San Gimignano Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)
Apartment Rosmarino: ( description below )
La Fonte is a traditional Tuscan country villa standing on the top of a hill overlooking olive groves, vineyards and the gentle rolling hills that stretch into the distance. Having spent nearly two years looking for somewhere we could call 'home', we discovered La Fonte. The house was still part of a large estate belonging to one of the oldest noble families of Tuscany and by pure chance the owners were thinking of selling the property. We have been offering hospitality to visitors from all over the world for nearly 30 years and the villa which is also our home, has become a second home to many of the super guests who have returned over the years. The apartments command breathtaking views over the rolling hills of what many believe to be the most beautiful part of Tuscany. They are ideal for guests looking for the peace of the countryside where the rich history of Tuscany is on their doorstep as well as the limitless wonderful restaurants close by, walking trails, wine farms where guests can go on tours of the wineries and taste the wines,visit fabulous castles and villas, wonderfully preserved medieval and renaissance towns and villages. Florence is 57 km and Siena 35 km from La Fonte The Tuscan coast is 75 km All the major tourist attractions are within easy reach of this ideally situated apartment.
Rosmarino is a three roomed apartment on the ground floor of the villa.
The sitting room/dining room has comfortable arm chairs and sofa. The dining table seats four.
The kitchen is just off the sitting/dining room. It has a three ringed electric cooker, a fridge/freezer,
microwave and electric kettle and toaster.
There are two bedrooms which lead off the sitting room. One has a queen size double bed with the bathroom (bath with overhead shower) en suite, the second bedroom has two single beds and bathroom (bath with overhead shower) en suite. This bedroom leads from French doors onto a
large private terrace with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys.
The house was a farm house designed in the tradtional Tuscan style with a 'tower' perched on the roof called the 'colombaia'. We completely renovated the interior creating four self catering apartments of varying sizes which all retain all their traditional features. On the ground floor there are two apartments both with original brick vaulted ceilings and on the first floor two more apartments which have ceilings of terracotta tiles supported by huge cypress beams. The walls are very thick which helps keep the apartments cool in the summer.
San Gimignano can be seen perched on the hill 8 km from the villa from the avenue of cypress trees which leads the visitor to La Fonte. Certaldo is the nearest town where there is a great train service,
good local shopping, a car hire service and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets
The villa has kept its traditional atmosphere with the beautiful original timber beamed ceilings, terracotta tiles and vaulted ceilings.The furnishings have been carefully chosen with soft colours to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
There is a large, well cared for garden, a swimming pool ( 6 x 12 metres ) with sun beds and umbrellas, a barbeque and many quiet areas for guests to relax or have alfresco meals.
All the major tourist attractions are within easy reach of these very centrally located apartments .
We live on the property - English, Italian and French spoken - and are more than happy to help guests with any information they may need, book restaurants, museum tickets, wine tours, cooking classes, organise a taxi or car hire service, shopping trips, guided tours of major cities or train timetables.
Dinners can be arranged on request. Credit cards accepted. Insect screens are on one window of each room in each apartment for guests’ comfort. Wi-Fi and Satelite TV are available free of charge. A laundry service is offered to guests who require their washing to be done and a breakfast basket can be brought to the apartment for a small extra charge but must be booked 24 hours in advance. There is free parking on the property. Linen is provided ( except swimming towels ) and changed once a week. Access roads to the Villa are excellent.
The house is 8 km. from San Gimignano which is one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the world. There is a very full annual programme of festivals, concerts and food fairs where one can taste local products as well as excellent museums. The house is surrounded many lovely walks through the countryside which guests can take. We are also 4 km. from Certaldo which offers good local shopping and a train station with a regular train service to Florence, Siena etc. We are very centrally situated in Tuscany which makes day or half day trips to all the major tourist towns and attractions very easy. The sea and beaches are approx. one and a half hours drive from La Fonte.
The apartment has been very carefully furnished and care
has been taken with detail to give guests a very comfortable stay. We offer a laundry service on request. All linen and towels (not swimming towels) are provided. Linen is changed once a week. There is satellite TV. Free wifi and ample free parking.
There is a large and well maintained garden with ample seating areas for guests to relax and have al fresco meals, a pool and barbeque and a private parking area. We are always on hand to help guests with any information they may need.
If guests require a breakfast service, we provide a breakfast basket on request.
Cooking classes, guided tours of the area or towns, visits to wineries, car,bicycle and scooter hire can be arranged.
Keywords: Country vill in the heart of the Tuscan countryside
Fabulous views, good local shopping, restaurants ato suit all pockets and all major historic Tuscan towns and cities closeby.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
About Maria Bergamasco
My family returned to its roots when my parents bought La Fonte which was part of an estate owned by one of the oldest Florentine dynasties.
We have been welcoming guests to our apartments for nearly 30 years and although my parents are now semi retired, they still take a huge interest in how our family business is run.
I live on the property which means I am always available to help guests if they would like information, advise etc. It is the guests who make La Fonte so special and give me enormous pleasure. Having visitors to stay makes all the work that goes into running guest accommodation worthwhile and so rewarding,
Maria Bergamasco purchased this apartment in 1986
Why Maria Bergamasco chose San Gimignano
La Fonte has four, individually furnished apartments. There are never more than 14 guests at any one time and I always try to make their stay relaxing and comfortable by providing an environment which is quiet and easy going.
What makes this apartment unique
The villa is in a wonderful position for guests to make half or whole day trips to almost all the major tourist attractions in Tuscany. Besides the main places of interest , Certaldo is 4 km from the apartments where there is great local shopping, restaurants, a train station and car hire and the charming medieval upper town of Certaldo Alto which resembles a mini San Gimignano where there are few tourists and wonderful to wander through.