Holiday in Tuscany    

Warm hospitality and friendly atmosphere for a special stay 
in the Chianti region ...

You can rent a room, an apartment or a semidetached villa.
We will be present in the main booking engines late in the spring since during this period we only take direct reservation via mail, on the phone or via WhatsApp



0039 338 6732004
0039 338 4482613

Torre di Ponzano is a farmhouse in Tuscany, in the Chianti countryside, on top of a hill, easily reachable by car and only 30 minutes away from Florence, Siena and San Gimignano which you can visit during the day and come back in the evening to the calm of the country side

We have been working in the tourism business for over 30 years,
"you can google us!" putting "Alba & Andrew Chianti Ponzano" to find out 
what guests say about us ...  
We will welcome you in our house and be there for you if you need information. 
Just a simple call via WhatsApp can easily and in a short time answer all your questions and help you to choose the most suitable accommodations.
We speak italian, english, spanish and french and we will be at your service!
Phone numbers: (also WhatsApp)
0039 338 4482613 (Andrew)
0039 3386732004 (Alba)
or via mail:

Our accommodations:
Semi-detached villa Il Fienile - large portion of a barn (220 mq) finely restored, full of light and with a large window facing the sun setting on the tuscan hills and overlooking the olive grove.

Double Rooms - all located on the main building, tastefully decorated with access to the pool and to the large panoramic garden

L'edificio principale ospita quattro camere

See pictures on the following link:

The Tower - the oldest part of Ponzano (built around 945!) an old tower built against invasion.
La parte più antica della casa (costruita ne 945!) Entrata indipendente e angolo cottura.

See picture on the following link:

The Tower is for guests wanting privacy, it does not share the entrance with the rooms, it has its own private entrance

Tuscany home, country side garden and pool, accommodation in Tuscany, Rooms for rent

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In the heart of the Chianti countryside
... for those who can find time to slow down and spend their evenings in front of a sunset that, in silence, leaves space to the night ..... those lucky ones.


Ensuite bathroom with shower, A/C, hair-dryer, safe, TV , fridge, air conditioning,
coffee and tea making facilities - kettle, electric moka, toaster, microwave oven.

Milk, coffe, tea, mineral water and biscuits are included in the price




Rooms in countryside house with garden and pool, panoramic garden, casa di campagna con giardino panoramico e piscina

B&B, Accommodation in Villa


Ensuite bathroom with shower, A/C, hair-dryer, safe, TV , fridge, air conditioning,
coffee and tea making facilities - kettle, electric moka, toaster, microwave oven.

ROOM n° 5 - standard double room - 


View from room 5

ROOM 4 - standard double room -

This is a room with a view on the hills towards San Gimignano

Bathroom in room n 4


Self catering accommodation disposed on two levels with private entrance and a kitchen corner.               
This is the oldest part of the establishment.
It is over a thousand years old. Built in 945 it used to be an old watch tower between the Florentine and the Senese territory.
It can accommodate to 2 adults, it has A/C in the room and a bathroom with shower


                                                                    Large double room

Farmhouse in Tuscany

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Countryside Villa with private panoramic garden and pool, Casa di campagna con giardino privato e piscina

 'Il Fienile'

Large portion of a barn (220 mq) finely restored, full of light and with a large window facing the sun setting on the tuscan hills and overlooking the olive grove.
Private panoramic garden
Shared Pool
Pictures and detailed descriptions do not do justice to this rural building which is disposed on 4 levels and has so much space to share.

A sitting lounge which opens directly on the private garden,
a large dining lounge,
a kitchen with washing machine and dish washer,
a small panoramic lounge
3 double rooms
two bathrooms
full of light with a total of 12 windows.
Self catering accommodation
A/C available on request, extra charged based on consumption

Click on the picture

The garden

Casa di campagna con giardino privato e piscina

Casa di campagna con giardino privato e piscina, private panoramic garden, pool, sun set

Villa in Chianti


Tuscany property for rent

Villa for rent, wine tasting, oil tasting

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  • whatsapp for bookings: 00 39 3386732004
  •                                         00 39 3384482613

Rates year 2023

Double rooms (per night)StandardMax 139,00

SuperiorMax 149,00

Extra bed25,00

La Torre - self-catering accommodation for 2 people
(2 extra beds can be added for children under 12 at an extra cost of 20 Euro per night)
Private entrance

La Torre per night  2 people Max 180,00

Il Fienile - self-catering accommodation for 2 to max 4 people - 220 mq
private entrance and private garden - Il Fienile will become available for direct bookings only during the next season in May 2023 as soon as we obtain the new formal authorization to rent this property.

Il Fienile per night

 4 people
Max 390,00

220 mq. disposed on four levels - Dining lounge, kitchen with washing machine and dish washer, sitting lounge with direct access to the private garden, 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, ventilator every room.
A/C available on request in the bedrooms at extra cost


Please note: we might have availability although there might not be rooms available on line.
You can easily check directly with us sending us a whatsapp message or calling us directly.

All bookings can be made directly with us:

-- on the phone/whatsapp:
0039 3384482613
0039 3386732004

-- via e-mail to the following addresses:

-- via the booking system that you find in the Home page of our web or our blog.

