|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
Alessandro purchased this villa in 1998
Firstly can I say how helpful Alessandro was with helping us book this villa and also with meeting up and suggesting tours and excursions. He really makes the villa what it is!
The villa itself is very well located on a small road about 5/10 mins walk from SG centre. It's easy to pop up to the Co-Op for supplies.
The pool is lovely and sheltered. Witha couple of trees down you'd also extend the great view of SG.
All the rooms have great beds and en-suites. The whole villa is clean and full of all the cooking utensils you need. There's even a cat about (we called him Craig) who lives out the back along with the foxes (who seemed to like eating sandals!)
The seating area has a great little BBQ and a fantastic view of SG. Again, with the removal of a hedge or two you could have a truly panoramic view of the area.
A quick tip, the bins are dropped off at the end of the track after turning left and driving a couple of minutes to the main road.
Quick and reliable WiFi too!
Overall a fantastic Villa, in my memories forever! Thanks so much for all your help Alessandro! Ciao!
Fantastic charming Tuscany house with plenty of room for 8 persons and the best view to San Gimignano. Combining a quiet rural location and own private pool with walking distance to San Gimignano and short distance to shopping and sightseeing opportunities. All needed facilities and a very friendly and helpsome host.
This house is a great home base for exploring Tuscany. Very comfortable and there are 4 large bedrooms with private bathrooms. We were 4 couples traveling together and we never felt crowded. We walked up into San Gimignano many times and there is a great winery just a short walk in the opposite direction that also has a good view. Above all, I can't say enough great things about Alessandro. He really went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay immensely at Villa Porticcola! We were amazed at the view of San Gimignano, especially at night! The home is located down a quiet country road, and the driveway is lined with olive trees. Yet, the home is only walking distance from San Gimignano! The house is well represented by the pictures. Yet, when you arrive you are completely in awe of the surrounding views!
Alessandro was so kind, and made us feel very welcome! He sat with us and gave us suggestions for visiting the surrounding area. We followed his suggestions, and found that we had a wonderful vacation experience. I would recommend this rental to anyone! It is what you dream of as a romantic Tuscan experience! Pam & Terry
We stayed in Villa Porticcola for a week during May 2014 (7 adults). The Villa was perfect and within easy walking distance into San Gimignano. The villa presents exactly as it is in the photos - very spacious, clean and well appointed with amazing views of San G. and the surrounding countryside. Alessandro was extremely easy to work with, responded quickly to all inquiries, and very professional in handling deposits and contract, etc. He was also very helpful in providing information about the region. Alessandro also arranged for 2 local chefs to come one evening and treat us with local / cucina Toscana! We hope to return again for another stay - cannot say enough about Villa Porticcola - Five Stars, highly recommended, one of the best vacation rentals we have ever stayed in.
Lined with olive trees and surrounded by breathtaking vistas of San Gimignano and neighboring vineyards, Villa la Porticciolo provided the perfect anchor for our Tuscan adventure. Within the rustic walls of this charming home are all the modern conveniences one could wish for -- including a hair dryer. The four large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms granted our group of four friends privacy, while the comfortable living room, warmed by the fireplace, brought us together every evening for endless conversation.
A key feature for us was the villa’s proximity to town – a 15 minute hike up the hill on a tranquil country road, which we took most nights to sample some of the town’s best restaurants -- including a couple of great recommendations by Alessandro, the villa’s owner. We also took advantage of San Gimignano’s market day to buy pasta and local vegetables for the delectable home-cooked dinner we prepared in the villa’s well-equipped kitchen, which we washed down with the wine Alessandro gave us upon our arrival.
Working with Alessandro was a pleasure: he’s honest and kind, speaks excellent English, and responds promptly to inquiries.
This place is a gem, as well as a great value. We look forward to returning soon.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£259|
|Stay tax||€2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 6 years.|
Incluso nel prezzo:
cambio biancheria settimanale
segnale internet adsl wi-fi
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