Tuscany: Bucine Poggio
Resort-Like Wine Estate
- Name: Bucine Poggio
- Sleeps: 7
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Price: €1540-€2730week
We would all go back in a heartbeat.
A perfect medieval castle overlooks the hamlet "borgo" that has been turned into a vacation village with ten accommodations as well as a four room B&B. The views of the Chianti hills are open and lovely.
Between Siena and Arezzo, a little off the beaten track, the fairy tale castle of Bucine rises from the hills of Tuscany. The hamlet next to the castle has been transformed into a vacation village with luxury apartments and villas.
All of Chianti and Tuscany lie beyond with so many fabled towns and villages to explore, you will be torn between enjoying your village or visiting new ones. You are, amazingly, a fifteen minute drive from the A1 highway that links Rome with Florence, but unless you know how to find this property, it is unlikely you will discover it. Arezzo, famous for its antiques market, charm, and medieval jousting is half an hour`s drive. Siena and Florence are a 45 minute drive and Rome`s airport about 2.5 hours. You can avoid driving into Florence by catching the local train that gets you right into the center of that city in an hour.
The restaurant that serves six days a week during mid and high season is a real bonus. Breakfast is included with the B&B rooms and is available to apartment and cottage residents for an extra charge. Dinner served five nights: M,T,Th,F,Sat. There is a small bar and local wine and olive oil are available for purchase. You may reserve cycling tours, mountain bike rentals, guided walks and treks, and private or group cooking lessons.
This lovely property has so much to offer to the vacationer whether a couple or an extended family. The variety of accommodations welcomes mixed groups and family reunions, too. Close to well-known towns like Arezzo and Siena, it also lets you wander solitary among the olive groves and ancient hills.
The property has 700 acres of woods, olive groves and vineyards to wander. An unrestored borgo used for farm purposes lies a hundred yards down the road and just beyond is a fishing lake. Fishing poles are available. The large, sunny swimming pool (26x66 feet or 8x20m) is almost competition size.
Ground floor: Large living room with working fireplace that opens out onto the rear terrace. Spacious, well equipped eat-in kitchen with oven, gas stove top, dishwasher and refrigerator freezer. Bedroom with queen sized bed, en-suite bathroom with shower.
Second Floor (First European): Spacious bedroom with queen sized bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and a sitting room. Off the sitting room which is open to the bedroom, no door, is an alcove with a single bed. The third bedroom has two single beds. Bathroom with shower.
Property and area amenities
|Bedrooms||Ground floor bedroom with queen sized bed. Upstairs spacious bedroom with queen sized bed & an alcove with a single bed. The third bedroom has two single beds.|
|Bathrooms||Ground floor en-suite bathroom with shower. Upstairs en-suite bathroom with shower. Bathroom with shower.|
|Floor||Ground & 1st floor Italian. 1st & 2nd floor North American|
|Size||2045 sq ft, 190 m2|
|Hairdryer||Yes, on request|
|Kitchen||Spacious, well equipped eat-in kitchen with oven, gas stove top, dishwasher and refrigerator freezer.|
|Laundry||There are no laundry facilities on the property; but in the nearby town of Bucine (the closest village) there is a wash-and-fold and dry-cleaning services where you can drop off your laundry in the morning and pick it up laundered and folded the day after. Also the nearby village of Ambra has a laundromat (wash and dry).|
|Air Conditioning||In the bedrooms|
|Utilities||Heat is controlled and paid by guests, all other utilities included.|
|Transport||A car is required. Train station nearby.|
|Crib||Yes, on request, no charge|
|Telephone||Landline phone. Pay for calls.|
|Internet||Wifi internet is available in the lobby near the office and on the terraces near there and outside the restaurant.|
|Pets||Dogs permitted with advance approval subject to supplemental cleaning fee paid on-site, please request price quote.|
|Cleaning||Light housekeeping every day except Sunday, 1 mid-stay towel change for weekly stays and final cleaning included. Light housekeeping does not include cleaning the kitchen. During Summer pool towels are provided.|
|Cook||With arrangements well in advance, the chef will give cooking lessons in the restaurant kitchen, usually on Wednesdays, provided enough guests sign up. The fee of €85pp includes the meal and 1 bottle of the property's wine for every four people. Payment is in cash on arrival.|
|Parking||Yes, no charge|
|Security Deposit||€200 damage deposit paid in cash on arrival. Refundable at check out less damage, if any.|
|Restaurant||Open for breakfast and dinner. Dinner (fixed Tuscany menu) served from March to November: M,T,Th,F,Sat.|
|Pool||Large sunny pool with furniture. Pool towels provided.|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Prices in Euros||4 Nights||5 Nights||6 Nights||7 Nights|
Jun 22 - Aug 24 2019
Dec 28 - Jan 6 2020
Apr 18 - Jun 22 2019
Aug 24 - Sep 28 2019
Mar 15 - Apr 18 2019
Sep 28 - Dec 28 2019
During High Season there is a 7 night minimum Stay from Saturday to Saturday. Shorter stays are available Mid and Low Seasons.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, air conditioning, utilities, final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours, free WiFi (available in reception, restaurant, bar and B&B), linens and one towel change for weekly stays. During the summer pool towels are provided.
