10 Things to Do in Poggibonsi That You Shouldn't Miss

January 2, 2018 Velvet Champine

Poggibonsi in Italy, from Europe region, is best know for Castles. Discover best things to do in Poggibonsi with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Poggibonsi

1. La Rocca di Staggia

Via Dell'Ospedale 2, 53036 Staggia, Poggibonsi, Italy +39 366 479 2092
Excellent
69%
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4.5 based on 238 reviews

La Rocca di Staggia

In Sienese territory, just a few kilometres from Poggibonsi, heading towards Monteriggioni, stands a "Knight" on theVia Francigena, la Rocca di Staggia, the stones of which, like a book, tell the tale of five centuries of history.

Reviewed By ctbulldog90 - Pomfret, Connecticut

A circular walled town with 14 towers which is still intact. Interesting to see the walls and towers; not much in the inside except some shops but does have a couple of good restaurants. Excellent example of a walled defensive site used by Siena against the advances of Florence.

2. Fortezza Medicea di Poggio Imperiale

Parco Archeologico di Poggibonsi, 53036, Poggibonsi, Italy
Excellent
49%
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35%
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4.5 based on 65 reviews

Fortezza Medicea di Poggio Imperiale

Reviewed By David B L - Los Angeles, California

My understanding is that Poggibonzi was destroyed by heavy bombing of the industrial basis of the area (Siena was spared, being declared a Hospital town), thus few historical structures remain undamaged - but the Fortrezza Medicea di Poggio Imperiale is an exception. It is in disrepair and is undergoing restoration which points to a bright future tourist attraction, as it is certainly an historically significant area. ...

3. Fonte delle Fate

Via Fortezza Medicea | lungo la Strada San Francesco, 53036, Poggibonsi, Italy
Excellent
27%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
10%
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4 based on 69 reviews

Fonte delle Fate

Reviewed By Brun066 - Florence, Italy

Probably my judgment on the "Fonte delle Fate" is affected by the recent visit I made to some similar medieval Fountains of Siena, in particular Fontebranda and "Fonte di Pescaia".
The water in those Fountains (fed from groundwater that apparently is still rich) flows in abundance, or at least in substantial amount, then the tanks (covered by cross vaults) which form the heart of those buildings, retain the suggestion that comes by clear, flowing water.
Here, however, the water doesn't longer flow (or at least it flows in amounts so low as to determine an ugly "pond" appearance). Therefore it lacks an essential suggestive feature.
Certainly from an architectural point of view, the building is outstanding. Sources tell us that for building (XIII century) an architect from northern Italy (Crema, near Milan) was called.
But the city of Poggio Bonizi (the Poggibonsi's ancestor) which occupied the plateau overlooking the Fountain, was destroyed by the Florentines in 1270; then it can be assumed that the Fountain - which was mostly in the service of that city - was almost useless.
In fact at the end of the fifteenth century the Fountain was buried because the building of the "Medici Fortress" on the site of the previous "Poggio Bonizi"; and it was unearthed only in the early nineteenth century.
Today the Fountain is well restored. But it's in a secluded place, which then facilitates the vandal's work. Indeed on medieval columns (May 2015) there are some dingy graffiti, which reinforce the impression of neglect, already given by standing water. Maybe lock the access to the Fountain at night, and / or place a CCTV could solve the problem?

4. Castello della Magione

Localita Castello della Magione 1, 53036, Poggibonsi, Italy +39 392 767 3084
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Castello della Magione

