Agriturismo Podere Di Santa Maria | Self-catering apartments in Siena | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Agriturismo Podere Di Santa Maria - Self-catering apartments in Siena

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Località Santa Maria a Cucinato, Ciciano, 53012 Chiusdino, Siena
Tuscany, Italy

Gianna Corsi

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+39 0577750641(landline)

+39 347 1937052(mobile)

Wide, wooded views from a pretty garden, a delightful saline pool, simple, Tuscan rooms; hiking, biking, speleology, star-gazing

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The restoration of this old farm has created a pretty cluster of weathered stone dwellings with wide and lovely views over thickly wooded hills. The garden is mostly laid to grass with olive and acacia trees, lavender borders and higgledy old walls topped with pots of geraniums. The ingenious saline swimming pool is a delight; it could be hard to leave its side – perhaps just for the ten minute stroll along the medieval walled lane for lunch in Ciciano? You can help yourself from charming Gianna's vegetable plot and each apartment has a decent kitchen. Casa Ada and Gualdi are on one floor, Casa Erina is on two, in the former hay barn. Bedrooms are traditional and simple with rosy pink or yellow walls, modern floor tiles, dark wood furniture, wrought-iron beds – it's more about being out and about here. It's easy to visit Siena, Florence and San Gimignano; you're only an hour from the coast and there's stacks to do locally: visit the ruined abbey of San Galgano, go biking, hiking or riding, or try a spot of speleology in the ancient mineral and metal mines of the Colline Metallifere – this is a beautiful area.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Gianna Corsi:

Local points of interest from
Gianna Corsi:

  • Each house has a private garden. Guests can request fresh bread to be delivered to their door every morning!
  • In each apartment, guests will find a handmade basket which they can use to gather fresh vegetables from the garden.
  • Borrow a lantern to take an evening stroll along an important and ancient medieval way, only 10 minutes away, as well as a good bistro.
  • We are in one the rare places in Italy where there is no light pollution, so the show of the starry sky will leave you breathless. We organize nights of star gazing in partnership with amateur astronomers from the Observatory.
  • The famous Abbey of San Galgano and the mysterious Sword in the Stone are just 8 km away from us.
  • The relaxation area surrounded by olive trees awaits you for an unforgettable massage. In our store you will find our extra virgin olive oil and our liquor nuts.
Points of interest

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"This is the second time we have stayed at the Podere di Santa Maria. The accommodation is excellent, well maintained and overall it is a lovely spot with a good pool. If you want to hear silence this is the place to chill out. Giana is an excellent host. Fresh bread is delivered every morning as requested and Giana is very helpful with advice and booking restaurants. Not forgetting of course Giana's mum's cake. This is a five star place and we will be back."


September 2015
"Wonderfully tranquil and relaxing place, set in incredibly beautiful surroundings. Fantastic rain water pool with views out into the valley of nothing but woodland and mountains. Lovely walk through olive groves, along a herb strewn path to the local village. Very welcoming and friendly host with a wealth of local knowledge and advice. We had a fantastic holiday and would greatly recommend it. "
June 2015

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  • 3 Apartments for 2 - 4
Price:(i) 750 to950 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.


Restaurants 10-minute walk.




Località Santa Maria a Cucinato, Ciciano, 53012 Chiusdino, Siena

Self-catering Ada (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 2 doubles; 1 bathroom.
Price: (i) 800 to 950 per week
Self-catering Gualdi (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 2 doubles; 1 bathroom.
Price: (i) 750 to 900 per week
Self-catering Erina (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double; 1 bathroom. Extra beds available.
Price: (i) 750 to 900 per week

Gianna Corsi

Visit website Check availability

+39 0577750641(landline)

+39 347 1937052(mobile)