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Latest News from Country House Poggio del Drago

Find out the latest news and updates straight from the heart of our Bed and Breakfast, Poggio del Drago Country House. Located on the ground floor of a farmhouse dating back to the late 1800s, our facility is constantly evolving. We have recently introduced new improvements to ensure an even more enjoyable and authentic stay.

From new amenities in the rooms to our latest collaboration with local excellence, we remain committed to making your experience with us unique and unforgettable. Browse our news to stay up-to-date on everything that makes Country House Poggio del Drago the ideal place to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside just steps from Arezzo and other historic gems of the region. Join us in experiencing authentic and exciting Tuscany.

Cimabue’s Crucifix to be admired in Arezzo

The Basilica of San Domenico in Arezzo, founded in 1275 and completed in the 14th century, is a fascinating example of Gothic architecture. With a simple brick facade and a spacious interior illuminated by stained glass windows, the basilica is not only a place of worship but also a custodian of important works of art, including Cimabue's famous Crucifix. Cimabue, born in Florence around 1240, is considered a pioneer of Italian painting, known for his innovative style combining realism and expression. His Crucifix, made between 1268 and 1271, depicts Christ in a dynamic and suffering pose. The work underwent significant restorations in 1917 and 2005. Today, the basilica is open to visitors year-round, offering a unique artistic and spiritual experience.

Arezzo: explore the city with poggio del Drago!

Arezzo, in the heart of Tuscany, is a city with Etruscan roots and a rich history ranging from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Through a one-day itinerary, you can discover architectural wonders such as the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Donato, which houses priceless works of art such as "La Maddalena" by Piero della Francesca. The Basilica of St. Francis is famous for its frescoes of "The Legend of the True Cross," while the National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art offers an artistic overview from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Significant areas also include the birthplace of Francesco Petrarca and the House Museum of Giorgio Vasari. Piazza Grande, the heart of Arezzo's social life, hosts historic events such as the Saracen Joust. Concluding with Prato Park, Arezzo offers a complete immersion in Tuscan history, art and culture.

Places to see near Poggio del Drago: 10 must-see locations

The Poggio del Drago Country House B&B, located in the picturesque Arezzo countryside, offers warm hospitality close to numerous historical, artistic and natural attractions. Arezzo, one of the oldest cities in Tuscany, captivates with its rich historic center that includes monuments such as the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Donato and Giorgio Vasari's loggia in Piazza Grande. Florence, a short distance away, is a must for Renaissance art lovers, with gems such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Ponte Vecchio. The Chianti Valley offers idyllic scenery and renowned wines, while the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enchants with its medieval landscapes and towns. Every corner of these regions promises cultural, historical and gastronomic discoveries, making a stay at Poggio del Drago an unforgettable experience.

Civitella in Val di Chiana: a charming medieval town

Civitella in Val di Chiana is a charming medieval town near Arezzo, famous for its historical heritage. The town is home to the Rocca, a 13th-century fortress, and the Museum of Memory, dedicated to a tragic Nazi event. Among its attractions are Palazzo Pretorio and the Church of Santa Maria, with beautiful stained glass windows and artwork. The panoramic view from its elevated position is breathtaking. The village hosts events such as the Sarapino, a joking version of Arezzo's Giostra del Saracino. Staying at the Poggio del Drago Country House B&B near Civitella offers an authentic experience in Tuscany, combining history and hospitality.

Rent a vehicle: tips from Poggio del Drago

Poggio del Drago B&B, located among the beauty of Tuscany and Umbria, offers an ideal base for renting vehicles and discovering the region. It offers the possibility to rent cars and vespas to explore freely, without depending on the schedules of organized tours. Get Italy provides various vehicles, from sedans to minivans, for transfers and customized tours, guaranteeing reliability and quality in the rental service. Toop Vespa adds the option of renting vespas, e-bikes and Ape calessino for an authentic local adventure, ideal for exploring hidden corners and enjoying breathtaking views. Booking the vehicles is easy and is recommended in advance to ensure availability. Finally, the B&B suggests familiarizing yourself with local road rules, checking your vehicle before setting off, and planning your itinerary for an unforgettable travel experience.

Tastings and Visits to Wineries around Poggio del Drago

Discover a world of flavors and traditions with the various tasting options near Poggio del Drago, where an exceptional variety of food and wine experiences await. From historic Chianti wineries to innovative craft breweries in Pergine Valdarno, each stop is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the wine and beer culture of Tuscany. These experiences not only enrich the palate but also offer an intimate connection to the land and its traditions, promising to make your stay at Poggio del Drago unforgettable. Each visit is an opportunity to taste exceptional products, learn more about local production, and enjoy the Tuscan welcome.

Cooking Lessons: don’t miss “Cristina ed il Drago”!

Cooking lessons offered by "Cristina and the Dragon" allow guests at Poggio del Drago to explore traditional Tuscan cuisine. Participants learn how to prepare typical dishes under the guidance of experienced chefs, using fresh and local ingredients. In addition to classic recipes, the classes also introduce innovative dishes, combining tradition and modernity. These experiences not only enrich culinary skills but also offer an authentic immersion in the Tuscan lifestyle, sharing regional stories and traditions. Guests can book these educational sessions directly through Cristina and the Dragon's website, available Tuesday through Sunday.

Quad Excursions with Crazy Quad Tuscany

Discover the beauty of the countryside with Crazy Quad Tuscany's ATV adventures. Starting in Pergine Valdarno, these excursions will take you through hidden trails, olive groves and vineyards. Suitable for everyone, the excursions vary in difficulty and duration, ensuring safety and fun under expert guidance. The booking process is simple, via the website or direct contact, ideal for adding an adventurous element to your stay at Poggio del Drago, enriching the experience with breathtaking views and deep immersion in local culture.

Sidecar Tours in Florence: “Motocarrozzetta Vintage Sidecar Tour”

Discover Florence in a unique way with "Motocarrozzetta Vintage Sidecar Tour" sidecar tours. Offering varied routes through the historic center and the Tuscan countryside, these tours expose participants to magnificent sights and hidden gems, enhanced by expert storytelling. Tours are customizable and suitable for individuals or small groups, ensuring an intimate experience. For Poggio del Drago guests, these tours represent an exceptional adventure, easily booked and ideal for enriching your stay with a touch of elegance and adventure.

Baroldi’s Ranch: horseback riding experience near Poggio del Drago

Baroldi Ranch, run by Marco Baroldi in Pergine Valdarno, offers equestrian experiences that connect guests with Tuscan tradition through horseback riding tours of Arezzo's historic and natural areas. Guests at Poggio del Drago can enjoy customized routes that include mountain landscapes and country roads, guided by experts who enrich the tour with cultural anecdotes. Booking is accessible and suitable for all experience levels, ensuring a safe and memorable experience, with the ranch promising not only fun but also authentic contact with the Tuscan spirit.

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