call 30 minutes prior to your arrival to set up a meeting point at the Poderone parking place. Once you have your key from the concierge, and settled in, you will be shown around the estate:
Angela & Enrico Cipolletta:
Check In and Out Times ”Ciliegia‘s” check in is Saturdays between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Please plan your departure for approximately 10 a.m. to enable the final house cleaning.
About „Ciliegia“
Kitchen All the appliances have instruction manuals which can be found next to the fireplace in the kitchen. All other accessories can be found near their appliances. For example, the
oven pans are under the oven.
Please feel free to use any groceries you might find, like coffee or pasta.
Candles can be found in the drawer of the dining table.
Music / TV / Telephone / Internet The living space is equipped with a television and stereo.
The DVD player works for movies and CD’s. The TV reception comes from a satellite dish and channels are pre- programmed.
You can receive Italian, German, English and other
international networks. Please don’t attempt to make any changes.
The stereo equipment has both indoor and outdoor speakers which you can control separately. If outdoors, please respect neighbors.
There is no landline telephone – please use your cell phones.
Internet is installed, Angela and Enrico are more than happy to show you how to use it.
Bathroom Bathroom towels are available, but please bring your own beach and pool towels. Please do not take the bath towels to the beach or pool.
Of course, don’t bring your hairdryer; you will find one in each bathroom!
The Fireplaces The fireplaces are located in the living room and master bedroom on the first floor. Only wood can be used. Wood can be found under each fireplace. If you need more wood, you can buy it in San Fiora. Please don’t ever throw hot ash into plastic containers. The best way to dispose of ash, is to allow it to cool first for 24 hours and then remove it with the metal buckets next to the fireplace.
The Grill on the Veranda The outside grill can be started with wood or grill coal. The grill utensils for fish and meat can be found in the oven drawer
inside the house.
Laundry and Cleaning A Miele washing machine and inbuilt tumble dryer is available for your use. It is located upstairs. There you will also find an iron and ironing board. House cleaning appliances and cleaning agents are found in the same place.
The house has been cleaned before your arrival. If your stay is for longer than a week, the cleaning lady will come on Saturdays and linens will be changed. If this is not to your approval, please inform the concierge to make changes.
Angela & Enrico Cipolletta:
Electricity Fuse Box The electricity fuse box is located upstairs above the washing
machine under a plastic cover. The fuses are automatic and you will need to flip the switch if it de-activates. Please be aware that the electricity will not fuse for no reason, and do not plug anything in that will overload the system. In
case the electricity fails, the emergency lights will come on, so you can get to the fuse box.
Heating The house is centrally heated which is controlled by a thermostat.
The control is located in the kitchen beside the door to the bedroom.
Shopping For grocery shopping and daily needs, there are many locations close by. Roccalbegna is the nearest village (4.5km’s) A
little marketplace corner shop is close to the church where you’ll also find a pharmacy, butcher and news-stand. In the summer, the newsstand has international newspapers, and one can use services like a fax machine.
Between Roccalbegna and Triana there is a wonderful Cheese Factory. You can see this from the street. The factory is called ‘Caseficio Il Fiorino’ and specializes in producing the famous Pecorino, which you can taste while you’re there!
If you want a bigger supermarket, you need to drive to the next towns Arcidosso and Castel del Piano (11km’s) The best supermarket is the Co-Op in Arcidosso which is signposted.
In the summer it is also open on Sunday mornings.
[42°52,12‘N; 11°32,56‘E].
Other Shopping Selections of wines can be found at the Enoteca “Lora del
Ghiotto” in Arcidosso, where you can do wine tastings too.
At the central Piazza Indipendenzia, a newsstand offers daily international magazines [24°52,29‘N; 11°32,35‘E]. Weekly markets also take place here. In addition there is a post office and several ATM machines.
“Marcelleria Arezzini”, a great and highly recommended butcher is also in Castel del Piano in the central Piazzo Garibaldi.
He specializes in “Costa Fiorentina” (very high quality steak from Tuscan cows!) which you can grill on the veranda of the house!
Marcelleria Arezzini – 8 Piazza Garibaldi, 53033 Castel Del Piano.
The factory outlet stores are also close by. There you will find brands like Prada, Gucci and others.
See below locations:
Between Florence and Rome:
Località Levannella S.S. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Montevarchi (AR)
Between Pisa and Genoa:
Via Variante Aurelia (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Sarzana (SP)
Between Genoa und Milan:
S.S. 35bis dei Giovi
15069 Serravalle Scrivia (AL)
Gas Stations The closest petrol stations are found in Santa Fioro and Arcidossso
[42°52,30‘N; 11°31,95‘E]. There is also one at the entrance to Castel del Piano.
Restaurants There are many wonderful restaurants in this region; each
has its own character, and kitchen! It is difficult to recommend any one in particular, but depending on your taste, there are no limits!
An easy drive from Poderone you will find the following places:
“AIUOLE” – on the way to Arcidosso (on the San Fioro crossing)
here their specialty is ‘Fiocchi di Neve’ - a delicious
cheese pasta. (7km’s)
“LUCE SORGENTE” is a hotel/restaurant and can be found on the same crossing offering local cuisines and specialties.
“TAVERNA DELLE LOGGE” is in Castel del Piano and is located immediately after the arch in the historical old city. Our recommendations are the ‘Vino de Tavola’ (house wine) together
with ‘Bistecca Fiorentina’ (grilled steak). This makes for a perfect evening! (11km’s)
“LA ROCCA” is a local pizzeria in nearby Roccalbegna. Also
here is “LA PIETRA”. (4.5km’s).