Not included are landline calls and heat which is paid as consumed. The security deposit is €200 paid in cash upon check-in and will be returned to you upon departure, less any deductions for heat, damage, lost keys and phone calls. Tourism tax of €1.50 per person per day for the first four days of stay, excluding children under 12 years old. Daily cleanings on request at €20 per hour.
Arrival check in is between 4:00-8:00 pm. During High Season only the office can be open by special arrangement for your arrival between 1:00-4:00 pm by putting your arrival information and a phone number that works in Italy on the Italy Perfect reservation Arrivals page. If you do not provide an arrival time, you are expected between 4:00-8:00 pm. If you have arranged in advance to arrive 1:00-4:00 pm and aren’t able to keep to that schedule, you need to call the Bucine office. The office is open daily from 9am to 1pm and 4pm to 8pm, except Sundays when the office is closed in the afternoon.
The Restaurant, during mid and high season, serves dinner daily at 8:00pm, excluding Sunday and Wednesday. The fixed menu changes daily. The approximate cost is €32/person for 4 courses and water; there is a children`s menu for €20/person for 3 courses and water. Reservations are required in advance. When you login to Italy Perfect to complete your reservations, please indicate whether you wish to reserve dinner for the date of your arrival; it is one of the options. Throughout your stay, dinner reservations must be made the morning of and breakfast reservations must be made the evening before. The breakfast buffet is €10/person. Restaurant charges and cooking lessons may be paid by credit card.
- Unabashed admiration of the owners who have not stinted in any way in the restoration and furnishings.
- The views are beautiful, especially with the charming castle in the picture.
- Landscaping is extensive and meticulous, flowers everywhere
- Children`s imaginations will be fired by the castle and they will love romping about the property.
Our Guest Reviews
We would be very happy to go back.
I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that our trip to Tuscany and Rome was wonderful. Your help and your website really made our trip run very smoothly. We found Bucine to be a wonderful, serene spot in the Tuscan hills and being off the beaten path only added to the magic. The accommodations were beautiful, clean and well tended. Dinner and breakfast were tasty. Antonella is personable, kind and attentive. Her suggestions for dinner and towns to explore were spot on. We would be very happy to go back. Thank you for connecting us with a special place.
Bucine - Il Poggio
We had the MOST wonderful week in Tuscany thanks in large part to the beautiful accommodations at Bucine - Il Poggio. The owners welcomed us and Antoinella and Angela made us feel right at home. We were originally going to stay in the "Limonaia" but the owners recommended that for our group, we might be more comfortable in Il Poggio. Both would have been fine! The place is beautiful. We had delicious breakfasts every day prepared by Angela and an entertaining cooking class given by Antoinella. Great location to get a real feel for Tuscany, the vineyards, olive oil and medieval villages. Definitely need a car!
Highly recommended, would love to go back soon! Thank you so much! Grazie!
We were very pleased with our accommodations
We were very pleased with our accommodations…great location for catching train to Florence and visiting the surrounding towns in Tuscany. I would definitely recommend to our traveling friends. We so enjoyed getting to know the owners!
Our favorite place
This is our fifth trip to Bucine and as always we were welcomed and treated royally. We come off season, so we were the only guests at this time, it was very quiet and private. The apartment we rented is for two people and is just perfect with a small fireplace, adequate kitchen with a stove and oven. It is very clean and very well maintained. The staff is always available if you have questions and they have good recommendations. There are many hiking trails if you like that sort of thing, and Florence is and Arezzo are a 30 minute drive away, Cortona is about 45 minutes away. I would recommend shopping in the small shops in downtown Bucine, you need to check the store hours, but they have an excellent meat market and fruit and vegetable market. The Coop store at the top of the hill is not that great. We will definitely return, hopefully next fall.
