Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
As you enter from the garden and the small private terrace, Ginestra welcomes you with a traditional Tuscan room complete with a large fireplace (wood provided free of charge), followed by three twin rooms from which you can admire stunning views across the surrounding countryside. The apartment has a well-equipped kitchen and two bathrooms. Guests are welcome to use the splendid swimming pool (6 x 12 metres) with views of Volterra, shared by two nearby apartments.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cecina 75 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||15 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 70 km, Nearest railway: Castelfiorentino 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Ginestra has a Dvd/Tv set with satellite channels in the main languages and guests have have access to a communal laundry room. A welcome pack with maps and information sheets, accompanied by two bottles of wine and of our extra-virgin olive oil will be waiting for you as you enter Ginestra. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection.
|Further details outdoors|
A barbecue and a table with six chairs and a sun shade are at your disposal in the private garden. The swimming pool is open from 10 am to 7 pm and air-beds and ball games are not allowed. You will also have the opportunity to fish in our lake, located at the bottom of the valley, and walk/run/bike along the many paths that cross the estate (a detailed map of the area will be given to you upon your arrival).
Swimming pool only available from May to September. Check in is from 4 pm to 7 pm, while check out is usually by 10 am. English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany has a unique artistic legacy, and Florence is one of the world's most important water-color centres, even so that it is often nicknamed the "art palace of Italy". Most of the frescos, sculptures and paintings in Tuscany are held in the region's abundant churches and cathedrals, such as Florence Cathedral, Siena Cathedral, Pisa Cathedral and the Collegiata di San Gimignano. Tuscany is also famous for its wines, including the well-known Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino.
The climate in Tuscany is generally very mild with differences depending on the geography of each area. The coast tend to have hotter summers than the hills where the Ginestra apartment is. The warmest months are generally July and August, while June and September offer both nice warm weather in general without it being too hot.
Gambassi Terme is the closest town to the Ginestra apartment, just ten kilometres away. It stands on the Via Francigena, which thousands of pilgrims travelled along every year in mediaeval times between Rome and Canterbury. You can still walk along some stretches of the route today surrounded by splendid panoramic views.
About fifteen kilometres from Ginestra you can then feast your eyes on one of the most celebrated views in all of Tuscany: the unmistakable sight of San Gimignano and its famous towers. The layout of the town and the many civil and religious buildings have remained practically unchanged since medieval times and 15 of the original 72 towers are still standing today.
Finally we strongly recommend the twenty-kilometre drive from Ginestra to Volterra. Dating back to the time of the Etruscans, the city rises up from the top of a steep ridge among sheer ravines known as the "Balze"(cliffs), and has many magnificent mediaeval buildings.
If you dont want to drive just relax in our swimming pool! Or you can go walk, run or bike along the beautiful paths that surround Ginestra. You may also fish in our lake at the bottom of the valley. Nearby there is a 27 holes Golf course and a Riding stable.