Reviewed By claudio d - Viterbo, Italy

Piccolo complesso medievale costituito da un cortile su cui si affaccia una chiesa e gli edifici che costituivano l'ospedale dei pellegrini. Il complesso risale al XII° secolo ed è giunto a noi intatto nella sua conformazione principale (anche se alcune parti degli edifici sono state aggiunte/rifatte nel corso del '400) e ha quindi un'importanza storica notevole, essendo tra le più complete strutture del genere rimaste in Europa.
Inizialmente posseduto e gestito dai Templari, passò successivamente, dopo la tragica fine di quest'ultimi, ad un altro ordine, quello dei Cavalieri Ospitalieri di San Giovanni (conosciuti per lo più come cavalieri di Malta), che lo tennero per diversi secoli fino alla metà del '700, quando è passato ai privati, quindi allo Stato e poi di nuovo a privati. Attualmente è sede della Milizia del tempio - Ordine dei poveri cavalieri di Cristo, associazione laica di fedeli che, con le dovute differenziazioni e senza rivendicarne la discendenza, si ispira alla regola, alle tradizioni e agli ideali dei cavalieri del tempio.
Non vi sono elementi architettonici/artistici da segnalare, sia per la chiesa che per il complesso in genere (nella semplice facciata romanica della chiesa, a cui manca la parte sommitale del campanile a vela, notate però la curiosa finestra a dente di sega, sicuramente non comune), ma resta comunque un sito di interesse storico notevolissimo e che, nelle persone più sensibili e amanti del medioevo, può proiettare nelle atmosfere del XII° secolo.
Anche se la chiesa è spesso aperta, la visita completa del complesso è possibile tutti i giorni feriali dalle 17 alle 18,30 e la domenica dopo la fine della SS.Messa mattutina (dalle 10,30 alle 11,30) ma è consigliabile prenotare la visita telefonando al numero che trovate sul sito dell'ordine..

5. Convento di San Lucchese

Localita San Lucchese 1, 53036, Poggibonsi, Italy
Excellent
33%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
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Poor
3%
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4 based on 27 reviews

Convento di San Lucchese

Reviewed By claudio d - Viterbo, Italy

Importante dal punto di vista spirituale, custodendo le spoglie del Santo Patrono di Poggibonsi, si erge in posizione isolata su una piccola altura di fronte a Poggio Imperiale. E proprio da quest'ultimo si ha la vista migliore del complesso, anche per via degli archi presenti sul lato sinistro della chiesa e che inducono a visitare il piccolo monastero, peraltro 'estremamente vicino.
Qui giunti però, dal punto di vista turistico si resta un po' delusi, perchè magari ci si aspettava di più: la facciata è semplicissima, preceduta solo da un modesto portico, che poi continua sul lato sx, quello che costeggia il piccolo cimitero; da qui si ha una bella vista sule fortificazioni di Poggio Imperiale, che è proprio di fronte.
L'interno della chiesa è anch'esso molto semplice, ad un'unica navata; non mancano però alcuni motivi d'interesse dati dal pregevole dossale Robbiesco sulla navata sx e dalla presenza di affreschi trecenteschi, sia lungo la navata che nel transetto sinistro (dove vi sono i resti di San Lucchese). E' proprio la zona del transetto, unitamente all'abside, a rivelare l'origine gotica della chiesa.
Dalla navata dx si accede ad un piccolo chiostro, le cui lunette contengono affreschi seicenteschi. Non abbiamo potuto visitare null'altro del monastero (che ha quanto mi risulta non ha comunque ulteriori elementi da evidenziare).

6. Azienda Agricola Montalpruno

Localita Montalpruno 1, 53036, Poggibonsi, Italy +39 0577 930468
Excellent
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5 based on 13 reviews

Azienda Agricola Montalpruno

An agriturismo located just north of Staggia-Senese, south of Poggibonsi, on the edge of Chianti Country

Reviewed By longhead69 - Burnaby, Canada

We stayed in August for six nights. What a dream location. Beautiful scenery both within the villa and beyond around the orchards and the hills. Easy to travel and make day trips from. We visited Pisa,Assisi,Volterra to name just a few. Grocery stores were convenient and the selection was great! Rudy and Claudia were wonderful hosts who were willing to help with anything. Their oils and wines were well worth it. Can't wait to go back. Would highly recommend to everyone. You will not regret it!

7. Chiesa di San Lorenzo

Via Trento 28, 53036, Poggibonsi, Italy +39 0577 936202
Excellent
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3.5 based on 23 reviews

Chiesa di San Lorenzo

Reviewed By mixaconsulting - Oldsmar, Florida

Built in the 14th century the church has a plain travertine outside. The interior is very clean and simple without extensive decorations. We actually later attended mass here on Sunday. It was a nice service and well attended. The church is on a Piazza in downtown Poggibonsi and only a block away from the other church - College of Saint Maria of the Assumption. They have masses in each church on Sunday mornings.