[We so appreciate your repeat business and your fondness for Bucine! The Italy Perfect Team]
Never having visited Italy or Tuscany before, the vast beauty was overwhelming. The remote nature of Tenuta Lupinari only enhanced that sense. The accomomdations were not only adequate but difficult to describe even with picture to our friends and family here in the U.S. We were treated with great respect by the stafff. We had several requests and they were attended to immediately and with gentleness and concern. It woud have been to our advantage to have used their restaurant facitlies more than we did. Going to other locations, for instance nearby Ambra opened up numerous excellent dining choices, but missing the special cooking at Lupinari is our loss. Next time! I have previously commented that by coming at the beginnin gof the low season meant that for four of our seven days we were the only guests. This allowed the staff more flexibiity but also left us isolated betweeen 9 pm and 9 am. Nothing like utter silence and darkness away from everything and everybody to spark one's imagination of 'creepy things in the night.' Our day trips to Montapulciano, Montalcino, Venice, Florence, Sienna and Orvieto were made with ease, especially from the Bucine Train Station.. (a ticket machine, no staff there, but many trains throughout the day to make it convenient.) There are two vineyards within a short and easy drive that we would highly recommend for atmosphere, wine tasting and local conversation--Fattoria Casabianca Agriturismo, Miglarina, and a third, Felsina. Il campo in Sienna is a surprise treat among the many delights of Tuscany. Thumbs up to Italy Perfect! Thx
Bucine was the highlight of the whole trip
Our time at Bucine Poggio was truly wonderful! I can’t thank you enough. Bucine was the highlight of the whole trip. Our little village, the castle, vineyards, olive trees, wild boar, deer, ruins, and more. The owners are a lovely, lovely family and made the time there truly special— from the private cooking class, dinner at the castle with Maria and Antonella, the wine tour and private tasting, plus fabulous swimming pool and storybook scenery…
Italy Perfect is perfecto!
What a lovely place! The views are spectacular, the pool is very nice and there are many day-trip options to take from here. We had the opportunity to visit the Chianti Wine Region, Siena, Arezzo and Florence (Florence is easily accessible by train from Bucine). Bucine Poggio was well appointed and very roomy. We liked sitting on our patio in the evenings, but also enjoyed the dinner offered on several occasions. We would certainly recommend Buccine Poggio and would like to visit again. It is a bit tricky to find, but Italy Perfect gave some very precise instructions and we arrived without any issues.
Thank you so much, Yvette, for allowing us to enjoy this nice place through your eyes. The Italy Perfect Team
The accommodations were great and in a wonderful spot.
Our stay was just perfect. The accommodations were great and in a wonderful spot. The right distance from Florence and my favorite jewelry shop. Distances to other Tuscan towns very manageable. Everyone there was just wonderful.
A Perfect Stay
Our extended family of 6 (ages 12-89) stayed at Bucine Poggio in June of 2013 and could not have been more pleased with the experience. Booking with Italy Perfect was very easy. The website was very informative and any questions I had were answered quickly and completely.
The minute we arrived at Bucine Poggio, we were all in awe of the beauty of the grounds and the friendly and helpful staff. Bucine Poggio was perfect for our needs - immaculately clean and comfortably furnished. The kids enjoyed the sparkling pool just about every day. The restaurant served fabulous breakfasts and dinners. When we wanted to venture out to eat, the staff recommended some great places and even made reservations for us. We all loved the cooking class and have re-created the entire meal at home several times already. We made easy day trips to San Gimignano, Siena, Radda and Florence (by train from Bucine). We would love to return to Bucine Poggio some day!
Paradise in Tuscany
We stayed for 12 nights at the Borgo near the town of Bucine and it was heavenly. The location is beautiful and perfect for those who really want to be out in the countryside, but close enough to the autoestradas to move around easily. The accomodations were very comfortable, clean and the grounds were beautifully kept. The evening meal is well worth taking advantage of as the food is homey italian and excellent! Staff was very nice and helpful all the time, we felt right at home. The only drawback that I found at Lupinari is the lack of laundry facilities, I beleive the administration should come up with a solution to this. All my best to the team at Borgo Bucine!!
Accommodation within Multi-Unit Property
Map and Location
|Bucine 5min drive|
|Ambria 13min drive|
|Arezzo 30min drive|
|Siena 30min drive|
|Florence 45min drive|
|In a 45 minute radius: Volterra, Cortona, Pienza, Radda in Chianti, Greve, Castellina in Chianti|
|Radda 55min drive|
|Montepulciano 1hr drive|
|Greve 1hr7min drive|
|Montalcino 1hr15min drive|
|San Gimignano 1hr30min drive|