Villa La Porticciola take its charm from the extroardinary position in front of the silhouette of San Gimignano towers. Everywhere it is possible to admire the unforgettable panoramic view of the town or the hilly landscape of the Chianti region. Ideal position for excursions in the area. The pleasant athmosphere is particulary in evidence from the panoramic terraces of the house. There are some sun lounges in one part the garden. It has been nicely renovated. The fortified walls of the watch tower confirm that the house used to be the check point on theold road. It has been furnished with tuscan style and some periods furniture. Old villa "Villa La Porticciola", from the 14th century, renovated. 30 km from the centre of Siena, 40 km from the centre of Firenze, outside the resort, 1 km from the centre of San Gimignano, in the countryside. Private: grounds 15'000 m2, garden with lawn and plants, swimming pool (5 x 10 m, depth 120 - 160 cm, 25.04.-19.10.). Terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. In the house: with TV, free internet adsl,washing machine. Room cleaning weekly on request (extra). Cook on request (extra). Parking by the house. Shop 1 km. Golf course 20 km, tennis 3 km, riding stables 6 km.
Cook, Garden, Golfing, Hiking plains, Parking, Pool, Riding,
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Marina di cecina 70 km|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Firenze 40 km, Nearest railway: Poggibonsi 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (4), Sofa Beds (1), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
7-room house 220 m2 on 2 levels, on the ground floor, renovated, tasteful furnishings: large living room with open fireplace and satellite-TV. Exit to the terrace. Open dining room. Very equipped open kitchen (5 hotplates, oven, microwave oven, dishwasher etc...). Exit to the terrace. Shower/WC. Upper floor: 3 double bedrooms, each room with shower/WC. 1 double bedroom with 1 sofa bed and shower/WC. Total 4 bedrooms with private bathroom, ENSUITE. 2 terraces. Terrace furniture, deck chairs. Very nice panoramic view of the countryside. Facilities: washing machine. Internet (Wireless LAN [WLAN], free). Reserved parking. The large living room on the ground floor is divided by arches.
The Chianti area, between Florence and Siena, is one of the most beautiful countrysides in Italy and a famous wine production area. Florence is the capital of Tuscany.
Other important cities are Siena, Pisa, Arezzo, Pistoia, Prato, Lucca, Livorno, Grosseto, Massa Carrara. Siena is one of the most popular destinations for travellers to Tuscany. Siena is home to the famous horse race, the Palio, held in Siena's unusual central square.
San Gimignano rises on a hill (334m high) dominating the Elsa Valley with its towers. The town advanced in wealth and developed greatly during the Middle Ages thanks to the "Via Francigena" the trading and pilgrim's route that crossed it.
Such success lead to the flourishing of works of art to embellish and décor the churches and monasteries. The construction of the towers dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries.