Book your dream Italian farmhouse vacation now!

Have the winter blues? Dreaming of a summer vacation in Italy? Maybe not the whirlwind tour of the major cities, but a relaxing vacation with friends, enjoying an authentic Italian experience - shop local markets, prepare meals in your Tuscan kitchen with herbs freshly picked from the garden, visit small wine producers and taste wines you cannot get at home, have your own bocce ball tournament or just lounge by the pool with beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside.

Relaxing with friends at Podere Erica

Our property, called Podere Erica, is situated on over 30 acres of grape vines, olive trees, pastures and woodland, yet it is walking distance to a charming village with many shops and only minutes from the Superstrada that will take you to the picturesque hilltop villages of Tuscany as well as famous medieval cities of Siena, Volterra and Florence.

Stone farmhouse Podere Erica

Our beautiful 500 year-old stone farmhouse has been lovingly remodeled to modern standards, like air conditioning and wi-fi, while still retaining its characteristic charm. There are 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with upstairs and downstairs living areas – plenty of room for a family reunion, or a group of friends celebrating that special birthday or retirement.  

 Pool at Podere Erica in Chianti

We have an incredible offer for all you dreamers and procrastinators!

A special last-minute discount of 20% off our rental rate for any remaining week in 2016, plus our gift to you of one of the following unique experiences …

  • Wine Tasting Party in our new tasting room with lessons from a wine expert, accompanied by cheese & charcuterie from local purveyors
  • Personalized self-guided tour from Podere Erica to your choice of nearby hilltop towns, complete with driving directions, touring notes and restaurant recommendations. You can’t go wrong!
  • A guided hike in the woods with a local naturalist to the abandoned town of Olena followed by dinner featuring the famous Bistecca Fiorentina cooked in our wood-burning oven
  • Three-course dinner, complete with wine, for up to 10 people prepared for you on our property. Enjoy the typical cuisine and dining under the stars.
  • Pizza making class for up to 10 people.  Learn from an expert how to make pizzas from scratch and cook them to perfection in our wood-burning oven.

Please contact us to find out which weeks are still available for this season!

You can find more information, room descriptions, photos and testimonials from our guests on our website -

Dining under the pergola at Podere Erica

Cooking great meals is easy in this Tuscan kitchen

Wood-burning oven at Podere Erica

Heather Dempsey
Heather Dempsey