Bookings are confirmed only after receiving a credit card number
(VISA or Mastercard) and expiration date.
To safely send your credit card details you can do it using our booking engine
which you find on the home page of our web or on this blog.
You can also book directly via WhatsApp/mail sending details of your credit card via
two different ways, whatsapp and mail:
cell phone/whatsapp numbers:  
0039 3384482613
0039 3386732004


The dates of your booking can be changed providing there are avaliability for the new dates you will request.
Should the dates not be available please read our cancellation policy.



Torre di Ponzano has a different policy for different types of accommodation.
We kindly ask you to read carefully what follows before confirming your booking and to contact us
in case any part of our policy is not clear to you.


-- You may cancel your booking up to 7 days prior to your arrival without any penalty.
-- The total cost of your stay will be charged in case you cancel your booking in the period 7 days before your arrival.


-- If  cancelled  up to 30 days before date of arrival, 50%  of the total price of the reservation  will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
Pre-payment:- 50% of the total amount may be charged anytime after booking.

Semidetached Villa 'IL FIENILE' 

-- If  cancelled  up to 30 days before date of arrival, 50%  of the total price of the reservation  will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
Pre-payment:- 50% of the total amount may be charged anytime after booking.

PRE-PAID Non-refundable:

In case of bookings Non-refundable the total cost of your stay will be charged and it will not be refunded in case of cancellation, non-show or early departure.

The credit card number you send us is to guarantee your reservation and will be debited
for the full amount due in case of:
PRE-PAID non-refundable bookings
Late cancellation
Non-show or early departure
Deposit when needed

Should the credit card number be incomplete, wrong or if the expiration date is previous to your arrival we reserve the unconditioned right to cancel your reservation without any previous notice



Torre di Ponzano  strada di Ponzano, 8 - 50028 Barberino Tavarnelle - Firenze


To get to Ponzano, coming either from Florence or Siena, you have to take the SUPERSTRADA (also called AUTOPALIO). This is the main connection between Florence and Siena, it is not a motorway but a four laned drive without toll.

Once you are on the Superstrada:

--Continue on this dual-carriage way till the exit 'POGGIBONSI NORD'

--Take exit ‘POGGIBONSI NORD’ come to the roundabout and take the first road on the right following directions to Barberino Val d’Elsa

--- from here we are only 5.4 km (3 miles) away ---

--Go in the direction of Barberino and after exactly 4,7 Km turn right on a white country road

--Continue for 600 mt and you will arrive at la ‘Torre di Ponzano’ which is the first house on the right

If come from Florence your GPS can tell you to exit at TAVARNELLE, this is also correct.


Torre di Ponzano is located in Ponzano, a small hamlet near the village of Barberino Val d'Elsa.
Barberino Val d'Elsa is north of Poggibonsi on the old Cassia road or, more precisely, on the old
'Via Francigena' half way between Florence, Siena and San Gimignano.

Places to visit from Torre di Ponzano

Half an hour drive:

FIRENZE -  30 km - 18 miles

SIENA - 30 km - 18 miles

SAN GIMIGNANO - 20 Km - 12 miles

CERTALDO - 16 Km - 10 miles

VOLTERRA - 44 Km - 27 miles

One hour drive:

MONTALCINO - 70 Km - 43 miles

PIENZA - 90 Km - 55 Miles

MONTEPULCIANO - 95 Km - 58 miles

LUCCA - 108 Km -  67 miles

CORTONA - 99 Km - 61 miles

PERUGIA - 133 Km - 82 miles

Nearest Aerports:

FLORENCE airport  - 45 km - 27 miles

PISA airport - 110 Km - 68 miles

Rome is 270 Km away - 167 miles
Milan is 330 Km away - 204 miles


For information and bookings kindly contact us:

tel. +39 0558059255

Cell. phones & WhatsApp:

Andrew: 0039 3384482613

Alba:  0039 3386732004


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White silence ...

After so many years a glimpse of 'real' winter in Ponzano.

Snow brings a peaceful feeling. The world follows the slow motion of the snowflakes, falling soundless.
The soft white painting makes you notice things that would otherwise be left unnoticed.
The silence is different in the snow, it is so dense to become a presence, it is so important to take up the scene, it is so welcoming to make you feel at home.
Round footprints of deer are the only marks on the path.

Olive trees

The hamlet of Ponzano from the olive grove

The temperature is not so kind to the olive trees, the whole harvest can be at risk.

Trees, flowers, even objects are taken aback by the heavy weigth they have to carry ...

With the rays of the sun  and the snow slowly melting away the view starts changing

All of the above along with some hot spicy wine, roasted chestnuts, apple cakes, and  burning wood in the old stove will surely make cold days very pleasant!

The season is coming to an end ...

Autumn time.

The climate is changing. For many years now the cold postpone its arrival and will be here only later on. During this period sunsets have blasting colours, fields are green and, often, the gray day will roll into a shy sun and a cosy warmth.
This is the season of the new wine.
Nature has never chosen its products casually . The new wine is not very strong and it is pleasant to have a glass of Chianti to warm up the evenings and prepare, gradually, for the winter when the wine, finally mature, will be stronger so as to have more power to fight the long winter and the frosty days.

The foggy hills give their very best when the mist is of a bluish colour.
While the towers of San Gimignano barely appear in the distance,
the cypress trees look like feathers on elegant hats reminding us
of the ancient splendor of nature.

After the rain the soft skylines are dissolving into the sky.
It's a welcoming sight, while the vineyards and the olive groves disappear along with the labour of men.