More About Dining If you prefer to stay home, you may also have a chef come
and cook for you. The chef will prepare typical meals of the region and will help you select particular meals and local ingredients. This service is available under [PHONE NUMBER].
You could also do a cooking course, where a local chef will introduce you to the regional menu and teach you some particular practices and recipes. You may book this service
Wine Tours (full day) Brunello di Montalcino
Roccalbegna – Montalcino – Barbi (wine tasting & visit) – S.
Antimo (visit) – S.Angelo In Colle (lunch) – Poggio Antico
(wine tasting) – Roccalbegna
2 pax 27(URL HIDDEN)pax 90 E per pax
Please note: There is a 5th seat available in the car for a child
with no additional charge. The tour takes approx. 7 hours.
All tours are driven in a Volkswagen Sharan Comfortline.
Meals are not included in the tour price. Further information:
Cities and Surrounding Villages This particular region of Tuscany is called Maremma, while
the more northern part is known as Chianti, Maremma is wilder and dates back thousands of years. It is not unusual to see cowboys in fedoras riding big sturdy maremmano horses herding long-horned bulls!
The nearby villages of Arcidosso and Castel del Piano are two typical Tuscan villages. They are easily reached by keeping
left when you leave the Poderone parking place. Follow the signs. Both villages are lively and offer great restaurants, wines, weekly markets and postal services.
Roccalbegna is reached by keeping right out of the Poderone parking place. It is just 4kms away. Here you find little stores, the cheese factory, pharmacy and more in addition, there are many quaint Tuscan villages in the surrounding area. More information can be found later on
in this manual “Sightseeing”
Bigger cities in the region are Grosetto (45km’s west) Siena (90km’s north) Florence (150km’s north) and Rome (180km’s
Sightseeing/Day Trips All kinds of activities can be found in close proximity to Poderone.
Wellness Saturnia is 17km’s away and is a natural spa region. The healing sulphurous hot springs, waterfalls and pools provide many activities to pamper yourself. The spa area offers a vast wellness program. Outside the hotel you will find the huge natural waterfalls and pools in the rock formation.
Hotel Luce Sorgente is another spa facility much closer to Poderone, It is much smaller, and only 8km’s away.
‘In-house’ massage is available – call for appointments: [INFORMATION
Golf Also in Saturnia (see Wellness) there is a wonderful 18 hole golf course.
Golf Club Maremmello is 40km’s southwest – please call for tee-times and directions:
Golf Club Maremmello, Strada Visinale del Maremmello 6,
in 58010 Fonteblanda (Gr), Tel.: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
Meditation / Yoga ’Merigar’ is a Budhist yoga and meditation center only
4.5km’s from Poderone. Keeping left out of the parking lot,
you will reach the crossing and the Hotel Luce Sorgente.
Here you turn left again. It is about 500m away.
They offer different kinds of yoga and spiritual technicalities.
The center is built in a hilly landscape with Eastern architecture. More information can be found at (URL HIDDEN)
Fishing The Albegna River is between Poderone and Roccalbegna.
One can fish here without a permit. If you need equipment,
like fishing rods or bait, you can find this at AGRICENTRO
– an outdoors store in Arcidosso near Piazza Indipendenza.
Horse Riding Centro Equestre Ambasciador (4.5kms) – The Maremma is
traditional ‘horse country’. For this is the reason we are able
to offer many Horse Riding excursions with accompanying
instructors, for all levels, including beginners. Trips can be
organized by contacting the center directly [telephone
number will follow]. When leaving Poderone, and keeping left out of the parking lot, head towards Arcidosso. Keep straight after the Hotel Luce Sorgente, you will find the horses 500m later.
Agriturismo Malograno is another horse riding center in Pitigliano,
Hiking The Maremma is also a fabulous hiking area, and paths can be found all over the district. Maremma Park is recommended and close to the sea. The “Monte Amiata” is a volcanic peak close by, and is great for the more energetic!
Skiing Only 12kms away is Monte Amiata. It is a wonderful ski slope for downhill and cross-country skiing. It is 1800m high with 12 lifts. It is surprising how great the skiing is in the winter months.
Villages to Visit Montalcino, Pitigliano, Manciano, Porto San Stefano (on the island of Monte Argentario) and Pienza.
Beaches The closest swimming beaches are 45km’s away between Ortobello and Montalto.
Day Trips Siena - Monteriggioni: € 320 Visit of Siena 3 hours
Visit of Monteriggioni 30 min.
Montepulciano - Pienza: € 320
Visit of Montepulciano 2 hours
Visit of Pienza 1 hours
A meal may be taken on request in a typical Osteria.
Please note: Day trips are at fixed fee to be transferred before
departure by the participants (4 + 1 child max.). The tour takes approx. 6 hours.
All tours are driven in a Volkswagen Sharan Comfortline.
Meals are not included in the tour price. Further information:
Special Events 5 January in Castel del Piano, The Epiphany, heralding the arrival
of The Three Kings, is still performed by townspeople.
11 May in Ansedonia, a procession of gaily lit boats celebrates
the findings of religious relics.
18 August in nearby Piancastagnaio, there is a traditional
“Palio” or horserace.
8 September in Castel del Piano, they also have a “Palio”. The
race is run around the Piazza Garibaldi and the jockeys ride bareback!
But the biggest and most famous of all “Palio” is run twice a year in Siena on 2 July and 16 August. It is run around the Piazza del Campo and the entire city is involved! 1 November is the “Feste delle Castagne” or Festival of
Chestnuts! It celebrates dancing, eating and drinking! Most all villages surrounding the Monte Amiata have their own festivals.
Important Notice Sneakers or hiking boots should be worn around the countryside,
and for any outdoor activities. Flip-flops are only
appropriate for the pool. Please be aware of the tiny viper snake that is native to this area. It’s bite will only cause dizziness, but medical attention is needed.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cable TV

