A Fattoria is a farm, but this one is extra-special because, besides being located in the very beautiful region of Tuscany, Italy, it is a vineyard whose wines bear a great tradition of high quality. Besides the excellent wine, the San Donato Fattoria also produces a typical Italian liqueur called "grappa". They also grow a special flower from which they extract saffron for cooking gourmet dishes, and also produce an equally exquisite olive oil. When visiting the Fattoria you sample, and buy, some of their products. If you are lucky enough, you can dine on the exquisite dishes cooked by the owners. Tourist groups are offered dishes consisting of a large variety of cheeses and sausages, accompanied with house wine and grappa, if you like a liquor with a high alcohol content. This is all served in an all Italian atmosphere that leaves you amazed! But that's not all, you have to see the pictures that I have posted because the place is beautiful! It is rustic, antique, and natural. It was built in what used to be the Via Francigena, close to the Romanesque parish church that has maintained its original structure, like most of its homes and rooms. San Donato also has a Bed & Breakfast service (see their webpage for details). It is located 4 kilometres from San Gimignano, 15 km from Volterra, and 55 Km from the beautiful city of Florence. You can explore the Fattoria by foot, horseback, bicycle or car. You will find beauty everywhere which will touch your soul. I must admit that of all the places where I have travelled, this is definitely one of my favourites.
When visiting Tuscany there is nothing better than staying in a cottage which is well located and near a good road which allows you to visit the local towns. We found ours, called Casa Gavignano via the agency "Casa Tuscany Holidays AG", which I have to say gives first service and assistance. Managed by Antonio Secchiano, the agency has a website (info@casa-toscana-ag.Com) where you can choose the cottage that best suits your travel expectations. My first choice was wrong because it was not what I expected. However, Antonio Secchiano then found me an alternative to better suit my needs at no extra charge and with great kindness. I am very grateful for the treatment and care provided. I recommend that you rate this review in "minube" in order to prove it, and so that a great number of other users can find it. Returning to the Gavignano House, I will say that it´s very close to the town called Poggibonsi, about 2 Km away. This little town is not significantly pretty or touristic, but you can easily do your shopping at a large supermarket, which is stocked with everything you need for your holidays. Gavignano House is managed by Franco Valacchi and his wife, a lovely couple who try to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Italian Franco is a very caring person and always willing to help with whatever you need. Recently refurbished and with a number of apartments, the privacy of the home is complete. It has a pool, parking, solarium etc. You can see these and other services on its website or in "Casa Tuscany Holidays". It is a lost corner. From there you can visit wonderful cities such as Volterra, Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti, to give some examples. I highly recommend it. Thanks to Franco and Antonio, they made my holiday in Tuscany unforgettable.
The House Salvatori Bonghi, from the XVI century, is the best accommodation we have ever been (and probably will be) in my life, including any other hotel, cottage or whatever. It is a spectacular experience, both for the house itself, which is huge, traditional, and full of surprises, like an ancient cave where you can be very cool even in summer and for the place, in a valley of Tuscany with lovely landscapes. One can and should take trips to the nearest towns of Lucca, Pisa and Florence. Yes, the accommodation is quite expensive.
This is a real rustic cottage, whose grounds produce ecological fruit, vegetables and oil, just 10 minutes from Greve in Chianti, immersed in the green landscape and tranquility. Their motto: tranquility and hospitality. It offers spacious and bright, modern facilities that are fully equipped to meet guests' needs everyday.
Set in beautiful 18th century Italian countryside, Tenuta La Bandita Hotel is in Livorno. With 55 hectares of farms around, this hotel is the ideal place to relax and escape the crowded cities. You can sunbathe on its green gardens with a pool and enjoy dinner with the best Tuscan products. All rooms offer views of the gardens and include a minibar, coffeemaker, cable TV, safe, telephone and en-suite bathroom.
At at altitude of 630 meters, the Bio Agriturismo II Vigno Hotel is in the area of Arezzo, in Tuscany, Italy. If you're here it's probably considered a farm holiday, the hotel presents surrounded by wonderful scenery and natural, away from the pollution of the city, offering a magnificent view of a medieval village. A place that encourages relaxation and meditation, and is a place full of history, art and tradition.
I was recommended this place, also by my sister as usual: Tuscany. I didn´t imagine how wonderful the landscapes and Italian color was. The rural houses are called agro-tourism. Yes, you want peaceful and quiet, to relax by the pool and enjoy the countryside, and there you are. Later you can get ready and go to Cortona to the streets and bars
This is an old estate that was restored more than thirty years ago, but has kept many of its original architectural features, something that can be seen in its facade. Segarelli is an old farm located on a hill with a height of 520 meters and it is surrounded by cultivated fields and forests.
The Bungalow Villa Il Patriarca has 2 restaurants serving rich Tuscan dishes accompanied by an extensive selection of high quality wines. The villa has 2 large rooms for weddings, banquets and other events. It's located between Rome and Florence, in southern Tuscany. It offers 23 rooms of a four-star quality.
Quercia Rossa Hotel is in Manciano, in the center of the Maremma region, close to the thermal baths of Saturnia, just 20 miles from the coast of Argentario. It is an amazing place to enjoy your vacation, where you can look at the Tuscan hills, which in the Surroundings are olive trees, vineyards and beautiful gardens.
