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Wine Cellar Tours – Il Poggione


The Poggione winery is a small boutique winery created by vigneron Riccardo Casamonti, with the dream of giving new life to a way of conceiving wine that characterized the history of Tuscany until mid-nineties, and with the aim of recovering everything that was beginning to disappear at that time: century-old planta, varieties of native grapes and traditional wines.

The “Tuscan Experience” is a unique experience which offers the possibility of discovering the traditional face of Tuscany, through History, Nature and Taste.


– Visit to the ancient Castle of Tignano (XII century), the place where our history and our stories begin.

– Visit to our centenary vineyard, the lost face of Tuscany.

– Visit to our fruit cellar, as well as a small family museum, a precious treasure chest that contains our roots.

– Visit to our small cellar, the artisan shop where our wines are born.



Tasting of extravirgin olive oil and the four wines of the Poggione winery accompanied by local tuscan gastronomic specialities.

€ 45.00 per person



Exclusive tasting in a traditional villa, with chef Simona Quirici, chef Enrico Provenzani and the winemaker (owner of the winery) Riccardo Casamonti. The Lunch includes the tasting of the four wines of the Poggione winery, with special courses designed and created by the chefs exclusive for the guests of Villa Fillinelle

€ 120,00 per person

Cooking Classes

We will teach you to prepare traditional Tuscan dishes: appetizers that use ingredients that are characteristic of our cuisine, like crostini, and real bruschetta, which is made with kale; two or three main courses, made with home-made pasta such as tagliatelle, lasagne, gnocchi or ravioli; famous Chianti soups like ribollita or pappa al Pomodoro, which are made with bread; mouth-watering second courses that we can plan together; our typical side dishes, which can include Tuscan beans, eggplant, cabbage, and more; and, last but not least, special Italian desserts like our exquisite tiramisu, frangipane, and biscotti di Prato.

The food is served with select Montalcino or Chianti wines from amazing cellars that you can visit afterwards.

€ 120.00 per person (minimum 2 people).

Hot Air Balloons

The Hot Air Balloon is the best way to experience this amazing landscape. Glide over Tuscany, and the beautiful cities of Florence, Siena, and San Gimignano.  And if you decide to enjoy this bird’s eye view of the enchanting Chianti countryside, departures leave Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (FI), at just five minutes drive from the Villa.

Thanks to the strategic position of the launch site, you will admire old Tuscan castles and Renaissance villas, enjoy the aerial view of the ancient towns of Poggibonsi, Siena, San Gimignano, and Colle Val D’Elsa, and be enchanted by the typical Chianti hills, vineyards and woodlands.

€ 250,00 per person. The rate includes: insurance for the passenger, a flight certificate, and a little special something to drink.

Bicycle Tours

Tuscany is especially well-suited to cycling and it is a regional pastime. Chianti in particular, with its hills and low mountain range that separates Florence from Siena, lends itself to travelling by bike along trails of varying difficulty. These routes can be cycled on racing bikes, on hybrid bikes, and on mountain bikes, although the topography of the area lends itself to be traveled by mountain bike or good trekking bikes.

Half day tour (2/3 hours) with departure from Villa Fillinelle for 2, including the rental of 2 bikes € 240.00 per couple

Full day tour (5/6 hours) with departure from Villa Fillinelle for 2, including the rental of 2 bikes € 280.00 per couple

The rates do not include: food or wine tasting along the way; museum pass; light lunch; drinks and food.

An additional € 40.00 must be added for each extra person to a maximum of 6 people.



Horse Riding

Explore the beauty of the Chianti Classico countryside on horseback!  You don’t have to be an expert horseman! The tour will take you into the lush Tuscan countryside on horseback.  There, you can explore the wild and uncontaminated nature that is the home of Chianti Classico wines, take in the marvelous landscapes, and enjoy the sounds and smells of this famous region!

€ 40.00 per hour. The fee includes: Tour guide, brief horseback riding lesson, Insurance, riding cap and safe-deposit box for your personal belongings.

A fabulous location for Summer and Winter Weddings & Events

Whether you are organizing your wedding in winter or summer, our Villa will suit your every need.

