..Unique Farm House , near Luca e Pisa total Quality = Q/10
Nearest Cities: Firenze 50km , Siena 45km, Pisa 75km, Lucca 70km , San Gimignano 11km
Nearest Village: Certaldo 4km
Airport: Firenze 60km Restaurant: Certaldo 4 km
Hospital: Castel Fiorentino 8km
Sleeps 2 , 2+1 , 4 , 4 , 4 – Certaldo 4km Q=9/10
Leaving the main road, a country lane lined with cypress trees and surrounded by vineyards,olive groves, wheat fields and woods, leads us to our House.The unique world-famous San Gimignano with its “beautiful towers” lies behind us and to one side is the medieval village of Certaldo Alta, Boccaccio’s birthplace also famous for Della Robbia’s ceramics, Benozzo Gozzoli’s frescoes, Pier Francesco Fiorentino and other well-known medieval painters.
the River Elsa flows through the valley. It was the last house to the North of a large farm and originally only consisted of a single “Tower” built explicitly as a look out for approaching strangers. Over the years the building was enlarged several times and in fact the various periods of construction are easy to see. In 1992 the whole building was completely renovated and divided into 7 apartments, each equipped with all the modern comforts (Satellite-TV, Internet access) and with a swimming pool (6x12m), barbecue.
Each apartment has its own garden equipped with a table and chairs.
It takes less than an hour by train or car to the major historic centres:
Florence, Siena, Volterra, Lucca and Pisa.
for sightseeing tours to the beautiful tuscan towns, walks in the woods, tasting of olive oil and wine.
Calandrino 2 58m2 1 bedrooms 1 bathrooms
Ground floor apartment made up of kitchen-dining room, with mezzanine (with access by a wood staircase) with sitting area, double bedroom, bathroom with shower.Small porch equipped with table and chairs.
EQUIPMENT: Microwave, dishwasher, SAT TV, high chair, safe, Wi-Fi Internet access, toaster, filter coffee maker. mixer, teakettle, moka coffee maker, fan, hairdryer.
Lauretta 2+1 92m2 1 bedrooms 1 bathrooms
Ground floor apartment made up of large sitting-dining room with large fireplace and single sofa bed, small kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom with shower.
Arco 4 76m2 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
Ground floor apartment made up of dining room with kitchen corner, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, double bedroom, bathroom with shower.
Boccaccio 4 70m2 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
Apartment on three floors.
GROUND FLOOR: living-dining room with kitchenette.
FIRST FLOOR: access via a terracotta tiled staircase, twin bedroom and bathroom with shower. SECOND FLOOR: a wooden staircase leads up into a double bedroom with a bathroom with shower.
Decamerone 4 102m2 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
First floor apartment with access via external terracotta staircase and typical loggia, large sitting-dining room with kitchenette, double bedroom, twin bedroom, two bathrooms with showers.
FILOSTRATO 4 82m2 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
First floor apartment with entrance via internal terracotta staircase, made up of sitting-dining room, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom with shower, twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower.
PANFILO 4 78m2 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
Apartment on two floors with entrance through portico equipped with table and chairs.
GROUND FLOOR: sitting-dining room, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom with shower.
FIRST FLOOR: double bedroom and bathroom with shower.
The pool is open from 02/05-03/10. Obligatory final cleaning with a min. of 60 € or 80 € fix . Pets are not allowed BREAKAGE DEPOSIT 150 € .
Change of bathroom towels twice a week included in the price.Tourist Tax Euro 1 per person / per day. Wi-Fi internet access free of charge.If ordered in advance swimming towels available on payment of Euro 5€ each.
Price includes : hot and cold water .Electricity, bed linen and towels.Change of bathroom towels twice a week included in the price.Baby bed available free of charge on request at time of booking.
Price does not include : registration fees 25 €/person, final cleaning 60 € , or 80 € .
Heating 4 €/m3 ,Deposit 150 € Local Tax 1-2€ p/p is expected
in Low season min. 5 days are possible
During your holiday you can offer various services such as : Daily tours and Excursions, Painting lessons, Cooking Classes, Chef in Villa, Wine Tours, Italian lessons and much more. Pls. Contact us for more details.
Italy Events, Festivals, street festivals, Markets Toscana, Umbria, Napoli area, North Italy
Festivals in Toscana
Steeped in centuries of rich history stretching far back through medieval times to the Etruscan era Tuscany has had plenty of time to establish some of the most enticing cultural festivals.
The region recently featured in the opening sequences of James Bond; Quantum of Solace in which a chase scene took place through the preserved streets of Sienna during the historical Palio. A festival of sport and local rivalries The Palio is a unique horse race that takes place in the piazza del publico in the centre of this medieval city.
The sights and sounds of competing contrada, municipal districts named after animals, is hard to beat. Each contrada parades through the streets in the days leading up to the race dressed in ornate historical clothing, banging drums and waving flags with awe-inspiring and well-rehearsed precision. On race days, July 2 and August 16, the city is filled to bursting with a party atmosphere and all the excitement of up close bareback horse riding.
For something a little less exhausting the ancient hilltop town of Montelpulciano hosts the Bravio delle Botti during the last week of August. This picturesque town is famed for its surrounding vineyards and has been hosting the wine festival since the 17th century. A week of different ceremonies and special wine tastings culminates in a barrel rolling contest through the narrow streets.
about us Festivals, street festivals in Tuscany, Umbria
EVENTS IN THE NEARBY AREA
FOIANO DELLA CHIANA
– June, recollection of the Battle of Scannagallo (1554). More info at www.scannagallo.com/home.htm
– February, for four Sundays Italy’s most ancient Carnival.
– Each month’s first Sunday FIERA DELL’ANTIQUARIATO (antique fair)
– June e Septemper: GIOSTRA DEL SARACINO
-Giostra dell’Archidado crossbow competition held in late May or early June usually on the Sunday of Pentecost (Whitsunday) .
Every year, a procession of 300 or more people wearing wonderful mediaeval costumes as well as many riders on their horses
-15th of August SAGRA DELLA BISTECCA (Festival of steak)
– August SAGRA DEL FUNGO PORCINO (Festival of cep mushroom)
– August: TUSCAN SUN FESTIVAL … Cortona . http://www.tuscansunfestival.com
MONTE SAN SAVINO
– End of June, LE ALLEGREZZE, historical recollection of the investiture of Monte San Savino’s first Count.
– September SAGRA DELLA PORCHETTA (Festival of roasted pork)
– Last Sunday of November FIERA DI SANTA CATERINA
This fair, also known as the Horse Fair and warmer with the whistle, held last Saturday and Sunday in November and has numerous stalls that give life to the old town and its surroundings.
Franco Fam. Liked the House & their Vacation here very much .