Thursday, November 15, 2007

Luxury Villa in Chianti - Villa il Poggiale

In the heart of the Chianti area, just a few kilometers from Florence there is "Villa Il Poggiale", entirely renovated by its owners with the aim of offering the hospitality and atmosphere of a patrician family country house at affordable prices. Seated under the renaissance "loggia", guests can look out over the classical Italian garden and be enveloped in the fragrance of old roses and flowering shrubs. Either if you are sipping your tea or working on your notebook you can enjoy the Tuscan countryside.
The Villa has wonderful light and spacious rooms. The large hall, the heart of the house, with its beautifully painted doors, has comfortable armchairs and welcoming sofas, while various other smaller lounges offer quiet, cozy corners for reading and relaxation. Each room has its own unique character. The walls are painted in soft pastels made from natural pigments. While the fabrics used for curtains and canopies come from small Tuscan artisan workshops, oriental silks have been used in the salons and rooms on the ground floor.

Villa il Poggiale offers to its guests 8 Standard double rooms, 8 Superior double rooms as well as 8 Suites. All the rooms have private bathroom, air conditioning, mini-bar, telephone, tea and coffee facilities, satellite TV, Internet, WiFi (2Mbit/s) and safe. The buffet breakfast is here a complete "Tuscan Breakfast": fresh ricotta cheese, jams and honey are supplied by the nearby farms. Apple and cinnamon cake, fruit tarts, croissants, chocolate cake and quiches are all home made, some of which with old family recipes. Moreover, on request a light lunch is served during summer in the "Tinaia", the ancient olive oil store room overlooking the pool.

Villa il Poggiale provides the opportunity to enjoy a whole series of charming and relaxing activities: Olive harvest, cooking lessons, truffle hunt, wine tasting in the heart of the Chianti area, massotherapy…and last but not least, guests can consider, here, to rent a car with driver for daily tours throughout Tuscany.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Relais Fontana di trevi - Small Luxury hotel in Rome

Dreams really do come true at the Relais Fontana di Trevi Luxury Rooms & Suites, very centrally located in the heart of Rome, overlooking the world famous Trevi Fountain, an excellent position in the most elegant area of the "historic centre" of Rome, combining Italian tradition and excellent service. The strategic location is only moments away from the city main commercial shopping and entertainment district. In a short walk you ca reach, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Navona Square, Campo de' Fiori, the Colosseum, Vatican City and many others… Only few meters away from the heart of the shopping district next to Via Condotti, Via del Corso and more…
All our non smoking guest rooms, are classical in style and extremely comfortable, a unique feeling of spaciousness and contemporary décor, king-size beds or twin beds, TV plasma, satellite channels, radio, mini bar, In-room digital safe, individual air conditioning, direct telephone line, writing desk, High-speed Internet connection and Wi-Fi.

The bathrooms have a bath tub or shower, some have a big Jacuzzi Jet shower with light and radio, hair dryer, make up magnifying mirror, and a special "courtesy kit" with bathrobe and comfortable slippers.