San Gimignano House Rental Photos and Description
Tower house on 3 floors with three bedrooms in the center of San Gimignano center
Ground floor: entrance> Bathroom with small bath and hand shower. Sink. Bidet and wc> living room with two sofas and a fireplace
Middle floor. Kitchen with gas stove. Refrigerator. Fireplace. Table. Chairs and bench> Waschmashine> Single bedroom with TV
Upper floor:. Double bedroom> Single bedroom (another single bed for an extra person can be provided on request)> Shower room with shower. Sink. Bidet and wc> heating> Garden> Parking for one car.
La Porta delle Fonti is a thousand-year-old antique home. which is already to be found on the oldest ever found Maps of San Gimignano. Originally the tower. located next to the gate "Porta delle Fonti". inhabited by the gatekeeper. because the gate leading to the public fountains. Part of the fountain was in the 9th Century built. while the others are built with arches in Gothic-Romanesque style in the 12th and 14 Century lead. The wells were used for washing clothes and fetching water and cleaning the wool. flourished as the wool industry 500 years ago. Were guards at each gate. the city wall on the keeping watch. They had the task. to close the gates at the dawn of the dark and they only re-open at sunrise. This was hard work. because the city had to be protected from intruders and shady characters.
The house would fall apart almost to ruin. but was about ten years ago "rescued" by the present owner and restored from the ground up. the unique character of the building was retained while the renovations. Now it is a beautiful house on three floors. in a quiet location on the edge of the old town. The main streets and alleys of the old town with its monuments. Shops and restaurants along an old road. which is lined with pine trees and benches. be reached on foot in 5 minutes.
famous medieval towers can be of some windows of the house and from the garden to be admired. The garden is a few meters from the house and is located along the city wall. it is equipped with table and chairs and is the ideal place to relax.
This unusual house. with wooden beams on the ceilings in all rooms. is comfortably traditional. Tuscan style. The owners have restored both fireplaces. the one on the first floor and the other in the kitchen. that is perfect for grilling.
parking for one car is at the end of the garden. The car park entrance is a little steep and not suitable for low cars especially. Alternatively, the car can be parked outside the old city wall.
Accommodations in historic cities could, unlike other holiday cottages have been renovated not, because of the strict rules for the protection and preservation of the original charm and character within and outside of historic buildings.
- pets not allowed