Nestled in the heart of Valdichiana, central Italy is the charming town of Poggibonsi. Rich in Tuscan tradition and culture, it has breath-taking landscapes, and is located close to some of the most popular towns in Tuscany. The area is world renowned for the quality of its cuisine, and holidays to Poggibonsi promise some of the best-loved food and wine in the world, making it the perfect Italian retreat.
The town has an abundance of interesting historical and cultural sights. Top of your list on any holiday to Poggibonsi should be a visit the splendid Sanctuary of Romituzzo. A spiritual retreat dating back to 14th century, it has been restored as a fascinating monument to Tuscan art heritage, featuring ancient paintings and artefacts. In the city centre you’ll also find the church of St Lorenzo and the town hall, both well worth a visit for the incredible architecture. The fairies’ fountain, Fonte delle fate, was designed in the 13th century and has beautiful arches in traditional Tuscan style.
Tuscan cuisine is often considered the best in the world. A holiday in Poggibonsi gives you the chance to try out the famous culinary delights, with recipes created from the finest and freshest oils and wine. Scattered throughout the town, you’ll find many rustic restaurants and pretty alfresco cafés where you can sample classic dishes such as cinghiale, a wild boar stew cooked in tomatoes. Tuscany is also world-famous for wine, so be sure to taste the local offering with your meal.
Just half an hour away is the city of Siena, a great place to visit on holidays to Poggibonsi. With majestic Gothic architecture and a wealth of cultural sights there is plenty to see and do. It is a lovely city for wandering through the winding lanes and stopping at a café for gelato, or browsing the large local market for a souvenir of your Tuscan holiday.
Close to Poggibonsi is San Gimignano, a perfectly preserved medieval town that is well-known across the country. From ancient towers to narrow stone alleys, it is truly an authentic sense of Tuscany. Situated atop a hill with spectacular views of the surrounding country, it is possible to take a tour of the town and visit the local vineyards for some sampling of the famous wine.
For the culture, food and weather, Poggibonsi is a fantastic Italian retreat. For flexible booking and low fares, book with easyJet holidays and plan an affordable summer holiday this year!