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Cottage independent San Gimignano

Flavio

Cottage independent San Gimignano

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
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HOME / COTTAGE INDEPENDENT OF NEW CONSTRUCTION IN THE OPEN COUNTRYSIDE
4 to 5 people, 3 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 85 m², on the ground floor.
Surrounded by idyllic countryside, this pretty holiday home contains flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and a barbeque. Parking is available onsite as is gas central heating.Decorated in a typical country-style using rustic furniture and bright terracotta floors, the airy home contains 2 tastefully-decorated double bedrooms. A comfortable sofa bed can be found within the living room, whilst a terrace with a garden is situated outside. Featuring an open passage which connects it to the nearby Piazza del Duomo Square, Piazza della Cisterna Square is a 15-minute drive away. The charming Collegiate Church of San Gimignano is also 15 minutes' away by car.A well-preserved medieval centre, the village of Certaldo is a romantic haven rich in history and culture as well as being home to many festivals.5 people, 3 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 85 m², on the ground floor. Access to independent. Furniture: in the typical country style, rustic, bright, pleasing, terracotta floors. Equipment: large screen TV, free WI-FI Internet (FREE). Gas central heating. Space division: brand new kitchen with 4 burner stove, refrigerator and microwave. Living room with bed (sofa bed). No. 2 Bedrooms with double bed. The cottage is also provided with a baby bed and a baby (Website hidden by Airbnb) new spacious bathroom with shower. Terrace with garden, reserved open space, garden furniture available, umbrella. Location: Out in the open countryside, panoramic view of San Gimignano, the medieval village of Certaldo and surrounding hills. Access / parking inside the property. Land: approx. 1 ha, partly delimited (fence), with plants / flowers, beautiful lawn naturally. Outdoor: (for common use): barbecue. Distances: San Gimignano approx. 9 km Certaldo approx. 2 km Siena approx. 40 km, Florence approx. 50 km Volterra approx. 40 km Nearest shops: grocery store approx. 3 km Nearest supermarket approx. 2 km Railway station (x Florence and Siena) approx. 2 KmSan Gimignano:Known as the City of Towers, it is a UNESCO heritage site and one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. It is one of Italy's most visited cities and offers the tourist a magnificent window onto medieval life. There is a large choice of restaurants, you can taste the local "vernaccia" wine and enjoy one of the huge choices of ice cream at the "world champion ice cream" shop in Piazza Cisterna.Certaldo Alto: The original medieval town is perched on the hill above overlooking its more modern extension and is truly worth a visit. It is charming, small and because it is such a well kept secret, mass tourism and souvenir shops are nowhere in site. One can get to it by the cable railway or on foot. There are some lovely restaurants with great views and a stroll through the town on a balmy summer evening is "pure Tuscany".Florence:This medieval city which has more are per square meter than any other city in the world is situated on the banks of the Arno river. It offers a rich array of medieval and renaissance history which reflect its past as one of the most important centres of commerce and banking in Europe. The choice of museums and architecture make the city one of the most beautiful in the world.Siena: This delightful city is worth a visit even if you are on a very short visit to Tuscany. The main square or "Campo" is where the Palio horse race takes place twice a year. Shaped like a fan with its beautiful medieval municipal buildings and "Mangia" tower it offers a truly lovely site. The Duomo is probably one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Italy. Shopping on The Corso offers an extensive choice and pleasurable experience of city life.Lucca:Lucca is one of Tuscany's best kept secrets. Its charming alley ways, a wealth of elegant 15th and 16th century buildings and a daily rhythm have remained undisturbed by the 21st century. This wealthy city is surrounded by an enormous fortress-like wall built in the 16th century. It offers visitors a great opportunity to walk on or cycle around the city. For antique lovers, Lucca has a huge open air antique fair once a month.Monteriggioni: This tiny medieval town is entirely surrounded by its original fortress like walls. The walls extend for 570 metres, there are fourteen towers and two gates - one facing Siena the other Florence. Perched on a hill, it was originally built as a look out post and for the defence of the Val D'Elsa valley.Volterra: Situated high on a hill that seems to touch the sky, this ancient Etruscan fortress town is full of tiny alleyways and streets that wend and wind to the main square. This city featured in the "Twilight" saga, has retained its slightly chaotic charm. The views overlooking the surrounding valley from the city walls are spectacular and wandering through the town's streets one still gets a feeling of what life in the town was like centuries ago. For centuries, Volterra has been known for its beautiful alabaster and there are still numerous artisans making and selling their wares in the city shops.Montepulciano:Montepulciano is best known for its Vino Nobile. Every inch of the hills surrounding the town are covered with vines producing the famous red Brunello. It has a lovely central piazza and offers many lovely works of art and architecture.Pienza: This is a little gem of a town sitting high on a hill overlooking the Val d'Orcia which is just like the scenery seen in the film "The Gladiator" It was very important during medieval times due to its strategic position. The town was transformed from a medieval town into a papal residence in Renaissance style by Pope Pio 11 in 1459 and one can still enjoy looking at the the fine golden coloured stone buildings and palazzi today. The small alleyways are full of artisan shops and restaurants serve the local wines and salames as well as the "Pecorino di Pienza" which is a locally made goat's cheese.The Coast: The Tuscan coast abounds with beaches both public and private which offer a huge variety of sea side relaxation, beautiful coastline and restaurants offering wonderful fish menus to suit all tastes.Walking and Cycling: For those guests who enjoy cycling and walking there are is an endless choices of routes to choose from which offer the most spectacular views around every corner. The numerous hills, some of which are very steep mean that a careful choice of route should be made before setting off. There are several books on the cycling and walking routes around us. The local tourist office is also a good source of information for walkers and cyclists. Bicycles and scooters can be rented in San Gimignano.Shopping:Tuscany is famous for its leather, glass ware, terracotta products and an endless variety can be found in nearly all the small towns and villages. In Florence and Siena there a shops selling all the most important brand names which have made Italy the fashion mecca it is. There are numerous fashions outlets where high fashion clothes can be bought at very reasonable prices. Volterra is famous for its alabaster, Montelupo Fiorentino for its ceramic ware, Colle Vald'Elsa has superb crystal and cut glass.

