Palazze Logge (sleeps 4) gets its name from the covered porch with two large arches that runs along the front of the house, providing a fabulous view of the Castello across the valley that separates the vineyards from the main education complex. Palazze Logge is a special favorite with our more artistic guests. The unusually high ceilings and abundant natural light in this house, along with the large covered loggia (porch), appeal to anyone interested in exercising their creative impulses while staying at Spannocchia. The view from both bedrooms, stretching across a portion of our olive and fruit orchards, and down the Elsa valley towards Casole D’Elsa provides ample inspiration for landscape painters in any medium. The bathroom, with a full tub/shower, looks out across the oldest section of Spannocchia’a vineyard. The large living room has a fireplace and cozy furniture for relaxing inside when the weather is not cooperating enough to stay outside on the porch, but most people find they are drawn to spend most of their time on the porch, enjoying the shade during siesta, or eating by candlelight, with the moon rising over the Castello in the background.
Another farmhouse, Palazze Torre, is located right across the courtyard, and guests are welcome to explore the vineyard surrounding both houses to inspect how our grapes are developing throughout the growing season. Palazze Logge also has a secluded terrace behind the house, overlooking the Elsa valley, next to a lovely old fig tree that bears delicious fruit in the late summer. The washing machine is located on the first floor in a section of the original stables that was renovated to house the utilities. The eat-in kitchen is stocked with all the items needed to make and serve meals, and we welcome guests to order a harvest basket of organic vegetables from the Spannocchia garden or to try our own organic wine, olive oil, honey, or pasta when creating their own versions of a Tuscan dinner. Palazze Logge has woodstoves and a fireplace, and is available from April - October on a weekly basis (Friday – Friday).