1 February – 20 December
Check-in: from 15:00
Check-out: until 9:00
Il Pollaio is in the center of the small hamlet of Gallina on the Strada Statale 2 (ss 2), known as “Cassia”, near the 173rd km sign.
If you arrive from S. Quirico d’Orcia along the Cassia road, entering Gallina, you will find us 250 m ahead of the restaurant “Il Parallelo”, which you will see on your left-hand side.
If you come from Castiglione d’Orcia along the “Strada del Pozzo”, you will come to a signposted crossroads at a farmhouse called “Acquasalsa”. Here you can:
1) Keep straight along the dirt road (Strada del Pozzo) and go directly down to Gallina. When you reach the tarmac road (Cassia), turn right and after 200 m you will find us on the left side of the road.
2) Take the path to the right continuing the official Francigena route until you reach the “Passalacqua” farm: from here you have to leave the Francigena and descend to the left towards Gallina for about 500 m. When you reach the tarmac road (Cassia), turn left and continue for about 150 m. You will find us on the right-hand side of the road, 100 m from the bar “Panini ai Sapori di una Volta “.
Rooms for rent
Price: 20 € per bed in shared room with linen and bath towel. 50 € private double room with linen and bath towel.
Number of beds: 6
Washing machine, bicycles storage, luggage storage, hairdryer, book-crossing.
At 250 m away you can find the restaurant “Il Parallelo” (open at lunchtime and take-away on prior reservation in the evenings) and at 100 m away you can find the cafeteria “Panini ai Sapori di una Volta” (open from Monday to Friday 6:00 – 19:00, Sundays 7:00 – 19:00, Saturdays is open (half day) only during summer).
Our guesthouse Il Pollaio is located on the Roman road called Via Cassia, in the “center” of Gallina, a small hamlet belonging to Castiglione d’Orcia.
“Il Pollaio” means “The Chicken Coop”: we choose this name because, apart from the obvious assonance with the hamlet’s name (Gallina = chicken), we have a small farm consisting mainly of a chicken coop as well as a small vegetable garden that we hope to expand and make it part of our living income. Accompanying us on this adventure, in addition to the hens, chickens, roosters and guinea fowls, there are three cats: Gato, Lince and Tigra.
The two rooms available for the hospitality of pilgrims are on the upper floor of our house: the Chestnut, with two single beds (which can be joined to make a double) and a bunk bed, with bathroom and a small terrace; and the Cypress, with two single beds (which can also be joined to make a double), also with bathroom.
Along the stairs leading to the rooms there are books available for reading and a small section for book-crossing.