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Apartment | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa Tristano Grande is a beautiful villa of 360 square meters (about 3875

square feet), for eighteen people, with pool, garden, patio and terraces, and a

splendid view over the valley and of San Gimignano.

It is located on the summit of a small hill, the slopes of which are cultivated

with olive trees and vineyards. The villa is in an isolated position, and is

completely surrounded by tall pine trees.

Villa Tristano Grande is situated halfway between Florence and Siena, and is

just 15 km (a little more than 9 miles) from San Gimignano.

Villa Tristano Grande has nine bedrooms, of which five are double-bedded and

four have two single beds each, and six bathrooms with tub or shower.

The villa is part of a Tuscan farming estate, the oldest part of which dates

back to around the year 1200.

Actually, the farm is a working agricultural estate that produces excellent

extra-virgin olive oil, Chianti wine and white wine, vinsanto and liquor. You

can taste and purchase all of these products on the estate.

You will find the exterior of Villa Tristano Grande extremely graceful: you will

see a long building, which has at one corner an elegant tower of red brick, with

large arched windows. At the top of the tower, there is a covered terrace.

The house is surrounded by a green lawn, edged with a row of tall umbrella pines.

In the shadow of the pines on this lawn, there are benches, and a peaceful area

equipped with stonework tables and benches.

Two stone wells, and vases overflowing with red geraniums, decorate the façade

of the building.

A long brickwork porch, which runs along the entire side of the house, opens

onto the lawn. This porch holds a beautiful terrace, which is overlooked by the

bedrooms located on the first floor. Another long loggia runs on the first floor,

as well, along the principal façade of the villa. The glass doors of three of

the bedrooms open onto this loggia.

The porch, which is 120 square meters (about 1290 square feet), is equipped with

tables and chairs, and connects the living room to the garden. This will be your

favorite place to breathe in the fresh country air and enjoy meals outdoors.

Just a little way away, on the lawn, you will also find an area with a stonework

barbecue.

The swimming pool is located among the olive trees, a few meters below the

villa, in a panoramic position.

Lying beside the pool in the sunshine, you will see all around you the green of

the olive trees, and in the distance, the outlines of the gentle hills

punctuated with the stone-towered hilltowns for which Tuscany is famous.

The pool is 5 X 10 meters (about 16 X 32 feet), and around it you will find

umbrellas and sun-lounging chairs. It is open from mid-May to mid-September.

Villa Tristano Grande has a living space that you will find fascinating. It is

on the ground floor, and has doors that offer access to the porch and the

garden.

You will enter into a great room of 150 square meters (about 1615 square feet),

covered by an historic vaulted brickwork ceiling supported by great arches, also

constructed of bricks.

In the center of this room you will find a large dining table. At the two ends

of the room, you will find at one end a reading area with bookcases, and at the

other an area with a large fireplace, armchairs and sofas. You will have

abundant space at your disposal to enjoy your vacation with a great group of

friends!

The furnishings are in the simple and welcoming style of the Tuscan countryside.

On the ground floor, you will also find the spacious kitchen, which has a glass

door offering access to the garden.

In the kitchen you will find five burners, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher

and fireplace. There is also a washing machine and a toilet.

The bedrooms are all on the first floor; they are spacious, and have views of

Val D'Elsa or of the olive groves. In the distance, one can see the towers of

San Gimignano. There are six bathrooms, of which five have showers, and one has

a bath tub with shower head.

Villa Tristano Grande is equipped with central heating and parking.

Guests will have access to a telephone.

Staying at Villa Tristano Grande, you will be nearby the most characteristic

towns of Tuscany, beginning with San Gimignano and Monteriggione.

Wherever you go, you will be welcomed with the relaxed friendliness that has

long been one of Tuscany's most appealing characteristics. As well as enjoying

history and nature, you will find small restaurants where you can eat the

excellent Tuscan cuisine prepared in-house, and drink the wonderful wines of the

area.

The nearest town is Poggibonsi, 4 km (two and a half miles) away, where you

will find the bus stop, the railway station, and the nearest shops and

restaurants.

From Poggibonsi, one hour of travel by train will bring you to Florence, while

in half an hour you can reach Siena.

The closest airport is Florence.

Size Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (8), Double beds (5)
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

In the center of this room you will find a large dining table. At the two ends of the room, you will find at one end a reading area with bookcases, and at the other an area with a large fireplace, armchairs and sofas. You will have

abundant space at your disposal to enjoy your vacation with a great group of friends!

