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The Podere S. Apollonia was once part of the Grand-ducal farm of Montecchio, a farm labourer's house, difficult to date, but of the kind that was built during the final years of the Grand-dukedom. There is certainly no sign of the house on A. Manetti's 1823 map of the levelling of the Chiana, because the area was still marshland and yet to be drained off. However, according to the so-called "mappali dei Beni delle imprese Demaniali", undated but obviously drawn up prior to the sale in 1863, the building which was largely similar to the present one in plan, had already been divided into two parts, probably compromising the original architectural design, and the document does in fact mention Podere del Vingone I and Podere del Vingone II, which were named after the nearby canal. When the farm was acquired by the present owners' great-grandparents during the 1890s, all the farms were named after Saints.
S, Apollonia, a "Leopoldina" style building, is now the owners' home and it also houses the "Picchio" apartment. The other farmhouse, named S. Maria, where the tenant farmer lived until 1990, has now been turned into two apartments: "Rondone" and "Falco".

Five apartments are avaible, which can sleep up to a total of 18, in the peaceful Valdichiana with enchanting views of the Cortona Hills still largely unchanged since they were painted by Fra Angelico five centuries ago.

Anybody who shares our passion for flying will appreciate our grass runway with the first F8L Falcon and other vintage treasures.

Gliders will be able to make the most of the excellent wind and atmospheric conditions and even an "unscheduled" landing is no nightmare in these surrondings.

agriturismo in toscana

agriturismo in toscana

podere S.Apollonia

scuola di volo

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