Montegonfoli is an ancient Farmhouse placed on top of an hill with an amazing view on San Giminano and on Tuscany hills. The farmouse is made of some ancient buildings of the Seventeen century, and it's featured by about 1000 olive trees, 2.6ha of vineyard (Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Chianti Colli Senesi, both DOCG), 5ha of "fields of gold" and 9ha of amazing forest featured by a small river for "in house" nice excursions and light trekking activities. The town of San Gimignano is very close, 5 minutes by car, and Siena and Florence can be reached very quickly (half an hour), as well as all the other attractions of Tuscany, all in one hour trip (Pisa, Lucca, Chianti, Montalcino, Cortona, etc.) Even Roma city center can be reached in one day trip, Saint Peter church, is at 2,5h from Montegonfoli. This apartment is on the ground floor and can host up to 6 people (max 4 adults over 12yo). It has a large living room with kitchen and sofabed, 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with shower and bidet. It features a wonderful view on the surroundings, with direct view on San Gimignano Towers from the house patio and from one of the bedrooms. The apartment has a private area in the garden too, with table and chairs, under a wonderful walnut tree. Wifi is available for free.
Apartment for 4+2 persons, very large, ground floor.
- english, french, italian, arabic
- Calendar last updated:
- 6 Dec 2018
About Paolo Castellano
Dear Guests, I was born in the south of ltaly and so I'm very social and friendly. I love nature and I have several interests and hobbies. I love the good and healty food, that I like to cook; I make my own bread, pizza and cookies using my self made natural yeast, that I'm growing like a son since some years. If you're lucky you could taste my famous "Pizza alle cipolle caramellate" :-) I love deeply our regioun and I'm happy to share my knowledge and my suggestions with our guests. I'm a "frequent" cyclist, my current fitness program consists in growing up 2 nice babies and to make 20Km per day by bicicle, that I try to use for all my daily trips. I spend some of my time to make vegetables for me and my babies without using any chemicals. I think that the most important thing that we have is health, and that we'd have to try to preserve the one of the new generations. My slogan is "BENISSIMO" and I love the people who smile :-), and I'm very happy to give as much smiles as possible :-) Hope to meet all of you soon! Sincerely, Paolo
Paolo Castellano purchased this Farmhouse in 1983
Why Paolo Castellano chose San Gimignano
We decided to transform our farmhouse in an "AGRITURISMO " to allow to "THE WORLD" to be inspired by our views. The turistic activity allows us to ensure to the property an advanced maintenance program to keep the buildings in their original beauty and at the same time allows us to support agricolture and land protection.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The most appreciated features of our Farmhouse are Views and location. All the guests are enchanted by the views, and all reviews, on all portals speak by themselves. Views are wonderful wherever you'll move your eyes, and pictures can't tell it. We are in a very silent and quiet place, but we are very close to San Gimignano, the pearl of Tuscany, just a 5 minutes drive, and good walkers can walk or run to it too (3,6Km, with 150m of altitude gap). All the apartments are comfortable, equipped with kitchen, heating and fans. We don't have Air conditioning because our climate usually doesn't requires it. Nights are always cool, we got hot summers in 2003 and 2015 only (for few weeks). We are in a paradise for Wine Lovers, there are several wineries in walking distance, and I suggest a wine tour in the surroundings, among wonderful, award winning wineries. Our farm produces my preferred wine, "VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO" a wonderful white, one of the few ones that improves with age, also known as the wine of the popes, as Dante Alighieri already talked about it 800 years ago in the "Divina Commedia", speaking of Pope "Martino IV", famous for not being able to resist our Vernaccia. The "Vernaccia di San Gimignano" was one the preferred wines of "Lorenzo de' Medici". The Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first wine to get , in 1966, the DOC certification. Then, in the nineties, our Vernaccia got the DOCG certification. Our vineyards produces "CHIANTI COLLI SENESI" too, a red wine that doesn't need any presentations. Our 1000 Olive Trees produce wonderful olive oils. Our Olive Oil is excellent, we get it from mechanical and cold extraction only. Some olives goes under salt, for olive lovers.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Exceptional Service and Location
Stunning views! Bruno was so very helpful -- arranged dinner reservations and horseback riding for us. The only thing that was not perfect was the weather -- and if he could, Bruno would have changed that for us! Accommodations worked great for our family of 4 and the location is excellent. Close enough for convenience and far enough away to avoid the tour buses and large crowds! Our sons hiked to San Gimignano and said it was a great hike. Excellent grocery in Poggibonsi.
thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are very happy to read that you and your family enjoied your stay in Montegonfoli and that you appreciated all Bruno efforts to make your vacation memorable.
We hope to meet you again, ARRIVEDERCI!
Stunning setting for a Tuscan holiday
Gorgeous setting close to San Gimignano, Florence and Siena. Property is very nicely managed by Paulo and Bruno, who made our stay very comfortable. Apartments are quiet, comfortable and can be combined to accommodate almost any number of people in your party. Great for families and groups of friends. An incredible value and a great getaway from city noise.
thank you very much for your wonderful, full stars review! We are very happy to read that you enjoied your stay, mission completed! Bruno is pleased that you mentioned him, as well as me! Thank you very much, we really hope to meet you again! ARRIVEDERCI!
Gorgeous views and peaceful setting
Our family stayed here for two days , it was a perfect spot to tour the area from and very peaceful .
thank you very much for your review! We are very happy to read that you appreciated our place and our location, we love it and we love to share it with kind guests like you!
We hope to meet you again, ARRIVEDERCI!
Beautiful views of the country side and San Gimignano. We stayed 14 days to visit the surroundings, so every day a different old town. Place very convenient since it is so close , 10 min from San Gimignano, Florence 45 min, Siena 30 to 45 min. Pisa less than 2 hours; and we usually took the Ecological alternative in the GPS to get to our destinations. From the big gibing our contact Paolo was very kind and informative. We were very well received by Bruno upon arrival who continued to be very helpful during our stay. Very clean and comfortable apartment!
thank you very much for your excellent, full stars review! We are very happy to read that you enjoied your stay and that you loved all about our farmhouse. Bruno is pleased to read the mention for him, as well as me, we love our place and love to share it with kind and respectful guests like you! Grazie and ARRIVEDERCI!
The best of Tuscany
It was a perfect experience - amazing views, great service and comfortable rooms. The location is perfect for exploring Tuscany. It is a very peaceful and relaxing place - even with other guest staying, there is enough privacy. And I loved the wine! Thank you very much! I will have to come back again!
thank you very much for you wonderful review, we are very happy to read that you had a great stay in Montegonfoli and that you wish to come back, we will wait for that day.
GRAZIE and Ciao,
The property was apsoulutly perfect. The views of San Gimignano and the vineyards all around were so pretty. The pool looked tempting although the weather was not warm enough to jump in. Bruno the caretaker was so kind and helped us with transportation into San Gimignano and offered to take us to the train station. He typically is so busy on site but while our stay it was slow. We really appreciated all he did from driving to making us cappuccino in the morning with a chocolate crusiant. We hope to come back again but stay longer than a weekend. If your looking for quiet and tranquility this is the place!!!
Hello Wendy and Chuck,
thank you very much for your wonderful and "Exceptional" review. We are very happy because you were able to get the best of our place, even if the weather wasn't the usual one of our season. Thank you for your compliments to Bruno, he deserves them, he is an angel! We hope to welcome you again, you're a wonderful family!
Thank you, Grazie, for choosing Montegonfoli!