The furnishings are in the simple and welcoming style of the Tuscan countryside.

On the ground floor, you will also find the spacious kitchen, which has a glass door offering access to the garden.

In the kitchen you will find five burners, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher and fireplace. There is also a washing machine and a toilet.

Villa Tristano Grande has nine bedrooms, of which five are double-bedded and four have two single beds each, and six bathrooms with tub or shower.

The bedrooms are all on the first floor; they are spacious, and have views of Val D'Elsa or of the olive groves. In the distance, one can see the towers of San Gimignano. There are six bathrooms, of which five have showers, and one has a bath tub with shower head.

Villa Tristano Grande is equipped with central heating and parking.

Guests will have access to a telephone.

Staying at Villa Tristano Grande, you will be nearby the most characteristic towns of Tuscany, beginning with San Gimignano and Monteriggione.

Further details outdoors

A long brickwork porch, which runs along the entire side of the house, opens onto the lawn. This porch holds a beautiful terrace, which is overlooked by the bedrooms located on the first floor. Another long loggia runs on the first floor, as well, along the principal façade of the villa. The glass doors of three of the bedrooms open onto this loggia.

The porch, which is 120 square meters (about 1290 square feet), is equipped with tables and chairs, and connects the living room to the garden. This will be your favorite place to breathe in the fresh country air and enjoy meals outdoors. Just a little way away, on the lawn, you will also find an area with a stonework

barbecue.

The swimming pool is located among the olive trees, a few meters below the villa, in a panoramic position.

Lying beside the pool in the sunshine, you will see all around you the green of the olive trees, and in the distance, the outlines of the gentle hills punctuated with the stone-towered hilltowns for which Tuscany is famous.

The pool is 5 X 10 meters (about 16 X 32 feet), and around it you will find umbrellas and sun-lounging chairs. It is open from mid-May to mid-September.

Villa Tristano Grande has a living space that you will find fascinating. It is on the ground floor, and has doors that offer access to the porch and the garden.

You will enter into a great room of 150 square meters (about 1615 square feet), covered by an historic vaulted brickwork ceiling supported by great arches, also constructed of bricks.

Wherever you go, you will be welcomed with the relaxed friendliness that has long been one of Tuscany's most appealing characteristics. As well as enjoying history and nature, you will find small restaurants where you can eat the excellent Tuscan cuisine prepared in-house, and drink the wonderful wines of the area.

The nearest town is Poggibonsi, 4 km (two and a half miles) away, where you will find the bus stop, the railway station, and the nearest shops and restaurants.

From Poggibonsi, one hour of travel by train will bring you to Florence, while in half an hour you can reach Siena.

The closest airport is Florence.

The Tuscany region

Located in the heart of Italy, Tuscany is surely one of the most famous Italian landscapes. The essence of this beautiful region are its natural, artistic, and cultural heritage.

Bounded by the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian Sea (two arms of Mediterranean), this region is divided into ten provinces, whose capitals are Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. Florence is the capital city of the region itself.

The region was populated first by the Etruscans on the 7th century BC, and about 500 years later by the Romans.

The words Humanism and Renaissance evoke Tuscany, as immediately as Pope evokes Rome: just think that between the fourteenth and the sixteenth century, both these ages were born here. The entire region attained a very important artistic role.

If you are keen on art and nature… well you’re definitely in the right place! ;-)

Indeed the fathers of Italian painting, architecture and sculpture lived in this beautiful towns: such as Cimabue, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. This is the reason why the entire region is rich in museums where thousands of amazing works are kept. You’ll be impressed by the majesty of the many ancient palaces (for examples “Palazzo Vecchio”, “Palazzo Pitti”, “Palazzo Medici”), monasteries and villas that are springing up all over the Tuscany.

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Tuscany, because the climate is mild. Bus-lines and trains connect the larger towns, but having a car would be a great advantage, and you would be easily able to enjoy the small towns and vineyards, which represent some of Tuscany’s strong points.

The “Chiantigiana road” is a must to see: it produces some of Italy’s finest wines. This is the colourful and legendary road of the “Chianti" region. The grape cultivation dates back to the Etruscan times. One of the biggest pleasures will be sipping different wines, at the wineries or at the wine bars scattered in the towns.

