About the property
- Apartment645 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
holiday apartments in two independent villas with air conditioning & pool
The landscape surrounding the little hamlet of Gavignano is completely quiet and unspoiled, making a perfect setting for a country holiday, ideal for gentle walks and picnics. The towers of S. Gimignano are just visible across the valley. Podere OLiveta which translates as 'Olive grove Farm' consists of 5 different apartments which enjoy a pretty location up in the hills .Each apartment has its own independent entrance and own garden area with barbecue. Much careful thought has gone into decoration, furnishing and ensuring the apartments are equipped down to the last detail. There is a swimming pool surrounded by a sun terrace which has stunning views overlooking the rolling olive clad hills, the sprinkling of cypresses trees and the majestic towers of S. Gimignano in the distance. Local wine and olive oil can be bought nearby. Podere Oliveta enjoys a location with easy access to the main routes to Florence and Siena.
Podere Oliveta is a good choice for exploring central Tuscany. The main attractions of the region can be reached very easily. The highway which connects Florence to Siena is only 3 km distant. And the villa's location only 3 km from the railway station of Poggibonsi is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Poggibonsi (free parking behind the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1. hour). The train ride takes about 30 minutes to Siena and 1. hour to Florence. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station 'Santa Maria Novella' to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 1 km from centre, and you may have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill or take the escalator.
Tuscany/Siena Province : visit the world famous Piazza del Campo , for centuries has been the centre stage of the Palio,theindisputable symbol of Siena. Ancients medieval cities like San Gimignano,Lucca ,Arezzo,Firenze ,and many unknown villages,chapels,castles,museum. There are thousands of masterpieces to be discovered. Throughout the year there are a lot of exhibitions,festivals,markets,and sporting events involving residents as well as tourists.
See the official web site from the Sienese Tourist Board ,Terre di Siena, and enjoy exploring.
nearest travel links:
airport : Florence : 40 Km.
railway : Poggibonsi : 3 Km.
Tuscany has 2 international airports , one near Pisa (also low cost flights) the other in Florence.
Checkout for flights on www.ryanair.com ,www.easyjet.com , www.britishairways.com as well as Lufthansa, swissair an so on .
Contact us for further details on the best way to reach the property .
sports and leasure : La Badia Golf Club ( 8 holes) is only 7 km. from the property
Castelfalfi golf club (18 holes) is 25 km. far
Pleasure and relaxation are guaranteed by the treatments with thermal sring water at:
Gambassi Terme ( 15 km.)
Rapolano Terme with beautiful outdoor hot sring water ( 40 km .)
Play tennis at the tennis club ( 1,8 km . )
Walk freely for miles from the property through the hills of chianti passing by vineyards, woods and stunning views .
You can taste our wine directly from the producers nearby .
During your stay you may have cooking lessons nearby (please book in advance)
restaurants: Several of Italy's top reastaurants are within close driving distance including the two Michelin stars 'Arnolfo' Restaurant, in Colle val d'Elsa where you can enjoy renowned chef Gaetano Trovato's delicacies, and famous fish restaurants like ' Alcide ' and 'La Galleria' in Poggibonsi .
the area is full of small ' Trattoria ' where you can enjoy typical tuscan food .
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- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Fabio Cantini
Annamaria is the local expert as she welcomes her guests with special touches from local food to recommendations for local attractions
Fabio Cantini purchased this Apartment in 1960
Why Fabio Cantini chose Poggibonsi
This home’s current structure is from the 18th century. It has been recently restored by the owner, Fabio Cantini, and his wife. This farmhouse has been transformed into a comfortable and unique vacation home that will take you on a journey through the history of Tuscany and the beauty of Tuscany countryside
What makes this Apartment unique
The stunning views from the 6x12 sq. metres pool . The gardens, with furniture, for al fresco dining and a BBQ, outdoor living space, and amazing vistas all around.
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Our two bedroom apartment was a delight.
The pool was great. But best of all were Fabio and Anna Marie. They are so helpful and do all they can to make one's stay a joy.
Thank you very much for your kind words . Hope to see you again in the future
Beautiful Country Getaway
Great location in Tuscany with awesome scenery surrounding the apartment. Enjoyed the morning greeting by the rooster as he called out at 9:00 am. Convenient location to restaurants and wineries. Fabio was a wonderful host and explained the highlights of the area. In cooler weather, heat is only available for 2 hours each day without an extra charge.
Nice clean place .i am only not happy about bed and deeding, and the wifi is very poor
Nice location for touring Tuscany
The 1 bedroom apartment is small but cozy. The kitchen was well stocked, but we missed not having a coffee maker. There was an expresso maker, but nothing to make a pot of regular cofffee. We ended up buying some instant coffee. Our unit had a nice balcony with table & 2 chairs- nice for morning coffee or evening happy hour. It was clean and very quiet. We weren't sure the other apartments were occupied. The main criticism I have is the stairs leading to the pool. They were hazardous and need to be repaired. My husband has mobility issues and after climbing once, refused to go up to the pool again. Fabio and his wife were very hospitable. When we arrived Fabio's wife was standing at the end of the driveway waving us down. Since we arrived a little later than planned, I suspect she had been waiting for some time.
The apartments are located in a small hamlet about 1 mile up a narrow country road, but easy to get to. Once leaving that road, it was only about 1 minute to reach the main 4 lane highway.
We had planned to take the train into Florence to avoid the traffic in that city, but Fabio advised taking the bus instead. That was good advice, as the bus stop is near the supermarket with free parking and leaves every hour with direct journey to Florence.
This apartment is not fancy, but if you're looking for "real Italy" and convenience I would recommend it.
Dear Diane , thank you for your review.
I am sorry to read that you did't have a proper coffee maker . You should have asked me as we keep spare ones for those clients who prefer the american way to make coffee.
Regarding the stairs to get to the pool, the stairs are wooden and old, and give the impression of being unsafe, but it is not. We thank you for your advice I keep it in mind to enhance the pleasure of staying at Podere Olive grove.
My best wishes and regards to you and your husband.
Stayed in Passero, clean and lovely private garden
Fantastic accommodation the views were amazing from the pool. Peaceful, our two teenage children loved it so great for families. Fabio was extremely helpful in recommending local sites, restaurants and vineyards! Will defifinately go back.
Dear Claire, thank you very much for your kind words. . I hope to see you again in the future . My best regards to all of you .
This apartment is in a perfect location to explore Tuscany and Chianti. It has easy access to the highway between Florence and Siena while feeling like you are miles away! Our apartment was clean, comfortable, private and well equipped. The owners are wonderful, helpful and they are only a phone call away. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Podere Oliveta is located 200m from the hamlet to Gavignano. Set on the top of the hill which overlooks the whole country side. It is in the center of Tuscany with easy access to main routes towards Florance (30min by car), Siena (20min), Volterra, San Gimignano, the villages and castles of Chianti. In the area you can find good restaurants and shops.
Arriving by car from the north: leave the highway A1 'Autostrada del Sole' at the exit Firenze Certosa and take the motorway Firenze-Siena. Drive along (34km) this road as far as Poggibonsi Nord. At the roundabout folow the directions to Poggibonsi centre and drive for about 500m. Turn left in to the first road on your left towards Gavignano and drive for other 1,8km. Pass the little hamlet of Gavignano and the end of the asphalted road you'll see a sign Oliveta on your right. Coming from the South: drive until Siena and then follow the direction towards Firenze. Take the motorway Siena-Firenze till the exit of Poggibonsi Nord.
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