8. Camelot Sports Events

Via Tevere 2 | Localita' Drove, 53036, Poggibonsi, Italy
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5 based on 3 reviews

Camelot Sports Events

Reviewed By Nina K - New York City, New York

A wedding in San Gimignano brought us back to Tuscany for a week late this summer, in close proximinity to the many beautiful hill towns we love--but have seen many times before. Rather than re-visit familiar territory, we decided to see Tuscany a different way: On horseback. Our villa recommended that we work with Camelot Sports, who coordinated three different itineraries for us: the foothils of San Gimignano, the Chianti region, and Monteriggioni. Each was spectacular and very different from one another. We went through vineyards, farms, tiny hamlets, hills, woods, streams, Bridges, even midieval roads. We picked fresh wild berries and grapes along the way. The terrain before our eyes was spectacular, with fortified hilltop Castles and fortresses beckoning us from every vantage point. To finish each morning, we enjoyed a glorious lunch with wine at a different agritourismo or local restaurant each day. Fabio Bartalini, the founder of Camelot, was a perfect coordinator: He identified outstanding itineraries, as well as excellent instructor/guides to lead our riding each day. He picked us up each morning and drove us to our starting point, and returned us to our villa upon completion. He was a wealth of local knowledge, too, recommending restaurants (including the excellent La Galleria in Poggibonsi), and attractions off-the-beaten-track we would have never known about. It was a true adventure in every sense, one that we will never forget, but certainly one that we hope to repeat! We will dream about returning one fall when the lush, green countryside has turned red and yellow, and we are promised a fireside lunch in the forest featuring homemade sausages on skewers grilled over wood, grapevine and fresh rosemary. Riding -- available for any level -- included equipment, even stylish vests that we got to keep. We consider our experience priceless, but would readily add that it represented exceptional value as well. The first day there was only one other couple with us, and the second and third day we were on our own with the guides. This kind of semi/private riding alone was worth the price, but when you factor in the pick-up/drop off (so convenient plus no worries about getting lost or drinking wine at lunch), high-quality protective gear and outstanding lunches with wine, this was truly worth every euro.

9. Cantina Sociale

Loc. Fontana 23 | Uscita Colle Val d'Elsa Sud superstrada SI-FI, 53036, Poggibonsi, Italy +39 0577 930886
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Cantina Sociale

The cooperative winery "Cantina Sociale" was born in 1974 and counts 350 selected small farmers from the province of Siena and also from the neighboring province of Florence. In 2009 the cellar Cantina Sociale was merged with the cellar of Geggiano-Pontignano situated in the heart of Chianti Classico land, in the area of Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI), permitting to obtain high quality productions. The producted wines are: Chianti Classico DOCG, Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG, Rosso Toscana IGT, Bianco Toscana IGT, Toscana Merlot IGT, red and white table wines. There are two direct sales: - Cantina Sociale - Loc. Fontana Staggia Senese - Poggibonsi - Cantina di Geggiano - Castelnuovo Berardenga

Reviewed By Angeluccio - Putignano, Italy

In vacanza in Toscana, mi porto dietro 2 dame da 5 litri da riempire di vino. Decido di fermarmi in questa cantina e compero 10 litri di Chianti classico. Prezzo 1,80 al litro. In più acquisto un vermentino e un Chianti RBB imbottigliato, a prezzi regolari di cantina.

10. Terra Di Siena

Via Calabria Snc | Strada Per San Gimignano, 53036, Poggibonsi, Italy
Excellent
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5 based on 5 reviews

Terra Di Siena

Reviewed By annarita a - mirandola

Non conosco i negozi che panno sparsi nelle varie adiacenti cittadine, ma qui ci riforniamo. personale attento alle esigenze del cliente: abbiamo chiesto 2 tranci di prosciutto crudo da mettere sottovuoto e ci hanno disossato sotto gli occhi un prosciutto....che si vuole di più dalla vita??!!!

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