How far is the nearest town?

The nearest town is Istia d'Ombrone (2 km). There, you can find a pharmacy, a newsagent, a post office.

Which villages have more to see and to do?

  • Scansano hosts many wine and music events throughout the year.
  • Saturnia is always very lively, with exhibitions, markets and spas.
  • Alberese is the village from which you access to Maremma Park. There are frequent festivals associated with the traditions of the Butteri and local products.
  • Pitigliano, Sovana and Sorano offer incredible gems of Etruscan history and nature, see our feature on the tufa stone towns.

Visit the page dedicated to activities for more information and details. We keep our blog up-to-date giving account of events in the area.

Where can I buy groceries?

The nearest supermarket is SIMPLY, 3 km away in the location named Stiacciole. There is a grocery store in the centre of the village Istia d'Ombrone, in the square named Piazza San Sebastiano.

Where can I find an ATM?

The nearest ATM is in Grosseto (about 10 km).

What is there in the immediate area?

The Ombrone River. The round bends graze the slopes just below the hill where the estate stands. You can fish, go canoeing, collect wild fruits, go hiking along the Ombrone River. The area is very close to the park and secluded from the city. It teems with wildlife, such as hares, foxes and deer that go to the river to drink. Right below, in the location named "Steccaia", there is the old dam, built at the end of the 19th century to divert the river and reclaim the Maremmana swamp, a turning point in the history of our region.

Where are the beaches in Maremma?

The nearest beaches are those in Marina di Grosseto, Principina a Mare and Marina di Alberese.

Marina di Grosseto and Principina a Mare: they are located about 20 km from the estate (15-20 minutes by car). When you leave the farm turn right, after about 7 km turn right towards Grosseto and as soon as you enter the city turn left to follow the signs that read "Mare” (seaside).

Marina di Alberese: the beach is located within the Maremma Natural Park (about 15 km). As mentioned above, turn right when you leave the estate and at the junction turn left towards Rome. Continue a few kilometres and then exit towards Alberese\Rispescia. In July and August, if you wish to drive to the beaches in the park, you need to get a ticket at the visitor centre in Alberese (we recommend buying the ticket early in the morning or the day before you go). There are also shuttles to the beach and back departing from Alberese every 30 minutes.

We recommend that you visit other beaches along the coast, too: Talamone, Le Marze, Tombolo della Giannella and Feniglia, Riva del Sole, Castiglione della Pescaia, Le Rocchette, Cala Violina ... the list of must-see beaches never ends!

Can I bring my dog or my cat?

Our mascot is Martino, a sweet, gentle hunting dog. Dogs and cats are welcome on our farm, as long as they are taken good care of and monitored, following the basic rules of pet etiquette. There is a large lawn in front of the farm. It is a beautiful place where pets can have fun and play with their humans. If you wish to bring your dog to the beach, please read our dedicated page.

Are there horses in Poggio Cavallo?

We do not have a riding stable, but there are many facilities for horseback riding and trekking around here. Please visit our page dedicated to horses and horseback riding.

Whom should I speak with on arrival?

In the summer period, the reception is open every morning from 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and in the afternoon when guests are expected. However, you can contact us at any time at the numbers listed below.

If you are travelling in a group, please let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements to better accommodate your needs.

+39 0564 409026 | +39 373 872 666 Claudia | +39 338 7712443 Francesca

Can we visit the farm?

If you wish, we can show you around our farm where we grow over 4,000 olive trees or we can arrange visits to neighbouring farms engaged in different activities (vineyards, animal farms). If you are travelling in a group of more than 10 people and plan on visiting us, we recommend that you inform the management of your arrival. This will help us make arrangements for your reception, product tastings, and stock typical local products.

Where is the nearest church?

According to historical sources, there used to be a church in the farm hamlet of Poggio Cavallo. Unfortunately, only the remains of a holy water stoup survive today. The nearest church is in the parish church of San Salvatore in Istia d'Ombrone. You can find more details on the website of the parish church of Istia d'Ombrone.

Which are the nearest marinas?

If you are interested in sailing, taking courses or outings, the nearest port is the marina of Marina di Grosseto. Please read our feature on sailboat tours.

  • Marina di Grosseto - 42.713156,10.983224 (fishing, boating, sailing), 20 Km
  • Castiglione delle Pescaia - 42.760499,10.878253 (fishing, boating, sailing, mini ferry boats to Giglio and Elba islands with no cars admitted), 32 Km
  • Talamone - 42.554819,11.134722 (small marina for sailboats and motorboats), 28 Km
  • Punta Ala - 42.804847,10.735173 (charming, stylish marina for boating), 56 Km
  • Il Puntone di Scarlino - 42.891058,10.783653 (marina, draught suitable for large sailboats and motorboats), 55 Km
  • Civitavecchia - 42.091853,11.789303 (large cruise ships), 119 Km
  • Livorno - 43.54606,10.303688 (large ships and ferry boats, industrial port), 145 Km
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