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Shampoo

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 toddler bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

Accessibility

Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance

Availability

38 Reviews

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Folkert
August 2017
A wonderful, quiet place in the hills of rural tuscany (typical setting: cypresses, olive trees, wine, pines, you'll love it!), you can see San Gimignano in the south only 5 miles away. But please mind: you are NOT completely out of the world and on your own - there is a second c…
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Bas
September 2016
Flavio and his family are great hosts who do anything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The house is very nice, pretty new and everything is there. We stayed with a 9 months old baby and the house was perfect for that! And the location is great for day trips to Siena,…
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Peter
September 2016
Nice stand alone alone house fully equipped. We were happy to find a well equiped kitchen including some basic food stuff (oil, vinegar, pasta, etc.) Location nice and quite with cute kittens around the house :) Nice welcome with our name written on the driveway to find the h…
Milena User Profile
Milena
May 2016
Flávio was very kind and helpful, he gave us some useful tips regarding visiting Florence and Sienna. The cottage was as described, very nice and well equipped. It is situated among wineyards and olive trees. His family produces also very tasteful olive oil - I highly recommend…
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Eric
October 2015
It was a pleasure to stay at Flavio's place for a week! The little house is brand new with all the necessary equipment (in particular a nice kitchen if you want to cook with local products). The location is perfect between Florence and Sienna, and very close to San Gimignano. …
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Geng
September 2015
We have been in toscana for three nights four days it was one of our best time ever The cottage is situated on top of the hill perfect location surrounded with olive tree ,bird sounds and few lovely cats. We took a nice walk in the morning The cottage is very nice and cle…
Christine User Profile
Christine
September 2015
Flavio and his family were friendly hosts. We spent great days at the cottage. The house was clean and tidy and Flavio very helpful. We really recommend the house.

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San Gimignano, ItalyJoined in May 2013
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