The Villa take its charm from the extroardinary position in front of the silhouette of San Gimignano towers. Everywhere it is possible to admire the unforgettable panoramic view of the town or the hilly landscape of the Chianti region. Ideal position for excursions in the area. The pleasant athmosphere is particulary in evidence from the panoramic terraces of the house. There are some sun lounges in one part the garden. It has been nicely renovated. The fortified walls of the watch tower confirm that the house used to be the check point on theold road. It has been furnished with tuscan style. 35 km from the centre of Siena, 40 km from the centre of Firenze, 1 km from the centre of San Gimignano, in the countryside. Private: grounds 15'000 m2, garden with lawn and plants, swimming pool (5 x 10 m, depth 120 - 160 cm, 05.05.-29.09.). 7-room house 220 m2 on 2 levels.. Facilities: washing machine. Internet (Wireless LAN [WLAN], free). Reserved parking.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jan 2019
Alessandro purchased this Villa in 1998
Why Alessandro chose San Gimignano
What makes this Villa unique
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A wonderful extended family vacation
We stayed at the Villa in November with three couples and two babies. Everything worked out well and it was a wonderful vacation. Alessandro was a wonderful host and was quick to help with anything that came up during our stay
That's what our driver said driving past the olive grove to the entrance when returning us from a day in Florence to Alessandro's villa. Lovely setting with stunning views, each room has its own bath, walk to the town gate. San Gimignano is awash with tourists but this home is an escape from the crowds. Arrange for a Tuscan meal to be served in the dining room. If you need heat, you will pay extra for use of it.
Wonderful place to stay and enjoy San Gimingnano and the surrounding area.
I enjoyed this beautiful setting with three wonderful friends. It worked out perfectly for the four of us as we each had our own bedroom and bathroom. The views were breathtaking! Alessandro, the owner, was the best. He was very accessible to us especially when we had questions. He went out of his way to be helpful. I would go back and stay there in a heartbeat!
Great place. Fantastic view of San Gimignano town and surroundings. Outside dining area is ideal.
Exactly what we were after for our group to enjoy a week in this area. We loved the 20 min walk into the city centre. The rooms were lovely. 5 bathrooms is fabulous. Alessandro was a very lovely supportive host who responded terrifically to our every need. We will be back with a group of 8!
Great villa in a superb location
The villa was fabulous in terms of size, amenities, cleanliness and atmosphere. It was perfect for the 9 of us. Alessandro, the owner, was extremely welcoming and helpful and even booked a restaurant for us, organised a chef to come to the villa one evening and helped us book taxis when we were going to the palio in Siena.
The location of the villa was simply wonderful. The views were breathtaking and it was only a short walk in to San Gimignano. All in all, we had a brilliant week and would thoroughly recommend staying there.
Fantastic location, great views
We stayed here for two weeks at the end of July/beginning of August and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Alessandro was fantastic in recommending things to do, places to see and I highly recommend you take his tips on having his recommended chef come to cook for you and the various local wine tastings !
San Gimignano rises on a hill (334m high) dominating the Elsa Valley with its towers. Once the seat of a small Etruscan village of the Hellenistic period (200-300 BC) it began its life as a town in the 10th century taking its name from the Holy Bishop of Modena, St. Gimignano, who is said to have saved the village from the barbarian hordes. The town increased in wealth and developed greatly during the Middle Ages thanks to the 'Via Francigena' the trading and pilgrim's route that crossed it. Such prosperity lead to the flourishing of works of art to adorn the churches and monasteries. In 1199 it became a free municipality and fought against the Bishops of Volterra and the surrounding municipalities. Due to internal power struggles it eventually divided into two factions one headed by the Ardinghelli family (Guelphs) and the other by the Salvucci family (Ghibellines). On the 8th May 1300 Dante Alighieri came to San Gimignano as the Ambassador of the Guelph League in Tuscany. In 1348 San Gimignano's population was drastically reduced by the Black Death Plague throwing the city into a serious crisis which eventually led to its submission to Florence in 1353. In the following centuries San Gimignano overcame its decline and isolation when its beauty and cultural importance together with its agricultural heritage were rediscovered. The construction of the towers dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries. The architecture of the city was influenced by Pisa, Siena and Florence. There are 14th century paintings of the Sienese School to be seen and 15th century paintings of the Florentine School.
Incluso nel prezzo: cambio biancheria settimanale segnale internet adsl wi-fi acqua, elettricità. deposito cauzionale rimborsabile: euro 300 pulizie finali: euro 25 a persona riscaldamento: a consumo (euro 4,50 per M3) tassa di soggiorno: euro 1,50 a persona al giorno da marzo a ottobre per un massimo di 5 giorni. non è dovuta da novembre a febbraio.i bambini sotto i 12 anni non paga