Poppi proclaimed to be one of the prettiest little medieval towns in Italy, is definitely a discovery worth making between the Tuscan towns of Arezzo and Florence. This town one of the best preserved palazzo or what the locals call the Castello - and it is completely visitable all year long. Another well kept secret is this lovely one room flat perfect for a single person or a romantic apartment for a couple. Situated only 100 meters from the shops, restaurants and public transport - you will find an authentic slice of Tuscan right outside your door!
Perhaps the true treasure of this apartment is the most sought after garden. There is a large glass door which opens to a well cared for garden area overlooking the local tennis courts and enjoying an impressive view of the Castello di Conti Guidi! Meals and relax time should definitely be spent on the terrace outside the kitchen simply soaking in the sounds and smells of the town of Poppi.
Convience and classical Italy are fully mixed in this compact rental apartment in the central part of Tuscany - close to hiking, mountian biking and many little visitable towns.
It has a private entrance. The beauty of this apartment is the open terrace and the attached little garden with a stunning view of the castle of Poppi. Even being inside the historic centre of Poppi this is an oasis out of time, absolutely no cars and traffic noise.
La Cantina is divided by two large archways. On the right hand side there is the kitchen and the living area, on your left hand there is a double bed. The kitchen is completely furnished with stove and oven, fridge and sink, Toaster and coffeemaker. You will find all plates and pottery to prepare a typical Tuscan meal that you can eat outside in the garden under a huge magnolia tree.
The bathroom is completely new tiled with shower, toilet and faucet. There is also a clothe washer at your disposition. The whole apartment was restored some years ago. The pavement is done with Tuscan ceramics; the walls are made out of natural field stones. The ceiling has its original wooden beams that may have some hundred years of age.
A French door opens up into the garden. There is a cosy sitting place with table, sun chairs and an umbrella. You also have a BBQ in the garden, to grill a nice Bistecca Fiorentina or some Salsicas. The garden is full of flowers and colourful bushes. When you sit there in the afternoon with a glass of Chianti whine and a nice book time will pas rapidly
All daily shopping's can be done be feet. The historic centre of Poppi offers has a bakery a grocery store and a butcher. There are also two very fine restaurants and a Pizzeria with a garden restaurant. Don't miss the homemade ice-cream of Eddy's ice-cream shop only 200 meters down the road. There is nothing better between Florenz and Sienna like Eddy's ice-cream!! He does more than 20 varieties. My favourite flavour is NOCCIOLA, that's hazelnut ice-cream.
You can take the local buss from Poppi right into the centre of Florence and Arezzo, so you don't have to fight the nervous traffic in these cities. There are several trails for hiking and biking that start and end in Poppi. You can rent out bicycles in Poppi.