Il Monastero - Quercia
Hotel apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Residence Il Monastero is in the small country of San Dalmazio (200 inhabitants). Its Medieval structure with alleys, tufa-made houses, a " Castellana" door and, a few step away, the archaelogic ruins (Rocca Sillana and Etruscan ruins) witness an ancient and glorious past. You can choose the tranquillity of Monastero to recharge ones energy away from the humdrum with our swimming-pools, our olive-grove. Typical dinner is possible. Otherwise You can explore the country by walking, cycling, horse riding, or by visiting neighbouring small countries.
Residence Il Monastero is located within 1 hour motoring of Florence, San Gimignano, Siena sandy beaches and within 20 minutes motoring of Volterra.
Residence Il Monastero has a big room to organize cerimonies.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cecina 45 km|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence or Pisa 70 km, Nearest railway: Cecina 45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment has been built according to the typical Tuscan country style with stone, terracotta floors and wooden beam ceilings.
|Further details outdoors|
Wood oven for self made pizza.
Typical dinners for the guests on demande.
Breakfast on demande.
Cot at demande.
The Outdoor Swimming Pool opened from the 30th April till 1 October.
The Indoor Swimming Pool is open the year round. On demand it can have warm up.
The Tuscany region
Residence Il Monastero and San Dalmazio exude the true essence of that part of Tuscany as yet unspoilt and not so well known. Their ancient origin so evident in their very structure, with every stone and brick revealing a sequence of caring and sage adaptation through centuries. Equally around you is the visual beauty of generations of good farmland husbanding. This age long labour apparently harnessed solely so that you may indulge in a culinary feast. Olive oil, wine homemade pasta and vegetables aplenty. You can work this out, if you wish, by walking, cycling or horse riding along the meandering tracks and lanes often flanked by the characteristic and poetic cyprus trees, and always inviting you closer to nature. Away from the commercial trappings of mass tourism, you will be rewarded by sudden and pleasant encounters with a wealth of medieval fortresses, churches and small hamlets which are dotted around the gentle hills and meet people enjoying and willing to share their slow pace of life.
All tourists know the beautiful Tuscany. Beyond famous cities (Florence, Siena, Pisa, etc...) coutryside and rural tourism has become very actractive.
Local places to visit: Pomarance, San Dalmazio, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montegemoli, Rocca Sillana, Siena, Firenze, Pisa, sandy beach of Tirreno.
Activities: the art of alabaster, agriculture, breeding.
Attractions: Palio of Pomarance, etruscan museum, Rocca Sillana, Forest of Monterufoli, natural park of "Cornate" in Gerfalco (trekking), Castle of Montegemoli , Castle of Fosini, Abbey of San Galgano, Montecastelli Pisano, Castelnuovo val di Cecina, Sasso Pisano, La Leccia, Belforte, Radicondoli, nature, food, wine.
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28 Aug 2013
(en fait nous étions dans l'appartement Quercia) Accueil agréable, location conforme à l'annonce. Appartement plutôt grand mais douche très petite, il manque aussi quelques ustensiles d… More
11 Oct 2012
"Great place to stay"
We stayed here middle of September, really spacious apartment with a lovely swimming pool, well located for sight-seeing, tucked away in a little village. You need transport to be able to get the most out of Tuscany, and hiring a car in Italy can work out to be rather expensive, there are some beautiful walled towns to visit so a car is essential, couple of other guests were using it as a base and hiking but said that it was quite difficult to find good tracks.
30 Sep 2011
"simple, clean & good value for money"
We stayed in this property for 6 night - we chose it because it was relatively cheap and offered a good location and good amenities in comparison to other places we considered. first and foremost the service and help with the booking was great and you do get exactly what is presented in the web site.
the building and surroundings are wonderful - the pool is amazing, the view is classic Tuscany and the atmosphere is wonderful. the inside of the apartment is clean, and simple - the furniture is a bit old and not much effort was put into decorating. the kitchen is not well equipment - there are all the utensils but no soap, salt, oil or other basic things. you have to bring everything with you - but if you come ready it will be OK.
the bathroom was clean but the shower is very small.
the location is OK, on the maps it looks great but it is located on a one lane very winding road so the average speed you can go is 50km/hr. this means that to get to the highway it takes about 30-40 minuts.
all in all we had a nice time and it was good value for money.
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