You can find this nice hotel In the Italian town of Marciano. The Rossa Rural House offers a convenient location close to a wide variety of attractions and points of interest. The hotel also offers a buffet breakfast in the morning, internet access and parking.
Surrounded by a beautiful countryside, Agriturismo Olmi Grossi apartment is perfect for its proximity to the main tourist attractions and by its quiet and serene atmosphere, situated in Imprumeta, Tuscany. It offers apartments for 2 or more people, fully furnished with typical Tuscan furniture and all modern amenities. They produce their own wine, extra virgin olive oil and honey.
The Hostal Agriturismo - Collina Toscana Resort is surrounded by beautiful nature with a garden, swimming pool and panoramic terrace to enjoy and relax. It has six unique rooms that are fully equipped, comfortable, spacious, elegant, and quiet, which together with the staff who are at the guests disposal 24 hours a day, allow guests to have an excellent stay.
The Hotel Villa Il Crocicchio, is in the city of Reggello. This charming place has rooms that are guarantee to be fully equipped for the comfort of the visitor. Arriving individuals will find a staff available to solve any kind of problem. This hotel has a modern and unique atmosphere which makes it an inviting place. It has a great restaurant where dishes are prepared with tasty and high quality products.
The Hotel Il Pezzatino consists of the main villa, it is a village house that has become comfortable apartments and guest rooms and 16 acres of land cultivated with vineyards and olive trees. It has a solarium, and a swimming pool and is 22 km from Florence. It has 6 bedrooms, Gift Shop and bike rentals.
The Hotel Le Volpaie is a small hotel with only 15 rooms that is surrounded by a garden with pool and is managed by the Sozzi family, who own the property. The hotel has a private pool and in the garden there is a gazebo with gym equipment to service guests. The hotel is far from local transport.
Razza del Casalone Hotel is a wonderful place located in the city of Grosseto, in the Italian province of Tuscany. It's a beautiful and elegant house in the Maremma, at the heart of this beautiful region. It's definitely the best place in the area to stay. It offers a wonderful and comfortable atmosphere.
The Le Vigne Hotel(Radda in Chianti) is surrounded by the hills of Chianti, it is a rural residence situated in the center of the Chianti Classico area between Florence and Siena. It has a swimming pool. The hotel provides a shuttle service to a restaurant in the center of the town, where they prepare local dishes local. The hotel has an availability of 10 rooms.
The Hotel is in Chianti Tenuta Florentino on a magnificent hilltop at whose side you can see Florence. This establishment with these beautiful landscapes is surrounded by 130 hectares of vineyards and olive gardens. It is ideal for leisure stays and at the same time you can get to know the most important cultural areas of the zone.
The Hotel Villa Al Piano is the ideal place to stay in Tuscany. Located in the historic center of Lastra a Signa, a few kilometers from the city of Florence, it's a neoclassical villa that has been completely renovated and has 4000 square meters of well maintained park. It offers comfortable rooms, modest, and well equipped. Their attention is very good and friendly.
The Hotel Tenuta Di Mensanello is located in Colle di Val d'Elsa, in the center of the province of Tuscany. It is a place that is surrounded by parks and vineyards, which gives you a very natural atmosphere of tranquility. Is a place that besides offering a beautiful landscape, you also have the ability to take a dip in the private pool or go hiking. It will be a great stay there.
This farm-residence is in a different and original. It is ideal for families, being surrounded by 24 acres of countryside offering tranquility and picturesque views of fields and animals. As it is still a working farm, the owners make preserves for the following year, for products such as oil, wine, jam, honey, tomato sauce and vegetables. In addition, the farm also produces fruits and meat. As a guest, you can even pick your own fruits and vegetables to eat later when you go hiking.
In the small medieval town of Logareño and Suvereto is where you can find the hotel Agriturismo Gualdo Del Re, which is a charming and cozy family-run country home that's, located in Corna Valley (or: Valle de Corna). The Hotel Agritursimo Gualdo Del Re is characterized by the cultivation of wine, olive oil and spirits of its own olives, you get to try on the estates of their guests. Gualdo Del Re The apartments have spacious and bright rooms with private porches and a large gardens and a pool outside.
The Castel Pietraio (Monteriggioni) is located 10 minutes from the ancient walled town of Monteriggioni and less than half an hour from the city of Siena. This seventeenth century medieval castle, offers 8 rooms in a very beautiful situation. There is a large pool outdoor playground and nearby bar-b-q area. You can go horse riding, cycling and hiking and it is 500 m to the village with shops and restaurants.
The Hotel Badia A Coltibuono is situated in the town of Gaiole in Chianti. This charming property has 30 fully equipped rooms which have a lovely decoration. The staff are very efficient. For children there is a recreation room on the ground floor of the property and for the older guests there is a sap, sauna, jacuzzi or a swimming pool.
The Villa Dievole hotel is in Vagliagli. This charming property has rooms which are fully furnished to ensure guests' comfort. All rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The hotel features many amenities, including a spa, a sauna, a jacuzzi, a mini bar, a restaurant (serving the richest dishes in the region), a heated pool, free parking and in-room high-speed Internet.
The Toad Hotel is an excellent choice for those who are traveling to the beautiful region of Tuscany. It offers an excellent location, 600 meters high, which offers you incredible views of the surrounding Camina. This hotel was built by a famous architect Florentino, it is very modern in its structure but designed in the farm style. It has a barn and has 8 very comfortable apartments, well decorated for an unforgettable stay in the country.