Poggio alle Lame is located in a little town south of Florence called Tavernelle Val di Pesa. In planning our trip, it was really tough to decide where to stay, because every agriturismo (like a bed-and-breakfast on a farm, from a combination of the Italian words for agriculture and tourism) I looked at seemed better than the next. Through process of elimination we chose Poggio alle Lame. We were prepared to simply stay in a serviceable apartment, knowing that we wouldn't be there very much, but what we found was way beyond our expectations.
First was the apartment itself. We had a very sweet country kitchen which walked out onto a second-story patio.
You might remember our view of the hills of Chianti from said patio from the last post. I can't resist showing you again. I still can't get over it, it was right out of a painting.
A nerve-racking staircase led up to the tower bedroom.
The view from the tower room of the olive trees lining the driveway.
The rustic ceiling spoke to the age of the main farmhouse in which we were staying. Our incredibly hospitable host, Beatrice, told us it was built in the mid-1800s.
The dining room! Regrettably, we did not book the package where you eat dinner here, so we never got to experience the food, but next time we'll know better.
A detail from the stone wall.
A short walk down the hill leads you to the property's vineyards.
One of our favorite parts of the property was the pool and the view from it.
Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to spend gazing at the view.
A handsome guy I met at the pool.
This is me, in my happy place. I can't imagine another place I'd rather go back to more than Poggio alle Lame.