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 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Cecina 45 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence or Pisa 70 km, Nearest railway: Cecina 45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), 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.
The Outdoor Swimming Pool opened form the 10th of May till 20th of September.
The Indoor Swimming Pool is open the year round. On demand it can have warm up.
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.