: About an 80 minute drive to the coast
: Il Castagno
: Il Castagno
Borgo Mummialla is a little off 'the beaten track' down a gravel road between San Gimignano and Volterra, near the ancient Bagni Di Mommialla hot springs on the Roman ' Via Volterrana'. Sounds a bit pompous-but this once abandoned 'Borgo' has been rebuilt under strict Italian heritage laws to retain the original external dimensions and materials. Internally all is new and modern-but we have tried to keep the 'country' feel as much as possible. Environmental considerations include solar hot water and energy efficient appliances including a small washing machine. There is a dedicated outdoor 'al fresco' dining area with table and chairs under the trees for 'Casa Bartoli' guests ...The large swimming pool is wonderful....It is available to all visitors at the 'Borgo' -some rules apply so please check these and park your car in the carpark back up the entry road after dropping off your baggage..This is a great central location to explore all of Tuscany. Florence,Siena,Pisa and the coast are a day trip away.San Gimignano and Volterra are just down the road. The ' Gallo Nero' Chianti region is within easy reach. Florence is also an easy day trip by catching the train from Certaldo-saves all the driving/parking problems. Even if you want to spend a night in Florence-leave the car in Certaldo and pick it up next day... There are many cheaper places around-but if you stay at ' Casa Bartoli ' you will have the unique experience of staying in a once deserted farming village brought back to life by local people who see the value in their heritage.... there are several good restaurants nearby and for grocery shopping there is a large 'PAM' supermarket in Poggibonsi or a smaller-but still very good 'Despar' in Gambassi Terme. After a big day touring and sight seeing there is nothing better than to return to the tranquility of Borgo Mummialla,away from the crowds,have a swim in the pool and just relax with only the sounds of nature..( and a glass of vino), under the trees....