To make the most beautiful day of your life an unforgettable one, nothing can be left to chance, and Villa Fillinelle is the perfect location for a dreamlike weddings. Everything will be taken care of in great detail to make your wedding unique and unforgettable: from the floral arrangements to the mise en place, from the choice of menu to the wedding cake, to the entertainment…

The location is perfect to celebrate weddings or receptions in every season. Villa Fillinelle is a place that dreams are made of. We are in Tuscany, in the Chianti area.

Future brides and grooms, and their guests will enjoy this cool and pleasant wedding location, which is surrounded by nature and lush greenery.

Property tipe: Villa                                        Photographic Services Space: Yes
Parking: Yes                                                  Possibility of catering for the event: Yes
Location: Countryside                                  Civil Rite on the Site: Yes
Area cocktail: Yes                                          Religoius Rite near the Villa: Yes
Children’s Play Area: Yes                             Maximum capacity: 30-35 people
Disabled Access: No                                     Outdoors: yes
Kitchen facilities: Fully furnished              Catering Service: Yes

Villa Fillinelle is a refined haven hidden in a green park that is covered in decorative plants, aromatic shrubs, and fruit trees. Here, the feeling of verticality that is created by the long path that leads to the entrance of the Villa is mitigated by the simple natural elements of the English-style garden, which provides a colorful backdrop to the huge, blue swimming-pool.

The house is a magical place in the Chianti countryside, between Florence and Siena..

Facilities at Villa Fillinelle include a common lounge with a fireplace and sitting areas, as well as a garden and terrace. Surrounded by nature, the property is a wonderful location for special events like weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries…

Villa Fillinelle is the perfect solution for your outdoor wedding, because it is surrounded by lovely rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, and a delightfully relaxing atmosphere. Villa Fillinelle is the ideal place for a symbolic ceremony, and perfect for your reception afterwards in the shade of the ancient trees. If, however, you would prefer a catholic ceremony, there are numerous churches in the surrounding area.

Villa Fillinelle is the perfect place for your dream wedding in Italy: the enchanting atmosphere of the Villa and the surrounding land is both magical and serene.

We would be more than happy to put forth different proposals and ideas to make the most beautiful day of your life an unforgettable one: a special rental car, or a ride in a hot air balloon, a hairdresser and make-up artist, an aperitif or a vaudeville show, or even fireworks…We can also create menus, order flowers, secure musicians, hire professional photographers, and any other service you may require.


VILLA FILLINELLE – Strada Fillinellle 5A, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa – Firenze – Phone: +39 3356146728

Truffle Hunting

Wine and food enthusiasts, both young and old, and nature lovers alike, can enjoy this unique experience: live and learn the marvelous and secret world of the different varieties of Tuscan truffles in every season. This 90 minute truffle-tour will take you into in a local forest where a fully licensed truffle hunter will share their knowledge and experience of the world of Tuscan truffles with you in an entertaining and informative tour. The tour lasts 1 hour and is followed by a 4 course meal, including drink.

€ 130.00 per person.

Flower Design Courses

A number of compositions will be created during the course: you will prepare a floral arrangement; a bouquet; and something to be composed and combined. Starting with the main component—the plants—and moving on to its different uses on different occasions, you will be able to select the seasonal flowers and colors that most appeal to you, choosing excellent quality materials and a variety of containers.

The first part of the course introduces the theory of how to select the best suited flowers, the way they should be arranged, and how to preserve them. From there you will move on to composing the complete arrangement.

Participants will be provided with all the necessary tools, and they will receive a gift of a small personal set of gloves, apron, scissors, and knife. All the arrangements created during the course will be the property of the participant.

€ 400.00 per couple. The course lasts 5 hours.

Art Courses

One-day Art classes are meant for those who have little time to spend in Florence and in Tuscany, but would like to experience an intensive day of Art in our studio, among the monuments and buildings of Florence, or any another area in Tuscany, such as the charming Chianti hills, the Medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano, or even the beautiful Lucca.

€ 350.00 per person. The rate includes: 3 hours of courses with a local artist in the garden of Villa Fillinelle. Participants will each create a watercolor that they can take home with them. Everything you need is provided by the artist.