Podere Erica is an excellent base for excursions to the quaint villages in Chianti including Greve in Chianti, Panzano, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Castellina in Chianti and Radda. Famous medieval cities of Siena, Volterra, and Florence are easy day trips.
Podere Erica is close to many important locations in Tuscany:
San Donato in Poggio 5 minutes
Castellina in Chianti 15 minutes
Florence 25 minutes
Greve in Chianti 25 minutes
Siena 30 minutes
San Gimignano 30 minutes
San Donato in Poggio
The closest village to Podere Erica is the authentic town of San Donato in Poggio. Not only is it a picturesque and charming village, San Donato has great restaurants, a famous butcher shop, a bar for coffee, grocery store, pharmacy, deli, ATM, and newsstand.
Here is a testimonial from one of our guests about San Donato in Poggio:
"The first couple of days we were without rental cars but were able to walk into the village of San Donato. On the way to the village, we found a wonderful restaurant on the roadway. The village also had a great pizza restaurant, a tobacco shop, a small grocery store, a cafe and a bank. Since we were there in August, the pizza restaurant only made pizzas in the evening (due to the heat of the ovens.) We loved the fact that there were not many tourist but us and we could interact with the locals. When we toured other villages like Radda and Greve where we had considered to stay, we were so glad that we were in San Donato. The other villages were crowded with tourists and were commercial. San Donato retains the local charm of a small village."