14.5m solar-heated swimming pool is for the exclusive use of our guests from
07:30 - 22:00
daily from April - October inclusive. Comfortable
pool-side furnishings and sun shades provide an ideal and
relaxing retreat with unparalleled views across the Valle Di
Chio. Our pool is perfectly located and benefits
from sunshine for virtually the entire day. Here, under the
Tuscan sun, you can simply relax and let the cares of your world
disappear. Clean towels are provided daily and there is a nice
cold pool-side shower available to periodically cool yourself.
The pool area is
grassed and secluded on three sides while the remaining side is
vividly planted with many pots, shrubs and divine lavender, the
fragrance of which fills the air. Comfortable sun beds are
plentiful and cleaned daily along with large sun shades.
There is even a small shaded dining area for snacking perhaps. During
early summer evenings i.e. May and June the air is filled
with twinkling fire flies like a myriad local stars. In the
early mornings a heavy scent of lavender shrouds the pool in a
bluish mist before the heat of the day. These times, above all, are
the finest times for a swim.
Casa Portagioia can
light lunch, either served by
the pool, or you may choose to enjoy your lunch on the dining room
terrace with wonderful views across our gardens and olive groves - everywhere you
look at Casa Portagioia the views are simply magnificent. Aside from
our lunch menu you may also request chilled soft drinks, a tray of
tea or coffee, a bottle of local wine (or even Champagne) or a cooling lager or beer at any time -
served by the pool, on our terrace or in your room as requested.
The temperature of the
pool during the hottest months can be expected to reach 28-320
Centigrade (a water thermometer is available) and be more
than comfortable for even the most reluctant swimmer. During April, May, late September and
Solar Heating can make the pool very comfortable too. As the long hot summer
evenings proceed you are free to use the pool with pool-side
lighting late in to the evening if you wish.
Generally, our pool is
not available for use from 20th October - 30th March.
ALWAYS - Sensible Pool Side Etiquette.
We expect our guests to maintain sensible pool-side etiquette
at all times when using these facilities at Casa Portagioia.
We insist that absolutely no glass or
crockery be taken pool-side while we are always happy to
provide non-breakable items for your use at any time where such
items are not already available in your accommodation.
All our guests using
our pool facilities have a right to expect a comfortable, safe,
relaxing and peaceful environment at all times.