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Farmhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The “borgo Sammonti” was built in the beginning of the 13th century as a fortress in the county of Scorgiano, and it is located near most beautiful and important tuscan cities. The structure is surrounded by woods and it offers many paths for walks and escursions.
The beauty of the view guarantees relaxing and peaceful holidays. The farm has two apartments: “IL SOLE” and “LA LUNA”. Both of them have been recently restaured trying to maintain at the same time the original tuscan style and confort. A large terrace gives an amaizing view of the senese hills, the woods ant the towers of San Gimignano and in the backround of the Apuane Alps. From the terrace you can reach the garden and the swimming pool (9 x 5 m).
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||follonica 80 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: firenze 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
La Toscana è una delle regioni più belle d' Italia e certamente tra le più famose,ricca di storia e opere d'arte.Lo spettacolo della campagna è vario: il Chianti a nord, le Crete a sud ma ambedue spettacoli affascinanti
Excursions around Siena:
MONTEPULCIANO In the village of Montepulciano visit Antonio da Sangallo's San Biagio, a wonderful Renaissance church. You can then spend time walking the streets and feel what it was like to live in the medieval period.
PIENZA In Pienza, in the mid-15th century, Pope Pius II turned this out of the way hill town into a testing ground for the most advanced Renaissance ideas about urban planning. Take a morning to walk the streets before moving onto the next village.
SAN GIMIGNANO San Gimignano is a medieval town that owes its famous skyline to the rival families who tried to outdo each other by building taller and taller towers. Of the original 76 towers only 13 still survive today.
ASCIANO This hill town is a medieval oasis in the "Crete" desert, with many historical monuments. It has a Romanesque Basilica di Sant'Agata within the 15th century ramparts.
BAGNO VIGNONI Besides being a pleasant little town set up like a terrace on the Orcia valley, it has a thermal water basin right in the middle of the town square. It is a popular spa town with both an official spa and outside stone culverts with thermal water running in the open.
LE CRETE The name comes from the "crests" of clay eroded over the centuries into a dramatic desert of parched hillocks. The area is home to some of the most remote vestiges of the Sienese heritage in the enchanting scenery of the Val d'Orcia area. This unique natural landscape has inspired countless poets, writers and painters. only 13 still survive today.
MONTALCINO South of the "Crete" , this enchanting fortified hill town is well-known for its red Brunello wine. A wine cellar (Enoteca) in the castle offers local wines for tasting and purchase.
MONTERIGGIONI This enchanting little hill town just 15 km north of Siena has an almost intact circular 13th century fortification wall enclosing the village. It used to be part of Siena's defence system against Florentine attacks.
MONTE OLIVETO MAGGIORE This 14th century Benedictine monastery stands on a rocky ridge near Asciano in a scenic park of traditional tuscan trees. The nave's choir stalls count among Italy's finest works of inlaid wood carvings.
SANT'ANTIMO The 12th century Benedictine abbey, 10 km south of Montalcino enjoys a delightful setting amid olive groves.Translucent onyx and alabaster in the bases of the columns give the nave a delicate light.
SAN QUIRICO D'ORCIA This fortified town 15 km east of Montalcino was a major stop for north european pigrims journeying to Rome in the Middle Ages. The amazing view of the Orcia valley can be enjoyed from Piazza della Libertà.
SIENA Twice a year the Palio horse race is run between the 17 contrada of the city. If you want to enjoy the most famous horse competition contact us for a ticket on Palio tickets.com
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27 Jun 2014
"Secluded and Lovely"
Perfect setting for a peaceful time. Well let's start with the view . . . From the terrace it is stunning, especially at sunset . . . Treat yourself and enjoy breakfast and dinner there! The terrace and garden are lovely, as is the swimming pool.
The aparttment itself feels more like a villa and the owner (Grazia) lives in the apartment upstairs Grazia is very friendly and helpful but respectful of your privacy and speaks some english and mixed with our Italian, we had no problems at all. The apartment is decorated in a Tuscan style and is mainly antique in nature. Lots of space in the one we had but the other appears to be a bit smaller. It was lovely and cool, even when the temperature was 34c on the day we arrived. The sun is on the terrace most of the day . . . Oh and don't forget the sunset! The kitchen is fitted out with all you will need for cooking with plenty of crockery etc.
The Wi-Fi is free and excellent and quicker than mine at home, which is amazing so far from any town. Note that there is no TV, which we were not concerned about as it added to the peace and seclusion the area offers.
Parking is off the road a very short walk away, though you can unload baggage immediately outside.
Don't be put off when GPS tells you to turn into Strada di San Monti, trust it and follow the road and less than 5 minutes later you are there. The road winds and is narrow so whilst we had only one car pass us, it would be wise to drive slowly. When you reach a 90 degree turn to the left and with a large set of double gates in front of you, continue round and you are just a few metres away.
The villa is very secluded but that is why there is such a view from the terrace. No more than about 20 cars pass by each day. It is about 10 km from Montiriggioni which is worth a visit in the afternoon after 3pm when the Turisti crowds have left.
There are a number of small towns in the surrounding area and some others which are only hamlets/villages.
There are various Coop supermarkets, one being in San Rocco though you may drive past it as the entrance is in a one way system, so drive through the town and the road runs parallel to the main road. Most towns have limited restaurants due to their size though the Pizzerias are good and meals are 20/30% less than cities such as Sorrento where we traveled from. But remember the view and dine at home!
There were not any details of restaurants or shops made available when we arrived and that is something we would recommend but we had an adventure trying to find places and once you go off in the right direction . . . Unlike us on the first day . . . There are a number of them.
When we said goodbye we had already decided that we would be returning to stay again for a break from the busier parts of our holiday in Italy that is why we did not say arrivederci to Grazia . . . We said A presto!
We definitely recommend a stay here.
Thank you very very much and ARRIVEDERCI. With my English it is not possible to say another words. Again thank you Grazia
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