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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

The Tenuta Bichi Borghesi has been property of the same family for four centuries. We produce DOCG Chianti Colli Senesi wine, a red IGT wine, Vinsanto, oil and honey. Part of the secular park are a beautiful vegetable garden and an orchard, rich in autochthonous species which supply fresh fruit and vegetables to the owners and the guests.
We are situated in the Montagnola Senese, lined by trails that have been blazed by the Italian Alpine Club; some of them start right from the centre of our estate. It encloses a park of four hectares, the villa, the monumental stables in neogothic style (today available for ceremonies and events) and the agricultural annexes.
At guests disposal:
ETHERNET internet connection available in all the units and the clients can use the owners' computer when the property's office is open, free of charge.
The hamlet encloses the heart of the farm: a large garden of 4 hectares, the seventeenth century villa and the grand stables, or Scuderie (about 550 mq) , inaugurated in 1890, where ceremonies and dinner parties are hosted by the family.
Wine tasting for group.
The Scuderie comprise three large halls, a kitchen and facilities and can accommodate up to 250 people seated who can also enjoy the surrounding park of the villa.
At their arrival all the guests will find a welcome-breakfast. It's possible to make a product tasting and to rent bikes.
Distances:
Colle Val d'Elsa at 7 km
From our estate you can easily reach the main towns of artistic interest:
•Florence (55 km)
•Siena (27 km)
•San Gimignano (15 km)
•Volterra (30 km).

bus stop 7 km
train station 7 km
we suggest to have own car

Large common park
Each apartment has its own space in front with table and chairs

San Gimignano and the Elsa valley (Val d'Elsa)


Maybe the expression has been used to many times but it's still appropriate: There's no better comparison than calling San Gimignano, the city of hundred towers, the “Medieval Manhattan”.

A kind of fortified village that, to the great joy of the visitors from all over the world, seems to have “turned to ice” in the 14th century to keep alive the miracle of an urban and architectonical structure that has remained unchanged over the centuries. In the last 25 years luck was on the side of this corner of the Sienese land: By now San Gimignano has surpassed in celebrity many bigger and more important places. It's the home of one of the most famous and antique Tuscan wines, the only white wine which is well known all over the world: the Vernaccia.

Certainly it's not enough to mention only the inevitable comparison with Manhattan (by now there are only 18 towers left). The little town and its territory have so much more to offer.

The Elsa valley, antique and very civilized land, cradle of the trade routes in this region and cradle of learning and art from the time of the High Middle Ages, rich in famous monuments, beautiful little towns and breathtaking panoramas.
Let's mention just some of them: Colle di Val d'Elsa, the city of crystal, Casole, Monteriggioni with its intact city walls that have been celebrated even in Dante's Divine Comedy, Poggibonsi and its fortress of Poggio Imperiale, an uncountable number of Romanesque parish churches (like the one of Cellole or the extraordinary Badia a Isola), oratories, monasteries, castles and villages.

All these sights are not only relics of a glorious past, but they are still a symbol of the territory's richness which still lasts thanks to the industriousness of its people and a dense network of trades that has its origins in medieval times, when the Via Francigena ran through the Elsa valley, the road which connected the papal town of Rome with Northern Europe between the 9th and the 15th century with a steady stream of warriors, pilgrims, saints and emperors.
Today we can still find some traces of this extraordinary road which explain why in the course of the centuries villages, castles, bridges and pilgrims' hospitals have been built just where they are and not anywhere else.

6x12 - 1,40 m deep

in the property

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

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