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $164 NZD
Security Deposit $345 NZD
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


Safety features
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7 nights minimum stay.
From May 23, 2015 - May 19, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

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Matt User Profile
August 2016
From the minute we made the booking Holger was exceptional. Even with some confusion over the price, Holger honoured the lower price which was very kind. The house is set an a beautiful Tuscan hillside amongst other converted farm buildings, with breathtaking views. The Shared pool was large enough to accommodate several families and was clean. Enrico the friendly concierge there to introduce you and always on hand to help and give you tips on what to see. The neearest town with shops Arcadosso has 2 good supermarkets and several restaurants as well as the all important Gelato cafes. The house itself was the envy of everybody staying on the hamlet, comfort and facilities are first rate. Holger you should be very proud. We'll definitely be coming back one day. Thank you Holger

Sophie User Profile
August 2016
We had the most wonderful stay at the house. We were greeted by Enrico on arrival, who was incredibly helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. The house itself is a joy to stay in. We had 2 children with us, so spent most evenings in, but it was such a pleasure to cook in the kitchen and play cards in the evening sun that we didn't actually want to be anywhere else! I was a bit worried about the heat and no air con, but all the rooms have incredibly effective ceiling fans and the all the windows have a bug screen, so you can let cool air in without the mosquitos! The other people staying in houses on site were lovely and it was great getting recommendations from them as to where to visit. The house is a fantastic base from which to visit the area and we saw some of the most stunning villages and towns. The pool was lovely and well maintained. There were a few wasps and bugs by the side, but nothing that isn't expected when staying in a mountainous area, and they got out your way when walking past. We weren't bothered by them at all at meal times. Our stay felt very much like staying in a 4/5* hotel, especially with the wonderful interiour, so we would not hesitate to book again and highly recommend Holgar's property to others.

Marc User Profile
July 2016
Holger is a friendly and great host! The apartment is even better then described and you will find everything you need for a perfect holiday within short distance. We had a great time and are looking forward to visit again in the near future.

Kathryn User Profile
September 2014
My husband and I stayed at the Ciliegia for the first 4 nights of our honeymoon in Italy. The villa and grounds were lovely and serene. The pictures and description accurately portray the property. Holger was very accommodating and friendly.

Coralie User Profile
June 2016
Super accueil avec quelques courses faites avant notre arrivée tardive du samedi soir, adorable !
Holger User Profile
Response from Holger:
Coralie und ihre kleine Familie waren sehr angenehme Gäste, die die vielen Angebote der Toskana sehr genossen haben. Leider konnte ich den Wunsch der Verlängerung nicht erfüllen, da bereits neue Gäste sich angemeldet hatten. Ich würde mich sehr freuen Corale und ihre nette Familie bald einmal wieder begrüssen zu können.
June 2016

Christian User Profile
June 2015
Wir waren zu viert für eine Woche in diesem schönen Haus und haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt. Es ist sehr hochwertig ausgestattet und es mangelt an nichts, wie man an den Fotos unschwer erkennen kann. Das umfangreiche Gästehandbuch hat sehr viele nützliche Tipps für Unternehmungen in der Umgebung und erklärt jedes Detail des Hauses. Auch die Übergabe bei An- und Abreise erfolgte problemlos. Wir empfehlen Holger's Schmuckstück uneingeschränkt weiter und kommen gerne wieder!

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Das Haus wird von dem netten Concierge Ehepaar, Angela und Enrico verwaltet, sie wohnen in der Nähe, kennen die Maremma sehr gut und helfen gerne mit guten Ratschlägen.

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