Tuscany’s magnificent Precise Tale Poggio Alla Sala debuts after two-year restoration

Poggio Alla Sala Tuscany
Poggio Alla Sala Tuscany

Inspired by the historic Silk Road, the 19th century Tuscan villa of Precise Tale Poggio Alla Sala has been restored to its former glory

Precise Hotel’s recently opened villa is set against a backdrop of vineyards, ancient cypresses and the Tuscan countryside. Precise Tale Poggio Alla Sala houses 71 rooms and suites and is situated close to the picturesque landscape of Montepulciano. Once the cherished estate of the noble Bonci-Casuccini family, this heritage site now offers a family-friendly getaway.

The two-year restoration journey saw the design team at Precise Hotels integrate the building’s historical essence with the aesthetics of the brand. The Noble Villa, dating back to 1895, features hand-restored frescoes that guide guests on a visual journey through the history of Tuscany.

The property’s 71 rooms and suites are divided into nine categories, ranging from the Classic Studio (23sqm) to the Panoramic Tower Suite with 360-degree views. Notable features include finely carved travertine, terracotta floors, handmade brick vaults in the Fattoria buildings, exposed chestnut beams in all structures, ornate wrought iron railings and arched doors and windows. The colour palette echoes the natural hues synonymous with the region’s architectural heritage.

The hotel’s spa focuses on wellness and rejuvenation with offerings including Ayurvedic healing and oud-scented rituals, along with a comprehensive suite of treatments using exclusive Sodashi products. The space is complemented by a state-of-the-art gym with open views of the Italian landscape and a heated indoor plunge pool.

Wellness offerings are enhanced by the three outdoor pools (main pool at 210sqm, adults-only pool at 55 sqm, and a kids’ pool at 160 sqm) and a creative kids club. With sustainability in mind, the resort operates as a plastic-free property and offers electric car charging stations. Water from its own well is utilised for gardening and the retreat’s solar panels are set to be operational next season.

La Via Della Seta restaurant fuses oriental and Italian flavours amidst frescos and vaulted ceilings. Chef Ronen Dovrat Bloch, a Le Cordon Bleu Master, pays homage to the cultural exchange and culinary diversity of the Silk Road, filtered through a Tuscan accent.

The culinary essence of the area is savoured in dishes such as the Pulpo with Harissa, slow-cooked octopus with spicy Harissa sauce and vegetable ragout and the Acquerello Risotto with porcini powder, portobello mushroom and Parmigiano. The dining experience is enhanced by a cocktail list that pays homage to Marco Polo’s experiences on the Silk Road, from the bustling markets of Constantinople to the tranquil gardens of China. Located in the main pool, the Marco Polo Bar offers views over the valley that stretch towards Montepulciano.

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