What about a drop in on “Mugello”? It is a countryside surrounded by oaks, chestnut trees and by the Apennines, This land of artists and painters have been source of inspiration in its farmhouses and colours. with kind people, authentic cooking, good wine, plus a great tradition in handicrafts.

The Apuan Alps are a monumental work of the nature. They consist in some of the highest peaks in the region: This regional park sets up the chance for those who want to practice trekking, cycling, horse riding or simply walking to enjoy this beautiful landscape.

Versilia is an area of 20 km sandy beaches located in the north of the region. The seaside with the colourful bathing areas is rich in bars and meeting places. Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio are the towns of this beautiful coast.

Another great attraction of this region is the archipelago. The largest island is Elba: more than one hundred kilometers of coast.

Curiously enough, since the Etruscans introduced the use of fresh herbs, the Tuscan cooking is still based on vegetable dishes, bread-based soups, meats perfumed with sage, rosemary, and thyme. Moreover the secret of its success is the good care and the devotion to guarantee the quality of the products of the land... crostini of chicken liver, soups, tortelli with Bolognese sauce, “pappardelle” with hare sauce or with boar sauce, boar hunter style, fillet of beef, salted cod with tomato sauce, ricciarelli, cantucci, Tuscan salt-less bread… We’re sure your mouth is already watering!

Poggibonsi

The town of Poggibonsi, immersed into the heart of Valdichiana, is one of the "classic" Tuscan dream places: rich in culture, art, traditions and able to emotion every visitor with its beautiful monuments and landscapes. The splendid San Gimignano and Monteriggioni are just a few Kilometres away.

The current historical centre, correspond to the ancient Borgo Marturi, which was a fundamental stopping point along the Via Francigena, during the XII century. The Florentine troops destroyed the original castle in 1115, so that the locals were forced to move to the village below called "Poggio Bonizio" – root of the toponym Poggibonsi – again razed to the ground in 1270.

In the XVI century the village had to go under the rule of Florence, which had previously wrecked the local fortifications and boundary walls. Lorenzo de Medici built here the Grande Fortezza di Poggio Imperiale, opening the doors to a long-lasting time of peace and stability. Unfortunately, the early XX century Poggibonsi got seriously damaged by the bombing of World War II. Nonetheless, at the end of 1900 it became an important industrial and commercial centre of the Valdelsa, most of all thanks to the furniture factories and great olive oil and wine trades.

The must sees…

Church of St Lorenzo, meeting point of Charles VIII of France and Girolamo Savonarola to discuss the future of Florence.

The Sanctuary of Romituzzo, with a splendid "Madonna della Neve" (1300) by an unknown author.

Palazzo Pretorio, which used to home the town hall after the destruction of Poggio Bonizio, in 1270 and until the construction of the new Palazzo Comunale, in 1862.

Collegiata of St Maria Assunta, built over the Romanesque parish Church of St Maria di Borgo Marturi, preserves the great "Resurrezione", by Botticini and the ligneous statue of St Gregorio.

Poggio Imperiale, where it started the building of thr brand-new village of Poggio Bonizio in 1155 and the Medicean Fortress, built in the early Cinquecento for want of Lorenzo il Magnifico. The project was left unfinished a part from the pentagonal Cassero (quarterdeck), which now overlooks the hills around. You can have a look at the "Parco Archeologico e Tecnologico di Poggio Imperiale", through which you can visit and explore the different phases of settlement, brought back to life thanks to the meticulous work of the local archaeologists.

The surroundings…

La Fonte delle Fate, a great fountain with six double-pointed arches, designed and realized by Balugano da Crema in Senese style around the XIII century in precious Senese travertine.

The Magione di St Giovanni al Ponte, a small but marvellous monumental complex composed by a church, guestrooms and complementary services, which represents a rare example of preservation of the medieval artistic heritage.

The Castle of Strozzavolpe accessible through a drawbridge, has kept the original structure, including the imposing and irregular boundary walls.

The Castle Badia, rebuilt in the XIX century over the ruins of one of the oldest abbeys of the whole Lombard and Frank Tuscia region.

The Staggia Senese, important noble residence since the X century, has celebrated one thousand years in 1994.

St Pietro a Cedda, the most interesting Romanesque complex of the Val d’Elsa, with a unique abbatial nave.

The monastic complex of St Lucchese, that preserves oeuvres by Bartolo di Fredi, Cennino Cennini and Memmo di Filippuccio.

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Calendar last updated:25 Dec 2014

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