Poderi Arcangelo, Holiday Farm and Organic Farm in San Gimignano
Welcome to Poderi Arcangelo, Holiday Farm and Organic Farm in San Gimignano, founded in 1970 with the production of wine and oil and expanded in 1993 to incorporate Rural tourism.
My name’s Sandra, commercial manager of Poderi Arcangelo, Holiday Farm and Organic Farm in San Gimignano and next to me my mother Maria who is in charge of the restaurant and the kitchen.
Our family-run business was founded by my grandfather Giuseppe and then expanded by my father Bruno, who was the real handyman: but above all he was a man at home in the vineyard and the cellar!
Today I’m in charge of the company and especially the commercial aspect, while trying to pass everything on to my children Alberto and Alice … hopefully future managers of the holiday farm!
Our accommodation is divided into three Farmhouses and a Bio Barn each with its own swimming pool, garden and private parking and all within 500 metres from this beautiful hill 8 km from San Gimignano and 3 from Certaldo.
We were among the first in San Gimignano to open up our house to guests with a passion for the Tuscan countryside and in 1993, after 2 years of renovation, the casa Arcangelo, an old farmhouse, which was uninhabited for many years was transformed into a guest house with 9 en-suite bedrooms, a large living room with fireplace, a kitchen on the ground floor with a veranda and our first cellar for the production of Chianti wine.
In 2002 we opened Casa San Raffaello, divided into eight apartments for 2 to 6 people each, with plenty of outdoor space for children, a view of San Gimignano and a swimming pool.
Now we are in Casa Capezzano which was opened in 2004 after 2 years spent on the painstaking renovation of 19 rooms all with bathrooms, some with bio-ecological architecture, our Restaurant, the Reception and a space for the sale of our products such as Chianti wine, vernaccia, different types of IGT wines aged in barrels, extra virgin olive oil, vinsanto, grappa, jams, honey and other typical products all produced exclusively from organic farming.
Next to Casa Capezzano is the Bio Barn, which has been renovated in accordance with bio-eco architecture principles.
An organic farm could not embark on a building renovation without taking into account the parameters dictated by bio-eco architecture.
Bearing in mind that all the buildings have been renovated favouring the use of local techniques and materials, in the barn we have tried to use all the additional solutions that architects specialised in this sector have made available to us, with soil and magnetic interference measurements.
In the barn, every single detail has been meticulously taken in account, starting with the exclusive use of natural materials, both for the renovation and the furnishing, with the use of all the technical solutions available.
For example, a bio-cleanergy system has been used that works like a large magnet to prevent the formation of natural magnetic fields, while a bioswitch in each room prevents those generated by the electrical system, so that when we go to sleep and the electricity is not being used, the entire system is automatically deactivated, removing any magnetic fields from the environment. You will feel like you are sleeping in an open field.
Everything here is strictly natural.